GENOA – The Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society will accept donations of items for its annual garage sale through Wednesday, May 1. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 through 4.
GENOA – The Genoa Lions invited the 12 recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award and their parents to dinner on Wednesday, April 17. Genoa-Kingston School Dist. 424 Superintendent Joe Burgess made a short speech about the value of these special students and their parents’ contribution to raising great kids. Each of the district’s principals introduced the students from their school by reading a letter of recommendation from the student’s teacher. Each student received a medal.
DeKALB – A team of more than 300 students at the Northern Illinois University College of Law in DeKalb were honored by the Illinois State Bar Association for their support of “Lawyers Feeding Illinois,” a food and fundraising campaign held by the association with the goal of raising 1 million meals.
SYCAMORE – The Marlyn Majorettes and Majors Drum Corps will open its 2013 parade season on Sunday, May 5, in the Batavia VFW parade in Batavia. The parade will honor the U.S. military. Men and women in uniform will march and display equipment from various units. The Marlyn Majorettes and Majors Drum Corps is looking forward to performing in the parade and participating in the post-parade celebration at the Batavia VFW Club.
DeKALB – Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s main laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The facility’s director, Krishna P. Reddy, MD, MBA, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.
DeKALB – Jenna Dooley, reporter and morning show producer at WNIJ 89.5 FM, was named “Newsfinder of the Year” by Illinois Associated Press. The award winner is chosen by Illinois AP staff and recognizes one reporter for outstanding cooperation with the news service. AP depends on its members to share news of state-wide interest.
SYCAMORE – The Kishwaukee Family YMCA has hired Lesley Webster as the new aquatics director. She brings more than eight years of experience in aquatics programs and leadership. Webster comes from Two Rivers YMCA, where her responsibilities included conducting ongoing training, safety adherence, member engagement, instructing swim lessons and water fitness classes for children, adults and seniors and parent/tot programs.
DeKALB – On April 23, the mayor of Rockton, a small town 12 miles north of Rockford, met with Northern Illinois University College of Business MBA Fast-Trak students. Mayor Dale Adams offered the MBA students a big new assignment: “Help us promote our village.”
DeKALB – The 3M Foundation donated $250 to Children’s Learning Center in DeKalb in recognition of Jeff Lizer’s commitment to the community. Lizer has donated more than 50 hours to CLC as a volunteer. He has constructed three benches for the day care center’s playground – donating most of the materials – helped secure donations for the center’s 2012 Family Fun Night, and worked to prepare, set up and assist at the 2012 CLC Family Picnic.