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Owner Tiffany Monier has some several new designs for a fun Halloween


Photo of the Day - October 20, 2020


Nate Michael playing basketball for SJO

Spartans stall in semifinal

Trapped by Robinson seniors Derrick Nicholas and Aaron Siler, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball starter Nate Michael looks for an open teammate to pass the ball during their sectional semifinal contest on February 29, 2012. Michael, who grew to become a prolific scorer, was held to just a single three-pointer in the 57-32 sectional semifinal loss. He finished both his prep and college career with more than 1,000 points. As a Spartan, he drained 1,244 points, good for fifth in the program's all-time scoring list, and was the 51st Bearcat to surpass the 1K mark finishing his career with 1,528 points.

(Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Scouts to rake leaves in St. Joseph

St. Joseph resident Owen Yohnka is organizing a leaf raking service project for the community. Between now and October 30, Pack 40 and Troop 40 will rake leaves for homeowners who would like their assistance.

"It's always good to help out your neighbors," Yohnka said. "The Troop used to do this years ago. This is my first time doing this."

The scouts have done similar service projects including garbage pick up along the Trail Rail and clean up after the Fall Community Festival. They also place the flags at the high school and cemetery for Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Veterans Day.

The service is being offered to anyone who need help raking their leaves. Yohnka said residents are encouraged to send their name and address or contact information for someone who would appreciate the help via email at pack40stjoseph@gmail.com. Questions regarding the raking services can be sent to this email address, too.

The service is set up to be a contact-less service for homeowners or residents. After receiving an email request, a scout and their family will visit the property over the next few weeks to rake leaves for the village to vacuum away.

"We will just show up during the date range provided and rake the leaves in a nice straight pile along the road," Yohnka wrote in a post on Facebook announcing the service.

Photo of the Day - October 19, 2020


Rachel Mullen

Victory!

Rachel Mullen celebrates the final point of the match in St. Joseph-Ogden's 2-1 volleyball victory on October 7, 2014. After graduation in 2015 senior and two-sport athlete went on to play volleyball at Lake Land College. In her final season with the Lakers she was 4th in digs while competing in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and 6th in service aces.

(Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Easter-ween this Saturday in Ogden

The Old High School Park at 300 North Market Street in Ogden will be the site of Easter-ween this Saturday starting at 10am.

The egg hunt, originally scheduled for April 11, was postponed until this weekend due to the Shelter-in-Place Executive Orders issued by Governor Pritzker to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

In late March, Ogden trustee Sue Esposito told The News-Gazette that the village had no intent in canceling the event.

"We are going to just delay it, " she said. "So if we have an egg hunt in November or even December, whatever. ... There’s $700 worth of candy, eggs and money. That’s a lot. We’re not just going to give it up."

The Village of Ogden will provide Halloween bags to egg hunters.

Sentinel area trick-or-treat hours for Halloween 2020

Below are the hours set for trick-or-treating for Halloween 2020 in the communities The Sentinel covers.

Ogden:
Saturday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Philo:
Saturday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sidney:
Saturday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tolono:
Saturday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This story is amended or updated as The Sentinel receives information from village officials. Updated 10/21/20