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Forreston High School to hold baccalaureate service - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FORRESTON — Forreston High School, 601 E. Main St., will hold its annual baccalaureate *service* for graduating seniors at 7 p.m. May 12 in the gymnasium.

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.

Forreston recognizes scholars  The Ogle County Life

FORRESTON – Forreston High School Principal Travis Heinz is pleased to announce that six students have been recognized as 2019 Illinois State Scholars.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dickson stepping down as Oregon Chamber director  Ogle County News

Dear Editor,. In July of 2012, when I began the journey into revitalization of the Oregon, Illinois, Chamber of Commerce, I did so with the sincere belief that this ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

2017 NUIC football stats: Valentine, Diemer top rusher, passer  Rockford Register Star

Lena-Winslow senior Rahveon Valentine is almost halfway to 1000 yards rushing after only three games to lead the NUIC in rushing. Aquin quarterback Jonah ...

Our View: Twice as nice: Forreston wins 2nd football title in three years  Rockford Register Star

Forreston High School won its first state football championship in 2014. After adding a second title in three years Friday, the Cardinals look like they could make ...

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 ...

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. The dinner is held annually to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

High School Students Named Illinois State Scholars  WIFR

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently recognized more than 19,000 high school students with the honor. State scholar winners rank in the top 10 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Achievers honored for studies at WACC

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

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.

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