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Couple to celebrate 40th anniversary

AMBOY — The family of Rick and Linda Wittenauer of Amboy, is hosting an open house in honor of the couple’s 40th wedding anniversary.

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Good to celebrate 97th birthday Nov. 14

AMBOY — Edna May Good of Amboy, will be celebrating her 97th birthday on Nov. 14, 2019.

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Business After Hours held at Depot Museum

AMBOY — Everyone is invited to the next City of Amboy Business After Hours mixer from 5 – 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 20, hosted by the Amboy Depot Museum.

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Corcoran named AHS Student of the Month

AMBOY — Sidney Corcoran, daughter of Jerome and Tina Corcoran, has been named the Amboy High School Student of the Month for November.

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DEPOT DAYS DONATION - ST. PATRICK FOOD PANTRY

Amboy Depot Days Car Show Committee Treasurer Jim Phelps, right, presents a check for $1,500 to Barb Harrison of the St. Patrick Food Pantry.

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2019 DEPOT DAYS DONATION - LEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Amboy Depot Days Car Show Committee Treasurer Jim Phelps, right, presents a check for $500 to Janice Conkrite of the Lee County Historical Society.

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AHS to present Clue this weekend

AMBOY — Amboy High School will present the fall play CLUE this weekend in the James Braida Auditorium.

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Ribbon cutting, tours planned for Lee County Law Enforcement Center

DIXON – The Lee County Law Enforcement Center will host it official ribbon cutting, open house and public tours on Monday, Nov. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. The new law enforcement center is located at 240 E. Progress Drive in Dixon.

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2020 DEPOT DAYS DONATION - BUDDY BAGS

Amboy Depot Days Car Show Committee Treasurer Jim Phelps, right, presents a check for $3,000 to Brooke Weidman, of the Buddy Bags program.

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2019 DEPOT DAYS DONATION -FIRST BAPTIST FOOD PANTRY

Amboy Depot Days Car Show Committee Treasurer Jim Phelps, right, presents a check for $1,500 to Carol Fritz of the First Baptist Food Pantry.

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DONATION

Gina McCoy, owner of Iron Tree, vintage and reclaimed home decor shop in Amboy gives Katie Pratt, secretary for the Lee Co. Fair Association a donation made possible by sales of the “Green River Social Club” apparel line.

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Tri-County Financial Group, Inc. and H.F. Gehant Bancorp, Inc. announce agreement and plan of merger

MENDOTA – The board of directors of Tri County Financial Group, Inc. (OTCQX: TYFG), the holding company for First State Bank, and the board of directors of H.F. Gehant Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for H.F. Gehant Banking Co., are pleased to announce that the parties have signed a definitive agreement outlining the terms of the acquisition of H.F. Gehant Banking Co. by Tri-County Financial Group, Inc. through the merger of H.F. Gehant Bancorp, Inc. with Tri-County Financial Group, Inc.

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FIRST PLACE AT 11TH JURIED ART EXHIBIT

Shirley Guay, local artist and shop owner of Amboy Arts and Antiques, was awarded first place in the fine art category at Woodlawn Arts Academy’s 11th annual Juried Art exhibit.

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Fall driving can get risky when deer get frisky

SPRINGFIELD – With the onset of autumn, the school year is in full swing, pumpkin lattes are steaming – and Illinois deer are feeling amorous. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to be vigilant during deer mating season as the animals become more active, especially in the early morning and evening hours.

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Sublette board approves improvements

SUBLETTE — The Village of Sublette approved purchases on Monday night that will increase security, be prepared for winter and sprucing up some things in the village.

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AHS CLASS OF 1959

The Amboy High School Class of 1959 held its 60th reunion on Sept. 21, at the Long Branch Saloon.

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Members wanted for Amboy Civic Organization

AMBOY — The Amboy Civic Organization (ACO) has been formed to support community projects, mainly the Pankhurst Memorial Library, New members are invited to attend.

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Amboy graduate announces candidacy for State Representative

LEE COUNTY — Amboy High School graduate Seth Wiggins announced his candidacy for State Representative of the 90th district late last month and is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

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School finances all in order, board approves bids for building project

AMBOY – Amboy School District’s annual audit was approved by the board following a report presented by auditor Ryan Steines of Winkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PC. Reporting at the Oct. 22 board of education meeting, Steines said the district’s financial records for fiscal year 2019 were all in order. Steines then gave some highlights from the report.

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SUPPORTING SHOP WITH A COP

On Oct. 19, Sublette Fire Department members were guest bartenders at La Fiesta and also worked at Local Cup N Cake for donations and tips.

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LEE COUNTY HONOR FLIGHT NEWS

Tom Meyers, Keane Hudson, and Jim Travi, members of the Lee County Honor Flight Committee, recently gave a presentation about the Honor Flight program to the Oregon Lions Club on Oct. 24.

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Lions host pumpkin designing event

AMBOY — Amboy Lions members Perry Braida, Dave Kemp, Mike Danekas, Jim Travi, and 10 High School Leo Club members with their sponsor, Danielle Benesh, gathered on Oct. 22 at Amboy Central School for a pumpkin designing event with the fourth grade class.

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Two-vehicle accident near Amboy

AMBOY — On Oct. 23, at 7:46 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 30 at the intersection of Rockyford Road, rural Amboy.

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