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Articles from the November 11, 2020 edition

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You Can Still See Area Sports

By now, everyone knows how the chances of seeing basketball in December appear to be slim to none. But at some point, the games will be played – everyone is still in agreement on that. We just...

 

Stockton Honor Roll

First Quarter High Honor Roll Grade 9: Anthony Bilich, Dominick Bilich, Abby Chumbler, Bennett Graves, Carson McPeek, Nevaeh Peterson, Ashlyn Schubert, Camerin Vincent, Leah Warner Grade 10: Katherine Crome, Kylah Kurek, Garrett Luke, Dustin Oppold,...

 

Skylar Neff Admitted To Culver-Stockton College

Congratulations to Skylar Neff of Warren, IL, on being accepted into Culver-Stockton College's incoming class for the fall 2021 semester. Neff, a senior at Warren High School, also was awarded the President Scholarship, a $13,000 per year...

 

Preacher's Piece

You know, being a kid was great. Being a grown up is hard work. As a kid we played some and we worked a lot. Being a farm kid meant we worked hard and we did everything the old fashioned way. I...

 

Point To Ponder

I have a new business partner. No, I didn’t fire Terry, although there are times, he tries my patience … but I’m sure I drive him nuts too, so that works. What happened is that – as I may...

 

Obituaries

Orangeville Randall “Randy” L. Rimington, 78 Randall “Randy” L. Rimington of Orangeville, IL died Monday, November 2, 2020 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born to Frederick and Virginia (Wilson) Rimington on March 26, 1952 in Peoria, IL.... Full story

 

New Exhibit At Freeport Art Museum

The Freeport Art Museum opens two exhibitions on November 14th. Insight/Incite presents the work of Fatherless, a collaborative print posse based in Rockford, Illinois. Showing nationally and...

 

Monroe Clinic COVID-19 Visitor Policy Updates

Please see updates below regarding Monroe Clinic and Hospital visitor policy changes that will be in effect from November 3 until November 19. At that time, these policies will be reassessed. We will continue to adjust our policies and make decisions...

 

The Lighter Side

You see that drunk guy over there? Ten years ago he proposed to me and I rejected him. I just can't believe that after all of this time, he's still celebrating. Here's another secret for success: If...

 

Did The IHSA Stand Up ... Or Duck?

When the announcement first came out – that the IHSA was going to go ahead and allow schools to play basketball in violation of the Governor's order, it seemed to open the door for local schools to...

 

County Announces COVID Changes

Stephenson County Government is modifying operations at many of the County’s offices in light of concerns related to COVID-19. The offices located at the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St., and the offices located in the Stephenson County Highway...

 

State Rep's Report

While Election results from Tuesday’s General Election will not be certified for several weeks, it certainly appears that voters have summarily rejected an effort backed by Governor JB Pritzker and...

 

Scales Mound FFA Hosts Blood Drive

On November 2, the American Red Cross collected 47 units of blood products at the Scales Mound drive. The FFA goal for the drive was 45 units, and 48 people came through the door to help. Many thanks...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    November 11, 2020

At Least It's Over ... Sort Of

I know, I know, technically it's not over as we all still sit around waiting for the final vote tallies to be argued over before finally finding out who our next president will be. But, the process...

 

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