In Temporary: Rock River Valley

Anderson Japanese Gardens asks for origami cranes 

ROCKFORD — Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Highway, is asking guests to carry an origami paper crane from dwelling during July to gather 1,000 paper cranes.  

A legend exists that if a single folds 1,000 paper cranes, a desire will occur genuine. The gardens hope to have 1,000 cranes on exhibit by the conclude of July.  

People who carry a crane will get $1 off admission and a clip to hold the crane. The price reduction is applicable for every individual Mondays by means of Fridays.  

Highland Elementary to be recognized as featured school 

STILLMAN VALLEY — Highland Elementary will be recognized as a featured school at the 2021 Raising Pupil Achievement Conference on Dec. 13.  

The meeting is hosted by the Illinois Affiliation of Regional Superintendent of Faculties in partnership with Illinois schools and educators. The conference features keynote speakers and breakout sessions.