Small But Important

The Stockton/Warren Speech team was limited to only two novice freshman at their own tournament last weekend, but that didn't make the event any less critical for the other competing teams. "I was on...

On The Record

Accident With Injuries On January 14 at approximately 3:11 pm, the Jo Daviess County dispatch center was notified of a single vehicle traffic crash with injuries on US Route 20 West approximately 2/10 of a mile west of North Sand Ridge Road in East...

Has Covid-19 Peaked?

Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases spurred by the omicron variant has peaked, but he cautioned that another variant could...

Girls Basketball Standings

North Orangeville 7 – 1 23 – 4 Lena-Winslow 7 – 1 15 – 9 Pecatonica 6 – 3 16 – 7 Aquin 4 – 3 13 – 9 Dakota 1 – 7 4 – 20 Pearl City 1 – 5 6 – 15 Durand 0 – 6 3 – 11 South...

Boys Basketball Standings

North Pecatonica 5 – 0 18 – 6 Aquin 4 – 1 11 – 7 Lena-Winslow 3 – 1 9 – 8 Orangeville 3 – 2 6 – 6 Durand 2 – 4 10 – 12 Dakota 1 – 4 4 – 7 Pearl City 0 – 6 1 – 13 South...

Witness To The Execution

As good as the Scales Mound Hornets are, there was still a major hurdle they had not cleared ... ever. Never in their varsity careers had any of the starting five seniors ever beaten East Dubuque,...

Rethink The Rankings

The Eastland Cougars took on the Galena Pirates in the third place game of the Pecatonica MLK Tournament, but based on what we had seen out of the Pirates and Cougars ... we honestly thought it would...

Wiegel Gets A Warning

Anybody, and everybody, who knows RR/SM Girls Basketball coach David Wiegel would be the first to tell you ... he is a really nice guy. You could tease him, joke around, and never worry about...

Kalli Humphrey Kills It

Several times throughout the season, members of the Lena-Winslow Lady Panthers, would ask if I thought they could win a certain game, and my answer was always the same. "When you guys are hitting...

Panthers Win A Looney One

Strange things can happen in sports – any sport – but it might be several years before anybody sees anything as crazy as what took place in Lena-Winslow's 55-53 victory over Aquin in Lena...

As One Goes Down, Another Returns

Most people know that the Scales Mound Hornets are a really strong basketball team and ranked #2 in the state in 1A. But few people outside of the small town of Scales Mound realize how truly...

Overcoming Covid Restrictions

The Orangeville Lady Broncos were faced with a bit of a dilemma. Their JV team had been exposed to covid when they played RR/SM, and several of those players also suit up for varsity. But due to...

Stockton Gives Warren A Dustin

Throughout the first half of Wednesday night's conference battle in Stockton, the Blackhawks and Warren Warriors traded leads, fouls, turnovers and momentum, but nobody could take control of the game...

Winter Mania Punch Card Promotion

The post-holiday shopping season is warming up with even more reasons to shop from nearly 20 establishments in Downtown Freeport. The Downtown Freeport Winter Mania Punch Card program launched January 14, bringing additional incentives to shop and...

Fehr Graham Hires Zuroske

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Miranda Zuroske as an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. Zuroske is working on...

Mlakar Recognized As A Top Financial Advisor

Cassandre Mlakar, an independent LPL Financial advisor at FSB Wealth Group, today announced her inclusion in LPL's Freedom's Club. With more than 19,000 LPL-affiliated advisors nationwide, LPL awards...

Mediacom Announces New Internet Programs

Mediacom Communications today announced its participation in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program designed to help more Americans lower the monthly cost of home internet service. The ACP is administered by...

Point To Ponder

My wife and I got a rude awakening the other night when I went to watch her shoot pool in her Thursday night Freeport pool league. Eric White, the owner of Benchwarmers, had apparently asked a good...

Your Voices

Dan; I too loved that Indiana team, but it was Ricky Green on Michigan not AC Green....Come On Man. Bob VenHuizen Editor’s Note: You’re absolutely right – I must have had football on the brain. Dan, We always look forward to reading the...

State Rep's Report

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published an editorial about a month ago titled, “The Fleeing Young of Illinois”. It’s worth a read and a hard look in the mirror for all Illinoisans,...

Preacher's Piece

Somebody asked me one time if I ever run out of stories to tell? The answer is No. Never. Everything that happens in life is a story waiting to be retold - and it’s usually a lot funnier the second...

Where Are They Now

Coastal Carolina University Dean’s List Nearly 2,500 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2021 semester, including Steffanie Lantow, a Marine Science major from Lanark, IL. Coastal...

Highland Announces Fall Graduates

Highland Community College announces the 2021 fall graduates. Graduates were awarded associate degrees, associate of applied science degrees, or certificates. Dakota: Grace Sutherland, Associate of Arts Davis: David Hales, Associate of Arts; Joseph...

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