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Lee County Board fills seat; hears from sheriff

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
DIXON, The Lee County Board welcomed appointed member Steve Dilger to fill the vacant seat of George Bellovics from District 3 during its monthly meeting on April 19. Dilger was sworn in by County Clerk Cathy Myers.
The board also presented retiring Kim Becker from the Probation Department a certificate of appreciation. Becker retires after 35 years of service.

Drug disposal event scheduled in Amboy

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
AMBOY -- The Amboy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Amboy Police Department at 227 East Main Street from 10 a.m. to

Amboy students offer mixed opinions about self-paced learning

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
AMBOY, The idea of self-paced learning excites some people and scares others, while some are still undecided. All opinions have been welcomed by Amboy Superintendent Jeff Thake over the past several months, as the district works towards future implementation of the innovative program.
Thake was especially pleased to hear from Amboy Junior High School student, Ashley Althaus, who spoke

Ag Expo celebrates 10 years of teaching agriculture

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
AMBOY, Soils, semis, sheep and swine were just a few topics covered by presenters at the 10th Anniversary Ag Expo, April 22 at the Lee County 4-H Center and Fairgrounds. More than 300 fifth grade students gathered to learn how agriculture brings food, fuel and fiber into their homes through discussion of science, technology and careers. Attending schools included: Amboy,

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