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Charles places first in Hippology at 4-H State Horse Bowl

RiverReader.org staff CHAMPAIGN — Olivia Charles of Mount Carroll took First Place in the Intermediate Hippology held on Saturday, April 29 at Champaign. Charles is also a member of the 2nd Sr. Team that placed 4th overall at the state contest. The other Carroll County 4-H’er was Josie Gallentine of Sterling. The Jr. and Sr. Teams and Hippology contestants are coached by Bryan Hollewell of Milledgeville and Jessica Hollewell of Morrison. Winners in the Hippology and Public Speaking Divisions will participate in a National Contest in October at Horse Congress in Ohio. (Courtesy of Leanne...

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Carroll County 4-H’ers place first at 4-H State Horse Bowl

RiverReader.org staff CHAMPAIGN — Carroll County 4-H’ers celebrate their first place win at the annual 4-H State Horse Bowl and Hippology contests, held on Saturday, April 29 at Champaign. First place Senior Team members are, from left, Brenna Berns, Chicago; Kiersten Pratt, Bureau County; Megan Poole, Polo; Kaiti Collins, Polo; and Natalie Shaw, Mount Carroll. Coaches for the team and Hippology contestants are Bryan Hollewell of Milledgeville and Jessica Hollewell of Morrison. The senior team will now represent the State of Illinois at the National Contest in November in Louisville, Kentucky. Winners in the Hippology and Public Speaking Divisions...

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Senator Tim Bivins Week in Review: May 1-5, 2017

Senator Bivins represents Carroll County in the Illinois Senate, 45th District May 1-5, 2017 SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senators completed final action more than 100 bills during the week, held a public hearing on school funding reform, and honored police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. Innovative school funding reform plan gets hearing After years of debate, special commissions and studies, the Senate Education Committee heard testimony May 4 on a fairer method to fund schools based on known and unique economic facts of each district. Senate Bill 1124 is an evidence-based school funding plan endorsed...

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West Carroll Accelerated Readers host last Hometown Hero event

RiverReader.org staff SAVANNA — West Carroll Primary School hosted its last Hometown Hero of the 2016-2017 school year on May 10. “Students who earned 70 Accelerated Reader points were invited to the library to listen to Sue Gerlach-Hilgendorf, president of Heartland Pet Welfare, Inc. and volunteer Christy Fritz talk about their experience with caring for feral cats and kittens,” said West Carroll District Librarian Jennifer McGinnis. “Sue brought 3 kittens that she is caring for that students were able to interact with.” Heartland Pet Welfare is a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat...

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Lanark Farmers Market

Something NEW – Recycle Days The fourth Tuesday of July, August, and September: Recycle Days for used batteries, worn American Flags, eye glasses, cell phones and ink cartridges.Please tell you neighbors, friends and family about these special events. JUNK IN THE TRUNK FLEA MARKET SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAYS  3 – 6 PM    MAY 9 & 23   JUNE 13 & 27   JULY 11 & 25   AUGUST 8 & 22 SEPTEMBER 12 & 26   OCTOBER 10 & 24 SHOP FOR TREASURES or SELL SOME  Fill your car with stuff to sell – antiques, collectibles, or just...

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