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New IDOT Mowing Approach to Help Protect Monarch Butterfly, Pollinator Populations in Illinois

~ Encouraging plant growth to aid at-risk species, including official state insect ~ SPRINGFIELD – To help revive the shrinking populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, the Illinois Department of Transportation is adjusting its mowing routine along state highways this spring and summer. The approach, part of IDOT’s overall effort to encourage green and sustainable practices in all its programs and projects, will help to re-establish types of plants that are food sources for bees, butterflies and other insects that are native to Illinois. “As one of the largest land owners in the state, IDOT appreciates its...

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Kay Andresen

April 13, 1937 – May 14, 2017 Kay Andresen, age 80, of Chadwick met her Lord Sunday, May 14, 2017. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chadwick. Burial will be in the Chadwick Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chadwick. Memorials may be given to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Marilyn Kay was born April 13, 1937 in Platteville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Robert and Thelma (Hore) Bellmeyer. She grew up on the family farm near Platteville.  She attended Platteville High School, graduating with the Class of 1955. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.  While at college, Kay met the love of her life, Harold Andresen who was working in Platteville as a radio announcer.  Harold was drafted into the US Army in February 1959, and they were married later that year on August 14, 1959.  Kay and Harold lived in Germany before returning to live and work on the Andresen family farm near Chadwick.   Kay and Harold raised four children. They celebrated fifty-seven years of marriage. Her family is thankful for her gift of care and sacrifice to raise their children, especially for the extra care for Randy and Rodney, who had the...

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Lula E. Brock

December 1, 1920 – May 13, 2017 Lula E. Brock, age 96, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Carroll County Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll.  Burial will take place in Oakhill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll.  A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service being held at 4:30 p.m., prior to the visitation at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church or the Mt. Carroll Community Foundation in Lula’s memory. Lula was born at home on December 1, 1920, the daughter of Harl and Mabel (Engelking) Johnston in Freedom Township, Carroll County.  She attended Mt. Carroll High School, graduating with the Class of 1938.  After high school, Lula attended Northern Illinois University for two years.  Lula married Elmer L. Brock on May 24, 1942 in Lanark, Illinois.  Elmer died on March 1, 1980 in Savanna. After she was married, Lula was a homemaker and treasured caring for her family.  She later decided to finish college and completed her Bachelor Degree in Education in 1961.  Lula was an elementary school teacher for several years and taught school for twenty-one years at the Empire School...

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The Great Outdoors: Exchange State Bank seeks local photographers

RiverReader.org staff LANARK — Beginning now through August, the Exchange State Bank of Lanark will be accepting photo entries for its 2018 Wall Calendar. Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, this calendar is a wonderful way to showcase your work. Share your talent and craft by entering your photo shoots. The theme is “The Great Outdoors.” Use your creativity and imagination to capture the outdoor environment, such as weather, foliage, animals, events and much more. Fourteen photos will be chosen. All entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and photographic skill. Due to the personal privacy...

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Senator Bivins Week in Review: May 8-12, 2017

Senator Bivins represents Carroll County in the Illinois Senate, 45th District Senate Republicans remained at the negotiating table during the week, continuing their work to pass a long-term budget solution with necessary reforms. Also during the week, an annual ceremony honored firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty; students from across Illinois came to the Capitol to show lawmakers the educational importance of technology in the classroom, and Illinois tourism figures show robust growth in visitor spending in 2016. In other action, Senate committees started reviewing legislation already passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate...

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