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Articles from the December 2, 2020 edition

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Voices Snowman Contest

Ok, nobody is really looking forward to it, but we all know that winter – and snow – is on the way. Well, with everyone stuck at home for the most part, we thought of a new contest for our...

 

Stockton FFA Update

1) Section Meats CDE Results On Friday, November 13th, the Stockton FFA Chapter participated in the Section One Meats Judging contest and placed first overall! Stockton FFA had nineteen members...

 
 By Jim Sacia    Opinion    December 2, 2020

One Man's Opinion

No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. Quite the contrary. I love listening to all sides of a discussion. I’m writing this on the 24th of November, just 21 days after arguably the most controversial...

 

Preacher's Piece

I came across an organization this week that I had never heard of before. It’s called “The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.” Since 1947, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (heretofore referred...

 

Point To Ponder

As a kid, I thought the people that moved away for the winter were nuts … but now I’m not so sure. We all know the snow and colder temperatures are coming, and maybe it was the announcement of...

 

Pearl City Elevator Continues Scholarship Sponsorship

Agriculture First Scholarship Pearl City Elevator, Inc. is proud to sponsor an 'Agriculture First' scholarship program. The company has been sponsoring the scholarship program which has been created t...

 

On The Record

Single Vehicle Accident At about 4:28 am on 11/21/20, the Jo Daviess County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle crash at the intersection of North Scout Camp Road and Stagecoach Trail in rural Apple River. Deputies...

 

Obituaries

Stockton Catherine J. (Boyle) Broshous, 56 Catherine J. (Boyle) Broshous, age 56, of Stockton, IL passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at home. She was born February 10, 1964 in Freeport, IL to Owen and Nola (Mitchell) Boyle. Cathy married Doug Br... Full story

 

NWILDD Winners

The Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser) announces the winners for November. The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021 to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid out...

 

Small Town Celebrations

Lena Christmas Parade Lena's Christmas Parade/Walk will be held this Friday night, December 4th, in downtown Lena in spite of the Covid Pandemic. The Christmas Parade starts at 6pm. Due to COVID...

 

Lake Carroll Thank You

Thanks to the amazing generosity by Lake Carroll members we were able to donate two full truckloads of goods, plus nearly $1000.00 in cash to the Shannon-Lanark Food Pantry. Above, Lake Carroll Board...

 

State Rep's Report

Voters’ rejection of the Tax Hike Amendment on November 3rd has brought into full focus the terribly unbalanced budget passed by the Democrat majority during the height of the pandemic in May of...

 

Berberet Launches Debut Novel

Freeport alderperson and retired executive, James Berberet, published his first novel in early November available in both paperback and eBook. His novel, Quest for the Pulitzer, is a story about the future of Illinois, what it could become, if...

 

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