ROCK VALLEY FEATURED NEWS
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    Scholarship recipient
    Aug. 14, 2014
    Brianna Koenig of Stillman Valley her scholarship from the Ogle-Lee Retired Teachers Association. Brianna was chosen from a field of outstanding applicants. She is a student at Illinois State University pursuing a degree in Math Education. Our association is happy that there are so many young people from Ogle and Lee Counties studying to be teachers! Congratulations Brianna!

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    Historic Neighbor's Night Out still popular in Poplar Grove
    Aug 14, 2014
    POPLAR GROVE - The weather cooperated and that, along with the popularity of the annual summertime gathering, led to another large turnout for Neighbor's Night Out, held Aug. 2 at the North Boone Fire District 3 station and Lions Park.**see the Belvidere Daily Republican for full story**

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    National Night Out in South Beloit, Roscoe emphasizes safety and crime prevention
    Aug 14, 2014
    STATELINE – Community members and businesses in South Beloit and Roscoe were generous in contributing toward another successful Night Out Against Crime, Tuesday evening, Aug. 5. **see the Herald for full story**

OTHER EVENTS
Aug. 14, 2014
Winnebago football field renovations scheduled to finish prior to Aug. 15 Alumni game
By Doug Schroder
Editor
 
WINNEBAGO – Work on the renovation of Winnebago’s football bleachers has been progressing well and should b finished in time for the big Alumni football game this Friday. The visitor’s bleachers are have been replaced with a totally new structure, while the home bleachers are being retrofitted. Retrofitting the bleachers takes longer to do, but saved the School District a large amount of cash
“The schools saved a large amount of cash by using the existing frames and retrofitting the [home] bleachers. I don’t know the exact figure, but I’ve been in this business long enough to know the savings figure has lots of zeros behind it,” said Paul, the Supervisor of the crew doing the renovation.
Workers from BR Bleachers, out of Woodstock, IL., were busy working on the home bleachers on Friday, Aug. 8. Some of the building supplies were delayed in arrival, so the crew returned to their homes after work on Friday and were scheduled to return on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
All work is scheduled to be completed in time for the Alumni Football game on Aug. 15. It should be another great season of Indians football with all of the new additions.
Contact Will Hartje to get tickets to the Alumni game at hartjew@winnebagoschools.org. Tickets can also be purchased from any of the Alumni team members.