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A reunion turned into a fond farewell

A reunion turned into a fond farewell

By Doug Schroder Editor  WINNEBAGO – In the Dec. 25, 2014 edition of the Gazette the front page story was about three Winnebago grads (Mindy DalSanto, Dawn Monge, and Doug Schroder) reunited through the Sun Seekers Lighting Girls via the Harlem Globetrotters game on Dec. 27 (see page 10 to […]

 
 

OCSWMD offers Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants

OGLE COUNTY – Does your organization want to go “green” and help to keep refuse out of the landfill? The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) is announcing the first round of Waste Reduction/ Recycling Grants for 2015. The grants of up to $2,000 are available to Ogle County […]

 
 

Ogle County Fair has a successful year!

Ogle County Fair has a successful year!

OGLE COUNTY – The Ogle County Fair Association held its annual meeting Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 at the Ogle County Farm Bureau auditorium with many 4-H and Adult Volunteers, Fair Association members and Board members present. The Annual meeting is held each year to review the past year’s Fair and elect new Directors. Harlan […]

 
 

Top 10%

Top 10%

Congratulations to the following Stillman Valley High School seniors who were recently named Illinois State Scholars, recognizing their outstanding academic achievement as being in the top 10% of Illinois high school graduates of 2015. Front row, Leah Griesbach, Madelyn Freymiller, Lindsey Hickey, Nile McCammond, Jacob Hildebrand. Back row, Trevor Goley, […]

 
 

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 […]