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Freeport Community Foundation Awards $$86,258.93 In Fall Grants

The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants totaling $86,258.93 to 13 area non-profit organizations that provide a variety of programs and services benefiting Northwestern Illinois. These fall grants were awarded from the...

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Keeping A Crisis Minimal

The original notice that went out from Stephenson County Administrator, Georgia D. Newcomer, was met with a bit of alarm. "This is to notify you of the emergency situation that is taking place at...

Holiday Hero Tree Ornaments

For a second year, the Greater Freeport Partnership is offering clear bulbs to be decorated for placement on the Holiday Hero Tree. Bulbs are decorated by members of the community and will be placed on the holiday tree at the Stephenson County...

Monroe Clinic Blood Drive

To help meet the needs of millions of Americans, Monroe Clinic is sponsoring a blood drive. The event will take place on Thursday, November 19, from 11:00am – 3:00pm at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1724 14th Street, Monroe. Appointments...

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Strong Showing

Northwest Illinois was well represented in the IHSA Golf Sectional held at Peru St. Bede last week. Having to take on the top competition from the Regionals that fed into the Sectional tournament was...

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Tie Goes To Sixth

In golf, if the team score is tied after the first four lowest scores are all added together, they move on to the fifth golfer from each team to see who shot lower in order to determine a team...

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Solid Finish For Edler

Sarah Edler of the Lena-Winslow/Pearl City Girls Golf Co-op was the lone athlete from our region to advance on to the IHSA 1A Girls Golf Sectional held last week. And while Boylan Catholic of...

Hole In One

Brad Miller drilled a hole in one at the Big Cup event held at Woodbine Bend. Miller nailed his ace on the #2 hole from 133 yards away. The shot was witnessed by Jose Valladeras, Troy Mullholland and Peter...

Local Author Still At It

Paula Morhardt has another book out on Amazon. Widow’s Tears of Sorrow is a companion volume to her first Amazon book, Widow’s Walk. Morhardt says of her new book, “This companion book to "Widow’s Walk" contains all the poems I wrote from...

Fall Bird Seed Sale

The Eagle Nature Foundation, ENF, will be sponsoring a fund-raising Fall Bird Seed Sale on Nov. 14th. They will have 26 different varieties of wild bird seeds and pet food with various bag weights and 8 varieties of suet cakes available. Anyone...

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Certified Food Protection Manager Class

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires retail food establishments to have a person-in-charge or a food establishment manager obtain an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)...

Your Voices

Editor; The week of October 12-16, 2020 is recognized as IAHCE Week. The Illinois Association for Home and Community Education (IAHCE) was organized as the Illinois Home Bureau Federation in 1924. In 1962, it became the Illinois Homemakers...

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Point To Ponder

Ever been accused of eating something … a little weird? Now, in my house, my wife has started to tease me every time we go out to eat over how simple I am to cook for. “Just get him something...

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Preacher's Piece

A few weeks ago I mentioned The Black Robed Regiment in this column. That initiated a bit of a response from some readers. One person wrote to me and said he had never before seen The Black Robed...

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Le-Win Music Booster Fundraiser

The Le-Win Music Boosters have launched two fall fundraisers while partnering with local businesses in support of Le-Win music programs. Online Apparel & Merchandise Sale Offered through Head2Toe...

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Racing Extinction

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites the public to a webinar screening of the documentary film "Racing Extinction" on Monday, November 2nd, at 7 pm. "Racing Extinction" documents the...

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