- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Sand Ridge Prairie tree farm donates branches, sells trees
OREGON, Ill. — Evergreen branches decorating Oregon’s downtown were donated by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) and were cut and hauled by Oregon High School students and their teacher, Justin Ebert.
Branches came from trees at Sand Ridge, the former Sinnissippi cut-it-yourself tree farm at 2879 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, Ill. The property was purchased in 2010 by PPSOC, a nonprofit group.
For people who enjoy choosing and cutting their own tree, PPSOC will sell Christmas trees from the property for the second year. They will be open beginning Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, and ending Dec. 23. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends and noon-4 p.m. on weekdays. Long-needled trees are priced at $30 and short-needled at $40.
From the Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2012, issue