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Articles from the December 18, 2019 edition

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Bulldogs Hold Off Depleted Blackhawks

On paper, Stockton didn't stand a chance. Their best defender, and slashing ball-handler, Lizzie Eisfeller, was still out with a concussion, leaving Stockton with some serious match up problems...

 

Warriors Stop Bronco Charge

The Broncos came into the contest on a three game winning streak to open the season, while Warren was coming off a flat performance at Lena where the Panthers spanked them unceremoniously. But the...

 

How Good Are These Guys?

The Polo Marcos came into their non-conference battle with Lena-Winslow fresh off of an impressive victory of Oregon, so it was expected to be a serious test for the Panthers who were still suffering...

 

Test Your Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Season is in full swing, but not everyone we've talked to – yours truly included – have been able to say that they are filled with the joys of the Holidays. So how do we determine ho...

 

Point To Ponder

With the Holiday season now upon us, the theaters and television stations have begun to release this year’s set of Christmas Movies. But which ones are the best? Which ones do you have to see each y...

 

Preacher's Piece

An elderly widow decided it was too much trouble to get all of her kids and grandkids’ Christmas presents, so she decided to send them a check with a card. A few days after she mailed all the...

 

From The Desk Down State

As a New Year approaches Illinois residents may want to know about several notable laws that take effect on January 1, 2020. The new laws kicking off 2020 cover everything from transportation safety...

 

Pantherhawk Dominance Continues

It took a little while for the Lena-Winslow football players to get into wrestling shape, but the remaining stars – Gennings Dunker and Marey Roby – returned to action for the Pantherhawks, and bo...

 

Obituaries

Stockton John P. O’Boyle, 84 John P. O’Boyle, age 84, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 after a courageous fight against cancer. He spent 60 years in Stockton, IL and the last year in Rockford, IL. John was born on December 4, 1935 to the... Full story

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 18, 2019

Misplaced Anger ... For Now

When area restaurant owners opened up their mail recently, they were treated a to a whole new definition in “sticker shock”. In a letter from Stephenson County Public Health Administrator, Craig...

 

Monroe Clinic Names New President

Monroe Clinic, a Member of SSM Health, is pleased to announce that Jane Curran-Meuli will serve as the next President of Monroe Clinic beginning in December. She will replace Mike Sanders who served a...

 

Merry Christmas

Twas ten days before Christmas and all through the room Was a terribly heavy feeling of impending doom. No gifts had been purchased, nothing was wrapped, While holiday commercials made us all feel...

 

Freeport Leads Region At Rochelle

Area speech teams made their way to Rochelle over the weekend, where the competition included a lot of suburban powers. As a result, many of the teams that had gotten off to a good start, had a bit of...

 

Crow Stays On

The formal press release was short, but to the point: “After much discussion with family, friends, city staff and encouragement from many members from the local community as well as the business community here in Freeport, it has caused me to do a...

 

Area Run Down From Tuesday 12/17

Forreston Tournament Orangeville 64 Milledgeville 57 In the consolation bracket, the Orangeville Broncos were clinging to a two point lead over Milledgeville going into the fourth quarter. But a balanced effort from Garrett Rodebaugh (14 pts), Carson...

 

Area Run Down Wednesday 12/18

Boys Basketball Forreston Tournament Polo 56 Pearl City 41 The Pearl City Wolvs had their largest scoring output of the season – paced by a big 19 point effort from Sheffey, but it wasn’t enough to capture their first win of the season as Polo...

 

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