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Anna’s Pizza owner sits in with judges during 2015 Pizza Expo

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – The 2015 PizzaExpo was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 23-27. The events is easily defined as the biggest and most important show in the Pizza industry. This year there was over 475 suppliers booths ranging from food to insurance to phones, to shoes, to […]

 
 

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church hosts egg hunt with a twist

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church hosts egg hunt with a twist

By Jean Seegers Reporter  ROSCOE – Traditionally, Easter Egg Hunts involve children collecting as many Easter eggs as they can fit in their baskets. The annual event at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Roscoe did things a little different this year. On Saturday, April 4, volunteers colored, numbered and […]

 
 

Byron Dragway gets new tower for 51st season

Byron Dragway gets new tower for 51st season

By Doug Schroder Editor  BYRON – The new tower being built at Byron Dragway has been a total community effort by all of those involved. The need to rebuild the tower have been long over due, as volunteers found out while tearing down the old tower. With the old tower […]

 
 

Shelby Hitchcock wins essay contest

PECATONICA – Shelby Hitchcock, a student of Pecatonica High School, won the “Americanism” essay contest sponsored by the Pecatonica American Legion Post #197 auxiliary. Seventy 11th and 12th graders of Pecatonica High School submitted essays entitled “What New Amendment Should be Added to the U. S. Constitution”. Shelby is a […]

 
 

Old Settler’s Days to welcome country favorites ‘Big and Rich’

Old Settler’s Days to welcome country favorites ‘Big and Rich’

ROCKTON – Big and Rich is coming to the 2015 Old Settler’s Days (OSD) festival main stage on June, 20. This is one many highlights of the OSD kick-off party on March 26. An electrifying atmosphere surrounded fibs as Rockton Lion’s Club President Kerri Wallace joined Steve Summers and the […]

 
 

Byron Schools reduce staff due to declining enrollment and financial issues

Byron Schools reduce staff due to declining enrollment and financial issues

BYRON – The Byron School Board approved modest staff reductions at its March meeting to address declining enrollment and a $27 million reduction in the value of the Exelon nuclear facility. The Board retained the Academically Talented program, of which the District has always been proud; art and Speaking, Listening, […]

 
 

Tractor Day has been a long-standing tradition at Winnebago High

Tractor Day has been a long-standing tradition at Winnebago High

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – It all started over 30 years ago when sometime in the mid 1970’s it was decided that students in FFA would drive their tractors to school on the last day before spring break. The tradition continued this year on Thursday, March 19, when 17 […]

 
 

Local businesses, leaders are recognized as finalists for the annual Rockton Chamber Awards.

ROCKTON – The 2015 Annual Awards Banquet is set to be one of the best in years. There is so much excellence to celebrate from 2014, and the Rockton Chamber always celebrates in style. The finalists for the Awards are an example of how great this event really is. The […]

 
 

Byron Women’s Club is on the move!

By Wanda Cacciatore Byron Women’s Club BYRON – The awarding of our Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is a special focus for the BWC. We will be awarding two $500 Scholarships to graduating female high school students or a women 18 years or older residing in the Byron area who wish to […]

 
 

A little bit of Rockford and ‘Bago all rolled into one

A little bit of Rockford and ‘Bago all rolled into one

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – Winnebago resident Melinda Grap has been working very hard for the past year and a half in getting her new business Rock-A Bago Hall up and running. The building on West State Street in Rockford was the old DaMar Lounge, which closed many years […]