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Public Invited to ’State of the Schools’ Dinner Meeting

Eastland’s Proposed Transition to Standards-Based Learning and Grading to be Discussed With Attendees RiverReader.org staff LANARK — Dr. Mark Hansen, Eastland Schools superintendent, provided an update on the “State of the Schools” event scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9. Hansen said there will be a brief keynote address and three breakout sessions “explaining different aspects of Eastland’s transition to standards-based learning and grading.” The first ever “State of the Schools” dinner and program will be held at the Eastland Jr/Sr High School in Lanark. The event is open to parents and guardians of Eastland students in grades PK-12 and to any...

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Iva Louise Spencer

Iva Louise Spencer — September 14, 1917 – September, 21 2017 Iva Louise Spencer, age 100, of Freeport, Illinois, formerly of Chadwick, Illinois, passed away on September, 21 2017 at Pearl Pavilion Rehab Center in Freeport, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll.  Burial will take place in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in Iva’s memory to the First Lutheran Church, Chadwick. Family and friends are invited to share in Iva’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Iva was born on September 14, 1917 in rural Polo, Illinois at home on the farmstead of the late Frank and Olive (Paul) Bowers. She grew up on a farm and lived through the Great Depression and had many fond memories and stories to tell. She knew how to stretch a dollar and was very giving to all who knew her. It was quite common to receive a generous care package from Iva if there was a need.  She used to donate many of her clothes to shelters for battered women in the Quad Cities. Iva loved housework and was an immaculate house keeper. She graduated from Polo High School in 1935 and married Robert Spencer on September 15, 1935. Robert passed away on March 15, 1962. Iva was a...

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C.U.S.D. 399 Approves Bond Sale for Renovations

Work Will Be Financed With 0-Percent Interest QZAB Bonds and Alternate Revenue Source Bonds RiverReader.org staff MILLEDGEVILLE — A public hearing concerning the intent of the Board of Education to sell $4,600,000 general obligation bonds, an alternate revenue source, and $4,009,199 funding bonds was conducted at its Sept. 20 regular meeting. Board President Sandi Baylor-Schmidt answered questions from the public. One question concerned the wording of the public notice, indicating that the Board would have the unlimited ability to raise taxes, which is not correct. It was suggested that the school board should demolish the older parts of each...

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More Lanark Council Communication, Please

Lanark Townspeople Ask To Be More Engaged In Future City Council Appointments BY TOM KOCAL TKocal@RiverReader.org 815-493-3065 LANARK — During the public comment segment of the Lanark City Council meeting Tuesday night, resident Rebecca Lott thanked aldermen for considering her to be appointed alderman to replace Lara Tallman, who resigned after a heated discussion with Mayor Ken Viglietta in a closed session Sept. 5. The resignation also spurred questions from resident Sarah Hanviriyapunt and the apparent “secrecy” and lack of communication by the mayor and council members. “Why can’t the town be involved and engaged in the selection process...

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‘I Am From’

I am through the love of my family. I am through my mom and my dad, my loving grandparents, who shared all that they had. I am from backyard barbecues, just a call and you flew, and family togetherness is all that we knew. I am from homemade soups and chilies, homemade creams, sauces, and stews, and a smack to my loving brothers hand when he’d steal my food. I am from Cuban music, blaring subwoofers always sounded like jazz. added to the silhouette of my parents dancing, all the fun that we had. I am from heavenly dinners...

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Mon 26

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 26

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

November 26 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 26

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

November 26 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 03

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 03

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

December 3 @ 7:00 pm

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