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    Local grocery store hosts second annual bagging contest
    Sept. 25, 2014
    WINNEBAGO – Sullivan’s Foods held their second annual “Best Bagger Competition” Tuesday, an event which judges participants on skill and technique at bagging groceries.
    Each contestant is given the same selection of products to place into reusable shopping bags.
    **see the Gazette for full story**

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    Hononegah stands alone: Perfect season continues
    Sept. 25, 2014
    ROCKTON — Following a 35-21 win over the Belvidere Bucs on Friday night, Sept. 19, the Hononegah Indians find themselves all alone, atop the NIC-10, with a perfect (4-0) record.The win also puts greater emphasis on this Friday night’s game, as the Indians prepare for a road game at Auburn.**see the Herald for full story**

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    New officer sworn in
    Sept. 25, 2014
    On Sept. 3 the Byron Police Department’s newest officer, Christopher Scott, was sworn in at the Byron City Council meeting. Pictured are (L to R) Officer Most, Sgt. Randels, Officer Scott, Officer Oleson, Officer Brechon, and Sgt. Boehle.

Sept. 25, 2014
Korean War veterans bring special gifts to Machesney Park
MACHESNEY PARK - About 11 months ago two veterans of the Korean War appeared before the village board with a special request.
They were looking for financial assistance to bring commemorative medals from South Korea to the United States, in remembrance of the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.
Coincidentally, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers were scheduled to play football on Nov. 4, the same night as the next bimonthly meeting of the board. Staff members would be allowed to wear items of clothing to work that day, and to the meeting, showing their support for one of those teams. ***see the Journal for full story***