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Stillman Valley High School announces Illinois State Scholars

Stillman Valley High School announces Illinois State Scholars

Stillman Valley High School Principal Leslie Showers is pleased to announce that 15 Stillman Valley High School students from the graduating class of 2017 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, […]

 
 

Thanksgiving holiday travel brings lowest fatality rate in six years

Thanksgiving holiday travel brings lowest fatality rate in six years

Responsible Motorists and Patrol Efforts Result in 82 Percent Decrease in Fatalities Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) announce that the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday travel period experienced the lowest fatality rate since 2011.  The Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and concludes at midnight on the […]

 
 

Meridian student selected to All-Illinois Junior Band

Meridian student selected to All-Illinois Junior Band

Marybeth Brauns, an 8th grade student at Meridian Junior High in Stillman Valley, has been named to the All- Illinois Junior Band (aijb.org). She is one of five junior flutists selected from the state of Illinois and will participate in the All-Illinois Junior Band Concert on Jan. 13 at the […]

 
 

Holiday celebrations kick off the Christmas season in Byron

Holiday celebrations kick off the Christmas season in Byron

By Doug Schroder Editor Two separate events took place in Byron on Friday, Dec. 2, to kick off the Christmas season. The first was Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop that took place at 1 p.m. This is the eighteenth year the railroad has had the Holiday Train. As in years […]

 
 

Illinois EPA removes used tires in northwestern Illinois

Over 215 tons of tires collected in support of mosquito reduction strategy Illinois EPA Acting Director Alec Messina has announced the completion of used tire removal actions that included ten Northwestern Illinois counties in the Rockford region. The collections were part of Illinois’ plan to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne […]

 
 

PJ Caposey recognized in 40 Under 40 Ceremony

PJ Caposey recognized in 40 Under 40 Ceremony

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce named its 40 Leaders Under Forty at a reception recently at Tebala Shrine Center in Rockford. The program is a Rockford Chamber initiative to seek and profile the region’s emerging leaders. The 40 honorees have distinguished themselves professionally and made a commitment to being engaged […]

 
 

Doug Floski honored as State Of Illinois School Board President of the Year

Doug Floski honored as State Of Illinois School Board President of the Year

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized Mr. Douglas P. Floski, President of the Byron Community Unit School District 226 with its prestigious Thomas Lay Burroughs Award as the School Board President of the Year for 2016. Mr. Floski received the award at the Annual Conference of the Illinois […]

 
 

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops in Byron on this Friday

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops in Byron on this Friday

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Byron on Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 pm. The train will be stopped for approximately one hour at Colfax and 7th Street, near the high school. Now in its 16 year, the brightly decorated Holiday Train raises food, money and awareness for […]

 
 

SwedishAmerican President and CEO announces retirement

SwedishAmerican President and CEO announces retirement

Dr. Bill Gorski, who for the past 16 years has been president and CEO of SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, will retire from his position effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Michael Born, currently SwedishAmerican’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer, will succeed Dr. Gorski as president and CEO. […]

 
 

Generations at Neighbors celebrates with a grand Grand Reopening

Generations at Neighbors celebrates with a grand Grand Reopening

By Doug Schroder Editor Eighteen months after the groundbreaking ceremony took place, Generations at Neighbors Nursing home in Byron celebrated a Grand Reopening on Thursday, Nov. 17. It was a grand affair with no expense spared. After the ribbon cutting ceremony a wonderful buffet was provided for the guests. The […]