Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Top of the Morning, Oct. 25, 2018

As usual, Rankin is ahead of the game when it comes to trick-or-treating.

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 5

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area. Each Wednesday through May, they’ll tell us what’s happening in their hallways at news-gazette.com.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 24, 2018

Almost 1 out of every 4 students at Mahomet-Seymour High School participates in marching band.

"We've built a tradition through the years," said director MICHAEL STEVENS, now in his 26th year.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 23, 2018

Catlin native SHEA RICHARDS can't wait to show off her high school — Salt Fork — on Snapchat.

"My favorite thing about school is the people that I am surrounded by there," the 17-year-old senior said. "I love the students and the faculty."

Top of the Morning, Oct. 21, 2018

Considering he worked a stretch of 30 years by himself — without a day of vacation — Roger Birch is more than ready to retire.

"It's time to slow down," the soon-to-be 66-year-old barber said. "I'm due to do something different."

Top of the Morning, Oct. 20, 2018

Some notes from a newsroom that has been recognized as the state's best four years running:

Top of the Morning, Oct. 18, 2018

Sinclair joined Thursday's Penny on WDWS and will be on again Friday at 5:10 p.m.

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 4

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area. Each Wednesday through May, they’ll tell us what’s happening in their hallways at news-gazette.com.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 17, 2018

ASHER BRADD, a star on Monticello's unbeaten and popular high school football team, is used to performing on the big stage.

But Friday's all-school assembly brought a new challenge.

With everyone watching — and cheering — the senior had to plop a five-second smooch on a mother goat.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 16, 2018

Each week throughout the 2018-19 school year, we turn our Snapchat account over to a "High School Confidential" correspondent.

On Friday, it's MIRANDA FAIRBANKS' turn to show what makes Unity High School so cool.

The senior from Sadorus wanted to do it before her cross-country season ended (regionals are Saturday).

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