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Articles from the November 10, 2021 edition

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Panther Payback

When the Lena-Winslow Panther players were in Forreston, watching the first round playoff game between the Cardinals and Galena, the Pirates had claimed the lead when head coach Ric Arand told them...

 

Broncos Run Away With It

On the very first play from scrimmage in the Second Round playoff game at Orangeville, the Martinsville Blue Streaks threw a pass deep down the middle to a wide open tight end, but the pass went off...

 

Aquin Reigns Supreme

The long-awaited show down between the Aquin Bulldogs and Galena Pirates finally took place last week, but fans had to drive over a hundred miles to go see it as the top two seeds in the Sectional...

 

Grand Theft Sectional

If I hadn't witnessed it myself, I never would have believed it. With Pearl City beginning to take control, and on the verge of knocking out Newark in game three of their Sectional semifinal match at...

 

Mental Toughness

How you can perform when things are not going your way is often referred to as mental toughness. But for the Eastland Cougars at the Serena Sectional Monday night, it wasn't that they were playing...

 

Wine Themed Fundraiser

If you enjoy wine...as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing...check out a new wine-themed fundraising event and fine wine sale planned for December 4 from 2-4:30 PM at the Woodbine Bend Golf...

 

Where Are They Now

Della Crain Named NACC Honorable Mention The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference has announced that Rockford University senior outside hitter Della Crain has been voted NACC Honorable Mention by the conference's 14 head coaches. This marks the...

 

Tree Of Love

The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation will once again sponsor the Tree of Love fundraiser that will provide the Northwest Illinois the opportunity to honor loved ones while helping to raise money for Midwest Medical Center. Our beautiful...

 

Stockton Honor Roll

First Quarter High Honor Roll Grade 9: Kyla Arnold, Emily Broshous, Masyn Cahill, Jacob Harbach, Veyah Luke, Madalyn Mammoser, Kendra Robledo, Landon Warner, Kacy Wright Grade 10: Anthony Bilich, Dominick Bilich, Bennett Graves, Carson McPeek,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    November 10, 2021

Small Town Crime Drama

Most people have seen the photo of 37 year old Melissa Trumpy, the woman from Monticello, WI who is still missing as of press time. And word has spread, albeit slowly, regarding the SWAT Team...

 

Senior Resource Center Gets FCF Grant

Many older individuals in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties could qualify for free rides to medical appointments, thanks to a grant awarded to the Senior Resource Center from the Freeport Community Foundation. The $6,200 grant funds in part the...

 

River Ridge Honor Roll

1st Quarter Honor Roll 4.00+ Margaret Cahill, Ashley Carroll, Kari Conklin, Kali Crusilla, Logan Johnson, Olivia Leonard, Ajdar Limani, Fallon Miller, Anna Navarro-Garcia, Leanna Scott, Marlene Weidner, Cora Dittmar, Emma Goldsmith, Sam Grzeslo, Laur...

 

Responding To Area Business Needs

The Greater Freeport Partnership today announced that it is working with ComEd to increase economic opportunity through the award-winning Creating Opportunities for Retention and Expansion (CORE) Business Visitation Program, which is administered by...

 

Putting Dairy Knowledge To The Test

It may be a contest, but the true benefit of the Illinois 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest is that it teaches youth what it takes to raise profitable dairy production herds. Illinois 4-H youth put their dairy knowledge to the test as part of the 2021...

 

Preacher's Piece

My wife and I just returned home from a short vacation. The flight to Florida was without event. It was so uneventful I can hardly remember anything about it except that we sat in the very back seat...

 

Point To Ponder

“Is this Dan Stevens?” “Yeah.” “Well I’m gonna kick your ass. How can you possibly make that prediction?” “Which one was that?” “You think Dakota will beat Lena-Winslow in...

 

Obituaries

Warren Dean B. Hicks, 85 Dean B. Hicks, age 85, of Warren, IL passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Dean was born in Freeport Illinois to Bernard and Helen (Millwright) Hicks on February 17, 1936. He was a graduate of Warren Highschool class of... Full story

 

Midwest Bank Branches To Be Sold

North Liberty, Iowa-based GreenState CU entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Freeport, Ill.- based Midwest Community Bank and subsidiary Blueleaf Lending LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, GreenState will purchase substantially all of t...

 

Mennonite Canning Preparation

It was truly amazing to help those in need this year through Freeport Mennonite Church's and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Meat Canning Ministry! Last year's event took place during the week of...

 

The Lighter Side

I'm not saying the girl is stupid, but when she was driving to Disneyland and saw the sign that said, "Disneyland Left" she turned around and went home. A commuter was driving to work when he got a...

 

How To Catch A Turkey Program

Are you looking for a fun and free activity for your child to partake in after school? Well, you're in luck! The University of Illinois- Extension's Stephenson County 4-H has teamed up with the...

 

Highland Honors Veterans

Highland Community College will honor and recognize veterans during a flag ceremony with NJROTC from Freeport High School at 12:30 p.m. at the flagpole in front of the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center (Building M) 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport,...

 

HCC Fall Concert

The Highland Community College Concert Band and Orchestra will hold their fall concert at 7 p.m. Friday, November 12 in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport. "The Ensemble is excited to be back on...

 

Halloween Thank You

The Stockton Police Department’s Annual Children’s Halloween Party was again a huge success. The party was held at the Stockton Elementary School, immediately prior to the official Trick or Treat hours. As the children left the party each child...

 

Deuchler Engineering Joins Fehr Graham

Deuchler Engineering, an engineering and environmental firm based in Aurora, has joined the Fehr Graham family. Deuchler owners and Professional Engineers John Frerich and Mark Halm decided to join Fehr Graham because the two firms share the same...

 

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