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Unbeaten EPC runs away from Forreston  Freeport Journal-Standard

FORRESTON — Friday's matchup with Forreston was the first test for undefeated Eastland-Pearl City.The Wildcatz aced it. Now an ever bigger one awaits.

Forreston class recognized for success and character  Ogle County News

Another set of Forreston students completed their high school careers and said their goodbyes Sunday afternoon. Each year, Forreston High School holds its ...

Jan. 9 is county-wide Forreston Cardinals Day  Ogle County News

The Forreston High School varsity football team got county-wide recognition Dec. 18 for its state championship.

Big first half helps Le-Win beat Forreston  Rockford Register Star

LENA — A dominant start by Lena-Winslow made it look like the No. 1-ranked Panthers might roll to an unexpectedly easy win over rival Forreston on Friday.

Forreston FFA and plant sciences class plant sale will start May 3 at greenhouse  Ogle County News

The Forreston FFA and plant science classes will soon hold their annual plant sale at the school greenhouse located on the southwest corner of the Forreston ...

UPDATE: Forreston High School teen killed in crash identified  WIFR

Forreston High School confirms the 16-year-old boy was a student at the high school, however his name is not being released until family is notified by the ...

Lima and Fyock are Homecoming King and Queen  Ogle County News

The Forreston High School student body chose Timothy Lima and Bailee Fyock as this year's Homecoming King and Queen.

Forreston overpowers Hiawatha 48-0  Rockford Register Star

FORRESTON – At halftime of Kirkland Hiawatha's 1A playoff game against Forreston, Hawk coach Jason Keneway had the look of bewilderment.On the first play ...

Community remembers Forreston student killed in car crash  WIFR

The Forreston community is remembering the person 16-year-old Drew Crase was, after he is killed in a traffic accident just days before.

Loved Ones Say Final Goodbye To Forreston Teen Killed In Crash

16 year-old Drew Crase passed away earlier this week in a rollover car crash. Sunday, he was laid to rest.

Funeral and Visitation times for Drew Crase  WIFR

Funeral and visitation services for 16-year-old Drew Crase, who died Sunday, November 12 in a car accident, will be held Sunday, November 19 at Forreston ...

Two Tight-Knit Communites Mourn Loss of Two Teens

Two small towns are in mourning. Forreston and Leaf River each lost young community members over just a few days. A 19-year old Leaf River Firefighter died ...

Pauline J. Humphreys  The Ogle County Life

FORRESTON – Pauline J. Humphreys, 63, Passed away peacefully May 27, 2018. She was born Feb. 12,1955 in Freeport. She is survived by her children ...

Amboy High School has a new principal

AMBOY – Amboy High School has a new principal with a familiar face. Janet Crownhart will fill the vacancy left by Joshua Nichols, who was promoted last month ...

"Willy Wonka Junior" held at Forreston Junior High  Ogle County News

Forreston Junior High students took on the roles of the Oompa Loompas in the Forreston High School musical, "Willy Wonka Junior on March 21.

Harlem becoming defensive force; blows out East  Rockford Register Star

Harlem threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone in a 54-13 blowout NIC-10 football victory over East on Friday.The Huskies (4-0) raced to a 48-0 ...

Hononegah intercepts Boylan for 17-6 victory  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Most teams don't try to pass much against Hononegah. Even when running doesn't work.“No, because we've got all these interceptions,” Tony ...

Dickson stepping down as Oregon Chamber director  Ogle County News

Through the years, The Harvard State Bank has led the way with safe and sound business principles; helpful, friendly customer relations; and state of the art ...

Girls Basketball: Lundquist leads Rochelle over Oregon  Rochelle News Leader

ROCHELLE — An offensive outburst from Abby Lundquist was all the Rochelle varsity girls basketball team needed to take down the Oregon Hawks in its ...

West Carroll looks to pick up the pieces from senior-assisted 2017 postseason run  Clinton Herald

SAVANNA – If you're just looking at what the West Carroll Thunder lost last year, it doesn't seem like they are coming into the 2018 season with much.

19-year-old firefighter dies in blaze at family home in Leaf River

LEAF RIVER – A young Leaf River firefighter died this morning and two members of his family are hospitalized after a fire destroyed their home. Greg Wood, 19 ...

Positive figures: Student artists help cancer survivors tell their stories

DIXON – Rooted in her faith, Cece Duncan found strength to overcome the challenge ahead of her: breast cancer.

Only the beginning for Class of 2017  Ogle County News

Forreston High School's gym was bursting with proud friends and family, red and black adornments, and school spirit as the Class of 2017 said goodbye to high ...

Overcoming Asperger's: Sauk art student manages to manage a syndrome that inhibits social interaction

DIXON – Struggling in social and educational environments is nothing new for Samantha Poe. The 24-year-old Sauk Valley Community College art student from ...

Leaf River firefighter perishes in house fire  Ogle County News

At least 300 people turned out Sunday evening for to honor a young Leaf River firefighter who died when his family's home was destroyed in a fire early Friday ...

Fatal Crash  WIFR

Forreston High student dies in crash, two others injured.

Freeport School Superintendent Mike Schiffman finalist for Hononegah job  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport School District Superintendent Mike Schiffman is a candidate for the same position in the Hononegah School District in Rockton.

Sharp focused his team on doing the right thing

As the varsity boys basketball coach at Newman, Ray Sharp did a lot of things right in the 2017-18 season. The Comets won 29 games, tying the school record ...

Forreston athletes sign letters of intent  Ogle County News

Several seniors at Forreston High School signed letters of intent April 25 to participate in sports at colleges and universities.

FFA held annual banquet in March  Ogle County News

Several awards were given at the Forreston FFA chapter's annual banquet on March 22 in the Forreston High School cafeteria.

Graduates remember their past  Ogle County News

By Chris Johnson. The Salutatorian and Valedictorian of the Forreston High School Class of 2016 told classmates to ...

Fund set up for Leaf River firefighting family

LEAF RIVER – A memorial has been set up to help a firefighting family whose son died in a fire and two others who were seriously injured in the blaze that ...

Hawks add two junior college guards to recruiting class  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- A shift in the way the Quincy University men's basketball team wants to play is coming. "My whole life I've being around guards in a fast-paced game," ...

Freeport Art Museum features 483 works from young artists  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport Art Museum's annual Aspiring Artists exhibit features 483 works from students at 16 area schools. Barry Treu, the art museum's ...

NIC-10 transfers become hot issue after Auburn wins 4 basketball titles in 5 years  Rockford Register Star

The IHSA gets more complaints about transfers than any other issue. Complaints now concern transfers to Auburn, which has won four of the past five NIC-10 ...

Pumpkin Fest parade rolls through Sycamore  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

SYCAMORE – Sunday's annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival parade was a two-hour spectacle of community participation, Halloween fun and hometown pride.

Achievers honored for studies at WACC

STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center has announced its January Students of the Month.

Bloody brilliant: Students hone real-life skills in digital media arts

Teens learning to plan, execute and document projects.

Pearl City and Lena congregations become one faith body  Journal Standard

LENA — Steve Cassell returned to his roots about three years ago with the idea of planting a church.Cassell, educated in Texas but a Forreston High School ...

Highland Community College offers basic nursing assistant class

MOUNT MORRIS – Pinecrest Community has received a grant from the A. Charles and Lillemor Lawrence Foundation to fund a classroom at the Grove ...

High School Students Named Illinois State Scholars  WIFR

State scholar winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school seniors. Selection is based on achievement test scores and/or class rank. The recognition doesn't ...

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