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The scholastic bowl team featured, front row, left to right, Blake Mumm, Charlie Schoenholz, and Abel Mumm, back row, left to right, coach Yvonne Hicks, Parker Zimmerly, Jason Hemmen, Tyler Mahar, Owen Dallam, and AJHS Principal Andrew Full.

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AMBOY – The annual City of Amboy Memorial Day Program will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Veteran’s Park in Amboy.
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Sublette Cruise ‘n Show takes place May 18

SUBLETTE – The annual Sublette Cruise ‘n Show will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 18 in downtown Sublette.

Woodside Cemetery Memorial Day Service

AMBOY – The Woodside Cemetery Committee and the Lee Center Congregational United Church of Christ will hold their annual Memorial Day weekend service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26 at the Woodside Cemetery in rural Lee Center.

2024 Amboy Prom King & Queen

The Amboy High School Prom took place Saturday, May 4.

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AMBOY – Through his 17 years of being a science teacher at Amboy High School, James Brown knows what classes his students enjoy more than others.
Valery C. "Larry" Leffelman
Valery C. "Larry" Leffelman, 85, of Sublette, died Tuesday May 14, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.
Gordon Meyer
Gordon Meyer, 89, of Dixon passed away on April 23, 2024 at his home.
Joan A. Christoffersen
DIXON – Joan A. Christoffersen, age 88, of Dixon died Sunday April 21, 2024. 
Edward Wayne Erbes
SUBLETTE – Edward Wayne Erbes, 85, of Sublette, passed away on April 19, 2024, at Allure of Mendota after a brief illness and declining health.
William "Bill" Kirchhofer
Bill Kirchhofer passed away on December 24, 2023.  He requested not to have an immediate funeral, but wanted to simply have his ashen remains buried next to his wife, Ann, in the Ashton Cemetery at a time most convenient for his family.
Delbert R. Ullrich
Delbert R. Ullrich, 89, of Amboy, passed away on Monday April 8, 2024 at the Dixon Health Care and Rehab Center.
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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.

Matt Long hired as Kishwaukee College men’s basketball coach

MALTA – Kishwaukee College hired Matt Long as the next head coach for the Men’s Basketball team. Long will take over the role in Spring 2024 as the 11th head coach in program history.

Softball: Lady Clippers beat AFC twice

AMBOY – Pitching and swinging were working int the Amboy softball team’s favor against Ashton-Franklin Center in their Northwest Upstate Illini Conference battles Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1.

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