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Scholarships available for AFC students

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
ASHTON -- The AFC High School has announced that the following scholarships are available to Ashton-Franklin Center High School graduating seniors.
Ashton Franklin Center PTC Scholarships

AFC students participate in annual music contest

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
ASHTON -- The Rt. 72 Conference Solo and Ensemble Contest was held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Forreston Jr./Sr. High School. AFC brought home 19 Division I, 21 Division II, and two Division III ratings. The results are as follows:

Teacher recruitment and retention woes may mean uncertain future for Illinois Agriculture

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
RANTOUL -- The future may not be so bright for the Illinois' agriculture industry, one of the state's leading economic drivers, if more agricultural education teachers aren't recruited and retained, and soon. Specifically, 25 percent of all jobs in Illinois are directly or indirectly related to agriculture.
A recent study by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools

Village of Progress welcomes Meminger as new board member

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
OREGON -- The Village of Progress Board of Directors elected Dirk Meminger as the newest board member. Dirk is President and CEO of Sauk Valley Bank, a position he assumed in November 2004. He was Chief Financial Officer of the bank from July 1999 until assuming his current position.

VietNow Scholarship available

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
LEE COUNTY -- The Rock River Valley VietNow has applications available for the 2016-17 scholarships. Each applicant is required to complete an essay, which is detailed in the scholarship application. The topic changes each year, requiring that a new application for the present year be requested.

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