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Auction of a lifetime brings those from far and wide

Auction of a lifetime brings those from far and wide

        By Doug Schroder Editor STATELINE – When Meridian Implement owner Dennis Gearhart decided to sell off his nearly 50-year collection of tractors and farm implements, he knew it would be quite an undertaking. Luckily for him he had his family and employees to help out. They […]

 
 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Courtesy photo On May 24, 2015, the piano students of Marilyn Quitno presented “May Melodies” at the Union Church of Monroe Center. Pictured are (Back Row, L to R) Grace Grant, Megan Grant, Katelynn Hurst, Lyndsey McNeilly, Jason Roinas, Adam Goelitz, Serena Goelitz and Mrs. Quitno. (Front Row, L to […]

 
 

Fire at Winnebago business quickly doused

Fire at Winnebago business quickly doused

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – On Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, around 6 p.m., a call came in to the Winnebago Fire Department that there was a fire at Quantex, a business located near the high school at 501 N. Elida St. Quantex manufactures vinyl and composite frames, finishes and […]

 
 

Desolation Row

Desolation Row

Doug Schroder photo           RAMI award winning Artist of the Year Desolation Row performed at the Polo Room in Polo this past weekend for bartender Holly Ann Larson’s birthday party.

 
 

New Administrators join Byron Schools

BYRON – The Byron School District welcomes four new administrators this school year, following a process in which more than 100 people applied. Byron School Board members said the number of applicants speaks well of the District’s reputation as a challenging and rewarding place to work. Three of the four […]

 
 

4-H’ers sew up donations to Serenity Hospice & Home

4-H’ers sew up donations to Serenity Hospice & Home

OGLE COUNTY – 4-H Clothing Day was held on July 18, and allowed all 4-Hers who signed up for Clothing & Textiles to participate in conference judging and the Fashion Revue. This year, Abby Mongan, Oregon, a long time sewer had a wonderful idea to have the 4-Hers sew corn […]

 
 

New Casey’s in Byron celebrates Grand Opening

New Casey’s in Byron celebrates Grand Opening

By Doug Schroder Editor BYRON – After 23 years in the same spot on the north side of Blackhawk Blvd., Casey’s General Store has built a new store on the south side of the street, just kitty corner from the old building. On Friday, Aug. 14, they celebrated the Grand […]

 
 

Seasoned community advocate and Byron resident joins United Way as Ogle County Director

Seasoned community advocate and Byron resident joins United Way as Ogle County Director

OGLE COUNTY – United Way of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce the hiring of Alan Jones as Relationship Manager/Ogle County Director. In his new role, Jones joins United Way’s relationship management team and will oversee resource development and program operations for Ogle County as well as manage corporate […]

 
 

Packer Hall-of-Famer Ahman Green returned to the area last week

Packer Hall-of-Famer Ahman Green returned to the area last week

ROCKFORD – On Friday, Aug. 7, Ahman Green, former running back and member of the Packer Hall of Fame, returned to the area last week, visiting the pediatric cancer unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital and then participating in the renamed 3rd Annual Healing Hearts For Cancer Night Of Celebration (formally […]

 
 

Ogle Pork Producers pork chop dinner a long-standing Fair tradition

Ogle Pork Producers pork chop dinner a long-standing Fair tradition

OREGON – This was the first year for me to cover the Ogle County Fair myself. Never having been to the Ogle County Fair I didn’t know what to expect. One thing I did notice while there on Saturday, Aug. 1, was the long line for the Ogle County Pork […]

 
 
 
 
 
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