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Outstanding Byron Middle School students performed at Carnegie Hall

Four Byron Middle School students recently played at Carnegie Hall in New York City; (L to R) Grace Voiles, Kaci McKnight, Sally Albrecht, Alex Cassens, Mia Vongsiri.

Four Byron Middle School students recently played at Carnegie Hall in New York City; (L to R) Grace Voiles, Kaci McKnight, Sally Albrecht, Alex Cassens, Mia Vongsiri.

 
 

Eleven-year-old Rockton girl leads charge to help others facing hair loss

Eleven-year-old Rockton girl leads charge to help others facing hair loss

Gracie Williams stands with an enlarged check depicting the total of $2,585.

 
 

Drainage ditch maintenance services okayed

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the Loves Park City Council meeting on June 25, aldermen approved a resolution allowing the public works manager to hire assistance with drainage ditch maintenance in the city. The resolution includes “but is not limited to tree removal, excavation, hauling, and materials for the purpose […]

 
 

Tom Heflin, the Master of Fine Art in our midst

"A Humid Day in July”, a painting done in 2001 by local artist Tom Heflin, is a scene looking north from Route 20 near Pecatonica."

“A Humid Day in July”, a painting done in 2001 by local artist Tom Heflin, is a scene looking north from Route 20 near Pecatonica.”
When one thinks of fine art, usually thoughts of big cities like Paris, New York, Los Angeles or Chicago…

 
 

Wording of open burning referendum question delays action in MP

Wording of open burning referendum question delays action in MP

The proposed wording of an advisory referendum that may appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot reads: “Should the Village of Machesney Park allow small, recreational campfires and…

 
 

South Beloit health plan problems considered

South Beloit health plan problems considered

On the agenda at the South Beloit City Council meeting June 4 was a discussion about issues with the city’s Local Government Health Plan, in relation to such issues as delayed payments…

 
 

The Doctor’s House Museum will be open this Sunday

DOUG SCHRODER PHOTO The Gazette 
The Doctor’s House Museum in Seward is filled with history from the Seward Township area. Many newspaper clippings of area families and events can be found here.

The Doctor’s House Museum in Seward is filled with history from the Seward Township area. Many newspaper clippings of area families and events can be found here.

 
 

Restoration of Black Hawk statue rekindled with passed State budget

Restoration of Black Hawk statue rekindled with passed State budget

A worker prepares the cover on the Black Hawk statue for removal on Friday, June 1. Restoration that had been put on hold for several years has begun again.

 
 

Rockton Memorial Day Parade reminded all of true meaning of the day

MARIANNE MULLER PHOTOS The Herald
Clockwise from top: The Walter Graham American Legion Post 332 Rifle Squad marched down Union Street; Jr. Auxillary member, Jadyn Stein sat in the back of a convertible driven by Auxiliary Vice President, Kathy Staver. Also pictured is Auxiliary President, Sandee Merten;Hononegah’s marching band played patriotic songs in honor of Memorial Day.

The Walter Graham American Legion Post 332 reminded everyone of the true meaning behind Memorial Day at this year’s Memorial Day event.

 
 

WHS Scholastic Bowl receives honors

WHS Scholastic Bowl receives honors

Winnebago Scholastic Bowl members who competed at Regional competition, (L-R) Gracie Webb, Natalie Howell, Davey Lyons, Zane Smalley, Trevor Vice, and Andy Marshall.     (more…)