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Articles from the August 14, 2019 edition

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 By Dan Stevens    News    August 14, 2019

New Sheriff's In Town

With the beginning of a new school year close on the horizon, it is understandable for teachers and students alike to be holding on to their final days of summer with gusto, while dreading the...

 

Powerful Cougars

This past weekend (7/26-7/28), four Eastland student-athletes competed in the American Powerlifting Federation's (APF) "Summer Bash 16" meet, held at 2XL Powerlifting, a gym and training facility...

 

Obituaries

Lena Colton George Drye, 22 Colton George Drye, age 22, of Belton, TX, formally of Lena passed unexpectedly away on July 29, 2019. He was born on April 23, 1997 to Richard “Rich” and Deanna (Herman) Drye in Freeport, IL. He grew up in Lena and... Full story

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    August 14, 2019

Point To Ponder

Suffering a loss is never easy, and our region got a double whammy recently. Both Colton Drye and Edwin Curry were taken from us far too soon. Now, before you get the wrong idea, I am not going to...

 

Preacher's Piece

I had a fun time last weekend. I was one of the morning speakers at The Fellowship of Christian Farmers International Annual Conference held in Dubuque, Iowa. As the title says, this is an...

 

State Rep's Report

On Tuesday, July 30th, I was honored to be joined by over 4 dozen taxpayers for my most recent “Pizza & Politics” event at the iconic Timmerman’s Supper Club overlooking the Upper Mississippi...

 

Colby Smith Memorial Classic

We are celebrating the 12th Annual Colby Smith Memorial 4 Mile Classic, Saturday, August 24th. We are again inviting anyone who has run or walked in the past to come back this year and celebrate the...

 

Bigger Proved To Be Better

Back in 2006, Mithc Kappes and Jim Nadig bought the Stockton True Value Hardware Store, and over the course of a few years they began to see where if they really wanted the store to grow into their...

 

Senate Week In Review

A new state task force will look for ways to provide property tax relief to homeowners and report its findings by the end of the year. Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed legislation creating the...

 

Cruise Night Photo Spread

Collection of Photos from Freeport's Cruise Night on August 10th....

 

Jo Daviess County Fair Photo Spread

A Collection of photos from the Jo Daviess County Fair...

 

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