Keeping Our Options Open

Last Thursday's meeting of the Stephenson County Board took on some major issues head on, but the underlying message anybody who has followed the board over the years walked away with was ... this...

VOICES Receives Huge Gift

A recent donor provides living proof that you can continue to make a difference, no matter your age. A 97-year-old Freeport resident gifted VOICES of Stephenson County with one of the largest individual donations in its 40-year history. The...

Broshous Trial Update

The Pre-Trial hearing was scheduled for January 26th at 9:00 am, but when the case was called, State’s Attorney, Carl Larson, said that he had received a call from the defense attorney, Craig...

United Way Impact Grants

The United Way of Northwest Illinois (UWNIL) is pleased to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the 2023.2024 Community Impact Grants. The RFPs are for Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs in...

Boys Basketball Standings

West Scales Mound 5 - 1 20 – 4 Warren 5 - 1 16 – 4 Galena 4 - 2 16 – 7 East Dubuque 3 - 3 11 – 9 River Ridge 2 - 4 11 – 9 Stockton 2 - 4 9 – 13 West Carroll 0 - 6 1 – 20 North Pecatonica 6 - 0 21 – 4 Lena-Winslow 6 - 1 14 – 6...

Girls Basketball Standings

West Galena 7 - 0 25 – 1 RR/SM 6 - 1 23 – 3 Warren 3 - 4 13 – 12 East Dubuque 3 - 4 5 – 15 Stockton 2 - 5 4 – 20 West Carroll 0 - 7 3 – 18 North Orangeville 7 - 1 21 – 3 Lena-Winslow 6 - 2 19 – 6 Aquin 5 - 3 12 – 11 Pecatonica 4 -...

Speaking Through Their Souls

The Lena-Winslow Lady Panthers got a big win over Aquin Wednesday night, and a major factor in the victory was the new implementation of a lob pass that was made by Alyssa Daughenbaugh into Grace...

Tip The Cap To Pec

The last time the Lena-Winslow Panthers had played against the Pecatonica Indians at the Forreston Tournament, it ended in a one point game. But Saturday in Pecatonica, in their first conference...

In Charlie We Trust

The Scales Mound Hornets held a slim three point lead over the powerful Pecatonica Indians with two minutes left in their third place contest at the MLK Tournament. Desperate to get the ball, but...

A Connection On The Court

Last season, during their run to the State finals, the Scales Mound Hornets traveled to DeKalb for the Super Sectional. And after winning their game to punch the ticket to the State finals, they made...

Purple Vengeance

The Orangeville Broncos may have been leading the NUIC North, but they had fallen to Aquin at home in their first meeting. So, the rematch Tuesday night in Freeport meant a lot if the Broncos really...

Classic Cat Fight

It was Eastland at Lena-Winslow – that's all anybody needed to know. It didn't matter what the records were, or who was hot or cold, this was classic Cougars against the Panthers – the kind of...

State Basketball Rankings

BOYS Class 1A 1. Jacksonville Routt (19-1) def. 1A#HM Griggsville-Perry, 50-37; def. PORTA, 50-45; def. 1A#9 Camp Point Central, 47-42; def. Payson Seymour, 76-70 (OT). 2. Decatur Lutheran (LSA) (18-0) def. Heritage, 76-49; def. Arther-Lovington,...

Pantherhawks Roll On

Lena-Winslow/Stockton 47.0 Clinton 16.0 120: Arrison Bauer (LWS) over Brody Harrington (C) (Dec 5-2) 126: Danny Peters (C) over Mauricio Glass (LWS) (Fall 5:12) 132: Mark Detwiler (LWS) over Sam...

TLP Names Mangler Artistic Director

Timber Lake Playhouse (Dan Danielowski, Executive Director), the professional, non-profit summer theatre company established in 1961 with a mission of "providing the best expression of theater arts...

Point To Ponder

I wanted to do something nice for my wife while she was up in northern Wisconsin playing grandma to the twerpers. Now, again, in an effort to prepare for the eventual move, my wife was very excited...

Preacher's Piece

A few weeks ago, I went on a one-day road trip to Kokomo, Indiana. I don’t follow a map anymore - just my GPS. The beauty of GPS is that if you take the shortest route, you usually end up on the...

Farm Bureau Beat

I am sure we all have those days, weeks or even months where we are just so busy and deciding what to make for dinner is just one more thing to add to our plate. The Stephenson County Farm Bureau and...

Where Are They Now?

Ford Named To SNHU Dean's List Andrew Ford of Apple River has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Fall 2022 Dean's List. The fall terms run from September to December. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum...

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