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‘Cutting Cancer for Tim O’Hare’ benefit results announced

‘Cutting Cancer for Tim O’Hare’ benefit results announced

BYRON – We are grateful to everyone who helped make the “Cutting Cancer for Tim O’Hare” benefit on Sunday June 28 at Prairie View Golf Course a meaningful and memorable experience for the O’Hare Family. Including our 152 golfers, there were 350 guests for dinner. The silent and live auctions […]

 
 

Saturday night turned out all right at Byronfest 2015

Saturday night turned out all right at Byronfest 2015

By Doug Schroder Editor BYRON – When I started out for Byron around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, a light, but steady, rain began falling. As I drove along I was hoping the rain would let up soon. To pass the time I popped in local band Desolation Row’s […]

 
 

It was sizzling hot at the Meltdown Drags last weekend

It was sizzling hot at the Meltdown Drags last weekend

By Doug Schroder Editor BYRON – Temperatures around the state line sizzled with heat indexes between 100 and 110 on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, during the Metal Meltdown Drags at Byron Dragway. That didn’t stop an estimated crowd of 20,000 from showing up as the Meltdown proved […]

 
 

Led Zepplin tribute band Kashmir rocks it at ByronFest 2015

Video from last night’s performance shot by Doug Schroder.

 
 

Independence Day

Independence Day

   

 
 

Stillman Firefighters Association receives grant for life-saving equipment

Stillman Firefighters Association receives grant for life-saving equipment

STILLMAN VALLEY – Only about ten percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive, according to the American Heart Association. The use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by emergency responders offers a much greater chance of survival, but the Stillman Firefighter’s Association, which services an […]

 
 

Complete child identification package offered at ByronFest

Complete child identification package offered at ByronFest

BYRON – Byron Lodge #274 will sponsor a CHIP event during ByronFest on Saturday July 11 at the Byron police department garage on Washington and 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Masons of Illinois, who fund the entire cost of IL CHIP, put together everything parents need to […]

 
 

Stillman Valley Lion’s Club gives back to the Meridian Education Foundation

Stillman Valley Lion’s Club gives back to the Meridian Education Foundation

STILLMAN VALLEY – The Stillman Valley Lion’s Club gave the Meridian Education Foundation a check for $2,515.76 for the can recycling program on June 3, 2015 at the Cardinal Cafe in SV at their monthly meeting. The Lions Club collects aluminum cans at Highland Elementary School. The Education Foundation appreciates […]

 
 

BYRON FFA honored at State convention

BYRON FFA honored at State convention

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The proud traditions of Illinois FFA sparked the ambitions of the Byron FFA Chapter during the 87th Annual Illinois State FFA Convention. The chapter joined more than 3,500 members from across Illinois in Springfield to receive some of the organization’s highest honors and renew their commitment to […]

 
 

Evalene Palmer celebrates 102nd birthday

Evalene Palmer celebrates 102nd birthday

BYRON – Lifelong Byron area resident Evalene Palmer celebrated her 102nd birthday on June 6, 2015 with family and friends at Neighbors Rehabilitation Center in Byron. Evalene and her late husband Hank farmed on Town Line Road near Indian Village. She had a huge garden and canned all her own […]