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Sheriff's office to offer snowmobile classes

Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 1:36 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK –  The McHenry County Sheriff's Office will host two IDNR Snowmobile Safety Certification Courses from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 14.

Both courses are open to children 12 years of age and older and for those who do not have a valid driver's license. Those who do not have a valid driver's license need to have this certificate to legally operate a snowmobile in Illinois. Those who do possess a valid driver's license may also attend to expand their knowledge of snowmobile safety.

The IDNR Snowmobile Safety Certification Courses cover maintenance and repair of snowmobiles, proper and safe operation, the history of snowmobiling, first aid, protection of the environment, and the state laws.

Those completing the minimum eight hours of instruction and successfully completing the final examination will receive a state of Illinois certificate of competency and a graduate patch.

The course will take place at the McHenry County Government Center in the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Training Division.

Class size is limited to 30 students and advance registration is required.

To register, contact Cathy Hardt at 815-334-4739 or cdhardt@co.mchenry.il.us .

For information on snowmobile safety courses or this class, go to IDNR's website at http://www.dnr.state.il.us/safety/snwmob.htm . Additional information on this class can be found through the link to North Region, then McHenry.

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