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 By Dan Stevens    Business    June 16, 2021 

Neighbor vs Neighbor

Murmurs about a major upheaval at Adkins Energy have been swirling for weeks, and multiple sources requested we look into the "termination" of Adkins' General Manager, Ray Baker. It is important to...

 

Kuberski Named Women Of Achievement For Business

Chris Kuberski, president of Highland Community College, was awarded the 2021 Women of Achievement Award for Business at the 41st Virtual Leader Luncheon held through the YWCA of Northwestern...

 

Campbell Receives Daisy Award

Sue Campbell, RN, a Monroe Clinic Oncology nurse, received the DAISY Award. Sue been a nurse with Monroe Clinic for 22 years. Sue was nominated by a recently retired teammate, Patty Syse. Her...

 

Adkins Energy Awards Scholarships

Adkins Energy LLC is proud to award three outstanding local students with $500 scholarships to help them further their education. Entries for this year were judged on academic achievement and an essay: What are the benefits of ethanol co-products...

 

The Power Of Travel

Stephenson County is participating in National Travel & Tourism Week by highlighting safe events, activities and attractions for both our local and regional audiences from May 2-8. National Travel...

 

Apple River State Bank Giving To Every Jo Daviess Graduate

Apple River State Bank is pleased to announce a $200 Community Commitment Award for each of the 160 graduating seniors at Galena, River Ridge, Scales Mound, Warren, and Southwestern High Schools. These awards are in addition to the $1,000 college...

 

Introducing Restaurant Week

The Greater Freeport Partnership is excited to announce the first annual Stephenson County Restaurant Week April 23-May 1. During this nine-day event, patrons are encouraged to seek out dining...

 

Edward Jones Honored By JD Power

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm announced. The study measures overall investor...

 

Medical Assistant Open House

Highland Community College in a partnership with FHN will hold an Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 in the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. The Open House will present...

 

In Grown Farms Job Fair

In Grown Farms, LLC will host a job fair at the Freeport Public Library on Tuesday, April 13 from 10 am to 2 pm. All candidates are encouraged to bring their resume and be ready to interview for immediate openings. Interested candidates should follow...

 

Bertram Joins Citizens Mortgage Team

Citizens State Bank is announcing that Alex Bertram has accepted the position of Mortgage and Consumer Lender, working out of the Lena and Freeport offices. Prior to becoming a lender, Alex worked on...

 

Goodwill Hires New Retail Director

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has recently hired Keary Fath as its new Retail Director for the entire 18 county area. Fath is responsible for all aspects of Goodwill's retail operations...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Business    March 10, 2021

Pandemic Adaption

Most people are familiar with Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. Simply put, a species must adapt to a new environment, or die. Well, the same axiom is true for business too – and with...

 

Lawyers Are Like Cars – Know What You Need

If you were a soccer mom who had to transport six kids to and from practice every day, you would not be buying the same kind of vehicle that a farmer working in the fields would need. Similarly, a...

 

Schultz Promoted To Monroe Market Manager

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is pleased to announce that Kevin Schultz has recently been promoted to market manager at the cooperative's Monroe market. In this role, Schultz will...

 

Mlakar Recognized

Cassandre Mlakar, an independent LPL Financial advisor at FSB Wealth Group located at First State Bank Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll, today announced her inclusion in LPL's Freedom's Club. With more than...

 

Johnson Receives Daisy Award

Kelly Johnson, RN, a nurse at Monroe Clinic Hospice, received the DAISY Award based on a nomination from a recent experience with a patient's family. Her nomination shared that "Kelly's actions...

 

Holiday Partnership Cash Program Promotes $22,000 In Local Spending

The Greater Freeport Partnership reignited the wildly popular Partnership Cash program for the holiday season as an extra incentive for shoppers to spend their dollars with local stores and businesses. The program sold more than $22,000 in...

 

Elkay Expanding Lanark Facility

Elkay announced the planned expansion of their manufacturing facility in Lanark, IL. The additional capacity was prompted by increased demand for the company's signature water delivery products which...

 

Meet Melissa Anderson

Monroe Clinic welcomes a new primary care nurse practitioner, Melissa Anderson, DNP. Melissa is a South Wayne native and received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA....

 

Jo-Carroll Solar Project Fully Operational

Jo-Carroll Energy in partnership with Bluestem Energy Solutions has completed a 2.3 MWDC solar project in Jo Daviess County and Carroll County, Illinois. The now-operational solar farm consists of...

 

Sturtevant Joins FSB

Cassandra Mlakar announced that Lavonne Sturtevant has joined the First State Bank Shannon-Polo-Lake Carroll Wealth Group team as Wealth Group Office Administrator. Lavonne plays a crucial role in...

 

NWILDD Winners

The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021 to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid out to ticket holders during the drawing year. Cash prizes vary between $50 and $250. A ticket...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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