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Articles from the September 2, 2020 edition

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 By Dan Stevens    News    September 2, 2020

Oh Abe, Say It Isn't So

There's no easy way to break the news. On Friday, August 28, Freeport Police arrested George Buss on charges of Soliciting a male prostitute, and possession of child pornography. George Buss made...

 

The Origins Of Labor Day

Courtesy of The History Channel Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history's most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the...

 

Your Voices

Dear Dan, First, I want to tell you how much we enjoy and appreciate your newspaper, Village Voices. We get news and other things that we don’t get anywhere else. I especially enjoyed your “Points to Ponder” in the August 19-25 issue. It did...

 

The Lighter Side

What if this quarantine is just the aliens fattening us up before the big harvest? If you see me talking to myself this week – don't worry – I'm having a parent/teacher conference. I just Clorox...

 
 By Jim Sacia    Opinion    September 2, 2020

One Man's Opinion

I received a letter from a very nice lady scolding me for my continued support of President Trump. Her letter to me merits an article, as I’m sure others have similar views which is shocking and...

 

Preacher's Piece

With all the unrest and division and disruption and hate around us, life can be somewhat unsettling. When the rioters began rioting and looting in Minneapolis and in Portland and Seattle, it was...

 

Point To Ponder

Patience is being tested in my house these days … all because of a new canine addition that is loving and eager to please, but was never house broken and has yet to see that lesson sink in. As many...

 

Obituaries

Elizabeth Beverly Ellen Dittmar, 79 Beverly Ellen Dittmar of Freeport, previously of Elizabeth, Illinois passed away on Saturday August 15, 2020 at Manor Court Nursing Center, Freeport, Illinois. A private funeral service will be held with Pastor... Full story

 

NWILDD Winners

The Daily Drawing (a cooperative fundraiser) is a drawing for 366 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020 to those donating for a ticket. Cash prizes vary between $50 and $250. A ticket may win multiple times as each ticket...

 

Hornet Blood Drive

The Scales Mound community is proud to sponsor our next blood drive with the American Red Cross on September 3, at the Scales Mound Town Hall, 802 Main St, Scales Mound. Donations can be made between 1:00-6:00 pm. An estimated 38 percent of...

 

Highland Community College Virtual Job Fair

The 2020 Highland Community College 2020 Virtual Job Fair will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center (Building H) room H-201 Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. “Due to...

 

FCF Accepting Fall Grant Applications

Freeport Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its fall 2020 grant cycle. On-line application procedures and grant guidelines are available on our website at www.freeportcommunityfoundation.org , by calling the...

 

The State Rep's Report

This past week, I enjoyed hosting my third TeleTownHall Meeting since the COVID pandemic set into Illinois this Spring. Many of you may have received a call from my office asking you to hold on the...

 

Brutal, But Big Beginning

The Eastland Cougars have been running Cross Country for the past several years, but never in the school's history have they ever actually hosted a meet. But all of that changed last Friday. Typically...

 

Pearl City Boulevard Bash Donation Challenge

The 2020 Pearl City Boulevard Bash scheduled for August 22nd was cancelled due to the unforeseen circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year the profits from the event go to local charitable causes. With no in-person Bash in 2020, we are...

 

Area Golf Results

Boys Eastland 192 Andy Anderson – 42, Kellen Henze – 47, Treyton Selman – 51, Jacob French – 52 = 192 RR/SM 210 Thomas Hereau – 44, Owen Knauer – 54, Kari Conklin – 55, Tom Winter ...

 

Golf Leaderboard

Dakota 6 – 0 Eastland 4 – 0 Amboy 4 – 1 Galena 2 – 2 Du/Pec 1 – 1 Aquin 2 – 2 Stockton 1 – 1 E. Dubuque 1 – 1 LW/PC 0 – 2 Polo 0 – 2 W. Carroll 0 – 2 RR/SM 0 – 3 Forreston 0...

 

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