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FCF Awards COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

The Freeport Community Foundation (FCF) and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) announced today that they, in partnership, are awarding $60,000 in Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) grants to nine non-profit organizations...

4H Public Presentations Contest

Stephenson County 4-H exhibitors participated in their first 2020 Virtual Show on June 23, 2020. The Public Presentations contest had three 4-H exhibitors for 2020. Youth were required to submit...

Capital Recap

The state on Wednesday, July 29, released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports that will drastically limit allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. Gov....

IHSA Delays Seasons

The official word came down last week, with the good news being that all High School Sports are scheduled to take place ... but the bad news is that we will have to wait a long time for some of them....

Hitting The National Stage

Competing for your local school is one thing, but just like volleyball, basketball and other sports, there is also the opportunity to compete at the club level in softball. Most people are familiar...

We Just Want To Play

Their season may have been wiped out by the pandemic, but the Warren/Stockton Warhawks are trying to do everything they ca to pick up some games during the summer season. But it hasn't been easy....

Norman Legacy Continues

Nobody will ever be able to forget the incredible accomplishments made by Pete Norman over his 15 year career as head Men's Basketball Coach for Highland College. Now, years after he took the Cougars...

Pandemic Or Not, Here We Come

Although mired in the midst of a business nightmare for some, two new enterprises celebrated their ribbon cutting last week as they formally opened for business. Barrel & Brie at 7836 US Highway...

Your Voices

Dan We really enjoy the paper. So much more local information than what is found in other papers that shall remain unnamed. Keep up the good work. Alan & Dolores Downs Freeport Dan, Great paper, enjoy all the local coverage. Sure beats the Journal...

Point To Ponder

There is a new member of the Stevens household. After losing our dog “Buddy” near Thanksgiving, it took a while for my wife and I to finally decide it was time to get another dog … but we did....

State Rep's Report

Northern District US Attorney, John Lausch, recently announced a US District Court filing which disclosed a deferred prosecution agreement for corporate bribery involving a “high-level official...

Preacher's Piece

We’ve been doing a study on Sunday mornings about how to overcome evil with good. “When the days get darker,” God says, “here is what you must do: Overcome evil with good!” How do we...

To 'Opt Out' Or Not

Throughout the region, area school districts have gotten their return to school plans approved, and while they might vary from district to district, they all have one thing in common – the ability...

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