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The Amboy Junior High scholastic bowl team comprised of seventh and eighth graders took first place at the IHSA Regional Tournament on April 24.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Food trucks rolled back into Amboy for Food Truck Monday on April, 29.

SPRINGFIELD– In light of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) public confirmation that the Department may be open to a possible name change of the famous Starved Rock State Park, Illinois Senate Deputy Republican Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris) has filed a resolution in support of keeping the park’s current name.

AMBOY – Natalie Pratt held up a corn cob and pronounced, “Corn is the best superpower,” to a group of fifth graders Friday, April 19 at the Lee County Ag Expo on the grounds of the Lee County 4-H Center.

SUBLETTE – The Sublette Fire Protection District is set to receive $25,200 after being named a recipient of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal 2024 Small Equipment Grant Program.

What is the most fitting environment for the last lesson in Ag in the Classroom’s pizza unit?

On Wednesday, April 17, the officer team was elected for Illinois Association FFA Section 2.

DIXON – To celebrate National Ag Week this past March, Lee County Ag in the Classroom sponsored a coloring contest. More than 215 students from seven Lee County representing grades Kindergarten through eighth entered. 

AMBOY – Dinges Fire Company is pleased to announce it has hired Tim Salo as Fire Apparatus Specialist. Tim recently retired from the Byron Fire Protection District (BFPD) in Byron, Illinois as Deputy Chief. He spent 32 plus years of service at BFPD. Tim will work alongside Orin Snodgrass, who he worked with at BFPD for 24 years, selling fire trucks throughout the Midwest.

AMBOY – The Amboy City Council meeting held Wednesday, April 15 had many options to discuss as projects are keeping Mayor Frank Stenzel and the aldermen busy.

AMBOY – Yvonne Vicks and Andrew Full began the Amboy School Board meeting on Thursday, April 18 with a slide show presentation of Amboy Junior High School testing results from STAR Assessments, Learning Renewal Interim Assessments (LRIA), and Response to Intervention (RTI).

SUBLETTE – Last month, chickens were addressed at the Sublette Village Board meeting as Lee County mentioned they may change the county’s residential zoning ordinance to include residents to house chickens in their yards.

Amboy senior Elizabeth Clarida walked across the Sauk Valley Community Stage Friday, April 19 to accept her certificate for her Pathways Education endorsement.

AMBOY – On Sunday, April 28, First Baptist Church of Amboy will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the old red brick church meeting house located at 24 N. Mason Ave.

AMBOY – Last fall, Amboy resident Kirstyn Carter wanted to try some different food. Instead of going elsewhere and enjoying by herself, she invited numerous food trucks to come to Amboy.

PERU – Over the last 1 ½ years there has been a major healthcare issue in the Illinois Valley after the hospital in Peru closed.

AMBOY – For the 26th time the Amboy Fire Protection District was able to successfully improve the skills of firefighters from Illinois and departments in other states during its Amboy Fire & Extrication School held on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.

AMBOY – The Amboy City Park will have an additional attraction this spring.

AMBOY – For the last few years, the Amboy Lion’s Club has been interested in further developing parks in Amboy.

A 35-acre timber fire engulfed property on Halligan and McCoy Road in Amboy. There were no injuries or fatalities.

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