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Remembering Myrna: Donation to County 4-H Foundation

Myrna Gruhn and her family have been involved with the 4-H program for many years.  At the March meeting of the Carroll Co. 4-H Foundation, a memorial donation was presented to the board by the Myrna Gruhn family of Lanark. Receiving the generous donation is from left: Ron Preston; John Bickelhaupt, Board President; Greg Gruhn, presenting the check from the Myrna Gruhn Family; Annette Gruhn; Bryan Hollewell, Board Secretary; and Liz Hutchison. The Carroll Co. 4-H Foundation provides financial assistance to the Carroll Co. 4-H program, county 4-H’ers and the 4-H Clubs. For more information about the Carroll Co....

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5 local 4-H and FFA members place in Top 10 Dairy Judging

MOUNT CARROLL — The annual Carroll County 4-H and FFA Dairy Judging Contest saw 75 4-H’ers and FFA members from five counties participate in the March 18 event held at the Carroll Co. Highway Building. Participants judged nine rings of dairy cows, heifers and calves. The Top 10 winners of the contest are front, from left: Riley Getz, Carroll Co. 4-H and West Carroll FFA, 1st place; Delana Erbsen, Carroll Co. 4-H, 2nd; Nathan Erbsen, Carroll Co. 4-H and Eastland FFA, 3rd; and Ryely Moser, Galena FFA, 4th. Back: Connor Erbsen, Carroll Co. 4-H and Eastland FFA, 5th; Ashlyn...

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Top 10 Livestock Judging winners

MOUNT CARROLL — The annual Carroll County 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest had 154 4-H’ers and FFA members from eight counties participate in the event held March 18 at the Carroll County Highway Building. Participants judged three rings each of beef, sheep and swine. Each species had a production class, and the contest wrapped up with a questions class. The Top 10 winners of the contest are front, from left: Megan Exner, Boone Co. 4-H, 1st place; Addison Keltner, Pearl City FFA, 2nd; Dylan Houzenga, Carroll Co. 4-H and Milledgeville/Chadwick FFA, 3rd; and Clay Sundberg, LaMoille FFA, 4th....

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Join the fun with fuzzy bunny rabbits

MOUNT CARROLL — Do you love rabbits? Learn how to handle, feed, groom and perform vet checks at the Carroll County 4-H Rabbit SPIN Club, open to 4-H’ers and non 4-H’ers 8-18 yrs old by Sept. 1, 2016. And owning a rabbit is not mandatory. We have rabbits that can use a temporary owner for showing at the fair. The club will meet at the Wynia Home at 610 East Washington St. in Mount Carroll from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meeting and show dates are: April 3, May 8, May 21 Rabbit Show in Belvidere, June 6, 26, July 10, 24, 31. Field trips to professional rabbit shows and breeders rabbitries are planned as well. Learn what things are healthy and edible in your yard. Learn how to use their manure to grow healthy flowers and vegetables. Kids who choose meat pens will be guided on breeding, care and show. The club also has a scholarship program for new members if needed. Cost is $20 for non 4-H members and no cost to current 4-H members. Register by e-mail to Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu, or by calling the Carroll County Extension Office at...

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Join Driving Drafts SPIN Club

MOUNT CARROLL — Youth 8-18 years old by Sept. 1, 2016 are welcome to join the Driving Drafts SPIN Club, sponsored by the Carroll Co. 4-H. Participants will learn about draft horses and their uses, and learn how to ground drive. You do not need to own a horse to attend. Draft horses will be provided. The club will meet Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to noon on April 8 and May 13; and Mondays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 5, 19, July 3, 17 and 31. Location for most meetings will be 9822 Mill Road in Mount...

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Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 23
Mon 30

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 30

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 30 @ 7:00 pm

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