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Byron Civic Band to perform March 27

BYRON – The newly formed Byron Civic Band will have its spring performance on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Byron Middle School Auditorium.

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Ogle County Sheriff 3-18-19

March 12 At 9:41 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Zachary J. Popp, 24 of Mt. Morris, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a class 2 felony, after completing an investigation into the incident. Popp was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending an appearance before a judge.

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Oregon Police report 3-18-19

March 4 At 11:15 a.m., Oregon Police investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Jackson and N. 6th Streets involving a 2017 Ford driven by Amie N. Schelling, age 35, Leaf River, and a 1999 Toyota driven by Brandon S. Watry, 31, Oregon. No citations were issued.

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Byron Police report 3-18-19

Feb. 22 Roy Lorenz, 65 of Byron, was issued a citation for Improper Use of Cell Phone.

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Polo Police report 3-18-19

March 8 TIME: 3:15 p.m. REPORT: Randall James Gabaldon, 48, Polo, was cited for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device. Gabaldon was released on an I-bond.

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Rockin' River Fest returns to Oregon on June 15

OREGON – The Rockin’ River Fest Committee is hard at work planning the 3rd annual Rockin’ River Fest to be held on Saturday, June 15. Once again, Franklin Street and N. Second Street will be closed to allow safe access to the grounds along the Rock River. This years’ festivities will include lots of family friendly activities, with options for both the young and young at heart, the adventurous, or folks just looking to kick back and enjoy the river view, people watch, enjoy fabulous food and adult beverages, and exceptional entertainment.

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Tumbling classes offered

OREGON – Did you know that the Oregon Park District offers quality tumbling lessons here in town? Our classes range from tiny tumblers (toddlers) to intermediate. The park district transforms the gym into a tumbling wonderland each Wednesday evening for three time frames of 4:45-5:45 p.m., 5:45-6:45 p.m. and 6:45-7:45 p.m.

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Swim lessons being offered

OREGON – Learn to swim this Summer at the Oregon Park District. Morning and evening classes are available. Summer swim lessons begin on June 4.

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Additional Articles

  • Obituaries

    Rose L. Sowa

    OREGON – Rose L. Sowa, 94, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Green Oaks. She was born July 4, 1924 in Chicago and was formerly of Naperville, living in Oregon, for the past 30 years.

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    John D. Price III

    OREGON – John D. Price III, age 59, passed away on March 14, 2019 in Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon. John was born on Fe. 24, 1960 in Oregon; the son of John D. and Shirley (Jones) Price Jr.

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    Karen M. Friedrich

    Byron – Karen M. Friedrich, age 67, of Byron passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Her journey began on Dec. 4, 1951 in Rockford the daughter of Donald and Francis (Monio) Erickson.

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    James C. Fortune

    BYRON – James C. Fortune, 85, longtime Byron resident, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 23, 1933 in Putnam County, Mo., the son of Clarence and Virginia (Ward) Fortune.

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