Lady Tigers tumble at Stillman Valley

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER Following a loss to nearby neighbor Stillman Valley this past week, the Byron Lady Tigers found themselves on the backside of the pack looking up, as the late games of the Big Northern volleyball season prepare to come to a close. On Monday, April 12, Byron […]


Meridian CUSD 223 to launch new website

Next week, Meridian CUSD 223 will launch a new website powered by School Messenger. The launch of the new website is a culmination of many months of work led by Nick Belmonte, Director of Technology for Meridian schools. The new website replaces an old website that had been in place […]


Tigers taken down by Genoa-Kingston

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER A 14-0 loss to the Genoa-Kingston Cogs in game two of the high school football season dropped the Byron Tigers to 1-1 in the abbreviated spring campaign. Strong defense dictated how the early drives of the Friday match would go, as a consistent stretch of non-allowance […]


Rough start to season greets Cardinals

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER It’s an 0-2 start for the Stillman Valley Lady Cardinals volleyball team, following a weekend loss to Big Northern forcex Rock Falls and Dixon. In the 2021 premiere, Stillman Valley took its game on the road and traveled along the Rock River to Rock Falls for […]


MP committee postpones action on floodplain recreational plan

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The village since the devastating flood of June 2008 has acquired 143 lots along and near Shore Drive, on the banks of the Rock River. State and federal grants have allowed all of that property to be set aside for public use. In following through on […]


Huskies end regular swim, diving season with three consecutive wins

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s boys swimming and diving was on a roll to conclude the 2021 regular season with three consecutive victories. The Huskies defeated Guilford and Boylan Catholic in a triangular meet to finish 6-2 in NIC-10 competition. Then they toppled Rockford Christian, 124-61, in non-conference action, to […]


Cardinals prepared for a busy spring schedule

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER After waiting until conditions were deemed safe to play, Stillman Valley’s varsity football players prepare to do more than just suit up and run drills. In a little over a week, the Cardinals embark on an abbreviated five-game spring schedule. They’ll kick things off on Saturday, […]


Stillman Valley High School student Nate Youman selected for the IHSA All-State Academic Team

Stillman Valley High School student Nate Youman selected for the IHSA All-State Academic Team

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, the IHSA announced the 26 members of the 2021 IHSA All-State Academic Team, including Stillman Valley High School student Nate Youman. The team was revealed in the video message by IHSA Assistant Executive Director Stacey Lambert: “Presenting this amazing group of students is always one […]


Cardinals close down 2021 winter campaign

Max Connell drives to the basket past Stillman Valley's Brandt King during the third quarter of their game in Byron on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Byron won the game 59-48.

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER A hot start to the winter campaign welcomed Stillman Valley’s boys basketball team this year. The Cardinals jumped out to a 5-0 record in the early weeks of game play. However, things changed with success becoming less frequent in the second half of the short season […]


Byron lecture to examine Chicago Portage Historic Site

Byron lecture to examine Chicago Portage Historic Site

Byron Forest Preserve will offer ‘Archaeology of the Chicago Portage National Historic Site via Zoom Lecture on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Join staff archaeologist Paula Bryant of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey to learn about the Chicago Portage, a low and short divide between the Great Lakes and […]

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