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Articles from the December 16, 2020 edition

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 By Dan Stevens    News    December 16, 2020

Walnut Acres Cited By IDPH

Many people remember how back in October, the Stephenson County Nursing Center – DBA Walnut Acres – transported many of their residents to a Rockford facility in order to quarantine the wing of...

 

William Hadley Reelected County Board Chairman

The statutorily required reorganization meeting of the Stephenson County Board was held on Monday December 7th, 2020 at 6:30 PM at the Stephenson County Courthouse in Freeport. During this meeting, William Hadley [R – District E] was reelected to h...

 

Point To Ponder

I’m not sure how old I was, but many, many years ago, I can remember sitting in our living room watching the local news on television with my parents when the weatherman announced to everyone that...

 

Preacher's Piece

Christmas is weird. What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks? Ten things Jesus never said: 1. You've gone too far to be saved. 2. I'm so...

 

Time For A Tough Call

As reported in this week's issue of Village Voices, the Stephenson County Nursing Center – Walnut Acres – has been found "deficient" by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and is not only...

 

Annual Tree Sale Underway

Stephenson County Soil and Water Conservation District annual tree sale is underway for 2021. Each year the District sells bare root tree, evergreen, and shrub seedlings to increase efforts to...

 

A Conservation Legacy Honored

The story of the Rutherford Refuge begins with a gift. A gift of about 24 acres of land in rural Warren from a loving husband to his dear wife. John and Barbara Rutherford found an ad in the local...

 

Orthopedics Team Celebrates 100th Mako® Procedure

Monroe Clinic Orthopedics is celebrating 100 procedures using the latest advancement in joint replacement surgery, the Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology System. "We are thrilled with the outco...

 

Obituaries

Lena Robert “Bob” Herman, 78 Robert “Bob” Herman age 78 of Lena, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 9,2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 25, 1942 in Freeport, IL, the son of Allen and Esther (Wingert)... Full story

 

Monroe Clinic COVID-19 Visitor Policy Updates

Please see updates below regarding Monroe Clinic and Hospital visitor policy changes that will be in effect beginning December 9. We will continue to adjust our policies and make decisions rooted in safeguarding and caring for our patients,...

 

LumberKings Left Out

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the 30 MLB teams respectively announced today the list of 120 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams chosen to become full-season affiliates of the 30 MLB clubs. The list...

 

Freeport Accepting Facade Improvement Grant Applications

The City of Freeport is accepting 2021 Façade Improvement Program Grant Applications through February 26, 2021. The Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to provide owners of properties financial incentives to preserve, restore, and...

 

A Year In The Life Of The County Fair

For over 150 years, the Stephenson County Fair has been a major summertime event featuring agriculture, exhibits, competitions, entertainment and an educational awareness and experience for young and...

 

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