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The Measure Of A Man

What truly is the measurement of a man's life? Is it the possessions he obtains, the amount of money he ends up making, the family members who love him, or the multitude of people whose lives he...

Cannabis Is Coming

On January 1st of 2020, recreational use of marijuana will be legal in the State of Illinois. But the question that sparks is – where will people go to buy it, and how will the region benefit in...

Chesney Donates Unwanted Pay Raise

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) refused to accept the $1,628 pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $1,628 to local organizations serving Northwest Illinois. “Lawmakers do not deserve a pay raise considering the...

Aquin Gets Defensive To Keep Win Streak Alive

Forgive the Aquin Bulldogs if they seemed a little unsettled early in their game Friday, but they found themselves in an unfamiliar place. Like they have the past three weeks, the Bulldogs threw an...

Dakota Can't Slow Panther Juggernaut

Any team that has the Lena-Winslow Panthers on their schedule has to have their coaches wondering how they could possibly beat them. Big, strong, fast...if there's an attribute or skill that can help...

Slobber Knocker Football

It was a historic homecoming for the Warren Warriors last Friday night. To begin with, their contest against the Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg Knights incorporated fans from no less than ten...

Football Week 4

Benton/SM at BH/Warren 33 Benton/SM/Shull 6 Cambridge 49 Boscobel 14 Lena-Winslow 46 Dakota 12 Aquin 39 East Dubuque 7 Forreston 48 AFC 8 EPC 20 Milledgeville 12 Du/Pec 10 Orangeville 0 Potosi/Cassville 24 River Ridge (WI) 21 Southwestern at...

Classic Cat Fight

When Lena-Winslow and Eastland get together in volleyball, it really doesn't matter what their respective records are. That lesson was driven home hard as the underdog Cougars took the Panthers to...

Panthers Put Down Pirates

It was only a conference game, and there is a lot of season yet to be played. And while it does put the Lena-Winslow Panthers in the driver's seat for the NUIC West title, few people remember who won...

Nobody's Push Over

In their first meeting earlier this season the Pearl City Wolves blew past River Ridge without breaking much of a sweat. So when they met up Wednesday for their conference battle, it wasn't too big...

Stages Of Development

On Monday night in Warren, the Orangeville Broncos swept past the Warriors by a pair of 25-13, 25-13 scores. As far as the game was concerned the story was an obvious one. The Broncos attacked Warren...

Apple River State Bank Expands To Hazel Green

Apple River State Bank announced today that it has reached an agreement with C&D Properties to open a banking facility in the Southwest Mart, 3515 Percival Street, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. C&D Properties is the corporation for the Saunders Oil...

Point To Ponder

My first clue was when I got home from covering a volleyball game and noticed the next morning that our backyard had already had the grass cut. Now normally that's my job, and I had noticed it was...

Preacher's Piece

When I was in high school I used to envy the kids who lived in town because there was always enough people in the neighborhood where they could round up a few of them to play baseball or basketball...

TLP Fall Festival And BrewFest

Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will host BrewFest on Saturday, September 28 from 12:00 (noon) to 6:00 pm. The fest will include tastings of...

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