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It's A Mask, Not A Chin Strap

Nobody likes the mask mandate imposed upon us. Go into any area store, and while they may have the sign out front saying a mask must be worn, if more than 50% of the people inside – including...

On The Record

Truck Overturns At about 4:12 pm on 9/15/21, the Warren Police Department relayed to Jo Daviess County 911 Dispatch a motorist report of a traffic crash involving a roll-over on East Winslow Road East of Stagecoach Trail in rural Warren. Upon...

Endangered Bumble Bee Found

This summer, a team of volunteers from the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) positively identified the rusty patched bumble bee in the prairie at one of JDCF's 7 public preserves. This is an...

Krahmer Inducted Into 4H Hall Of Fame

Kristi Krahmer, co-club leader of the Lena Lucky Clovers 4-H, was recently named to the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame for her leadership and mentoring role as a volunteer. The Hall of Fame honors volunteers and former staff members for their dedication...

Energy 'Reforms' Hit Consumers

Senate Democrat legislative leaders pushed through the latest version of controversial energy “reforms” Sept. 13, providing huge subsidies for special utility interests at the expense of Illinois consumers and businesses who will have to pay...

Safe Haven Issues Call For Furry Friend Foster Homes

The Safe Haven Humane Society needs foster homes to help some of our dogs and cats find their new family. A foster home can provide the bridge between Safe Haven and a forever home that some animals...

Boy Scout Can Drive

Boy Scout Troop 91 of Lena is growing and will be starting an annual pop can drive fundraiser to support troop functions. To make it easier to support your local Troop, we ask that you place your...

Recycling And Paper Shred Event

Northern Illinois residents and businesses are invited to participate in the upcoming recycling and paper shred event set for Saturday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County...

Volleyball Standings

West Galena 4 - 0 17 – 0 Stockton 4 - 1 12 – 6 Scales Mound 2 - 2 3 – 11 River Ridge 2 - 2 2 - 13 - 2 East Dubuque 1 - 3 3 - 8 - 3 West Carroll 0 - 2 1 – 3 Warren 0 - 3 2 - 8 - 2 North Aquin...

Football Standings

NUIC Lena-Winslow 4 - 0 4 – 0 Du/Pec 4 - 0 4 – 0 Forreston 3 - 1 3 – 1 Fulton 2 - 1 3 – 1 Galena 1 - 2 2 – 2 Dakota 1 - 2 1 – 3 Stockton 1 - 3 1 – 3 East Dubuque 0 - 3 1 – 3 EPC 0 - 4...

Making Them Earn It

Name the last time the Orangeville Broncos were able to win a game against the Lena-Winslow Panthers in Volleyball? Most people would be having to go back more than 15 years, but the fans who were in...

Crowded North

Twice already the Pearl City Wolves had taken on the Dakota Indians at a local tournament and beaten them to advance on to the "medal" round. But Monday night in Dakota, the Indians got a small ounce...

Pirates Overcome Depleted Blackhawks

From the first quarter it was obvious to everyone in attendance that the Galena Pirates were not going to overpower the Stockton Blackhawks on their home field. Although Galena was seen as a huge...

Growing Up Fast

The Stockton Blackhawks started three freshman in their conference battle against West Carroll Wednesday night, but you would have bet money that it was the Thunder who were inexperienced and out of...

Good Service, No Returns

The showdown for the South took place in Lanark Thursday night as the Milledgeville Missiles – undefeated in conference play – paid a visit on the Eastland Cougars – also undefeated in...

Panther 'D' Still Dominates

The Lena-Winslow Panthers shrugged off a sluggish start Friday night and eventually found their groove as they racked up a 52-0 win against the East Dubuque Warriors in Lena. In a sign of things to come for the visiting Warriors, their opening...

Sweep Complete

It wasn't easy, but the Aquin Bulldogs made it through every opponent in the NUIC North unscathed with their hard fought 18-25, 25-15, 25-19 victory Tuesday night over Pearl City at home. Early on,...

All She 'Rote'

The Orangeville Broncos were clinging to a seven point lead over Aquin late in the game, and although the Broncos had just put together an incredible power running drive all the way down to the Aquin...

Your Voices

Dear Editor, More of us have been exposed to the COVID virus than will ever be known, which is fine, we need to build natural immunity. Of which the vaccines are preventing. The hospitals are filling up with many who have been vaccinated and are...

One Man's Opinion

President Biden has declared that the world has witnessed the greatest airlift in American history as 120,000 people were flown out of Afghanastan in the last days of August 2021. The mainstream...

Point To Ponder

Ok, before getting into my story, I need to give you a little background by pointing out the rather "unique" trait of our dog, Bucky. Now, Bucky was a rescue we got from the Humane Society, and...

Preacher's Piece

The question is often asked: “Why is unbelief such a big deal? Why would someone’s failure to believe in Jesus Christ lead to eternal damnation?” It isn’t uncommon to hear something like...

Maher Marks 20 Years At Spoon River College

A graduate of Lena-Winslow High School in 1991, Michael Maher admits he was not a good student, had no idea of where his life was headed but was expected to go to college. He enrolled at Highland...

Where Are They Now?

Ford Named To President's List Andrew Ford of Apple River (61001) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's summer 2021 President's List. Eligibility for the President's List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point...

Pretzel City Brewfest This Weekend

Pretzel City Brewfest will be held September 25 featuring over 150 craft beers from local and national breweries for tasting in a modern outdoor setting in Downtown Freeport. Tickets can be purchased...

Indian Artifact Show

The Badger State Archaeological Society will hold its 42nd Annual Indian Artifact Show on Sunday, October 24th. The event will be held at the Rehmstedt gymnasium in Monticello School, 334 South Main...

The Lighter Side

If Babies Could talk ... "My plan is start crying at 3 am for no reason." "Why does your voice change every time you talk to me?" "I came out of your what?!?" "How do I put this ... you will never...

Three Shining Lives

Winneshiek Playhouse, the area’s longest running, all volunteer amateur theater, will be presenting: These Shining Lives on September 24th, September 25th, and October 1st at 7:30 p.m. and October 2nd at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. These Shining...

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