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Meridian Junior High is thankful for our veterans

Meridian Junior High is thankful for our veterans

Meridian Junior High School celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 8. During the shortened day, the students attended various activities. They wrote cards to be sent to SVHS Alumni serving in the different branches, they completed a 1 mile walk for Dark Horse Lodge Trek for Troops with some of […]

 
 

Byron Rotary donates grant to District Food Pantry

Byron Rotary donates grant to District Food Pantry

Rotary Club of Byron has made a $2,000 grant to the Byron School District Food Pantry, partnering with school volunteers to confidentially assist low-income students. Last year, BHS staffers Nicole Yerly and Susan Freyer realized that they and many teachers and counselors were keeping food stocked in their classrooms and […]

 
 

Pertussis outbreak at Oregon High School reported

The Ogle County Health Department (OCHD) is investigating a pertussis outbreak at Oregon High School. The department has seen eight positive cases from individuals at Oregon High School. The department has been working with the school to prevent the further spread of the disease. Pertussis (whooping cough) can cause serious […]

 
 

Meridian recognizes school board members for their commitment

Meridian recognizes school board members for their commitment

Meridian CUSD 223 is joining communities throughout the state to say “thank you” to local school board members on November 15, 2019. The date is officially designated each year as School Board Members Day in Illinois to honor these public servants for their contributions to our public schools. “I cannot […]

 
 

Byron advances to quarterfinal game with 42-14 win

By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT The Byron Tigers football team took another step in returning to state finals when they dismantled the DuPec Rivermen 42-14 in front of the home crowd on Saturday, Nov. 9. Battle-tested Byron came in to the IHSA 3A Round 2 playoff game as heavy favorites over […]

 
 

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor

SUBMITTED PHOTO Tempo A great crowd showed up for the presentation about Quilts of Valor presented by Nancy Haire Smith at the Byron Library on Nov. 6.

 
 

Byron music students chosen for ILMEA

Byron music students chosen for ILMEA

Over a thousand students prepare for District VIII vocal/instrumental auditions, sponsored by Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA). These auditions are extremely competitive and rigorous. They include the playing/singing of scales, exercises, sight reading and tonal skills all while executing a beautiful tone and technique using very difficult music selections. If […]

 
 

Byron Mayor marks ‘World Polio Day’

Byron Mayor marks ‘World Polio Day’

Byron Mayor John Rickard declared Oct. 24 “World Polio Day” in Byron in recognition of the work of the Byron Rotary Club and Rotary International to eradicate polio. In 1988, Rotary establish the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which today includes the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

 
 

Tigers break Cogs down with week eight win

Tigers break Cogs down with week eight win

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The Byron Tigers did exactly what they needed to do in their week eight match against Big Northern co-leader Genoa-Kingston. They refused to let the Cogs roll their offensive machine and captured the night 42-13. The win moved Byron to 7-1 on the season and kept […]

 
 

Tigers tame Crusaders, collect playoff berth

By Chris Johnson REPORTER Another win is in the books for the Byron Tigers and another playoff appearance will now be scheduled. Following a 41-6 victory over Rockford Lutheran on Friday night in their week seven game, the Tigers picked up their qualifying sixth win of the season and the […]

 
 
 
 
 
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