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

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…)


Stillman twins on course to finish Naval flight training

	Stillman Valley twins Ashley and Brianna Koenig pose for a picture together in their Navy uniforms.

Twins Brianna and Ashley Koenig went to Stillman Valley High School together, followed by academic careers at Rock Valley College and Illinois State University, together. It only made sense that both young ladies would decide their next step was to go into the Navy


Event raises awareness for Lupus by using interactive learning techniques

Dr. Brian Arn, Dr. and Lupus Awareness Event Cre-ator, Organizer Karen Allen welcomed the public to an open house on May 10 at Advantage Chiropractic Wellness.

May is Lupus Awareness month and Advantage Chiropractic Wellness in Roscoe invited the public to gain knowledge at an open house held on Thursday, May 10.


Emily Parlapiano signs to play basketball with RVC

WHS Senior Emily Parlapiano signs the letter of intent to play basketball for Rock Valley College as
her parents and RVC Assistant Coach Cierra Morris look on.
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On Friday, May 18, a news conference was held at 3 p.m. in the cafetorium of Winnebago High School for Senior Emily Parlapiano to sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Rock Valley College.


New cardiac monitors arrive at Win-Bur-Sew

New cardiac monitors arrive at Win-Bur-Sew

The Win-Bur-Sew Fire Protection District recently received new Zoll Series X cardiac monitors. The Fire District will use the new more advanced cardiac monitors to replace out dated and no longer maintenance supported monitors they had purchased in 2008.


Two new South Beloit police officers sworn in during council meeting

	Police Chief Hoey, center, is pictured with South Beloit’s newest police officers May 7. On the left is Officer Cameron Monyelle, on the right is Officer Martin Oswald.

South Beloit Police Chief Pat Hoey had a busy night of it during the May 7 city council meeting. A “gratitude plaque” was presented, first of all, to retiring Police Officer Sandy Messenger…


Local girl’s soccer teams win regional crowns

	The Stillman girl's soccer team poses for a picture after winning the Oregon regional over Oregon, 6-0, on Friday, May 11.

The Byron Tigers and Stillman Valley Cardinals girl’s soccer teams have once again taken regional crowns in the IHSA play-offs.


Former Roscoe cop promoted to ISP Sergeant

Former Roscoe cop promoted to ISP Sergeant

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 16 Commander Carl Heintz announced the promotion of Trooper Dan Balsley to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Balsley’s promotion was effective Feb. 1, 2018, and he was honored at a ceremony in Springfield last week.


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful clothing drive set for May 12

Volunteers load donated clothing onto truck at a past KNIB Clothing Drive.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will hold its Spring Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at four locations: Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 300 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park; Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 725 W. State St., Rockford…