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Articles from the December 8, 2021 edition

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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    December 8, 2021

Panthers Draw Up A Win

The Lena-Winslow Panthers had a problem in their season opening basketball game at home against Durand. Simply put ... because they had been playing football less than a week before, they weren't...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    December 8, 2021

Constantly Running

When most people walk into Amy Baker's office at Citizens State Bank in Lena, they might take notice of the collection of brightly colored medals hanging on her wall – but few know exactly what...

 

Forestry Planning Meeting

The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will meet on Tuesday evening, December 14th, at 7 pm, at the Stockton Public Library, to elect officers and to continue planning events for 2022. This business meeting will finalize a list of tours...

 

Mediacom Scholarships

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 21st consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class...

 

Volunteer Services Scholarship Applications Available

SSM Health Monroe Volunteer Services is once again offering scholarships for students seeking a career in the healthcare field. The deadline for application submission is February 28, 2022. The first type of scholarship is for high school seniors...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 8, 2021

Compassionate Care Or Death Trap?

Years ago, we ran the story regarding the rankings of Nursing Home Facilities within our region, and according to those numbers, the Lena Nursing Home was dead last. Since that time, the facility was...

 

FHS Christmas Memories

Help FHS Thespians collect food donations for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative and ring in the Christmas season! FHS hosts Christmas Memories, a collection of humorous and heartwarming songs and stories. Guests should bring food donations for...

 

Lanark Lions Donation

At their November meeting the Lanark Lions Club voted to give a financial contribution to the Lanark Area Community Foundation (LACF). The $500 donation will allow the LACF to expand their growing...

 

Matthew Marvin Community Impact Awards

The Freeport Community Foundation announces the 2021 and 2020 recipients of the organization’s Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award. This award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the Northwest Illinois community with vision,...

 

Obituaries

Pearl City Jim Brandt, 84 Jim Brandt, 84, a fourth generation farmer of Pearl City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at FHN, Freeport, with his loving family present. Jim was the first born to parents Evan and Belva Brandt (Bowers) on... Full story

 

Point To Ponder

Some of you probably already know this, and many others may have heard through the grapevine, but for many more an explanation is needed for why this week’s paper is what I would term...

 

Preacher's Piece

Birthdays must be good for you because statistics show that people who have the most, live the longest. (Anonymous) I like to write. I write this column, a church newsletter, plus a note on the back...

 

Stockton Scavanger Hunt

The Stockton FFA Chapter will be holding the Community Scavenger Hunt again this year. The goal of this event is to promote shopping locally in Stockton for the holiday season. The event runs from December 1st to 15th. We have nine businesses...

 

Pantherhawks Open Season

The Pantherhawks opened their season at half strength as many members of the Lena-Winslow football team are not yet competing on the wrestling mat. But it still gave fans a chance to see who might be...

 

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