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FSA County Committee Nominations underway

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
AMBOY -- The Lee County Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that FSA county committee candidate nominations begin June 15, for Local Administrative Area (LAA) #3 The nomination period continues through Aug. 3, with elections taking place this fall.

Declaration of Independence at 1st Friday at Oregon VFW

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
OREGON -- On Friday, July 3, the founding of the United States of America, launched by the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776, will be observed at the Oregon VFW. The evening of music and honoring the historic document that changed 13 British colonies to the origin of the United States of America will begin at 7 p.m.

Kerri Foster awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
WEST BROOKLYN, Kerri Foster, of West Brooklyn, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Foster studies soil science and chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Platteville with plans to become a soil scientist.
"I am a farmer's daughter and proud of it. I grew up riding in the combine

Class holds 60 year reunion

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
The Ashton High School class of 1955 held their 60-year reunion the weekend of June 13 and 14. There were 20 graduates in this class, 18 of whom are still living and 10 whom attended the reunion. The group gathered at the VIP room at Hickory Grove in Rochelle. After their meal they enjoyed some time for reminiscing and getting

Pastor Alan Meyer to retire, last service is Sunday, June 28

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
ASHTON -- Pastor Alan and Linda Meyer will retire from Reynolds UM Church, Sunday June 28.
They have been ministering at Reynolds Church for eight years and have become a fixture in the AFC Community as well. Overall, Meyer has been in the ministry for more than 20 years, serving in Chana and Malden/Wyanet.
Pastor Al has been Assistant Varsity Baseball

Norm Krug to celebrate 80th birthday on June 29

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
DIXON -- Norm Krug will celebrate his 80th birthday on June 29 with a family gathering.
Norm is retired from his life long career in carpentry, construction supervision and owner of his own construction company, Norm Krug Construction.
He and his wife, the former Joan Duffield, lived in the Naperville are most of their married life and returned to this

Wayne and Esther Silvius to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
ASHTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Silvius will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 25.
They are the parents of three daughters, Vickie Graham of Warrenton, Va., Lynette Thompson of Watertown, Wis., and Ginger Lynn (deceased) of Tremont.
They also have seven grandchildren and three great grandsons.
They will be celebrating their day at the National Lincoln Highway

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