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Streits to celebrate 50th anniversary

SUBLETTE — Mark and Cindy (Vollertsen) Streit will be married 50 years in June. They were married June 9, 1973, in Alton. They were be honored with a Mass on June 10, at 4 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Sublette.

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Richter named Executive Director of United Way of Lee County

LEE COUNTY — United Way of Lee County is pleased to announce Ashley Richter as their new Executive Director effective May 22, 2023.

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Narcotics bust on I-88

LEE COUNTY — During the early evening on Thursday, May 25, 2023, a deputy from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was patrolling Interstate 88 doing narcotics interdiction when he observed a black Cadillac traveling westbound with an equipment violation.

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Ag in the Classroom Golf Outing returns

SUBLETTE – For the last 13 years, the Lee and Bureau County Farm Bureaus have held a golf outing with proceeds going toward Ag in the Classroom.

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Carlson, Harris honored by CUSD

AMBOY — Recently, the Amboy CUSD #272 Board of Education announced the 2022-23 Teacher and Staff Member of the Year awards. Cynthia Carlson, a 24-year math teacher at Amboy High School, was named Teacher of the Year. Carlson nominators touted her ability to make math meaningful and relevant to life.

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Students vaping is a huge school issue

AMBOY – The days of a student hiding a pack of cigarettes and a lighter are not gone, but heavily reduced compared to previous school years.

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Amboy Aldermen sworn in to another term

AMBOY — The Amboy City Council met in regular session on May 15, and immediately began with committee reports. Alderman Brandon Klein mentioned that the new outside lights at the Community Building is complete. Mayor John Schamberger stated that he had driven by and the lights “looked good” and are a nice addition. Alderman Bill Bontz said that two trees in the park need to come down as the result of the ash borer beetle as well as spraying to keep them away.

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Book created to remember Lee County World War II veterans

AMBOY – Over time, we forget things. We unprioitize colossally important events, people, and moments because they fade in time.

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Memorial Day ceremonies planned for May 28, 29

AMBOY — The Amboy American Legion Post #453 will be holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony in Amboy at the Veterans Park at 10 a.m., on Monday, May 29.

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Sublette to host St. Ambrose Happy Hour

SUBLETTE — On Thursday, June 8, the Village of Sublette will be invaded by bees – St. Ambrose University Bees.

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Lee Center Woodside Cemetery hosts Memorial Day weekend service

LEE CENTER — The Lee Center Woodside Cemetery board and the Lee Center Congregational Church will be co-hosting their annual Memorial Day Weekend Service on Sunday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Woodside Cemetery.

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Running for a Cure

AMBOY — What makes each human being different and unique are our beliefs, characteristics, and the path that we end up on. Often times the road is not of our choosing, yet how we handle the triumphs and obstacles through the journey of life defines who we are.

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The 2023 Amboy High School Prom was held on Saturday, May 13.

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City arch gets new lease on life

AMBOY — As spring is in full swing and summer not far off, the weather has cooperated to the point that we can go for a walk, perhaps pushing a favorite one in a stroller, bike ride, or run. If you haven’t had a chance yet, make it a point to go over to the Amboy City Park. There you will notice a refurbished piece of history courtesy of the Maintenance Department.

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