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Forreston FFA annual plant sale begins May 3  Prairie Advocate

FORRESTON – Forreston High School FFA and plant classes will hold their annual plant sale beginning May 3.

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.

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 ...

Forreston’s football team honored for state championship at Bears-Packers game

The seniors from Forreston high school's football team got an up close look at the Bears-Packers rivalry Sunday. The Cardinals were honored for their state ...

Forreston High School Class of 2017  Freeport Journal-Standard

102nd commencementGraduation: May 14Co-valedictorians: Emily Homman and Sheyania HughesGraduates: Kody Jeffrey Adams, Brittney Ellen Breann Akins ...

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 ...

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 flashes glovework to claim regional title over the Clippers

FORRESTON – With a combined 10 hits, all of which were singles, the Amboy and Forreston baseball teams didn't exactly rip the cover off the ball in Saturday's ...

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.

Coffey leaving his mark as thrower for track team  Ogle County News

The first thing you notice about Forreston-Polo boys track & field team thrower Jace Coffey is his size – or rather, the lack of it.

Unbeaten Le-Win, defending champ Forreston set for state semifinal showdown  Rockford Register Star

It's been 11 weeks since Lena-Winslow and Forreston squared off in Week 2 of the regular season. But even then, everyone knew a much more important ...

"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.

Truck and tractor pulls set for Leaf River Daze  The Ogle County Life

FORRESTON – On Saturday, June 1, the Forreston FFA Alumni will once again be hosting their Truck and Tractor Pull during Leaf River Daze. The pulls begin ...

Delores Miriam Edwards

OREGON – Delores Miriam Edwards, 87, of Oregon, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon.

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 ...

Vos named executive director of Oregon Chamber of Commerce  Ogle County News

Oregon resident, Elizabeth “Liz” Vos has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. She assumed the post on March 19.

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 ...

Brinker resigns as girls basketball coach in Forreston  Ogle County News

The Forreston High School girls basketball program will be looking for a new head coach following the resignation of Nicole Brinker. Brinker, who has coached ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wayne "Doc" Haugh  The Ogle County Life

ROCKFORD – Wayne "Doc" Haugh, 79, of Rockford, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. He was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Freeport. The son of Emmert and Margaret ...

Fatal Crash  WIFR

Forreston High student dies in crash, two others injured.

Amboy High School has a new principal

Sterling High grad takes over as her predecessor becomes her superintendent.

Community Foundation awards $264K in scholarships for 2019 - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois awarded $264000 in college scholarships on Thursday to 135 students from across the region.

Six seniors are named Illinois state scholars  Ogle County News

Six Forreston High School seniors have been recognized as 2017 Illinois State Scholars.

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.

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.

Union Savings Bank announces promotion  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Union Savings Bank recently announced the promotion of Nicholas A. Gill to senior vice president.Gill graduated from Illinois State University ...

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 ...

Rain couldn't stop the fun  Ogle County News

Torrential rains on Friday and sticky, humid heat on Saturday couldn't stop families from having fun at Forreston's Hometown Days.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Achievers honored for studies at WACC

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

All Star Preps: Hononegah champs again; Sims top male athlete  Rockford Register Star

It was one of the closest races ever for the NIC-10 all-sports trophy.For second place, that is.Hononegah ran away with its seventh consecutive title, with a ...

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 ...

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

Teens learning to plan, execute and document projects.

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.

Georgette Braun: Community colleges step up to meet welder demand  Rockford Register Star

Carrie Crosby, 33, a mother of three, took pride in her on-the-job appearance as a cosmetologist: "Professional, in black (clothes). Hair done, makeup done.

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