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‘Born Yesterday’ Brings Laughter To TLP

RiverReader.org Staff report Olivia Ursu (Billie) and Richard Gomez (Harry) perform a scene in Timber Lake Playhouse’s Born Yesterday running through Saturday, June 30 at the Playhouse on Black Oak Road in Mount Carroll. Born Yesterday is a play that was a precursor to Legally Blonde. Judy Holliday won a Tony Award and an Oscar for creating the standard for “dumb blondes” with her character, Billie Dawn. Garson Kanin’s famous comedy features an egotistic junkman Harry Brock and his naive girlfriend Billie, who have come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make some deals with government big-wigs. Billie...

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West Carroll Joins New Buying Cooperative

Potential Savings Expected To Be Over $11,000 On School Supply Purchases BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org MOUNT CARROLL — The West Carroll School District plans to use a new buying coop, and heard a presentation concerning the change at their June 20 regular meeting. Food Service Director Cindy Weems said the district’s agreement with the current coop would be terminated at the end June and would be joining the HPS Group Purchasing Organization. Rebates are available, at a rate of 1.25 percent off total purchases and are received throughout the year, while the USDA Commodity Program yields a .25...

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Savanna And Lanark Elkay Kids To Work Day

Elkay Manufacturing in Lanark and Savanna celebrated “Safety Week” June 18-22 with special activities throughout the week, including prizes, cook out lunch, guest speakers, and Bring Your Kid to Work Day. Employees’ kids got to tour the facilities, have lunch, and were even treated to Schwann’s ice cream and water balloons following the plant tour. FEATURED PHOTO ABOVE  At the Lanark facility, from left: Mallory Miller with Trever and Hunter; Joel Leiser with Kiera, Sara McKenna and Molly; Denise Queckboerner with Jack Kyler and Aiden; Jennifer Haas with Braden and Harper; Chris Prowant and JJ; and Paul Forth and...

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Ca. 1888 Urban Farmhouse Kitchen Opens

New Eatery Is The First Savanna Restaurant To Hold A ‘BYOB’ License BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org SAVANNA — Carroll County’s River Town has added a new entry to its lineup of dining choices — Ca. 1888. At 305 Main St. in Savanna, the restaurant features a unique menu, a refurbished building with a long history, and a team of workers dedicated to providing quality food and service to its customers. The business officially opened on Saturday, June 16. Chris Lain and co-owner and spouse Jube Manderico purchased the building two years ago, which was built in 1888 (hence...

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Thomson Considers IMRF Participation

Funding The Pension Program May Require A Public Hearing To Levy The Tax BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org THOMSON — The Thomson Village Board continued to discuss the village’s possible participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund at the board’s regular meeting on June 11. Village President Vicky Trager said she’d reviewed Illinois pension reports, which gave her information about how a municipality would elect to participate in the Fund, how to do an ordinance on this matter, and how to do a related tax levy and other issues. She said it seemed that it was not necessary to...

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