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Lake Le-Aqua-Na To Open In September

People making the mistake of ignoring the signs and trying to enter into Lake Le-Aqua-Na are typically met with a rather rude response – along with the threat of getting a ticket if caught a second...

FCF Announces New Board Member

Freeport Community Foundation announces the addition of Andrew Stewart to its Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to our board of directors,” said Michelle DeHaven, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We know that Andrew...

Safe Haven Expands Pet Food Donations

The Safe Haven Humane Society in Elizabeth, IL is pleased to announce that it has expanded its donations of dog and cat food to 4 area food banks. Safe Haven began this program in 2018 as a way to help keep local animals in their homes and out of...

What's New And What's Old In Carroll County

Folks interested in Carroll County history are invited to come to the Annual Meeting and Open House of the Carroll County Historical Society, Sunday, June 27, 2021, 1:30 p.m. at the Owen P. Miles Museum, 107 W. Broadway, Mt. Carroll. Officers and...

Pretzel Literary Fair

Freeport area authors, writers, and illustrators are invited to exhibit and sell their works in the 2021 Pretzel Literary Fair on August 28th. Everything from children’s books to mysteries and non-fiction works can be exhibited. Freeport Public...

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Third Time's Charm

For the third time in a row, the Orangeville Broncos had made it to the Class 1A Super Sectional, but for the first time in their history, they finally advanced on to the State final four with a...

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Post Season Results

Baseball Post Season Tournament June 2nd AFC 9 Polo 8 Lena-Winslow 15 South Beloit 0 Galena 3 RR/SM 1 Morrison 8 Kirkland-Hiawatha 3 June 3rd East Dubuque 5 Pearl City 1 June 4th Forreston 20 AFC 9...

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Three In A Row

It had been a chant the Orangeville Broncos used throughout the post season as the goal was simple – for the third time, advance on to the Super Sectional. And while Pearl City made a huge hurdle...

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One Fateful Swing

Warren/Stockton senior Matthew Riedl, and Orangeville's Cade Janecke have been friends for several years. With both of them being exceptional baseball players, they have played together and against...

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Ty As They Might

Ever since the pitch count rule came into effect several years ago, the biggest factor that can determine the outcome of any High School baseball game is – who is on the mound. Every team tries to...

Next Stop State

The Boys Track Sectionals were held last Friday in Winnebago, but unlike previous years where the IHSA had set cut off marks that determined whether or not an athlete qualified for State, the 2021 results did not include that in the posting. The...

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Krogman Caps Career

The true joy of being a local newspaper that covers area sports, is seeing athletes come in as wide-eyed freshman, and develop over the course of their four years into super star athletes. While...

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Post Pour Output

Fans had to wait a while longer than expected to see the Orangeville Lady Broncos take on Dakota in the Regional final at Orangeville last Tuesday. When the game opened, Dakota drew first blood as...

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Neighbor vs Neighbor

Murmurs about a major upheaval at Adkins Energy have been swirling for weeks, and multiple sources requested we look into the "termination" of Adkins' General Manager, Ray Baker. It is important to...

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Campbell Receives Daisy Award

Sue Campbell, RN, a Monroe Clinic Oncology nurse, received the DAISY Award. Sue been a nurse with Monroe Clinic for 22 years. Sue was nominated by a recently retired teammate, Patty Syse. Her...

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Kuberski Named Women Of Achievement For Business

Chris Kuberski, president of Highland Community College, was awarded the 2021 Women of Achievement Award for Business at the 41st Virtual Leader Luncheon held through the YWCA of Northwestern...

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Point To Ponder

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more crazy … they do. OK, I’m not sure if I mentioned this earlier, but I held the power of attorney for my mother, and was also the executor of...

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Preacher's Piece

We’re remodeling a house. By remodeling I mean, getting it ready to move into. Last week the story was about changing the pump in the well and successfully getting life-giving water to the house....

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State Rep's Report

You’d be hard-pressed to find a coach of any sport who will not echo the sentiment, “nothing good ever happens after midnight.” Doing anything in the wee hours of the morning is usually not a...

Where Are They Now

Northern Michigan Dean’s List Northern Michigan University announced the Dean’s List for the Winter 2021 semester. Earning the honor from our area was Rylee Schubert of Galena who qualified with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99....

Pearl City Honors Night

Pearl City High School held Honors Night on May 12th. Numerous scholarships were awarded by the Pearl City Education Foundation. Mariana Brenner received the Virginia & Eugene Kuhlmeier Memorial and Pearl City Masonic Remembrance scholarships....

Highland Community College Spring Graduates 2021

Highland Community College announces the 2021 spring graduates. Graduates were awarded associate degrees, associate of applied science degrees, or certificates. The graduates had the option to participate in a virtual ceremony on May 22. Apple...

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