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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 21, 2020 

Tie Goes To Sixth

In golf, if the team score is tied after the first four lowest scores are all added together, they move on to the fifth golfer from each team to see who shot lower in order to determine a team...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 21, 2020 

Strong Showing

Northwest Illinois was well represented in the IHSA Golf Sectional held at Peru St. Bede last week. Having to take on the top competition from the Regionals that fed into the Sectional tournament was...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 21, 2020 

Solid Finish For Edler

Sarah Edler of the Lena-Winslow/Pearl City Girls Golf Co-op was the lone athlete from our region to advance on to the IHSA 1A Girls Golf Sectional held last week. And while Boylan Catholic of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    October 21, 2020 

Keeping A Crisis Minimal

The original notice that went out from Stephenson County Administrator, Georgia D. Newcomer, was met with a bit of alarm. "This is to notify you of the emergency situation that is taking place at Waln...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Point To Ponder

Ever been accused of eating something … a little weird? Now, in my house, my wife has started to tease me every time we go out to eat over how simple I am to cook for. “Just get him something...

 

Happy Home To Haunted Masterpiece

We got the idea last week, and after making a few phone calls, several other area businesses jumped on board to support it. So now, our first official Halloween Home Contest is now on! But your help...

 

The Toughest Job To Fill

If you were to contact any School District in the region – or even in the state for that matter – and ask them what is the toughest job position they have to fill, the answer would be immediate...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

No Pain, Big Gain

The first time Aquin's Gwen Stovall squared off against the hills of Lake Carroll in a Cross Country competition this Fall, she wasn't even the first runner from Aquin to cross the finish line ...

 

Point To Ponder

Getting an idea is one thing, but when you work out a theory with someone else, and it all makes sense … you are onto something. I need to set the stage first. A friend and I accompanied our...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

Edler Advances Alone

While the NUIC Boys were basically all placed into a Regional together and allowed to duke it out, for the girls – because there were so few full teams – they were shipped off to Byron where they...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

Anderson Tops Regional Field

All season long Village Voices had been tracking the scores of the region's top High School golfers, and those who followed it noticed how hot Eastland's Andy Anderson got at the end of the season...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 7, 2020

The Hills Continue To Win

It may only be their first season hosting Cross Country meets, but the hills of Lake Carroll have already earned a reputation for the challenge they present to area runners. More local schools...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Point To Ponder

Please excuse my tone of voice, but the latest move by the State of Illinois to shut down all indoor dining in our region has me more than a little angry. OK, I get it, the Cornovirus is a serious...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 7, 2020

Pirates Sweep To Girls Crown

The Galena Lady Pirates blew past the competition at the NUIC Girls Tournament held at Lake Carroll last week as they finished an impressive 25 strokes ahead of second place Polo. In golf, a team must...

 

Home Sweet Home

As a kid, we all played with dominos at one point or another. Not the actual game, but lining up the tiles on end to make a long trail, then knocking the first one down to watch the chain reaction....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 7, 2020

Dakota Domination

The biggest drama regarding the NUIC Boys Conference Tournament was whether or not the Dakota Indians would be allowed to participate. After having their school shut down due to Covid issues, the...

 

The Lighter Side

I just thought of a cool practical joke ... go out and buy a Dollar Store skeleton for Halloween and bury it in a shallow grave under your new deck. In about 30 years it will really be funny when the...

 

The Fair Tax Debate

A friend had the proposal below sent to them, and asked for a reply because they were confused regarding the Fair Tax Amendment that is on the ballot. So ... we felt the debate was worthy of being in...

 

Point To Ponder

It’s True, I confess, I am a Sneaky Pete. Now, I realize that most – if not all of you – have no idea what it is I’m talking about, so let me explain. You see, while growing up in Northwest In...

 

Here Comes The Sun

Residents have seen the large solar array being constructed just outside of town on Cedarville Road, but few knew who was doing it, or what sparked the project. The short answer is – the School...

 

Pumpkinfest Is On ... Kind Of

Every other small town festival in Northwest Illinois had been canceled, so it was almost a sign of hope that Warren is going to still hold their annual Pumpkinfest celebration this coming weekend in...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 23, 2020

Small It Is

The readers have spoken, and we got an overwhelming response in regard to what size the Voices should adopt moving forward. And in a race that wasn’t very close, 73% wanted the smaller size...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 23, 2020

Orangeville Tragedy

By now almost everyone knows the story: at approximately 2:40 in the morning on Wednesday, September 16, a 911 call came in regarding a house fire at 305 South Main Street in Orangeville. Multiple...

 

Point To Ponder

(Fair warning, this hasn’t been a ‘fun’ week.) Of all the things that are hard to do in life, to me at least - the hardest is having to say, “goodbye.” We all have what we see as our own per...

 

Lady Cougars Keep 'Rolling'

The weather was cold, with a constant drizzle and biting wind, but that didn't stop the Eastland Cougars from hosting their second Cross Country meet out at Lake Carroll. Once again the new Eastland h...

 

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