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The Fate Of Freeport

Most people may not know about it, or realize the impact, but the clock is ticking regarding the future of the City of Freeport. You see, currently Freeport enjoys the benefits of Home Rule. They can...

Chesney Presents Hornets With Sportsmen's Caucus Grant

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport), acting as a member of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, presented a $500 grant to the Scales Mound High School Trap Team for new team...

Decorate The Hero Tree

Downtown Freeport will be bright for the holidays with a show of festive spirit and humble recognition for our local heroes. The Hero Tree will stand majestically in front of the bell tower at the...

'Arndt' They Glad She's A Bulldog

Aquin freshman, Lucy Arndt, is one of those budding young stars that has burst on to this year's volleyball scene as a player opponents will need to contend with in the future. But following her 13...

Regional Preview

Following the Orangeville vs Aquin battle that went into three games Wednesday night, the Stockton Blackhawks continued to follow the theme that no matter how good a team is – they had better show...

Senior Send Off

"Gabi? Do you want to serve match point," Panther head coach Sue Amendt asked senior Gabi Brinkmeier. "Who Me?" gasped Brinkmeier. "I was so scared," she admitted. "I just tried to focus on making...

Welcome To The Big Boy Club

For the first time in 5 years, the Aquin Bulldogs walked off the field Friday night as conference champions. They also are 8-0 for the first time since 2012 as they defeated the reigning state...

Football Week Eight

EPC 44 AFC 0 BH/Warren 27 Pec/Argyle 7 Du/Pec 16 West Carroll 8 Stockton 50 East Dubuque 6 Aquin 36 Forreston 30 Lena-Winslow 46 Galena 7 Amboy 25 Milledgeville 8 Orangeville 23 Dakota 16 Petosi/Cassville at Boscobel Polo 34 River Ridge 8 River...

Blackhawk Run Away

It isn't often that a team's most successful play is a kickoff, but that seemed to be the case for the Stockton Blackhawks in their 50-6 win over East Dubuque. The Blackhawks recovered three squib...

Bulldozed

There was a lot of excitement as the third ranked River Ridge Wildcats and their speed paid a visit to the second ranked Polo Marcos and their power option Friday night. And while both teams will be...

Freeport's National Champion

Halfway through the National Championship race in FE-2 (Formula Enterprise Generation 2) – the highest amateur racing class there is – Rhett Barkau was out in front of the pack. But when they...

From The Desk Down State

During the upcoming fall veto session, during which we generally take action on bills vetoed by the Governor, Illinois lawmakers could also be asked to consider a proposal to consolidate suburban...

Point To Ponder

Maybe it was because I was a member of a fraternity, or maybe it was because 20 year old guys tend to pull pranks on each other all the time, but when I was in college, getting “pimped” was a...

One Man's Opinion

Impeachment For What?? You must ask yourself that question. In a phrase, the far-left side of the democratic party and the majority of any main steam media CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS, simply put, “despise this President” to the to the point that...

Preacher's Piece

It’s kind of early to be talking about Christmas but it’s everywhere already - especially on the Hallmark Movie Channel. I like an occasional Hallmark movie around Christmastime. I take some heat...

Pie Across The Fence

No, you didn't miss it-Lanark's famous Pie on the Porch has changed its name, location and date! Now dubbed Pie Across the Fence, those delicious homemade pies will be found at the Lanark United...

Obituaries

Pearl City Vida Marie Neebel, 92 Vida Marie Neebel passed away on Friday October 11, 2019 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Vida was born on May 5, 1927 as the youngest of six children born to John and Lena (McKinstry) Blair near Stockton.... Full story

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