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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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Your Voices

Dan, We just saw the photo in this week’s paper of Emilee. We wanted to thank you for publishing the blurb. Deb Hamilton told me she had told you about Emilee’s Monsoon story. Emilee actually knew nothing of the “Monsoon”. We planned the...

 

The Toughest Job To Fill

If you were to contact any School District in the region – or even in the state for that matter – and ask them what is the toughest job position they have to fill, the answer would be immediate...

 

The Lighter Side

So far, the year 2020 is like looking both ways before crossing the street and then getting hit by an airplane. A story on the news announced that the Liberal Left is furious about Homeschooling. Not...

 

Rockin' 50 And Beyond

One of the most popular events on the Senior Resource Center's calendar will continue this year, just in a different format. The Rocking 50 and Beyond Expo Home Edition Presented by State Bank will...

 

Preacher's Piece

Life is hard. It always has been and it always will be. We are under attack from all angles it seems. From politics to culture to family to our own personal religious beliefs - we’re all under...

 

Obituaries

Stockton Richard L. Magee, 78 Richard L. Magee, age 78 of Stockton, IL, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 3, 2020. He was born July 22, 1942; the son of the late Eldon and Eunice (Kunz) Magee. Richard married Margaret... Full story

 

No Worksheet Week At Pearl City

The week of October 5th – October 9th at Pearl City Elementary, the teachers are participating in a No Worksheet Week Challenge encouraged by Dr. Schiffman, our Superintendent of Schools....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

No Pain, Big Gain

The first time Aquin's Gwen Stovall squared off against the hills of Lake Carroll in a Cross Country competition this Fall, she wasn't even the first runner from Aquin to cross the finish line ...

 

Halloween Activities

The City of Freeport and the Greater Freeport Partnership are pleased to announce Halloween activities to spread the spooky sentiment of the season. Details of the Halloween costume photo contest and...

 

Future Educator

Emily Raab has been accepted into the Wartburg College Teacher Education Program. Raab, of Warren, had to demonstrate effective reflective components in teaching and complete several other requirements to be considered for the program. Admission to...

 

Point To Ponder

Getting an idea is one thing, but when you work out a theory with someone else, and it all makes sense … you are onto something. I need to set the stage first. A friend and I accompanied our...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

Edler Advances Alone

While the NUIC Boys were basically all placed into a Regional together and allowed to duke it out, for the girls – because there were so few full teams – they were shipped off to Byron where they...

 

State Rep's Report

We are now well into Governor Pritzker’s latest shutdown of the Northwest Illinois economy, purportedly because of “science and data”, regardless of whether that science and data contradicts...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

Anderson Tops Regional Field

All season long Village Voices had been tracking the scores of the region's top High School golfers, and those who followed it noticed how hot Eastland's Andy Anderson got at the end of the season...

 

Stockton Schools Update

Checking in on what's taking place at Stockton Elementary....

 

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