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Ogle County Fair canceled for first time in 167 years

The first Ogle County Fair was held in October of 1853 on the lawn of the Ogle County Court House. Since then, thousands of patrons have attended the fair each year. Our focus has always been on the health and welfare of our communities, families and friends. While we strive […]

 
 

SVHS senior Kayla White recognized as State FFA Proficiency Winner

SVHS senior Kayla White recognized as State FFA Proficiency Winner

Kayla White was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Agricultural Services. Kayla is a member of the Stillman Valley FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA. Illinois FFA recognizes students in 50 different areas, based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised Agricultural Experiences or SAE. FFA […]

 
 

Reber awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Reber awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award

The Byron Museum of History presented the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award to Adam Reber of Byron. Reber accumulated more than 350 hours of volunteer service at Midway Village Museum in Rockford and Byron Museum of History. “Adam’s passion for history is contagious and his work was invaluable,” said Laura […]

 
 

Byron Rotary helps with hand sanitizer shortage

Byron Rotary helps with hand sanitizer shortage

When Rotary Club of Byron was forced to cancel its annual fundraiser – Pot of Gold – due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every single one of their sponsors told them to keep their sponsorship money so they could continue doing good things in the community. Rotary’s first effort was to […]

 
 

Meridian School Nurses reach out

Meridian School Nurses reach out

submitted photo Tempo Health Services personnel from the Meridian School District wants students to know how much they miss them.  

 
 

Pig Tales: Students learn about swine with Ag in the Classroom

Pig Tales: Students learn about swine with Ag in the Classroom

First grade students at Forreston learned how and why pigs are raised. A month ago we weren’t talking about a possible shortage of pork products. It’s not because the farms have stopped raising pigs rather a shortage of workers. It takes a lot of people at the facilities that harvest […]

 
 

Drive-thru library

Drive-thru library

submitted photo Tempo Huge success with the Meridian School District’s first drive through library. Over 76 students requesting books and over 186 books that went out. All precautions were taken with sanitized books in bags, social distancing, and everything recommended to be safe. Thank you, Mrs. Brooks!

 
 

Business open in Byron, but call ahead

By Chris Johnson REPORTER Citizens across the community of Byron have found their regular daily actions impacted as a result of the fear of spread of infection of Covid19. The respiratory assailant has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the globe already and in Ogle County as in counties […]

 
 

Byron Public Library offers assistance during shutdown

Due to the shelter in place order issued by the state of Illinois, the Byron Public Library is completely closed until further notice. Due dates have been extended by our library system so there is no need to worry about late fees! Practice social distancing and stay safe, everyone! Be […]

 
 

Ogle County 4-H Carnival winners announced

Ogle County 4-H Carnival winners announced

The Ogle County 4-H Federation hosted its annual 4-H Penny Carnival at the Blackhawk Center in Oregon on March 7. Penny Carnival is much like a fun fair, but features games dreamed up and designed by the 4-H clubs in the county. Twelve of the counties 14 clubs participated, dreaming […]

 
 
 
 
 
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