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Mediacom Scholarships

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 19th consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class...

Monroe Clinic Receives "A" Grade For Patient Safety

Monroe Clinic was awarded an ‘A’ grade in the Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Monroe Clinic’s achievements in providing safe health care. This award is given by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national...

Football Playoff Pairings

Class 1A First Round Kewanee-Wethersfield 52 Lewistown 0 Forreston 42 Ottawa Marquette 7 Morrison 58 Cambridge-Ridgewood 6 Kirkland Hiawatha 44 Abingdon-Avon 6 Lena-Winslow 46 Aurora Christian 8 Orangeville 32 Chicago Hope 0 Aquin 55 Fulton 38...

All Area Volleyball Team

For the first time in a long time, we didn't have to cover the Volleyball Sectional. And while that did give us a chance to get some other work done, it would have been more fun following an area...

Cougars Set Power Lifting Records

Eastland High School powerlifters Cadin Colehour, Eli Dertz, Kaylee Hammer, and Paul Sturtevant traveled to St. Charles, Illinois the weekend of October 26th-27th to compete in the WPC Can-Am...

Bigger Than The Game

Lena-Winslow's running clock win over the Orangeville Broncos in the second round of the IHSA Class 1A Playoffs was not the main story in Orangeville last Saturday. The Broncos were. You see,...

Bulldogs Continue Playoff Run

In order to go 11-0 teams have to get a few breaks and the Aquin Bulldogs needed every one they got Saturday to earn a playoff win 27-18 in Stockton. It was by no means a beauty contest for Aquin...

Into The Semifinals

The River Ridge Wildcats played without a couple of their key players in their second round I8FA matchup with Danville Schlarman. No Joseph Diaz. No Jacob Sollars. No problem for the Wildcats as they...

Becke Named Highland Women's Basketball Coach

Highland Community College has hired Blake Becke of Pearl City as the Head Women's Basketball coach for the 2020-21 basketball season. "We have a commitment from a local basketball coach who will...

Barkau Automotive Claims Customer First Award For Third Striaght Year

Rick Barkau and son, Cullen Barkau, along with their dedicated team at Barkau Automotive/Stockton have won the FCA 2019 Customer First Award for Excellence certified by JD Power. "Committed to...

Lutes Named Hazel Green ARSB Manager

Apple River State Bank announced the appointment of Kimberly Lutes as manager of the bank's new office in the Southwest Mart, 3525 Percival Street, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. The facility is expected...

Point To Ponder

Okay, I need your help. This is actually a serious request - and not just column material, so bare with me as I get to the point. Each week we do a section in the front called the Court Report. In...

Preacher's Piece

It’s always darkest just before the dawn. Have you noticed how dark it is in the morning just before the sun comes up? It’s always like that this time of the year. This has nothing to do with the...

State Rep's Report

Four weeks ago, I called on Senator Marty Sandoval (D-Chicago) to resign from Chairmanship of the Senate Transportation Committee, after he became ensnared in a federal investigation. Later that day,...

From The Desk Down State

Senators and Representatives return to the Capitol November 12-14 for the second and final week of the fall Veto Session. Nearly two dozen committee hearings are scheduled for the week on a variety...

Legally Excellent

Let's cut to the chase shall we – Freeport has a cast again! I've been seeing Freeport musicals for over 16 years, and with no disrespect intended to anyone, the last few years the program had been...

A Seussified Classic

Let's talk about theater and other fine art, Let's talk classic novels, but where do I start? The Panther production for some it showed wit But some others did not like it, not one little bit. So...

Aquin Presents "Fighting For My Self"

'Fighting For My Self' is a dramatic portrayal of the very real stresses on today's teenage girls, many of whom lose their way just trying to survive. The characters struggle to win back their...

Mark Your Calendars

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society has set dates for most of its annual events dedicated to shining a spotlight on the rich history of our region while creating opportunities to connect with residents and visitors alike. Mark your...

TLP Looking For Area Musicians

Timber Lake Playhouse is looking for area musicians to play in the pit for musical productions at the playhouse in Mount Carroll. TLP produces seven full length musicals throughout the summer and fall as well as a Christmas show in December. TLP...

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