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Story submission deadline nears

STERLING – Whiteside County Genealogists extended the deadline for submitting family stories for it’s new book, “Whiteside County, Illinois History & Families.”

Families who have lived in Whiteside County for any amount of time can submit 500-word stories and a picture free of charge by Dec. 1. A charge of 15 cents per additional word and $15 for each additional photo will apply.

Histories of local churches and schools are now accepted for $75 for a quarter page, $85 for a half page and $125 for a full page in the book. 

More than 200 articles and 195 pictures from the country have been received.

The 8.5-by-11-inch book will be bound in swirl-grained leatherette with a gold stamped seal depicting the Morrison depot. 

A limited number of books will be printed, and are only available through pre-order. The cost is $54.95. Book pickup locations will be announced at a later date. They also can be shipped for $6.50. Customers should indicate shipping preferences when ordering.

Send orders to Whiteside County Histories and Families Book, Whiteside County Genealogists, P.O. Box 145, Sterling, IL 61081.

For more information, call Marjorie Bowman at 815-626-2700.

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