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 By Dan Stevens    News    August 19, 2020

The Fault Is Mine

To say that we got a lot of phone calls last week would be an understatement. And all of them posed the same question - “Where’s my paper?” I like to think that I am a responsible human being,...

 

Vaughn Promoted To Sergeant

Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan F. Kelly announces the promotion of District 16 Trooper Mark Vaughn #6314 to the rank of Sergeant effective August 16, 2020. In 2006, Sergeant Vaughn earned his degree in Business Administration from...

 

Preacher's Piece

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last few months or been in a coma, or in military Boot Camp, you’ve probably heard the phrase “cancel culture” more than once. What exactly does...

 

Obituaries

Stockton John Bradley Sullivan (Sully) 80 John Bradley Sullivan (Sully), age 80, of Elizabeth, IL, passed away Wednesday, August 10th, 2020, at Mercy One hospital in Dubuque Iowa.  A private mass was held for immediate family only on Saturday,... Full story

 

The Lighter Side

First it was "alcohol kills Covid." Then "Heat may kill Covid." Now "Direct sunlight may kill Covid." So if you see me outside in my yard drunk, naked and lying in the sun, mind your own business!...

 

The Season Has Begun

It may not get a lot of fanfare, but the LW/PC Ladies Golf Team were the first to resume IHSA competition ever since everything was cancelled last Spring. The LW/PC Girls co-op can boast eight girls...

 

Serving Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build upon prior agen...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Point To Ponder

“The head-linesman handed a pop to each player for their excellent display of sportsmanship during the game.” Now, read that last sentence again, and tell me where it is offensive. Do you see it?...

 

Is School Going To Work?

This week, students throughout the region will be returning to school in spite of the Covid pandemic. While there are many who doubt the wisdom of this move, and others who doubt the seriousness of...

 

Highland Reaches Agreement With Faculty Negotiations

Following a joint effort to reach an agreement, negotiations between Highland Community College and the faculty have come to terms on a new contract. The new contract balances the needs of the student...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    August 19, 2020

First Team Tournament

In spite of the IHSA limit on number of teams, somehow the Rockford Jefferson Invitational Boy’s Golf outing was played last weekend at Atwood Homestead Golf Course in Rockford. The Format was for...

 

Area Golf Schedule

8/17 BG Eastland at Galena GG Eastland at Galena 8/18 BG RR/SM, Pecatonica at Aquin BG LW/PC at West Carroll BG Polo at Eastland BG Stockton at Galena GG LW/PC at West Carroll GG Polo at Eastland GG...

 

Citizens Bank Awards Twelve Scholarships

Citizens State Bank, with locations in Lena, Stockton and Freeport, awards $500 college scholarships to locally graduating high school seniors who have displayed excellence in academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities....

 

State Rep's Report

It seems the “thought police” are at it again, this time attacking the “power of positive thinking”. No doubt, it is exceptionally easy to get stuck in the mire of negativity that is part and...

 

Beware Of Unemployment Scam

Scammers are at it again. The Senior Resource Center has been notified that northwest Illinois residents have been receiving debit cards in the mail for unemployment benefits for which they never applied. If you received one of these cards, do not...

 

Bald Eagle Essay Contest Deadline Reminder

The Sept. 1st deadline for Bald Eagle Essay Contest entries to be postmarked is rapidly approaching. The Eagle Nature Foundation’s Bald Eagle Essay Contest has two Divisions, Senior High School and Junior High School. There will be four winners in...

 

Your Voices

Dear Dan, I am loving your articles on the different school choices people have, but you should also cover the third one quite a few people are choosing- Home Schooling, with an online plan. I know of several families that are choosing this as the...

 

Wingert Keeps On Winning

The Stephenson SWCD congratulates Jazmin Wingert as the recipient of the 2020-2021 scholarship in the amount of $500. Jazmin is enrolled as a student at the University of Wisconsin Platteville where s...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    August 19, 2020

Warhawks Finally Fall

They said they'd play anybody, and a team of "all stars" from Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Monroe and Winnebago got together to bring the Warren/Stockton Warhawks back down to earth after their 3-1...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    August 19, 2020

Warhawks & Zephyrs Get Bad News

Every single High School athlete and coach in Illinois was waiting to hear what the IHSA announced last week, but not everyone got the answer they were looking for. Specifically, Scales Mound and...

 

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