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Stillman Valley High School Chess Team Back-to-Back 1A ICCA State Champions

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	The Stillman Valley Chess Team participated in the IH-SA State Chess Tournament and became back-to-back state champions!

    The Stillman Valley Chess Team participated in the IHSA State Chess Tournament in Peoria on Feb. 9-10, a two-day tournament that consisted of four rounds on Friday and three rounds on Saturday; each team played seven rounds.     Stillman Valley competed against:     • Round 1: Lake Villa (Lakes), […]

 
 

Stillman Valley graduate achieving dreams

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	Stillman Valley High School graduate Dariusz Warzocha and his company, ZOKA Media, will unveil this new high-performance camera car, named the ZOKA Performance Production Unit, at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show.

A profile of courage, hope, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit     Ninety-miles west of Chicago in the small town of Davis Junction, with a population well below 3,000 people, is not where you would expect a story of grit, triumph, and innovation to be borne, but Dariusz Warzocha and his […]

 
 

Ogle County 4-H club honored with statewide award

By Jodi Baumgartner PROGRAM COORDINATOR, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION     The Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H club in Ogle County was recently honored for its achievements with a statewide Excel Club Award.     Recognition and awards are an essential part of 4-H. Recognition encourages young people and […]

 
 

Senator Andrew Chesney Honors Byron Class 3A Football State Champions

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	On Jan. 21, State Senator Andrew Chesney stopped by the annual football banquet for the Byron High School football team to deliver honorary recognitions from the Senate to the athletes and coaches for their incredible 2023 winning season.

    On Jan. 21, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) stopped by the annual football banquet for the Byron High School football team to deliver honorary recognitions from the Senate to the athletes and coaches.     “I enjoyed following the Tigers’ season during the fall and truly believe these players aren’t […]

 
 

Byron choirs performing concerts in Ireland, hosting two benefits concerts to raise funds

    The Byron choirs have the wonderful opportunity to tour Ireland this June. While in Ireland, they will be touring Galway, Killarney, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, and Dublin.     Many cultural activities are planned for the group, but most importantly they will be performing three concerts. One at the Gothic […]

 
 

Byron High School congratulates three-time ILMEA All-State musician

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	Byron High School senior Maison Brant, is Byron Choir’s first three-time All-State Honors Musician.

    During the fall of 2023, over 10,000 students from elementary, junior high and high schools around Illinois participated in a virtual audition process and of those auditions, more than 7,000 students were selected to participate in district festivals celebrating student musicians in bands, orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles.     […]

 
 

Stillman Valley wrestlers place at tournament

Stillman Valley wrestlers place at tournament

    Congratulations to the Stillman Valley High School wrestlers who placed at the Geneva Newbill Tournament on Jan. 6: Michael Pannerale placed fourth; Mack Jones placed fifth; Henry Hildreth placed fifth; and Blake Mollet placed third (second from right).

 
 

Stillman Bank announces Holiday Giveaway winners

Stillman Bank announces Holiday Giveaway winners

    Stillman Bank held its 59th annual Holiday Giveaway drawing on Dec. 22. The bank had a total of six winners throughout its six locations. The winners received either a beef quarter or pork half.     The winners of the beef quarters were:     • Richard Knight (Stillman Valley)     […]

 
 

Stillman Bank’s annual Christmas Food Drive a huge success

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	All Stillman Bank locations held a two-week Christmas Food Drive from Nov. 24 through Dec. 8 and collected around 1,006 pounds of non-perishable food items for many local food pantries, including Bread of Life pantry in Stillman Valley, People Helping People in Byron and Lifeline Food and Self-Help Project in Oregon.

    In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, Stillman Bank held a food drive to benefit area families this Christmas. 1,006 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected during the two-week event. Now in its 14th year, this annual food drive has collected over 14,000 pounds of food since its inception in […]

 
 

Eleven SVHS students congratulated as Illinois State Scholars

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	Eleven SVHS students were recently designated as Illinois State Scholars: (not in order) Anna Bradle, KJ Chavers, Charlie Drake, Braden Engel, Parker Genler, Ada Haner, Haley Jones, Joshua Reisinger, Holland Reynolds, Jacob Rhodes, and Braden Rogers.

    Stillman Valley High School Principal Leslie Showers is pleased to announce that 11 students from the SVHS graduating class of 2024 have been designated as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, presents this important recognition of academic achievement […]

 
 
 
 
 
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