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The Prairie Advocate from Lanark, Illinois • a4

Lanark, Illinois
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Pr ai rie Ad vo ca te pr ai rie ad vo ca te om ed ne sd ay ug us t1 2, 20 20 CA LN EW 4 EDWARD L. ARB SAVANNA Edward Lynn Arb, 78, of Hyland Crossing Assisted Living Facility, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, formerly of Savanna, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Law-Jones Funeral Homes handled arrangements. OBITUARY Two arrested after police search Milledgeville home Two people were arrested on drug charges on Aug. 4 after Carroll County police executed a search warrant at 220 E.

4th Street in Milledgeville. Fritz W. Bailey, 37, of Milled- geville, was charged with Violation of the Methamphetamine Control Act (Class 3 Felony), Violation of the Cannabis Control Act (Class 2 Felony) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misde- meanor). Casey W. Phillips, 34, also of Milledgeville, was charged with Violation of the Methamphetamine Control Act (Class 3 Felony), Vio- lation of the Cannabis Control Act (Class 2 Felony), Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act (Class 3 Felony) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misde- meanor).

Assisting the office with the 12:35 p.m. search were the Milled- geville Police Department, Lanark Police Department, Milledgeville Fire Protection District Ambulance, Jo Daviess Carroll Critical Inci- dent Response Team, Carroll Coun- ty Office and Ste- phenson County Office. This incident remains an active investigation, additional arrests are pending. No further information is being released. ARRESTS EDUCATION NEWS STAFF REPORT FULTON Citing a rise in White- side County COVID-19 cases, about a quarter of which are in the Fulton ZIP code, the River Bend School District is requiring its high school students attend remotely when school starts, with optional building times for those who want one-on-one teaching support.

According to the district website, preschoolers through eighth-grad- ers will start school Aug. 19 by attending 2 in-person days, based on their last names, and 2 days remote- ly. Masks and social distancing will be employed, and temperatures will be taken. The district will provide a mask for all students and staff, but they also will be allowed to wear their own masks as long as they meet the standards of personal protective equipment. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask will not be permitted to enter school buildings, the board said.

Students and staff who tol- erate masks for health reasons claustrophobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic obstruc- tive pulmonary disease may be allowed to use face shields. Children who ride the bus will have their temperatures taken before they are allowed to ride, and bus monitors will be hired to take temperatures, rather than requiring bus drivers to do it. The district has of the coun- population but of its COVID cases, and two teachers who were exposed to positive cases were quar- antined. If cases continue to rise, all stu- dents may return to learning remotely, Superintendent Darryl Hogue told the school board, the Clinton Herald reported. Case studies suggest that children younger than 9 spread the disease, Whiteside County Health Department Administrator Cheryl Lee told the board.

Lee suggests that teachers stay at the front of the room and stay with the same group of students each day. She also suggested giving students additional time for bathroom breaks and periodic breaks from wearing masks, requiring social distancing during those times. Most of the rise in cases are in 20- to 29-year-olds, who tend to have mild or no symptoms, stay home, and to go out while sick, spreading the virus, Lee said. If everyone else is wearing a mask, and if students are social distancing, a few with other kinds of face cover- ings will still be safe. not just one thing.

a said Lee. kids, if they get it, are going to be COVID-19 cases prompt remote-only at FHS Six new COVID-19 cases Sunday The Whiteside County Health Depart- ment announced four new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, involving people younger than 20, and in their 20s, 50s and older than 80. Lee County announced two new cases involving people in their 20s and 50s. Ogle and Carroll counties do not release data on weekends. Whiteside County has had 361 cases and 17 COVID-related deaths.

Lee Coun- ty has had 169 cases, 133 recoveries and one death. Ogle County has had 415 cases, 370 recoveries and five deaths. Carroll County has had 66 cases, 39 recoveries and four deaths. Illinois on Sunday announced 1,382 new cases and eight deaths. The state has had 194,080 cases and 7,636 deaths.

Sterling has had 1,709 people tested with 138 cases. Rock Falls has had 1,011 tested and 71 cases. Dixon has had 3,106 tested and 143 cases. Rochelle has had 2,208 tested and 201 cases. COVID-19 testing available at Mt.

Carroll middle school The Carroll County Health Depart- ment, Carroll County Emergency Man- agement Agency and the Illinois Depart- ment of Health have partnered to offer additional testing for COVID-19. Tests will be offered Thursday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Car- roll Middle School, 633 East St.

Times may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. No appointment is needed, but participants must remain in their vehi- cles, wear a mask and present a valid photo ID. Those 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guard- ian present. Results will be received within 4-7 days via phone communication from the state. Please note, this test will tell you only if you have the coronavirus as of the date of testing, not if you have had it previously.

Call the health department at 815- 244-8855 for more information. COVID-19 UPDATE.

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