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 By Dan Stevens    Education    July 28, 2021 

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...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

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...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 28, 2021 

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...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Point To Ponder

With Dan away for a much needed “vacation” we are running one of our all-time favorites – enjoy. “And you wonder why I don’t worry about the butter.” Now, that phrase may not mean much to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 7, 2021

Voices All Area Softball

It was an action packed and competitive season in which four teams – all in the same conference – ended up claiming the four respective Regional titles. We've never seen that before in any sport,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 7, 2021

Voices All Area Baseball Team

Trying to put together an All Area team in baseball is never easy for a couple of reasons – the first one being, most schools place their best athletes at the same position – shortstop and/or...

 

Summer Calendar

The pandemic may not officially be "over" but we are allowed back out, and events that were cancelled last year are finally beginning to return. So, in the interest of helping people go out and...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Point To Ponder

At first, I was really thinking that I could make this whole camping thing work. I mean, buying a load of wood for $20 seemed excessive, but my wife swore I got a good deal, and after seeing the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    July 7, 2021

Meet The New Man In Charge

Wayne Gift knew back when he was only ten years old that he wanted to be a policeman when he grew up, but it took him a little longer to get there than he would have liked. After graduating from High...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 30, 2021

Why Go To Freeport?

Many people commented about how the pandemic tended to keep us in our homes. Whether it was due to a quarantine, or the restrictions placed on social distancing and masks, a lot of us simply stopped...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Point To Ponder

I am not a camper. I have never been a camper. Growing up, my family’s idea of camping included maid service and an indoor pool. But a few years ago, my wife went with her uncle camping in his RV...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 30, 2021

New Year, New NUIC

With the pandemic shortened season behind us, everyone is looking forward to what we view as a 'normal' school year with conference races in every sport, and post season regionals and playoffs to get...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 23, 2021

Third Time's Charm

For the third time in a row, the Orangeville Broncos had made it to the Class 1A Super Sectional, but for the first time in their history, they finally advanced on to the State final four with a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 23, 2021

Bronco Knock Out

When you think of playing softball, the one thing that almost never enters into anyone's mind is that it might be a game of attrition ... but Wednesday afternoon in the IHSA Class 1A third place...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Point To Ponder

So what do you like best about the Fourth of July? I think my tastes have changed as I've gotten older. As a kid, my favorite part was the fireworks. Now, I'm not talking about the big boomers in the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 23, 2021

"Brodogs"? ... Bad Dawg!

I had heard some rumblings, but wasn’t quite sure what people were talking about, and with the team in the midst of the first run to state in program history, I didn’t pay much attention to it....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Post Season Results

Baseball Post Season Tournament June 2nd AFC 9 Polo 8 Lena-Winslow 15 South Beloit 0 Galena 3 RR/SM 1 Morrison 8 Kirkland-Hiawatha 3 June 3rd East Dubuque 5 Pearl City 1 June 4th Forreston 20 AFC 9 Ea...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Three In A Row

It had been a chant the Orangeville Broncos used throughout the post season as the goal was simple – for the third time, advance on to the Super Sectional. And while Pearl City made a huge hurdle to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Ty As They Might

Ever since the pitch count rule came into effect several years ago, the biggest factor that can determine the outcome of any High School baseball game is – who is on the mound. Every team tries to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Post Pour Output

Fans had to wait a while longer than expected to see the Orangeville Lady Broncos take on Dakota in the Regional final at Orangeville last Tuesday. When the game opened, Dakota drew first blood as...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Point To Ponder

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more crazy … they do. OK, I’m not sure if I mentioned this earlier, but I held the power of attorney for my mother, and was also the executor of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

One Fateful Swing

Warren/Stockton senior Matthew Riedl, and Orangeville's Cade Janecke have been friends for several years. With both of them being exceptional baseball players, they have played together and against ea...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Business    June 16, 2021

Neighbor vs Neighbor

Murmurs about a major upheaval at Adkins Energy have been swirling for weeks, and multiple sources requested we look into the "termination" of Adkins' General Manager, Ray Baker. It is important to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 16, 2021

Lake Le-Aqua-Na To Open In September

People making the mistake of ignoring the signs and trying to enter into Lake Le-Aqua-Na are typically met with a rather rude response – along with the threat of getting a ticket if caught a second...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 9, 2021

Extra Inning Excitement

The two youngest softball teams squared off in the first round at Lena's Dodds Park Wednesday evening as the SM/RR Hornets came to town to challenge the Panthers, but this one took longer than seven...

 

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