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Sublette Fire Department named Fire Department of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
EAST PEORIA -- The Sublette Fire Department was presented on Aug.18 with the Fire Department of the Year Award by the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (IAMIC). This award is chosen from departments throughout the entire state of Illinois.
Presentation was made during IAMIC's 133rd annual convention in East Peoria. Lieutenants Nick Dinges and Brian Dallam were
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Is your home ready for winter?

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LEE COUNTY -- With the cool fall weather upon us our thoughts turn to closing up the house tight for the winter.  Most of us do a fall cleaning to collect up the last of that summer pollen and dust, check the batteries in the smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure windows and doors are sealed tight. 
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Haunted Zombie ride to be held in Franklin Grove

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Zombies are returning for the second time to Franklin Grove's Historic Chaplin Creek Village to thrill the thrill seekers and to scare the socks off those who have never encountered creatures from a different dimension.
The Zombie rides offer a unique alternative to the traditional Halloween party. The Franklin Grove  Park Board is sponsoring a Haunted
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Jim Wolber at the Lincoln Building on Oct. 31

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- For more than a decade Franklin Grove's historic H.I. Lincoln Building has hosted some of the music world's best artists as a part of their third Friday "Blues & Bluegrass" and special Fifth Friday shows. Among the "best of the best" in this stellar lineup has been Franklin Grove's own Jim "Mr. Friday Night" Wolber.
Jim's musical
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Lloyd Pretzsch to celebrate 75th birthday with open house

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Family and friends of Lloyd Pretzsch are invited to join in an open house celebrating his 75th birthday.
The open house will be held from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Atlasta Park Shelter on Sunday, Oct. 26.
The party will be hosted by his wife and children.
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Wellness and Resource Fair to be held Friday, Oct. 17

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
OGLE COUNTY -- The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring their annual Wellness & Resource Fair for adults on Friday, Oct.17 from 8:30 a.m., 2 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 South 10th St. in Oregon.
Flu Vaccines will be available by the Ogle County Health Department. The cost is $30 and payment can be made in
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Franklin Creek Preservation hosting various events

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Franklin Creek Preservation Area Committee would very much appreciate promotion of the following events:
Medicinal and Nutritional Uses of Nettles and Violet; Oct. 18, 10, 11:30 a.m. with Carol Campner. Free
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New award to be given at AFC High School

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
ASHTON -- The STEM award is a weekly award presented to a student who exhibits outstanding ability in one or more of the 4 areas of STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. A $20 award will be graciously donated by community members Max and Sally Baumgardner.
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