NWILDD July Winners

The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021 to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid out to ticket holders during the drawing year. Cash prizes vary between $50 and $250. A ticket...

Bergman Honored With State Resolution

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) presented recently retired Lena Village President Denny Bergman with House Resolution 228, a resolution passed by the Illinois House honoring...

Chesney Visits Pearl City Officials

Continuing a series of summer outreach visits with local officials, State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) met with local elected officials in Pearl City on July 15. "It was so gratifying...

County Adds Voice To Governor Pleas

On Thursday, July 22nd, the Stephenson County Board voted along party lines, 13-5, to pass a resolution recommending Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker reform the Illinois unemployment benefits system. Specifically, the resolution urges Governor...

VOICES Book Nook Sale

Pick up a good book and help a good cause by attending the annual VOICES of Stephenson County Book Nook Summer Half Price Sale. The sale will run from Aug. 5 to 14 with proceeds benefiting services offered through VOICES of Stephenson County....

Stewart Ghosting Hours In Stockton

State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) will be hosting a Mobile Driver Services Facility event July 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Stockton Township Public Library, 140 W. Benton Ave. in Stockton. Admission is free. Services provided by...

Familiar Faces In New Places

Every season there are coaching changes, that's nothing new. But the point of interest this year is how many former star players we all watched play on the court, will now be leading a team from the...

Cougar Athletes Earn Academic All-American Status

Based on academic excellence, 17 Highland Community College student-athletes are honored as NJCAA All-Academic Team recipients. For student-athletes to qualify for this prestigious academic award, the individual must have completed a minimum of 24...

Fall Fish Sale

Stephenson County Soil & Water Conservation District is presently taking orders for the Fall Fish Sale. Fish that can be ordered include channel catfish, largemouth bass, hybrid bluegill, redear...

Thank You Flower Sponsors

The Lena Beautification Committee and LBPA would like to thank the generous people that have contributed to the flowers that have been planted in the downtown area. Sponsors are: Brian & Jo...

Point To Ponder

OK, for the record – vacation was great – and a much needed diversion. But with that being said, it’s time to get back into the swing of things – and at this time of year, that means Fall...

State Rep's Report

I LOVE a good County Fair! Nothing screams Summer in the Heartland more than this nostalgic American pastime. Northwest Illinois values will again be on full display through the tractor pulls, the...

Preacher's Piece

We have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. In my younger years, boating was always a major part of my summer life. I had an uncle who had a boat and he took my family to the lake a few...

Senate Week In Review

Illinois school districts have regained some local control over COVID-19 protocols within their districts. In other news, three administrators at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in...

Unless Something Changes ...

As we near the end of July and approach the IHSA no contact week, thoughts begin to turn towards the prospect of going back to school. But after going through a Covid-19 year, just how is the...

Yeagle Awards Bronco FFA

Local farmer Robert Yeagle recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Orangeville High School FFA. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to community nonprofits,...

ARSB Awards Scholarships To Area Students

Apple River State Bank and First Community Bank of Galena recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships to five area high school graduates. - Galena High School: Michael Beadle is the son of Pat and...

HCC Honors Vicki Schulz

Vicki Schulz of Stockton, Ill., who has advised Highland Community College students for 18 years, received her 10-year recognition as an advisor from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). PTK is an international...

Where Are They Now?

Illinois Wesleyan Graduation Illinois Wesleyan University honored more than 360 candidates for graduation during Commencement on May 2, 2021. Geisha Jimenez Williams, a business leader with more than three decades of experience in the energy...

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