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Dr. Cates celebrates 30 years of chiropractic service

Dr. Cates celebrates 30 years of chiropractic service

OGLE COUNTY – Dr. Jeffrey Cates and the Oregon Chiropractic Clinic are celebrating 30 years of service in Oregon, IL. Dr. Cates grew up in Byron, and graduated from Byron High School. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1983 after which he studied and practiced in Scandinavia. He […]

 
 

Byron ends Fostiak suit with small settlement

 BYRON – The Byron Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to pay dismissed superintendent Margaret Fostiak approximately $165,000 from the District’s tort fund and approximately $35,000 to be paid by the District’s insurance carrier (for a maximum total one-time payment of $200,000.) The agreement represents considerably less than one year […]

 
 

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 […]