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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 […]

 
 

Fairdale residents still recovering two months after tornado

Fairdale residents still recovering two months after tornado

By Doug Schroder Editor FAIRDALE, IL – Thursday, June 11, 2015, marked two months to the day that I was last in Fairdale, IL. It just so happened that I was in the area last Thursday, so I decided to stop by and see what progress has been made since […]

 
 

Byron Regional Championship features occasional foes

Byron Regional Championship features occasional foes

By Chris Johnson Reporter BYRON – The Stillman Valley Lady Cardinals scored intermittently throughout the Saturday, May 23 Byron Regional Championship game against the host Byron Lady Tigers and came away with the title, courtesy of a 4-0 score. The scoring, every other inning, paired with a top-notch performance by […]

 
 

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 […]