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BHS FFA and Ag Dept. holding Plant Sale

BHS FFA and Ag Dept. holding Plant Sale

BYRON – The students in Mr. Trygg’s Horticulture classes at Byron HS have been busy planting in the greenhouse. There will be a wide selection of spring bedding plants available, for purchase May 14 from 8a.m – 4:30 p.m.. The location is in the high school greenhouse, which is right […]

 
 

‘El Día de los Niños’ held at Meridian CUSD #223

‘El Día de los Niños’ held at Meridian CUSD #223

STILLMAN VALLEY – On April 30, the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Bilingual/ESL teachers held the annual “Day of the Children, Day of the Books” celebration which took place at Meridian Junior High School. All the elementary children from the Bilingual/ESL Program and their families participated in this […]

 
 

Byron CUSD 226 helps in tornado relief efforts

Byron CUSD 226 helps in tornado relief efforts

BYRON – An awe-inspiring amount of donations came in from the Byron community recently to help the victims of the tornados that swept through Northern Illinois. Led by Tracie Duffield, Kari Ebens, the Byron CUSD 226 Transportation Dept., and the HS Student Council, volunteers manned the busses on Saturday, April […]

 
 

Retired teacher continues to make a difference in the lives of Meridian 223 Students

STILLMAN VALLEY – On Tuesday, April 28, Mr. Phil Bratta was recognized by Illinois Education Region 22 and the Stillman Valley Education for his continued contribution to the success of Meridian CUSD223 (Stillman Valley) students. Phil was nominated by Todd Hall, a former student of Phil’s and a current teacher […]

 
 

Stillman 7th Graders learn about crime scene investigation

By Doug Schroder Editor STILLMAN VALLEY – For the past few weeks, the 7th grade Science classes at Meridian Junior High have been trying to solve the mock crime scene of the murder of Paul Dudden (based off of an Agatha Christie Story). The school received a crime scene kit […]

 
 

Eagle Scout project paints the town red

Eagle Scout project paints the town red

By Doug Schroder Editor  STILLMAN VALLEY – Last fall Stillman Valley Boy Scout Marcus Franke, of Troop 40, got an idea for his Eagle Scout project from Dean Insko of the Stillman Valley Public Works Department. Dean suggested the fire hydrants needed painting. From this Marcus got the idea to […]

 
 

Local horticulture educator wins State award

Local horticulture educator wins State award

STATELINE – Candice Miller, a University of Illinois Extension Horticulture educator serving, Boone, DeKalb, Ogle, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties was recently awarded a State Communications Award for her Social Media Flyer by the Illinois Extension Agricultural Association. Miller reaches out to her program participants through various social media […]

 
 

Outstanding local Middle School Students selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Outstanding local Middle School Students selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Submitted By Byron Middle School Staff  BYRON – Sixth grader Montana Larson, seventh graders Ava Ebersohl, Alivia Bradford, Cade Roschi, Kyle Baker, and eigth graders Evan Walters and Connor Harn, students at Byron Middle School, have been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. They […]

 
 

Byron Dragway gets new tower for 51st season

Byron Dragway gets new tower for 51st season

By Doug Schroder Editor  BYRON – The new tower being built at Byron Dragway has been a total community effort by all of those involved. The need to rebuild the tower have been long over due, as volunteers found out while tearing down the old tower. With the old tower […]

 
 

Byron Schools reduce staff due to declining enrollment and financial issues

Byron Schools reduce staff due to declining enrollment and financial issues

BYRON – The Byron School Board approved modest staff reductions at its March meeting to address declining enrollment and a $27 million reduction in the value of the Exelon nuclear facility. The Board retained the Academically Talented program, of which the District has always been proud; art and Speaking, Listening, […]