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Lena-Winslow hopes to reopen high school after water main break  Freeport Journal-Standard

LENA — Lena-Winslow School District officials expect that high school students will be able to return to classes on Wednesday, after a weekend water main ...

Lena-Winslow High School closes second straight day over water main break  WIFR

Classes are off at Lena-Winslow High School for a second straight day as the school looks to clean up from a water main break on Sunday.

Lena-Winslow volleyball loses 1st place battle with Galena  Rockford Register Star

LENA — Galena and Lena-Winslow are two similarly talented volleyball teams.Considering how evenly matched they are, momentum can play a big role.Le-Win ...

Lena-Winslow puts Orr away early, easily advances to quarterfinals  Rockford Register Star

LENA — Chicago Orr and Lena-Winslow had the same record heading into their Class 1A second-round playoff matchup Saturday, but it quickly became clear ...

Iowa recruit Isaiah Bruce reaches new level for Le-Win  Rockford Register Star

LENA — Some of the best football in the state is played in northwest Illinois every year.But players like Lena-Winslow junior Isaiah Bruce don't come along too ...

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.

Lena-Winslow High School announces honor rolls  Freeport Journal-Standard

LENA — Lena-Winslow High School announced its honor rolls for the first semester and second term.First-semester principal's honor students are seniors Grace ...

Le-Win, Forreston face off in state semis for 2nd straight year  Rockford Register Star

Lena-Winslow and Forreston square off once every year during the regular season. But it's also becoming less surprising each time the two NUIC Northwest ...

Forreston dethrones Le-Win, earns 3rd state final berth in 5 years  Freeport Journal-Standard

LENA — Dom Christensen has grown up in his older brother's shadow.AJ Christensen was a state champion runner in track and a standout two-way football star ...

Lena-Winslow High School Class of 2017  Freeport Journal-Standard

Graduation: May 13Top students: Marissa Renae Buss and Lillian Diane SchierlohGraduates:Alec Anthony AurandBailey Allison Baldauf, Austin Michael ...

Good Morning: Lena-Winslow Elementary School wins ComEds ‘Lights On’ contest  Freeport Journal-Standard

It's “Lights On” at Lena-Winslow Elementary School in Lena, and with that being said, there is plenty of excitement at the school these days after they received ...

Physical, surprising Forreston takes on Camp Point Central for 1A title  Rockford Register Star

A state final football team doesn't always look the part early in the season.That was the case with Forreston, and that's why it's surprising the Cardinals (11-2) will ...

Lena-Winslow/Stockton tries to get 'stacked' in time to make state run  Rockford Register Star

LENA — The Lena-Winslow/Stockton wrestling room is not only full these days, and it's not only full of talent these days.This year's team is taking it one step ...

Lena-Winslow High School 2016 graduates  Freeport Journal-Standard

Graduation: May 15. Top students: Dorthea Anna Fiedler, Ellie Anne Kent and McKenzie Karrie Temperly. Graduates: Madelyne Bailey Arand, Brittni Starr Arnold.

Signing day: Rahveon Valentine picks NIU, Deion McShane chooses UNI  Rockford Register Star

Now that he has decided to play Division I football at Northern Illinois University next fall, Rahveon Valentine can focus on winning another state title while still at ...

Durand volleyball has new standard for success after state run Jul 21 at 11:28 PM  Rockford Register Star

LENA — Volleyball teams commonly use the summer to find their strengths and weaknesses and figure out what they have to work with for the upcoming season ...

Photos: First day of high school football practice  Rockford Register Star

High school football teams hit practice field on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, as they prepare to compete on Friday nights. Buy Photo. [1/42]. Lena-Winslow's Sean ...

NUIC football teams realign, but rivalries remain  Freeport Journal-Standard

The NUIC will have a different look next season, but it's a change that won't affect the competition much in what's widely considered to be the best small-school ...

Lena-Winslow students create award winning PSA  WIFR

LENA, Ill. (WIFR) – One in four women and one in seven men will be the victim of dating violence and some local students are spreading awareness in the ...

Photos: Playoff football | Forreston vs. Lena-Winslow  Journal Standard

Photos from the Class 1A football playoff between Forreston and Lena-Winslow on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Lena-Winslow High School in Lena. Buy Photo.

Illinois students' Flat Stanley goes viral with Colorado Rockies  WIFR

DENVER (WIFR) -- Several young Illinois children were treated to a big surprise from a Major League Baseball team, but it may not be one locals would expect.

Football kicks off as NIC-10, Big Northern and NUIC teams hit field  Rockford Register Star

IHSA football season is here — something that was quite obvious after a brief drive around the area Monday.The helmets were strapped back on and teams up ...

No. 1 vs. No. 3 is merely a measuring stick for Forreston, Le-Win  Rockford Register Star

They're the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked football teams in Class 1A. That adds to the hype for what is already a big NUIC Northwest rivalry between Forreston and ...

