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Articles from the December 9, 2020 edition

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UW Whitewater Scholarship Awards

The following local students are among the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship recipients receiving financial awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Lanark, IL -- Naomi Mullen, who is studying chemistry, won the following scholarship(s):...

 

Proposed Wapello Discovery Center

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Freeport Community Foundation for a feasibility study into the next steps needed to build a...

 

Your Voices

Dan, When I first saw the cover of your latest VV issue, I thought, "Oh well, probably the usual trite gift guide." Was I wrong! You made it personal, interesting and funny. Well done! Thanks, Cindy Carter Freeport Editor’s Note: Thank you! It was...

 

Where Are They Now

Olberding Named To Palmer College Dean’s List Brooke Olberding of Lena, IL has been named to the summer 2020 trimester Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Main campus in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and...

 

The Lighter Side

Sure, sure, being on the nice list might get you more presents, but I can tell you that being on the naughty list has its' own rewards. On the first day of the new term, Bob & Sally got a note...

 

Sally Huggins Retiring

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is thanking and congratulating the longtime legislative aide to Northwest Illinois constituents, Sally Huggins, upon her retirement. Huggins served...

 

Preacher's Piece

I used to own a 1965 International Harvester Scout. Back in the day IHC not only made tractors and farm equipment but they also made SUV’s. The Scout was one of the original SUV’s. I picked my...

 

Point To Ponder

Thanksgiving is now over, so that means that it is once again time for the Christmas Spirit to fill us with a sense of the Holidays. But exactly what is this Christmas Spirit anyway? Why is it that...

 

Obituaries

Stockton Diana L. “Dianee” O’Malley, 63 Diana L. "Dianee" (Paisley) O'Malley, age 63, of Stockton, Illinois passed away on November 30, 2020 at Lena Living Center. She was born April 15, 1957 in Sacramento, California. Dianee married Bruce... Full story

 

Nancy Werren, Recognized For Lifelong Career

Nancy Werren, RN, a nurse in Monroe Clinic's Emergency Department, was recently awarded the Lifetime DAISY Award. The Lifetime DAISY Award is centered on a nurse's career, innovation for achieving...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 9, 2020

Looking For Leadership

No matter what your political views are, this past election was intense, but has finally come to an end – although I know you wouldn't know it from all of the signs still set up along the roads all...

 

Lena Christmas Contest

The LBPA and Lena Beautification Committee are encouraging everyone to make this Christmas bright and beautiful by decorating their homes for the holidays. A contest is being held with the following...

 

Giving Our Heroes A Holiday

By Pat Mahon McConnell American Legion The McConnell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1225 decided in September that we needed to do a project for active military men and women and decided that putting...

 

Fury Girls U19 Hockey

While the format of Fury Hockey looks a bit different this season, the Fury are ready to play! With the WIAA season on hold, the Fury looked Monroe Youth Hockey Association and formed the U19 team....

 

Colehour Crushes Powerlifting Records

Eastland High School student-athlete Cadin Colehour continues his quest to re-write the records for the Amateur World Powerlifting Congress (AWPC) and the Amateur American Powerlifting Federation...

 

State Rep's Report

The holiday season reminds us of all the blessings for which we are thankful and filled with gratitude. If there is one group of people that stand tallest in deserving our gratitude in 2020, it is...

 

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