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In honor of those who served in Korea, 1950 to 1953

MARGARET DOWNING Tempo
Guest speaker Scott Lewandowski spoke to Memorial attendees about the sacrifices
made by service people during the war with Korea from 1950 to 1953. To the left is
KWVA Commander Arnie Cabello, who also rang the bell as the names of each area
Korean War fatality were read by KWVA members John Scott, Roger Myers, Walter
Landgraf, and Ernie Lewandowski.

Guest speaker Scott Lewandowski spoke to Memorial attendees about the sacrifices made by service people during the war with Korea from 1950 to 1953.

 
 

Beautiful weather made for a perfect ‘Cars on Main’ show

Beautiful weather made for a perfect ‘Cars on Main’ show

Rob Wise stands in front of the ‘57 Ford that he bought and refurbished to look like the first squad car his father, Robert Wise, had when he started as a State Trooper with District 16.

 
 

A Plymouth Belvedere, driven by Larry Griffith and sponsored by Ferris Motors of Savannah, IL, burns some rubber at the Meltdown Drags held at Byron Dragway this pat weekend.

 
 

Six defendants charged in federal investigation targeting narcotics sales in Rockford

Six defendants charged in federal investigation targeting narcotics sales in Rockford

Six individuals are facing federal criminal charges as part of an investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales in the Rockford area.

 
 

Man arrested following fatal accident

Man arrested following fatal accident

On Saturday, July 14, Loves Park Police Officers responded to the intersection of N. Mulford Road and N. Perryville Road in reference a two-vehicle traffic crash. One driver, 58-year-old Mary Wymore, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Samuel Gomez-Gonzalez. Loves Park […]

 
 

Durand High School Cheerleaders recognized with top honors at camp

COURTESY PHOTO The Gazette
Durand High School cheerleaders and their camp coach, front Row (L to R): Kiley DeSchepper, Katie Dulyea, Lillian Maiella, Premiere
Cheer Camp Coach. Back Row (L to R) Arianna McCorkle, Lydia Creviston, Korissa Veins, Anna Jozsa, Sloan Sheldon, Millie King, Kendra
Dollak. See page 3 for more photos.

Durand High School cheerleaders were recently recognized as recipients of the Premiere Cheer Camps Award of Excellence at their summer cheer camp hosted by the private cheer camp company, Premiere Cheer Camps.

 
 

New flagpole dedicated in memory of former Shirland Fire Chief

New flagpole dedicated in memory of former Shirland Fire Chief

Before the Fourth of July parade in 2018 a special dedication remembered the many contributions of Charles “Ray” Preiss. The Walter Graham American Legion Post #332 Rifle Squad lined up to pay tribute by the Shirland Town Hall.

 
 

Local Girl Scouts enjoy and learn on European trip

Local Girl Scouts enjoy and learn on European trip

Sightseeing in Paris: (L-R) Shannon Shrader, Kim Shrader, Leanne Shrader, Annika Waldron, Angelina Waldron, Chloe Nestler and Kelly Nestler.

 
 

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.