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Goodwill Industries International’s new president, CEO visits Goodwill Northern Illinois

Goodwill Industries International’s new president, CEO visits Goodwill Northern Illinois

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Journal Local native Steven Preston sets to further advance the Goodwill® mission by locking arms on the ground and providing support and resources.

 
 

 Rockton Yeti Fest

Rockton Yeti Fest welcomes record crowds Yeti Fest which is billed as “A festival where the abominable snow people of Rockton and their friends come out to enjoy come out to enjoy a mixture of winter related activities and is a celebration of all things winter; mainly revolving around Yetis.” […]

 
 

Yeti Visits With Kids

Yeti Visits With Kids

MARIANNE MUELLER PHOTOS The Journal The Yeti visited with kids of all ages during the four day event which ran from Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Pictured with the Yeti are: Five-year-old Jude Rockwell of Rockford, Three year old Raelynn Tabb of Rockton and four-year-old Josie Rockwell of Rockford.

 
 

Sesquicentennial Dinner featured murder mystery

Sesquicentennial Dinner featured murder mystery By Kay DeMarco CORRESPONDENT The Pecatonica Sesquicentennial Committee is progressing through 2019 with an event each month. A Ladies and Men’s pageant was held in January with Shannon Mulcahey as pageant director. In February Mayor Bill Smull organized the Sesquicentennial Dinner as a fundraiser for […]

 
 

Sesquicentennial Dinner featured murder mystery

Sesquicentennial Dinner featured murder mystery

KAY DEMARCO PHOTO The Gazette The close group of actors and royalty gathered together for a photo: Lenny Adrinoglia, Lisa Lauderdahl, Karlee Dodd, Glen Wiegert, Denise Cacciapaglia, Gary Moore, Philip Behnke, Kim Mathieu, and Katie Smull. In front is Truman DoBran, Trinity Stifter, and Bekhym Nolan.

 
 

Ryan Barrack working on a lathe

Ryan Barrack working on a lathe

Ryan Barrack working at one of the other lathes in The Shop.

 
 

Winnovation Robotics team to hold Open House

Winnovation Robotics team to hold Open House The local FIRST Robotics team, Winnovation, comprised of students from Winnebago High School and Pecatonica High School, is well underway in its 15th season. The team is led by Brandon MacLaren and mentored by Seth Lightfoot, Carrington Hong, Noah Schroeder, Mark Kleckler, Scott […]

 
 

Snow Sculpting at Byron High School

Snow Sculpting at Byron High School

DOUG SCHRODER PHOTO The Gazette “Stone Cold” the Byron High School entry in the 33rd Illinois State Snow Sculpting competition.

 
 

Byron High takes a first in the Illinois State Snow Sculpting competition

Byron High takes a first in the Illinois State Snow Sculpting competition By Doug Schroder EDITOR After a three week delay the 33rd Illinois State Snow Sculpting competition took place last week from Wednesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 8 at Sinnissippi Park in Rockford. The delay came about because […]

 
 

FBLA competes at the FBLA Northern Illinois Conference

FBLA competes at the FBLA Northern Illinois Conference Stillman Valley’s Future Business Leaders of America attended the Northern Illinois FBLA Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Grayslake Central High School. Nine members plus the three advisers attended the conference. FBLA members had a choice of 80 different events that they […]