Democrats Giving Criminals Second Tries Rather Than Second Chances

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) didn't waste any time, along with his Republican counterparts, in panning action taken by Illinois House Democrats in making appointments to the...

Legacy Gala Recognizes Marjory Phillips

It was an evening of celebrating Highland Community College, thanking corporate sponsors and donors, and recognizing individuals at the Legacy Gala on Oct. 2 at the Wagner House in Freeport....

Helping Those Who Help

The Freeport Police Department and Fire Department received $5,000 donations each from Precision Infrastructure, LLC on October 14, 2021. Bryce Chrudimsky, project coordinator for Precision...

Jo Daviess Retired Teachers Association

The Jo Daviess County Retired Teachers Association is once again meeting in person. We will meet on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. It will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 411 W. Catlin Street in Elizabeth, Illinois. The guest...

Scales Mound FFA Blood Drive

You can save a life at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on November 1 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Scales Mound Ag Building, 210 Main St, Scales Mound, IL. The Ag Building is located behind the...

Cardinals Out-Panther The Panthers

It was a scene Panther fans had seen plenty of times before ... never by the opposing team. Lena-Winslow was the ground pounding club that slowly and methodically drained the life out of their...

The First Northwest Illinois All Star Volleyball Game

From the people we’ve talked to, it’s been a long time in coming. There are All Star basketball games for the boys’ and girls’ teams, Highland plays host to an All Star Baseball game, and the...

Volleyball Post Season Pairings

Galena Regional Mon., Oct. 25 Match 1 at 6:00 pm: (8) East Dubuque vs. (10) Scales Mound Tue., Oct. 26 Match 2 at 5:30 pm: (4) Durand vs. (14) Warren Match 3 at 6:30 pm: (5) Stockton vs. (11) Orangeville Wed., Oct. 27 Match 4 at 5:30 pm: (1) Galena...

Volleyball Standings

West Galena 12 - 0 33 – 1 - 1 Stockton 8 - 4 19 – 13 East Dubuque 7 - 5 9 - 10 - 3 River Ridge 7 - 5 8 - 19 - 2 Scales Mound 4 - 8 10 - 23 West Carroll 4 - 8 11 - 17 - 1 Warren 0 - 12 2 - 19 - 2...

Football Standings

NUIC Du/Pec 8 - 0 8 – 1 Lena-Winslow 6 - 2 7 – 2 Forreston 6 - 2 7 – 2 Fulton 6 - 2 7 – 2 Galena 4 - 4 5 - 4 Stockton 2 - 6 3 – 6 East Dubuque 2 - 6 3 – 6 Dakota 2 - 6 2 - 7 EPC 0 - 8 0...

Turning Yellow Into Gold

In practice the Monday before their conference battle with Pecatonica, junior Middle, Leah Baker turned her ankle – forcing a major lineup change for the Orangeville Broncos. "With Leah out, I had...

Lady Wolves Have Become A Pack

Pearl City was always dangerous on the volleyball court. With Savanah Brandt as one of the biggest hitters in the area, nobody could look past them ... but few teams seriously worried about them...

Bigger Than Sports

The Stockton Lady Blackhawks played host to the Warren Warriors Thursday night for their annual "Pink Night". Just about every area team has one during the season, and it is meant to promote Breast...

There Was Also A Game

The football game between the Lena-Winslow Panthers and Stockton Blackhawks in Stockton Friday night didn't kick off until 7:30 – but that was okay. More people were interested in the pregame...

Happy Birthday Brayden

Most kids would love to get a car for their eighteenth birthday, and while we have no idea what he actually got, Orangeville's Brayden Cahoon smoked past the Amboy defense as if he was behind the...

Freeport Names Sutter DOC

Kevyn Sutter joins the City of Freeport as the city's Director of Communications. Formerly of Lena, Illinois, Sutter attended Highland Community College, where she pursued an Associates of Arts in...

Rick Weis Marks 50 Years In Banking

Apple River State Bank recognizes Rick Weis' 50 years of community banking and his commitment to the customers and the communities he has served over his distinguished banking career. The bank is...

ARSB Opens Loan Production Office

Apple River State Bank recently opened a loan production office at 1925 Main Street in Hazel Green. In late 2019, the bank opened a branch location in the Southwest Mart, 3525 Percival Street, in...

Point To Ponder

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. The other phrase that pops up is how “We are creatures of habit.” But last week, I ventured into new territory. You see, I needed a haircut. On...

Preacher's Piece

I had some goodwill items to drop off the other day. The goodwill place was a hub of activity when I arrived and I had to wait in line for a few minutes before I could make my drop. There was one guy...

State Rep's Report

It seems that politicians often forget that the money they are spending comes from you, the hardworking families of Illinois. The process by which legislators negotiate how to spend finite taxpayer...

Where Are They Now?

Lanark's Norton Wins WIAC Championship Emma Norton, a native of Lanark, IL, and graduate of Eastland High School, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater golf team, which captured its fifth straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic...

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