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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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 By Dan Stevens    News    January 13, 2021

Top 10 Stories Of 2020

We know there are a ton of people who share in this sentiment, but 2020 will probably not be fondly remembered by many of us. Whether it was the pandemic, the ugly political scene nationally, or the...

 

Your Voices

Thank You The family of LaVone Gabel would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words, cards, memorial gifts, thoughts, & prayers at her passing. There are not enough words to express the gratitude we feel for these heartfelt...

 

Sturtevant Joins FSB

Cassandra Mlakar announced that Lavonne Sturtevant has joined the First State Bank Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll Wealth Group team as Wealth Group Office Administrator. Lavonne plays a crucial role in...

 

Stockton FFA Update

Community Scavenger Hunt We are excited to announce the winners of the Stockton FFA Community Scavenger Hunt! Congratulations to Griffin Luke on winning the first place prize and to Kaylee Luke on...

 

Preacher's Piece

It’s been a topsy turvy several weeks. This election has left many scratching their heads and some with a giant knot in their gut because it appears an injustice has occurred. Maybe so. Many of us...

 

Point To Ponder

It’s not easy for me to have a vacation. I mean, when you look at the weekly schedule needed to put the paper out, there just really isn’t any convenient “weekend” to go out for a day or two....

 

Pigskin Picks Final Standings

All of the sheets have been graded – but we still have the College Football Championship to factor in – and that was scheduled to take place after we had to go to press. However, the top five...

 

Obituaries

Orangeville Gerald V. Kerr, 77 Gerald V. Kerr, age 77 of rural Orangeville, IL, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday January 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 20, 1943 in Freeport, IL, the son of... Full story

 

NWILDD 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...

 

The Lighter Side

I have faith in Pfizer and its Covid vaccine because it also makes Viagra. If Pfizer can raise the dead, it can save the living. My New Year resolution was to lose weight. So far I've lost my motivati...

 

Lawmakers Oppose Criminal Justice Reform Proposal

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) says he is standing shoulder to shoulder with local law enforcement officials who have expressed serious concerns about several provisions in a criminal justice reform proposal currently awaiting action by...

 

Church News

St. John’s Lutheran – Pearl City On behalf of the 2020 Christmas Dinner Committee: A very heartfelt THANK YOU to the following friends and businesses who sponsored the 2020 Pearl City Community Christmas Day Dinner: State Bank of Pearl City,...

 

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