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County Fee Structure Run Around

The Stephenson County Board continued to hear complaints over their recent increase in food service fees, as Linda Simler of Skate Station was the latest to formally state, on the record, how much...

Handled Correctly

At 10:30 pm Monday night, the call went out and authorities came out to Lena in response to a man who had barricaded himself, and his wife, in his home. A lengthy "stand off" ensued in which the...

Pretzels Earn Some Rolling Meadows Honors

While the vast majority of speech teams were shut out over the weekend as weather cancelled the East Moline meet, Freeport and Stockton/Warren both made their way into the suburbs to compete at...

Warhawks Claim Class A Title

Weather had forced the rescheduling of the River Ridge Class A Speech Tournament, but on Monday, January 20th, the five Class A programs in our area all made their way to River Ridge to compete for...

Different Tendencies

Both the Lena-Winslow Panthers and Aquin Bulldogs had scouted each other well, and knew what to expect. So when the Panther's Kolton Heun suddenly went off script, it was a major reason why the...

Just Out Of Reach

The Orangeville Lady Broncos have come a long way this season, but the hopes of claiming their first double digit wins in more than ten years is beginning to run out of time as they fell 52-40 to the...

Vandigo The Great

Calling Ben Werner and Ben Vandigo over after their Scales Mound Hornets had knocked off Stockton 51-40, Werner let me in on a secret. "He's (Vandigo) probably going to be scared to death to talk to...

Amboy Clips Cougars

It was easily the largest crowd to ever watch a regular season basketball at Eastland ... ever. Not only were both fan bases huge, but there were also several coaches of other girls teams – even...

Thunder Rumble Still Far Off

The West Carroll Thunder Girls Basketball team had been putting up some impressive numbers. And while there is not a single senior on the roster, and plenty of reason for Thunder fans to be...

A 'Barr' Too High

Knowing how to beat a team, and being able to execute that plan, are two very different things. Just ask Lena-Winslow. The Lady Panthers had the perfect game plan to knock off Aquin, and after the...

Pec Tops Depleted Panthers

One of the bigger stories of the game Tuesday night between the Lena-Winslow Panthers and Pecatonica Indians was not home yet. Isaiah Bruce and his family had gone to Atlanta so Isaiah could play in...

The Best To Blow The Whistle

So how do you compare basketball coaches? Would you go by the number of Regional crowns, or State Titles? If so, how do you compare the coaches who were able to make it to State back when there were...

Eastland Steals Game From Pec

After an easy win over Galena earlier in the day, the Eastland Cougars played splendid defense in a 67-58 win over Pecatonica on the Indians' home court at the Pecatonica MLK Shootout. That defense...

New Number One

The gymnasium in Savannah was packed as wrestling fans came in to see the clash of Titans when Lena-Winslow/Stockton, West Carroll and Dakota all took to the mat for their annual triangular meet....

Another Wetter-Than-Normal Spring Predicted As Farmers Recover From Crop Losses

The state's climatologist is predicting Illinois farmers are likely to endure more burdensomely wet weather while they try to plant cash crops this spring after suffering major losses as a result of...

Point To Ponder

OK, I apologize ahead of time because this really isn’t a column this week – it’s more of a campaign. The basketball Regionals will all be having their seed meetings, and everyone who is a fan...

State Rep Report

Joining a chorus of fed-up legislators recognizing overburdened taxpayers deserve real property tax reform in Illinois, we must blow the whistle on the actions, and inactions, of the Illinois...

From The Desk Down State

In the wake of federal indictments and raids, and elected official resignations, a special legislative panel heard testimony during the week addressing ethics and lobbying legal loopholes....

Preacher's Piece

Computers, smart phones, smart TV’s, smart thermostats, smart doorbells, smart alecs, and now smart houses - how do us dumb people keep up with all the smart techonology these days? Now they even...

Obituaries

Lena Richard Allen Heinkel, 71 Richard Allen Heinkel, age 71 of Lena, IL went to his heavenly home on January 13, 2020. He was born on May 8, 1948 in Freeport, IL to Allen and Verena Heinkel. He was a graduate of Lena-Winslow High School in 1966.... Full story

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