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Where's The Work Ethic

Big changes might be taking place on August 1st, and we're not just talking about the state going into Phase 4 of their Covid-19 pandemic requirements. On June 26th, Restaurants and Bars were...

Your Voices

Dan, Keep up your good views and work. I miss the sports as much as you do. Donald Tempel Pearl City Voices; I liked the article on abandoned houses. Good luck, Warren has the same problem. I take in my bird feeder every night because the raccoons...

A Note Of Thanks

The Lena Beautification Committee and LBPA would like to thank the generous people that have contributed to the flowers that have been planted in the downtown area. Sponsors are: Brian & Jo...

Capital Recap

Illinois on Friday, June 26, entered Phase 4 of the state's Restore Illinois reopening plan. In this phase, restaurants and bars may open for indoor dining at fractional capacity as long as they...

Let There Be Volleyball!

Believe it or not, we might begin to see High School summer sports soon as the Lena-Winslow Volleyball League is prepared to begin competition next week. At least, that is the plan ... "This is ALL...

Martin Steps Down

Aquin's Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Keith Martin has resigned after 6 years with the program, including the past 5 years as the Head Coach of the Bulldogs. Martin finishes his time at Aquin with a...

Freeport Softball League Schedule

Although it is still only tentative at this point because the IHSA must give its’ approval for any summer league play to take place, the Freeport High School Summer League has established their schedule for July. (All games are played at Read...

Monroe Clinic Construction Updates

As Monroe Clinic marked one year in its new Medical Office Building on June 10, additional construction projects continue to be underway to complete the Monroe Clinic campus renovation. Beginning...

Accepting Vendor Applications For Stephenson County Visitor Center Holiday Gift Show

The Stephenson County Visitor Center will be featuring the Holiday Gift Show on the main floor from November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021. This year's show will feature both handcrafted items as...

Point To Ponder

“Why don’t we go for a drive?” It was an innocent question from my wife after I had just vented over editorial issues with the paper, and my first thought was that – yeah, I needed to get...

Preacher's Piece

Personally, I started this year with more optimism than I’ve had in a long time. The sound of 2020 just seemed to ring in my ears. I had an expectation that God was going to do something great for...

4-H Tech Wizards STEM Activity Kits

YMCA Freeport Camp Discovery participants were provided STEM Activity Kits, through University of Illinois Extension, 4-H Tech Wizards Program, generously funded by Community Foundation of Northern...

State Releases Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools

Illinois released new guidelines for schools, colleges and universities to return to in-person learning in the fall, but leaders warned those plans could change if health metrics related to the...

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