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Byron Masons recognize 50-year member

Byron Masons recognize 50-year member

BYRON – Ronald R. Beem was presented with his 50-year member pin and certificate at the January meeting of Byron Lodge #274 A.F. & A.M. by Master Gerald Zeibert. Beem was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on Dec. 22, 1964 in DeKalb Lodge #144, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on […]

 
 

Byron Firefighter lifts spirits of childhood friend before she passes

Byron Firefighter lifts spirits of childhood friend before she passes

By Tricia Goecks Daily Republican Editor  BELVIDERE – On Christmas Eve, a convoy of cars, fire trucks, and police cars made its way from Belvidere North High School to the Prairie Ridge subdivision in Belvidere. Included with the procession was a pink fire truck and pink squad car from Pink […]

 
 

Byron Park District awarded OSLAD Grants for Land Acquisition and Park Re-development

BYRON – We have some very exciting news to start the New Year! On Saturday, Jan 3 Governor Quinn announced that 75 park and recreation agencies throughout the State will receive a total of $26,072,000 in Open Space Land Acquisition & Development (OSLAD) grants for FY15! The Byron Park District […]

 
 

Illinois Clean Energy Coalition finds state report on nuclear power validates industry’s role

Illinois Clean Energy Coalition finds state report on nuclear power validates industry’s role

State Agencies find that possible closing of nuclear plants would cost billions to the economy and add millions of tons of carbon pollution CHICAGO —A new state report on the impacts of nuclear power on Illinois shows the industry creates enormous environmental and economic benefits to the state. The report […]

 
 

High School FFA groups participating in county wide Christmas tree collection

OGLE COUNTY – Local high school Future Farmers of America groups will be volunteering their time on Saturday, Jan. 10 to collect Christmas trees. The trees will be picked up at the curb and taken to a local chipping site where they will be chipped into mulch. Trees, with all […]

 
 

Meridian CUSD 223 Board of Education approves tax levy

STILLMAN VALLEY – At the December Meridian CUSD 223 Board of Education meeting the tax levy for next year was approved unanimously. Prior to the adoption of the levy, two presentations had been given at different public meetings and a voice-over PowerPoint presentation was made available to the public via […]

 
 

Stillman Bank announces winners of Christmas coloring contest

Stillman Bank announces winners of Christmas coloring contest

BYRON – Stillman Bank recently held their annual  Christmas Coloring Contest for kids up to 10 years old.  This year’s picture was a gingerbread man and the winners received their very own gingerbread house kit.  Congratulations to the winners! For ages 5 and under, the winners were:  Aubrey Emery (Byron), […]

 
 

Byron C.U.S.D. No. 226 Accepting Applications for Hall of Fame Committee

The Byron C.U.S.D. No. 226 Hall of Fame has two vacancies for the Hall of Fame Committee, beginning in 2015. The Hall of Fame committee is responsible for selecting Hall of Fame Inductees from nominations submitted. The committee is comprised of the Byron High School (BHS) Activities Director, four adults […]

 
 

University of Illinois Extension sprouts new crop of Master Gardener interns

University of Illinois Extension sprouts new crop of Master Gardener interns

OGLE COUNTY – Eight new Master Gardener interns are on the job in Ogle County. On Nov. 21, University of Illinois Extension graduated 18 area volunteers from their Master Gardener training program. University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer training program. Volunteers attended 11 training sessions […]