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Hospital going to the dogs ... in a good way

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
DIXON, Charlie's nervous shaking and slightly bulging eyes hide a secret.
He is really a ladies man. But not just any ladies.
"Charlie likes coming for the nurses," said Charlie's owner, Dee Duffy as the 8-pound chihuahua sat in her lap. "He thinks the sexiest women on earth are these nurses here at KSB."
And that's a good thing, because

Serenity Shed there to help 'build a new normal'

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
OREGON, What started as a concept on healing for grieving men in Australia has made its way to Ogle County.
On Aug. 21, Serenity Hospice and Home opened Serenity Shed, a place for people to get together, work on projects and share their thoughts with others going through similar circumstances.
"We wanted to create and environment where, at first we

New life coming to downtown Oregon?

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
OREGON, Michelle Anderson said there is a simple reason for all of the empty stores in downtown, few people shop there.
"People in Oregon don't shop in Oregon," said Anderson, who owns This & That Accessories on Washington Street.
She obviously wants that to change, and so does Oregon Mayor Ken Williams. Williams, in fact, made revitalizing downtown a main

County clerk announces retirement

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
OREGON, Ogle County Clerk and Recorder Rebecca Huntley announced on Thursday that she would be retiring next March.
"A couple of months ago I just started feeling it was time for me to be done," she said.
Huntley has been the county clerk for 18 years, and with the county for a total of 29 years.
She said she announced

Ogle County Board votes down tobacco license fee

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
OREGON, For Kim Gouker, the Ogle County Board last week rejecting a new tobacco licensing fee came down to too much government.
"I think it primarily looked like it was just another layer of regulation on local businesses that wasn't really beneficial," Gouker said.
The board voted down the proposed fee 13-9.
Joanie Padilla, director of health education/emergency preparedness

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