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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.

Unbeaten EPC runs away from Forreston - Sports  Rockford Register Star

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.

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.

"Best ever" theme part of Forreston graduation  Ogle County News

A recurring theme kept popping up in the speeches given Sunday afternoon at Forreston High School graduation. Science teacher and baseball coach Michael ...

Braedon Fyock receives all-state award for baseball  Ogle County News

Forreston High School's Braedon Fyock was named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association's 2019 1A All-State Team.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Art Show held at Forreston High School  Ogle County News

Forreston Junior and Senior High held its annual art show on May 3. The Superintendent's award for Jr High was won by Montanna Heinz and at the High ...

"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.

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.

Class 2A/1A softball regional capsules | Softball  Quad-Cities Online

When and where: Today through Friday at the Alleman Athletic Complex's Rose Gemignani Field, Moline. Area teams: Erie-Prophetstown, Alleman, Sherrard.

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 ...

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 ...

Forreston plant sale begins May 1  Ogle County News

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Forreston vs. Lena-Winslow is latest greatest matchup in area sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Forreston is supposed to be even better than last year's undefeated Class 1A state champions. The Cardinals began the year as the unanimous ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hononegah intercepts Boylan for 17-6 victory - Sports  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Six seniors are named Illinois state scholars  Ogle County News

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Teens learning to plan, execute and document projects.

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 ...

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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