SYCAMORE – More than 650 Special Olympics athletes competed in Special Olympics Illinois’ fall volleyball tournament at Harlem High School in Rockford Oct. 26-27. This was one of eight Special Olympics Illinois tournaments in 2013, and included volleyball and equestrian contests.
DeKALB — Kelsey Faivre was recognized as one of the top four extemporaneous speakers in the country among FFA competitors at the national convention, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University has selected 11 winners of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards. The awards celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding people in each category.
SUGAR GROVE – Amy Powers of DeKalb was named the Illinois Community College Faculty Association Instructor of the Year at the group’s Teaching and Learning Conference in October.
DeKALB – Brad Copple, president of Kishwaukee and Valley West Hospitals, has been re-elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC). MCHC is a membership and service association comprised of more than 150 hospitals and health care organizations working together to improve the quality of health care services in the metropolitan Chicago area.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore Artist’s Co-Op Gallery is using the window in a long-vacant storefront in downtown Sycamore to attract visitors and new artists to its gallery on Elm Street.