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SUBLETTE – The date reminder section on the Village of Sublette Board agenda sheet for the June 10 meeting at the Ellice Dinges Center didn’t disappoint if you’re looking for something to do during the summer.
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A.C.O. donates to Pankhurst Library

Amboy Civic Organization assists Pankhurst Memorial Library once again.

Deputies, suspect shot in Dixon

DIXON – In a report made by Ogle County Sheriff Brain E. VanVickle, three members of the Ogle County Emergency Response Team (ERT) were shot as well as suspect, Jonathon G. Gounaris, in a crossfire Wednesday, June 12.

The Amboy News wins IPA awards

BLOOMINGTON – Illinois’ top newspapers were honored at the Illinois Press Association’s annual convention at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington on June 6. Nearly 100 daily and nondaily newspapers competed in 39 editorial categories.

Hops & Harmony helps Sublette turn 170

SUBLETTE – Established in 1854, Sublette needs a proper 170th birthday or anniversary.
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Grace Elaine Willstead
HARMON – Grace Elaine Willstead, 83, of Harmon, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee, WI, surrounded by her family.
Janet "Jan" Sue Logan
FRANKLIN GROVE – Janet "Jan" Sue Logan, 82, of Franklin Grove, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. She worked as a food service manager at Franklin Grove Nursing Home, NIU, and AFC Middle School, until her retirement.
Edmund C. Robinson Jr.
MENDOTA – Edmund C. Robinson, Jr., 70, of Mendota, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet.
Kaysi Jane Schaeffer
Kaysi Jane Schaeffer, 17, of Eldena, passed away as a result of an automobile accident on May 22, 2024.
Darlene A. Smith
AMBOY – Darlene A. Shaw, 90, of Amboy passed away on Monday May 20, 2024 at Allure of Mendota.
Valery C. "Larry" Leffelman
Valery C. "Larry" Leffelman, 85, of Sublette, died Tuesday May 14, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.
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Rep. Fritts honors Candlelight Inn Restaurant for December Local Business Highlight
DIXON – For his December 2023 local business highlight, State Representative Bradley Fritts (R-Dixon) chose to highlight Candlelight Inn Restaurant in Rock Falls.
School events clicking on all cylinders; Electric school buses on the road
AMBOY – The Amboy School Board met in regular session on Thursday, December 14 and opened the meeting with a public hearing on the 2023 tax levy.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Henry to get donation of body armor
DIXON – Lee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Henry will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Gingerbread realty best at FFSB
The First Federal Savings Bank in Amboy won the FFSB Gingerbread House Contest as all branches battled each other for prime Christmas treat real estate. Photo contributed
The Pratt family is known for its volunteering. Katie Pratt (far right) learned from her parents and now shares the love of community involvement with, left to right, husband Andy, daughter Natalie, and son Ethan. George Howe/Amboy News
Meet Your Neighbor: Katie Pratt
AMBOY – It takes a special kind of person to dedicate a good part of their life to help serve others.
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Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July

(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."

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