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Motley Steps Down

Rebecca Motley has resigned as the executive director of the Greater Freeport Partnership effective August 22. Her resignation was accepted. Motley joined the Partnership in June 2018. We have initiated an executive director search to find a leader...

Hornet Blood Drive

You can save a life at the American Red Cross Scales Mound School Blood Drive on September 4 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. For the best service, please make an appointment at 800-733-2767, but walk-ins are always welcome. This drive...

Judge Ward Announces Candidacy

Associate Judge Kevin Ward is announcing his candidacy for the Resident Circuit Judge of Jo Daviess County vacated by Judge William Kelly. "My wife, Heather, and I have lived, worked and raised our...

HCC Foundation Seeks Distinguished Alums

Highland Community College takes great pride in the achievements of its graduates and former students. To recognize their outstanding accomplishments, the Highland Community College Foundation sponsors the Distinguished Alumni program. Since 1995,...

Football Preview - Lena-Winslow Panthers

Last Season If you told any other team, in any other state, that they would end their season just one step short of a state title game, they would see that as exceptional. But not in Lena. With...

Volleyball Preview - Lena-Winslow Panthers

Last Season By all accounts, last season was a major accomplishment for the Lady Panthers as they had a dominant season that ended with a final regular season record of 30-5. Although moved up into...

Football Preview - Aquin Bulldogs

Last Season: Last season the Aquin Bulldogs came roaring out of the gate with three straight wins, but then suddenly the wheels fell off. Losses to a state power like Forreston was expected, as was...

Football Preview - EPC Wildcatz

Last Season While everyone knew the 2018 Wildcatz would be good - nobody expected them to run the table through the tough NUIC - knocking off both Forreston and Lena-Winslow on their home fields!...

Football Preview - Orangeville Broncos

Last Season Last year, we said the Broncos had to get off to a fast start, and after barely dropping their opener to Polo, they ripped off three straight wins and were in the playoff hunt from then...

Volleyball Preview - Aquin Bulldogs

Last Season Last season the Aquin Lady Bulldogs seemed to have all of the pieces in place to make a legitimate run for the conference title, but ... that never happened. Whether it was the dominance...

Volleyball Preview - Stockton Blackhawks

Last Season While Durand, Galena and Lena-Winslow were getting most of the attention last year, the Lady Blackhawks had yet another strong season behind the strength of Raeann Bergman who now goes on...

Football Preview - River Ridge Wildcats

Last Season Last season, the River Ridge Wildcats opened up with a shut out win, and in all fairness tied the school record for most wins in a season, but were unable to string back to back wins...

Football Preview - Stockton Blackhawks

Last Season The Blackhawks maintained their tradition of making it into the post season playoffs last year behind the powerful running of senior Colin Dvorak. The runingback was named All Conference...

Football Preview - Warrior Co-op

Last Season It's a bit hard previewing the new co-op between Blackhawk of Wisconsin and the Warren Warriors. Warren struggled in their final season by themselves last year, but Blackhawk is a major...

Senate Week In Review

As students across Illinois head back to school, the Illinois State Police are reminding the public to be aware of school buses, crosswalks, and children walking or riding their bikes to school. Back...

Preacher's Piece

One of the more mysterious entities found in the Bible is that of angels. Who are they? What do they do? What do they look like? Are they male or female? Do they walk, run, fly, all of the above, or...

Re-enactors On Main

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Miller Rowley will grace Main Street in Galena on Saturday, Aug. 31 to launch the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's program, Reenactors on Main. Anthony...

Pretzel Brewfest Is Almost Here

Pretzel City Brewfest is being held September 14 featuring over 100 craft beers from local and national breweries for tasting at an outdoor atmosphere in Downtown Freeport. Tickets can be purchased...

Obituaries

Stockton Derick Scott Parker, 49 Derick Scott Parker, poet, provocateur and pool player; narrator of his own life, aged 49, left this world on August 20, 2019. He's now at rest with his intellectual equals; dad, Hugh Parker, Ernest Hemingway, Henry... Full story

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