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Jamboree welcomes Byron country group

MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Jamboree is pleased to announce the debut performance of Byron's own new Country band, Two Trick Rodeo for a free show from 7-9 p.m on Aug. 25.

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Open gym is back

OREGON – Monday after school Open Gyms are back at Nash Recreation Center beginning on Monday, Aug. 21.

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Caposey to publish third book

STILLMAN VALLEY – Meridian CUSD 223 Superintendent PJ Caposey has written his third book which is now set for release late this summer. This milestone caps off an incredible year for Caposey.

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Final park concert draws record crowd

The final Concert in the Park was hosted by the Oregon Park District in celebration of its 50th anniversary on July 25.

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  • Obituaries

    Joseph D. “Joey” Deuth

    CHANA – Joseph D. “Joey” Deuth, 32, lifelong resident of Chana, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 in Rochelle Community Hospital. Born June 23, 1985 in Rochelle, the son of Stuart and Linda (Dwyer) Deuth.

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    George Levi Davis III

    BYRON – George Levi Davis III, 61, of Byron passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Rockford, the eldest son of George Jr and Joyce Davis.

  • Community

    County still moving forward on jail

    OREGON – While the exact configuration of a new jail in downtown Oregon is in limbo, Ogle County is still moving forward on the project. Members of the board's Long Range Planning Committee recently planned a trip to DeKalb to check out its progress on a new jail, also being built downtown. County Board Member Don Griffin, Jr. said about 10 or so board members made the trip. “We had a pretty good tour of how they've managed that entire facility,” he said.

  • Community

    Byron district, teachers reach new deal

    BYRON – The Byron Community Unit School District (CUSD) 226 Board of Education and the Byron Education Association jointly announced the reaching of the ratification of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for school years 2016-17 through 2018-19.

  • Obituaries

    Elizabeth “Betty” J. Patterson

    MOUNT MORRIS – Elizabeth “Betty” J. Patterson, age 94, died Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mount Morris. Betty was born June 8, 1922 in McConnellsburg, Pa., the daughter of Thomas W. and Wava (Garber) Patterson.