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Articles from the December 23, 2020 edition

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Volunteers In Partnership Scholarship Applications

Monroe Clinic Volunteers in Partnership is once again offering two types of scholarships for students seeking a career in the healthcare field. The headline for application submission is February 28, 2021. The first type of scholarship is for high...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 23, 2020

Slim Victory For Servers

At the Stephenson County Board meeting held via Zoom on December 16, an item on the agenda which had gotten a lot of area attention was the proposed annual increase in Fees to be imposed by the...

 
 By Jim Sacia    Opinion    December 23, 2020

One Man's Opinion

I’ve searched every available outlet. I am without success anywhere to find a sensible reason to close our restaurants and bars. They have a ridiculously low infection rate for COVID. It’s 1.4 per...

 

Preacher's Piece

“Merry Christmas!” A couple were in a busy shopping center just before Christmas. The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing. Since they had a lot to do, she called his phone. "Where a...

 

Point To Ponder

One of the hardest things to do – at least in my household – is keeping a secret in terms of what gift people are getting. I mean, with two teenage girls growing up, they had certain “wants...

 

Obituaries

Lanark Kevin Lee Kniss, 64 Kevin Lee Kniss, age 64 and a lifelong resident of Lanark, Illinois, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, unexpectedly of natural causes at MercyOne Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa. A private family funeral service was... Full story

 

The Lighter Side

Dear Santa; I'm writing to let you know that I've been naughty this year, and it was worth it. Dear Santa; I have been very good for the last week or so. Let's focus on that. Dear Santa; Can we bring...

 

Cross Country Ski Trail Opens

Now that the first snow of the season has arrived, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites the public to it's Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary for cross-country skiing on several miles of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 23, 2020

DO You Know These Christmas Facts?

You probably already knew that the idea of Santa Claus came from St. Nicholas, but the real saint wasn't a bearded man who wore a red suit. That all came much later. According to legend, the...

 

The State Rep's Report

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a doozy! No one could be blamed for being tired and woozy. Just in case you’ve run out of holiday spirit and need to be reminded of what’s good that is near us,...

 

100 Women Who Care

Congratulations to the Northern Illinois Food Bank on being this quarter's 100 Women Who Care recipient. Last week they were awarded $11,900 that will be used to assist NIFB partners within...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 23, 2020

See You Next Year

This is the last issue of the year for Village Voices. In order to give our staff a holiday with families, we take two weeks off. Our next issue will be in your mailbox on January 13th. We want to... Full story

 

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