Heartache & Heartbreak

It's not supposed to work out this way. Typically, when kids work their tails off, compete fairly, and see a large amount of success over the course of the season, you expect it to come to an end...

Olivia Kepner Wins WPS Scholarship

The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) recognized scholarship recipients during the organization's annual meeting held on February 6th in conjunction with the Corn/Soy Expo in Wisc. Dells. Eight high...

Dr. Phil Millhouse Honored With Conservation Award

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is pleased to announce that archaeologist, Dr. Phil Millhouse, has received the 2020 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award. The award will be...

4-H Super Saturday

University of Illinois Extension is hosting its annual 4-H Super Saturday on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Bldg. R at Highland Community College. Super Saturday is a 2.5-hour event designed to give area youth ages 5 to 18 a...

Four Peat

It took just 92 seconds for the Eastland Cougars to jump out to an 11-0 lead against Polo in the Regional championship game. It would be a precursor of things to come as the Cougars delivered a...

The Pressure To Perform

It would be impossible to celebrate the championship won by the Stockton Blackhawks without having your heart bleed for the Aquin Lady Bulldogs. In what was one of the most competitive back and forth...

Panthers Claim Cat Fight

They may no longer be in the same conference, but when the Eastland Cougars and Lena-Winslow Panthers lock up on the basketball court, it is still bound to be a battle. Monday night in Lanark, the...

Girls Post Season Results

Amboy Regional Quarterfinal AFC 55 Kirkland Hiawatha 30 Forreston 85 Christian Life 11 Semifinals Amboy 62 AFC 30 Fulton 48 Forreston 37 OT Championship Amboy 41 Fulton 30 Eastland Regional...

Set Up For A Showdown

Both the Aquin Bulldogs and Stockton Blackhawks were able to advance into the Class 1A Regional Championship, but the Bulldogs had a much easier road. In the opening game between Aquin and Durand,...

Two Paths Lead To Same Result

Both Stockton and Lena-Winslow advanced to the Regional semifinals Tuesday night by 20 point margins, but the manner in which they did it was far from similar. Stockton gave up the first basket to...

Layup Line For The Cougars

It was always a rarity to see a high school team score 100 points. The institution of the running clock has made it a much more difficult feat. The Eastland girls basketball team was on pace to reach...

Warren Gives East Dubuque A Scare

There probably wasn't anybody not associated with the Warren girls basketball team that would have given them any shot to upset East Dubuque in the first round of the River Ridge Regionals. And while Warren couldn't quite pull it off, they sure had...

'D' Is The Key

River Ridge/Scales Mound held Pecatonica without a field goal for nearly the first 12 minutes of their Regional matchup. The Wildcats were turning the ball over too much, limiting their shots on offense. They shot well in the first quarter, but had...

Warriors Rise With Riedl

With just over two minutes gone in the first quarter, the Warren Warriors were suddenly faced with a problem – sophomore post, Braydn Bohnsack – had just picked up his second foul and had to head...

The State Rep's Report

Months before Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton cut to the front of line to be one of the first in Illinois to purchase legal marijuana on January 1st, plans were already in the works by the Pritzker...

Point To Ponder

I’m having a hard time this year, and I’m trying to put my finger on it, so bear with me for a bit here. Every February things get intense throughout the region for one major reason – the IHSA...

From The Desk Down State

A group of bipartisan lawmakers have introduced a new amendment to our state’s Constitution that would take the process of drawing legislative districts out of the hands of sitting lawmakers....

Preacher's Piece

A couple of years ago while shirt shopping I stumbled across a pair of shoes that were on sale. I don’t really like shopping so when I absolutely have to go, I try to get it all done at once so I...

Arctic Ale & Art Walk

Downtown Freeport Events presents The Arctic Ale and Art Walk, a family-friendly Saturday afternoon event with art, shopping, food, ale, and trolley rides. Enjoy your Saturday afternoon strolling the streets in Downtown Freeport. Businesses will...

Obituaries

Stockton Kelly Suzanne Adkins Guerrero, 45 Kelly Suzanne Adkins Guerrero, 45, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Stockton, Illinois on Monday, February 10, 2020. Kelly was born January 10, 1975 in Decatur, Illinois to Richard Adkins, Rockford,... Full story

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