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Butterfly festival

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society invites all to the Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival on Saturday, July 25 from 1-5 p.m. Participants may join guided tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. or look on their own. "Illinois Butterflies and Moths" pocket guides will be distributed at no charge while supplies last. The event is free. There

Byron Forest Preserve to host Spalding birthday celebration

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
BYRON, Albert Goodwill Spalding was born in Byron, on Aug. 2, 1850.
He moved to Rockford when he was a teenager and began his famous base ball (it was two words then) career. After starring with the Rockford Forest Citys, he led the Boston Red Stockings (now the Atlanta Braves) and the Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs)

Donation given to Lee County Federation from AgView FS

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
AMBOY -- Lee County 4-H Federation received a generous $2,500 donation from AgView FS. According to Kathy Book, Lee County 4-H Program Coordinator, "Lee County Federation is a 4-H experience that gives young people the opportunity to develop leadership, organizational, communication, and advocacy skills.

Free preschool opportunities and screenings available

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Ogle County Educational Cooperative will be offering free preschool screenings for your child on Monday, Aug. 10 at the Rochelle United Methodist Church located at 709 Fourth Avenue in Rochelle.

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