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Trash and Treasure event coming during ByronFest

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
BYRON -- There are always great treasures to be found at the United Church of Byron's annual Trash & Treasure Sale during ByronFest.
It will be held on July 9-11 in the Fern Calvert Fellowship Hall.   Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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School named finalist for grant

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
ST. LOUIS, Mo., In the Ogle County area, Rochelle Community Consolidated School District 231 has been announced as a finalist in this year's America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Rochelle CCSD 231 is among the top districts in Illinois in the running for grants of $10,000 and $25,000.
Earlier this year, farmers nominated their local
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Franklin Grove to honor J. Keith Roop

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Franklin Grove Village Board will host an open house on Monday, July 13 at 6:15 p.m. in the Franklin Grove Village Hall to honor J. Keith Roop for more than 36 years of service to the Franklin Grove community. The open house will be held just prior to the regular July village board meeting.
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Ashton Lions Club hosts successful car show in 2015

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
ASHTON -- The annual car show was held Sunday, June 14 in downtown Ashton. Thanks to the generous sponsors, those that helped out in many ways, for the great variety of cars of the participants and most of all for the Lord's gift of great weather.
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One person critically injured in two vehicle accident

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
ASHTON -- On Monday, June 29, at 7 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Department received a call of a two vehicle collision in front of the Crest Foods warehouse on IL Route 38 in Ashton.
A Federal Express truck leaving the Crest Foods facility turning eastbound on IL Route 38 was struck on the driver's side by a Chevrolet Trailblazer
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Business of the year

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
Ashton Business Booster Association president Dave Balch above, left, congratulates and thanks Crest Foods owners, Jeff Meiners (center) and Steve Meiners (right) on being chosen as the 2015 Business of the Year during the opening ceremony at the Ashton 150 Celebration on June 12. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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Lee County real estate tax bills have been mailed

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
LEE COUNTY -- John F. Fritts, Lee County Treasurer, announced that his office has mailed over 29,000 real estate tax bills to Lee County property owners.
Taxes paid from the bills will bring in over $57 million to finance Lee County governmental agencies, according to Treasurer Fritts. Taxes are payable in two installments due on July 17 and September 11.
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Franklin Grove committees appointed by Mayor Atkinson

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The Franklin Grove Village Board has approved the 2015-2016 committees and appointed positions of the village board as submitted by Mayor David Atkinson.
The appointed positions are as follows: Interim Police Chief B. J. Harney, ESDA Director Pat Hilliker, Zoning Officer Tris Brumley, Treasurer Lori Smith, Village Attorney Dana Considine, OMA/FOIA Officer Roger Warrenfeltz, EEO/ADA Officer
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School board approves architect estimate on life safety projects

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
ASHTON -- The AFC School Board met in regular session at the AFC High School on Monday, June 15. The board approved a budget of up to $10,700 for a new mower. Superintendent John Zick had the prices from one company available and will check with others before making the purchase.
Summer projects are progressing with moving teachers from
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Hospital begins office building work

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, June 16 for a new medical office building on the campus of the Rochelle Community Hospital. The 26,000 square foot building will connect to the south side of the hospital where Family Healthcare is currently located.
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