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Honoring Angie - "Scales It Up"

Whenever we lose someone close to us, especially at a younger age, it's comforting to look for a lesson we can learn - to understand why that person was put into our lives, only to be taken before...

Galena Holidaze Festival

On Saturday, December 3, a new holiday tradition will take place outdoors at Green Street Plaza and the City Hall parking lot in downtown Galena, IL from 11am-6pm. The Galena Holidaze Festival...

Where Are They Now?

Della Crain Earns Volleyball Honor The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced Thursday afternoon that Rockford University senior outside hitter Della Crain has been selected NACC...

Petitions Available For HCC Board Of Trustees

On April 4, 2023, Highland Community College District residents will elect three people to serve six-year terms on the seven-member HCC Board of Trustees. Potential candidates must circulate and file nominating petitions with the secretary to the...

The Army Is Mobilizing

The Salvation Army of Freeport is excited to kick-off the 2022 Red Kettle Campaign at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the downtown Salvation Army Corps- 106 West Exchange Street. This event will...

SSM Health Celebration Of Lights

We invite you to join SSM Health at Home for Celebration of Lights, an event to honor the light and love of someone significant. During this annual service, we will remember those whom we have lost and honor those who are still with us. Celebration...

Christmas At The Fort

As part of village-wide celebrations, bring the family to the Apple River Fort State Historic Site on Saturday, December 3rd to celebrate Christmas the 1830’s way. Learn the origins of our modern Christmas traditions - presents used to be...

Boys Basketball Standings

West Scales Mound 0 - 0 4 – 0 East Dubuque 0 - 0 3 – 0 Galena 0 - 0 2 – 1 Stockton 0 - 0 0 – 0 River Ridge 0 - 0 1 – 2 Warren 0 - 0 0 – 1 West Carroll 0 - 0 0 – 1 North Durand 0 - 0 3 – 0 Pecatonica 0 - 0 1 – 0 Lena-Winslow 0 - 0...

Girls Basketball Standings

West Galena 0 - 0 4 – 0 RR/SM 0 - 0 5 – 0 West Carroll 0 - 0 1 – 0 Warren 0 - 0 2 – 2 East Dubuque 0 - 0 0 – 4 Stockton 0 - 0 0 – 5 North Orangeville 0 - 0 4 – 1 Aquin 0 - 0 4 – 2 Lena-Winslow 0 - 0 3 – 2 Pecatonica 0 - 0 3 – 2...

Voices All Area Volleyball Team

It was a magical volleyball season as we all got to follow Aquin claim their first state championship. But as proven throughout the post season, the strength of the NUIC is far and away better than...

Cougars Off And Running

The Eastland Cougars are not following the typical script of small school basketball teams. They don't really have five starters with a few on the bench. No, their bench needs a few extra chairs....

Biggest Rival Vanquished

It had to be Forreston. Of all the teams in the NUIC, the biggest challenge to the Panthers over the last decade has been the Forreston Cardinals. For five straight years Lena-Winslow has been in the...

Turkey Tip Off Opens Boys Season

The Boys' Basketball season officially got underway in Scales Mound on Monday as the Hornets played host to their first Tip-Off Tourney. The opening contest was a back and forth battle between Galena...

Dynasty

With their sixth state championship in 12 years, and third title in a row, it became official on Friday – the Lena-Winslow Panther football team has become a dynasty. "Most people around here have...

Too Big And Too Many

The Aquin Lady Bulldogs and River Ridge/Scales Mound Lady Wildcats squared off at the Dakota Turkey Tournament Tuesday night in a battle of unbeatens, but it was the Wildcats who ran away with a...

Point To Ponder

I admit it, cooking has never been one of my strengths. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! Is this going to be another one of your stupid columns where you try and make excuses for yourself?” “Hi honey, nice...

Preacher's Piece

When my boss asked me who is the dumb one, me or him? I told him everyone knows he doesn't hire dumb people. My first paying job other than working on my parent’s farm was working on our...

Farm Bureau Beat

Brrr… These last few days have certainly felt like late fall and early winter. It has made me immensely thankful for my warm jackets, gloves, and hats. With the temperatures trending downward as...

Stockton FFA Update

On November 2nd, the Stockton FFA Chapter had six students participate in the Section One Agronomy CDE. Students are required to identify crop seeds, identify weed plants, identify farming equipment,...

Eastland NHS Inductees

Eleven students from Eastland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a ceremony on November 15th. Students selected for induction are: Kennedy Burkholder, Kennidee...

Highland Community College Summer Graduates 2022

Highland Community College announces the 2022 summer graduates. Forty-Two graduates were awarded associate degrees, an associate of applied science degrees, or certificates. Apple River: Jessica Griffin, Associate of Arts Byron: Renee Gehrke,...

River Ridge 1st Quarter Honor Roll

4.00+ Camdyn Bauer, Heaven Brotherton, Sophie Buck, Cora Dittmar, Sam Grzeslo, Lauren Kloss, Jamie Schnitzler, Nicholas Schnitzler, Emily Wurster, Enver Ahmedi, Addison Albrecht, Cora Boop, Ruby Dickerson, Avery Engle, Morgan Flynn, Lynnea...

Highland Agriculture Hosting Northwest Agriculture Industry Expo

The Highland Community College Agriculture Program will host the Northwest Illinois Agriculture Industry Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in the Student/Conference Center in building H at 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. The first...

Let's Be Clear

In my review of Lena-Winslow’s play, there was some confusion in regard to why they were without a director, and while I thought I pointed it out, it was apparently not clear enough. Former...

Lighter Side

The Holidays are exhausting – pretending to like you people is hard work. Every family has one weird relative … If you don’t know who it is, then it’s probably you. The 3 stages of man are 1) He believes in Santa Claus, 2) He doesn’t...

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