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Local Author Still At It

Paula Morhardt has another book out on Amazon. Widow’s Tears of Sorrow is a companion volume to her first Amazon book, Widow’s Walk. Morhardt says of her new book, “This companion book to "Widow’s Walk" contains all the poems I wrote from...

 

Fall Bird Seed Sale

The Eagle Nature Foundation, ENF, will be sponsoring a fund-raising Fall Bird Seed Sale on Nov. 14th. They will have 26 different varieties of wild bird seeds and pet food with various bag weights and 8 varieties of suet cakes available. Anyone...

 

Certified Food Protection Manager Class

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires retail food establishments to have a person-in-charge or a food establishment manager obtain an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredite...

 

Home Sweet Home

As a kid, we all played with dominos at one point or another. Not the actual game, but lining up the tiles on end to make a long trail, then knocking the first one down to watch the chain reaction....

 

LBPA Yard of the Month

Sometimes subtle reminders of summer blend with bold colors of fall to complete an overall perfect picture. Such is the case with the yard of Brian and Pat Mauer, 708 Virgina, Lena. The couple began...

 

Helms Named CEO

The Board of Directors of The State Bank of Pearl City is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott H. Helms to President and CEO of The State Bank of Pearl City, effective April 1, 2020. The son of...

 

Frank Named ARSB Scales Mound Manager

Apple River State Bank announced the appointment of Sandy Frank as manager of the bank's Scales Mound office. "We are pleased to have Sandy manage our Scales Mound office," said Joel Holland, the...

 

Woessner Promoted

Robin Wilhelms Saar, President & Chairman of the Board at First State Bank Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll, announced Allen Woessner, Senior Vice President of First State Bank Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll...

 

Nationwide Inbound Inc. Earns Two ATSI Awards

Nationwide Inbound Inc. of Freeport, IL has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2020 Award of Excellence for the 12th year. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s Trade Association...

 

First Community Bank of Galena Marks 25th Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of First Community Bank of Galena. The story began in 1995 when Bill Wubben, President of Apple River State Bank, and Rick Weis, Executive Vice Pres...

 

Highland Community College Virtual Job Fair

The 2020 Highland Community College 2020 Virtual Job Fair will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center (Building H) room H-201 Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. “Due to...

 

You Make A Difference

Although Wall Street would make you think our economy is doing great, ask any business owner in the region and you’ll hear a very different story. If, that is, they are willing to admit it. You see,...

 

Serving Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build upon prior agen...

 

Citizens Bank Awards Twelve Scholarships

Citizens State Bank, with locations in Lena, Stockton and Freeport, awards $500 college scholarships to locally graduating high school seniors who have displayed excellence in academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities....

 

Pandemic Or Not, Here We Come

Although mired in the midst of a business nightmare for some, two new enterprises celebrated their ribbon cutting last week as they formally opened for business. Barrel & Brie at 7836 US Highway...

 

Monroe Clinic Welcomes New Oncology Provider

Monroe Clinic Oncology is excited to welcome a new nurse practitioner to the team, Mia McDermott, APNP. Mia earned her Master of Science degree in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from Northern...

 

Freeport Reflections Campaign

The Greater Freeport Partnership is pleased to announce the award from the Freeport Community Foundation for its Downtown Freeport window display, #FreeportReflections. FreeportReflections is a program to enliven vacant storefronts in downtown...

 

Additional Commodities Eligible For Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the pr...

 

Patterson Graduates With Honors

Devin Patterson, Apple River State Bank Trust Officer, was among 60 professionals who attended the Cannon Trust School offered by Cannon Financial Institute (CFI). CFI's School is a three-year...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Business    July 15, 2020

You Make The Difference

Yes, there have been government programs like PPP, and locally generated grants to help businesses get through this whole pandemic – we understand that. But if you talk to any business owner, they...

 

Lena Fire Receives Helping Heroes Grant

Country Financial Representative Steve Rothschadl is pleased to announce the Lena Fire Protection District as a 2020 recipient of a COUNTRY Financial Operation Helping Heroes donation. Rothschadl...

 

Accepting Vendor Applications For Stephenson County Visitor Center Holiday Gift Show

The Stephenson County Visitor Center will be featuring the Holiday Gift Show on the main floor from November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021. This year's show will feature both handcrafted items as...

 

Monroe Clinic Construction Updates

As Monroe Clinic marked one year in its new Medical Office Building on June 10, additional construction projects continue to be underway to complete the Monroe Clinic campus renovation. Beginning...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Business    June 24, 2020

Going Green With Solar Panel Installation

The plan to make the move was made over a year ago, but with a daughter getting married the timing just wasn't right – so it waited a year. (But I think it was worth the wait.) The latest home...

 

Partnership Cash Program Seeing Results

More than $7,000 of the $20,000 in Partnership Cash has already been redeemed by local businesses in its first month of issuance. The Greater Freeport Partnership would like to thank the residents and consumers in Stephenson County for quickly...

 

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