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Oregon firefighters battle two house fires over weekend

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
OREGON -- Oregon firefighters were kept busy last weekend battling two house fires within 25 hours of each other.
The first fire was called in around 8:30 a.m. the home of Harold and Miranda Best, 506 W. Madison Street, Oregon. The occupants were safely out of their home when firefighters arrived. Firefighters battled the blaze in the 150-year old,
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Oregon firefighters battle two house fires over weekend

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
OREGON -- Oregon firefighters were kept busy last weekend battling two house fires within 25 hours of each other.
The first fire was called in around 8:30 a.m. the home of Harold and Miranda Best, 506 W. Madison Street, Oregon. The occupants were safely out of their home when firefighters arrived. Firefighters battled the blaze in the 150-year old,
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Absentee voting and voter registration

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
Rebecca Huntley, Ogle County Clerk, has announced Ogle County voters may vote absentee, early and/or register to vote for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.
Voters may apply for an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. 5th Street, Oregon. To vote early or absentee in Illinois a person must be a registered
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Earth Day's 45th anniversary open house

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
THE 45th Anniversary of Earth Day is April 22, 2015, and this year the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) is partnering with several other organizations to hold an Earth Day Fair & Recycling Event on April 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School, 1450 20th Street in Rochelle.
It may be hard for many
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Byron residents spring clean-up

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
BYRON -- Spring is here, with that comes lawn clean-up. For the month of April residents of Byron can put tree limbs and branches to the curb and the City Public Works Department will use a wood chipper to handle even the biggest limbs. To make an easy transition to the chipper, put limbs perpendicular to the curb
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New sheriff's building set to open mid-April

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
BY TINA KETTER
Ogle County Life Editor

ARCHITECTS Guy Gehlhausen and Mike Olson updated the county board Tuesday night on the progress of the Ogle County Public Safety Complex. The facility will house the sheriff's department, coroner's office and county morgue, and the 911 telecommunications center.
"We are getting close to being done," Gehlhausen explained to the board.
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