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Nachusa Grasslands welcome new residents

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Grasslands' new bison residents on Saturday afternoon. A group of 46 people listened to tour guides Kirk Hollowill and Mike Adolf as they shared facts about the bison. They also had the opportunity to watch the bison from within the beautiful grassland perimeter. (Photo by Emily Bruns)
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Mariah Karson project to highlight Veteranís Day Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
By Bob Logan
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Franklin Grove American Legion Post #497 has announced that photojournalist Mariah Karson will be present at the Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Dinner.
The dinner is for post members, veterans and their families and friends. She will take photographs of veterans and make a brief record of their service and their involvement in
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AFC school board fills coaching positions for winter and spring

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
ASHTON -- The AFC School Board approved the hiring of the following coaches for the upsoming winter and spring sports.
ē Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Russ Zick
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Ogle County, hospital, local agencies coordinate efforts in preparation for Ebola

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Oregon and Rochelle officials representing the Ogle County Health Department, Rochelle Community Hospital, Rochelle Fire Department and Rochelle Police Department have been meeting to coordinate efforts in preparation for treating potential cases of Ebola should it be diagnosed in Ogle County.
"We're following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines with regards to personal protective equipment and necessary
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Tom Pozdol to speak at Veteranís Day services

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
ASHTON -- The American Legion Post #345 will host a Veteran's Day Service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Mills and Petrie Building.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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STEM award winner

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Jade Brown, a junior at AFC, is the first STEM recipient.† She wins the award because of her unique design for her egg drop project in Physics.† She is the daughter of Carolyn and Grant Brown.†The STEM award is an award given to a junior or senior excelling in one or more of the areas of STEM; Science, Technology,
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Griffith receives promotion to Colonel at Camp Attebury

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Dr. Mark Griffith was recently promoted to full Colonel at Camp Attebury on Sept. 26.
Colonel Griffith is currently the commanding officer of MEDCOM, the medical command of the Indiana Guard Reserve forces tasked with back up to the National Guard to respond to state wide emergencies. With the national Sequester, the Armed Forces are
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Ashton community mourns the death of Police Chief Darrell Farringer

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
ASHTON -- Flags throughout the community of Ashton were flying at half mast in honor of Police Chief Darrell Farringer who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 16 en route to his Amboy home.
Farringer had served the village of Ashton since September of 2012 as police chief. Though his time here was brief, the impact he has left on
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