New Berlin Bee

Girls lose in frigid opener

School board approves early bid packages, new football scoreboard

Costs for new school construction coming in five percent over budget

The New Berlin School Board took action to approve bids for a new scoreboard for the football field and two early bid packages for the new school construction as part of a busy agenda at last Thursday’s regular meeting. The board also was told the costs for the new school construction are coming in over budget, and reviewed the logistical […]

Spring trout fishing season opens April 1

The 2023 Illinois spring trout fishing season will open Saturday, April 1, at 58 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. An early opportunity at selected trout sites – the spring catch-and-release fishing season – will open March 18. No trout may be kept during the catch-and-release fishing period, but anglers can keep trout after the opening of the regular […]

Cat declawing prohibition bill passes Illinois House

A proposed measure that would set up financial penalties for cat owners who have their pets declawed has passed the Illinois House. House Bill 1533 was filed by state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, and would outlaw the procedure of declawing cats in Illinois. Penalties range from $500 to $2,500. “This bill was brought by the Humane Society and would ban […]

Illinois House panel debates use of ranked choice voting

Illinois lawmakers are debating whether the state should join a growing list of jurisdictions in the United States that allow voters to pick more than one candidate for an office, ranking them in order of preference rather than choosing just one. Ranked choice voting, or as it’s sometimes called, “instant runoff voting,” actually has a long history in U.S. elections […]

Baseball Pretzels edge past Macomb

Jack Hepperly singled in Jacob Roberts with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh Friday as the New Berlin Pretzels varsity boys baseball team edged past Macomb 10-9. The Bombers had taken a 9-8 lead with five runs in the top of the seventh, but Landon Schutz homered to start the bottom of the seventh. Roberts singled and […]

Pretzel softball falls to SHS, Triopia

The New Berlin High School softball team’s season opener was not a favorable one Wednesday, as the Pretzels did not manage a hit in a 10-0 loss to Springfield High in a game played at UIS. The Solons finished with 11 hits and scored one run in the first inning, three in the second, two in the third, and concluded […]

Nominations sought for Athletic Hall of Fame

A Hall of Fame has been established for New Berlin High School to recognize players, coaches, teams, and others who have made a significant contribution to the New Berlin school athletic programs. All nominees must meet the following criteria: 1. Nominees should be people who conducted themselves in a manner that has reflected positively on New Berlin High School. 2. […]

CWC annual soup, salad luncheon Saturday, April 1

The Community Women’s Club will hold its annual soup and salad luncheon Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Berlin KC Hall. Donations for lunch will be accepted at the door. A new feature this year will be a vendor market, featuring shopping with local vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors include Barefoot […]

Students receive ‘Salty Dough’ award

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