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An Unnecessary "Taste" For Controversy

Just when people were beginning to get excited about the upcoming Taste of Lena scheduled to be held on June 11th, a controversy suddenly erupted that prompted angry phone calls to our office. "How...

On The Record

Accident With Injuries At about 11:40 am on 5/11/22. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single motorcycle crash with injuries on Ferry Landing Road about a mile southwest of West Cross Road in rural Galena....

Recognizing Life Saving Efforts

During the May 16th City Council meeting, Fire Chief Scott Miller of the Freeport Fire Department recognized firefighters and paramedics for the life-saving efforts that took place in early March. On...

Highland Alum Becomes First Female K-9 Officer For Stephenson County

Since she was a young girl, Rachel Clay of Dakota wanted to become a first responder. Realizing the medical field was not her forte, she looked into the study of Criminal Justice while a student at...

Beware New Phone Scam

Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner is warning the public about a possible telephone scam occurring in Jo Daviess County. The scammer telephones a resident and will either impersonate a family member who is in need of money, or will claim they...

Baseball Post Season

Lena-Winslow Sectional Wed., May 25 Lena-Winslow vs. Sterling Newman – 4:30 Fulton vs. Warren/Stockton – 6:30 Sat., May 28 Championship - 11:00 am Aquin Regional Mon., May 16 Alden-Hebron 8...

Softball Post Season

South Beloit Sectional Tue., May 24 Forreston 2 Pearl City 1 (12) Wed., May 25 Orangeville vs. Dakota – 4:30 Fri., May 27 Championship - 4:30 pm Lena-Winslow Regional Mon., May 16 Scales Mound/RR...

Another Classic Cat Fight

The Lena-Winslow Panthers will always remember their Regional semi-final game against Eastland as "One that Got Away", while the Cougars will forever think of it as "The Cougar Come Back." But no...

One For The Ages

The Lena-Winslow Panthers were awarded the Regional title with their 3-2 victory and will compete in the Sectional Tournament, but anybody and everybody who witnessed the game against the Galena...

Lauren Turns Lights Out On Missiles

In the first inning of their Regional opener at home against Milledgeville, the Stockton/Warren Warhawks were, well ... not in sync. A soft floater over second fell for a hit, a shot to left was...

Panthers Roll On

Lena-Winslow head coach Nick Werhane had plenty of worries going into the Panther's Regional semi-final against Alden-Hebron, but all of them proved to be pointless as his squad played an excellent...

Best Laid Plans ...

Both the Galena Pirates and Aquin Bulldogs came into their Regional semi-final with the same plan – save your ace pitcher to take on Lena-Winslow in the championship. But that meant that they both...

Agony And Ecstasy

Pearl City deserved better. The Lady Wolves didn't just fix their defensive problems, they perfected them. What had been the Achilles heel for the Wolves all season, was erased as they didn't just...

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

COUNTRY Financial Representative Steve Rothschadl was pleased to support the Le-Win teachers and staff with a luncheon celebrating Teacher Appreciation week with the help of local businesses, Main...

Fehr Graham Hires Winnekins

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Dave Winnekins as an Engineering Technician. Winnekins inspects and observes construction...

Point To Ponder

The senior prank stories keep coming in, and what I just heard took place at Aquin could be a classic … not by the students, but by the parents! You see, apparently, the seniors pulled a couple of...

Preacher's Piece

Occasionally when a member of our church is moving out of the area, they will ask me what they should look for when they are searching for a new church? I always tell them one of the first things...

Pearl City Lions Scholarships

The Pearl City Lions Club annually presents scholarships to several deserving graduating seniors from Pearl City High School. Lionism is dedicated to service to others, and applicants for the scholarships are asked to explain in an essay why they...

Highland Phi Theta Students Named To All-Illinois Academic Team

Highland Community College's international society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter has announced that Alena Asche of Pecatonica and Grace Fox of Lena were named to the All-Illinois Academic team during...

Kid's Summer Fun Fair

Kick off summer with a medley of kid-focused games and activities June 4th in Lanark City Park. Kids' Summer Fun Fair, which is free to all, runs from 10 am to 2 pm and will feature make and take projects, games, bubbles, a scavenger hunt, and much...

Late Night Nothing Party

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is pleased to announce our first-ever mothing party to be held at Casper Bluff on Friday, June 3 from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. The free event will be led by JDCF volunteer Ethan Brown, a local 19-year-old...

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