NUIC football stats after Week 2: Dvorak, Ormiston, Rodebaugh big 3 rushers  Rockford Register Star

Stockton's Colin Dvorak (400 yards), Lena-Winslow's Sean Ormiston (387) and Orangeville's Garret Rodebaugh (362) are more than 100 rushing yards ahead of ...

University of Chicago named best school in Illinois per study  WIFR

The University of Chicago was selected as Illinois' best university in WalletHub's 2019 College and University Rankings.

Discover launches technology program for NIU students  WIFR

Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University have teamed up to offer the 'code_orange' program for technology students.

UPDATE: Winnebago school board, teachers reach tentative contract agreement  WIFR

The WEA teachers still have to vote on the deal, and it also has to be ratified by the school board.

University of Illinois wants to improve access for transfer students  WIFR

URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois wants to create more guaranteed-admission partnerships with community colleges statewide to improve access for ...

School board members tour new Cherry Valley school  WIFR

CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Board members for the Rockford Public Schools get a look at the inside of the new Cherry Valley Elementary School.

Bloom Elementary School choir performs professional opera  WIFR

Twelve Bloom Elementary School students performed a professional opera with a Madison-based music company on Tuesday.

Smashing Pumpkins activity teaches kids about science  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Fun and education: that combination was what visitors could find at the Discovery Center Museum's Smashing Pumpkins event.

Larry L. Stabenow - WISC - WISC-TV3

Larry Stabenow, age 77, of Monroe, passed away peacefully on October 07, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI.

Rockford schools to implement Lego Education program  WIFR

A new program through Lego Education will allow Rockford teachers to train kindergarten through fifth grade students in early computer science.

Lena-Winslow board considers school renovations  Freeport Journal-Standard

LENA - Renovations for the Lena-Winslow School District are a possibility after a Rockford architectural firm presented a master facility plan to the School Board ...

Acciona announces winners of 2018 scholarship awards  Windpower Engineering

ACCIONA Energy USA Global has announced $40000 in college scholarships to 10 college-bound students from Illinois, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South ...

Rockford students learn about countries with living museum  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Making a museum come to life, that's what students at Riverdahl Elementary School did Thursday to learn about new countries and ...

New elementary school named after first black teacher in RPS 205  WIFR

Constance Lane was a 1938 graduate of Rockford High School and became the district's first full-time black teacher in 1954.

Second Rockford student named National Merit Scholar  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) A second Rockford high school graduate is named a National Merit Scholarship winner. Auburn High School class of 2018 grad Ellen ...

UPDATE: Harlem School District vote to merge campuses  WIFR

The school board votes to combine the main high school with the ninth grade campus.

Eastland-Pearl City's playoff run comes to an end  Rockford Register Star

LANARK — Eastland-Pearl City came up just short of a Class 2A state title game appearance, falling to undefeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 14-7 on Saturday.

Boylan intercepts St. Francis in high school playoffs  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD – Boylan defensive backs Joey Foley, Jack Peterson and Luke Bergstrom didn't get many chances to get noticed in the NIC-10, with only Harlem ...

Former Rock Valley College student honored as school's Faculty of the Year  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rock Valley College professor who was once a student is now trying to make education a little more accessible for current students.

Four Auburn High School students earn perfect ACT score  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Only one-tenth of 1 percent of students will reach a 36 on the ACT. And four students from Auburn High School are members of that ...

Rockford students earn top test scores in Illinois  WIFR

Students at Thurgood Marshall School earn the highest composite test score in Illinois on 2017 state standardized tests.

Rockford company raises money for scholarship program  WIFR

Some RPS 205 students will be going to college with a full tuition scholarship in hand thanks to a casino night.

Rockford medical students celebrate Match Day  WIFR

Students graduating from University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford are matched with programs to advance their medical educations.

Immaculate Conception overtakes Stillman Valley  Rockford Register Star

STILLMAN VALLEY -- Going against two-time defending state champ Elmhurst Immaculate Conception, Stillman Valley coach Mike Lalor had the perfect game ...

Freeport rallies for big win over Jefferson - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Freeport Pretzels took a big step toward ending a nine-year playoff drought on Friday by rallying from a 13-point first quarter deficit to beat ...

Soccer player's catch KOs Hononegah in football playoffs  Rockford Register Star

ROCKTON — Hononegah hasn't been past the second round of the playoffs in 20 years. But the Indians looked headed to the third round — and maybe even ...

Byron crushes Princeton, advances to state quarterfinals  Rockford Register Star

PRINCETON — Princeton found out quickly Saturday that they would be just another victim of the 2018 Byron Tigers.The Tigers, undefeated and ranked No.

Young American awards: 'You are our shining lights'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They are a cross-section of American youth: athletes, scholars, students making a difference in their schools and in their communities.Twenty ...

Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University working together on nursing program  WIFR

Kishwaukee College is partnering with Northern Illinois University for a degree completion option for nursing students.

Hononegah overcomes slow start, beats North 30-14  Rockford Register Star

No. 7-ranked Hononegah (5-0) gave up a 78-yard run to Elliot Powers on the first play of the game Friday, then fumbled the ensuing kickoff and trailed by two ...

Byron rolls into 3A state championship game  Rockford Register Star

HERSCHER — Ricky Messling carries it for 5; Isaac Stickler for 7; Drake Snodgrass for 8.And they were just getting warmed up.Stickler for 13; Messling for 14; ...

UPDATE: All Saints Academy to open for the 2019-2020 school year  WIFR

Updated June 14, 2018, 5:33 p.m.. UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Joint Schools Committee has revealed the name of the new Catholic school in ...

UPDATE: Construction on new Cherry Valley school on schedule  WIFR

The Rockford School District says construction at Cherry Valley Elementary School is on schedule.

Byron bottles up QB Britton Morris, KOs North Boone  Rockford Register Star

POPLAR GROVE — Just like Byron's other opponents this season, North Boone was no match Friday for the Tigers.Even with Vikings quarterback Britton Morris, ...

UPDATE: Paychecks for RPS 205 employees expected by end of day  WIFR

UPDATE: RPS 205 says district employees should see their paychecks deposited by the end of business on Friday. RPS 205 Chief Financial Officer, Nikki Thorn ...

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 ...

Henderson, Boylan stun Harlem  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Caleb Henderson reversed the reverse and ran straight into Boylan lore.Henderson had been tackled for a 12-yard loss on a half-back ...

Harlem School District demanding equal funding for students' education  WIFR

Teachers, students, and staff at Harlem School District are worried kids may not be getting the best education possible because of a lack of state funds.

United Way names new executive director  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A lifelong Stephenson County resident is taking over as executive director of United Way of Northwest Illinois.Connie Kraft started the position ...

Renovations begin at Rockford University's Starr Science Center  WIFR

Folks at Rockford University put on their hard hats, protective glasses, and busted a few beakers, kicking off renovations inside its science center.

Leaders of next generation honored at Young American Awards banquet  Freeport Journal-Standard

Editor's note: Matilyn Bindl's name was updated to the correct spelling. ROCKFORD — Businessman and philanthropist Sunil Puri today passed along words of ...

Fehr Graham announces retirement of owner  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Fehr Graham recently announced the retirement of managing member Todd Weegens. Weegens joined Fehr Graham in April 1990 as its 18th ...

Final 2017 football standings for NIC-10, BNC, NUIC, NIC-10 sophs  Rockford Register Star

North Boone upsetting Dixon on Friday leaves all four local football conferences with an unbeaten (at least in conference play) solo champion. Hononegah ...

Wilson ASPIRE Graduation  WIFR

It's that time of year when high school seniors take that walk across the stage and get their diploma, but for students at one Rockford school, their graduation had ...

Highland Community College ends Wind Turbine Technician program  WIFR

Those who want to get into jobs working on wind turbines won't learn those skills at Highland Community College anymore.

Snyder steps down as Princeton football coach | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

Jesse Snyder saw an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

Joshua W. Grunder

TAMPICO – Joshua William Grunder, 39, of Tampico, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Fort Payne, Alabama. Josh was born Jan. 5, 1977, in Freeport, the son of ...

Looking Back: Lena Maid Meats founder Willie Kayser is a classic American story  Journal Standard

Wieland Kayser, better known hereabouts as “Willie," is a humble man. The one thing he does admit to, however, is his grandkids think he's pretty nice.But those ...

Several Stateline teachers, parents on board with Texas teacher's viral homework policy  WIFR

Elementary school students are doing more hours of homework than ever, even though research shows it's having a limited effects on their grades according to ...

Truancy rate down at Ellis Elementary  WIFR

Ms. Hayward's first grade classroom is full and Ellis Elementary Principal Taren Turner is a happy camper.

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Rockford schools to recruit bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico  WIFR

Misael Nascimento and Jason Gray are packing their bags. The two head to Puerto Rico on Sunday, not for vacation, but to look for teachers.

Chicago-area high schools lead the state in ACT performance  Chicago Tribune

New data show that graduates at more than half of Illinois high schools with ACT scores failed to score above 21, the national average. That score is one method ...

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 ...

Future Rock River Valley leaders honored with Young American Awards  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Almost two dozen Rock River Valley teenagers were honored today for their academic performance, volunteer efforts and after-school activities.

Six Correctional Officers Promoted to Deputy Sheriffs  WIFR

Six Rock County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officers will be promoted to Deputy Sheriffs by Sheriff Spoden during two swearing in ceremonies; one January 21, ...

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