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Anybody still wondering what I want for Christmas, I need a size five night Vegas Vacation. My family’s favorite road trip game is called “heated argument.” The airline told me my luggage was lost, but on the bright side, their full body scan...

 

Lighter Side

All I want for Christmas is a free refill … of my wallet when I am done shopping. I got my Christmas shopping done early this year. When you don’t buy anybody anything, it goes pretty fast. Believe it or not, some people are already done with...

 

HCC Chorale And Youth Choir Holiday Concert

Enjoy the festive sounds of familiar and new holiday songs with a Holiday Concert by the Highland Community College Chorale and Youth Choir at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the Fine Arts Center Theatre located in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W....

 

Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Help FHS Thespians collect food donations for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative and ring in the Christmas season! FHS hosts Christmas Memories, a collection of humorous and heartwarming songs and...

 

Let's Be Clear

In my review of Lena-Winslow’s play, there was some confusion in regard to why they were without a director, and while I thought I pointed it out, it was apparently not clear enough. Former...

 

Lighter Side

The Holidays are exhausting – pretending to like you people is hard work. Every family has one weird relative … If you don’t know who it is, then it’s probably you. The 3 stages of man are 1) He believes in Santa Claus, 2) He doesn’t...

 

Freeport Pulls Off Exceptional Adams

Very rarely do I come out of a show thinking "Damn, that kid was amazing." I mean, I've seen some excellent performers over the many years covering are productions – and have fond memories of the...

 

The Show Must Go On

A near tragedy took place at Lena-Winslow when their Fall play was put into serious jeopardy because there was no director to be found. After several years, Mary Ellen Modica had stepped down, and...

 

River Ridge Finds A Star

I won't lie, I was not looking forward to seeing River Ridge's production of the Adams Family last weekend. Freeport did the same show, and due to tight schedules I had seen their production Thursday...

 

Lighter Side

What made the cranberries go red? (Seeing the turkey dressing) Where do you find a turkey with no legs? (Exactly where you left it) On Thanksgiving Day, all across America, families will sit down to dinner at the exact same moment … halftime. The...

 

Undeparted Full Of Holes

Let me say from the very beginning that there were a lot – and I do mean "a lot" of really nice performances in EPC's production of 'The Dearly Undeparted'. Keegan Strauch made a perfect money...

 

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Rake leaves or move … I can’t decide. I could spend a week camping, but I’m pretty sure I can swallow several bugs just hanging around my yard. That fact that self-raking yards do not exist is what I call a scientific failure. You can bury any...

 

The Lighter Side

What do you mean I’m not registered to vote? I vote every single week on American Idol. If voting could really change anything, they’d make it illegal. I see there is a four year gap on your resume. Did you work for the Trump administration?...

 

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He told me I was so good at multi-tasking that they were going to fire me in phases. I thought it was a myth but it’s true – when you’re fired, your whole resume flashes before your eyes. Everybody else at my company was laid off due to the...

 

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Silence is golden … unless you have a toddler. In that case, silence is very, very suspicious. Yes, I’m a mom, but I still like to party. And by party, I mean binge on Netflix and take a nap. You know you’re a mom when a 15 minute shower with...

 

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Online dating helps me meet and break up with someone without leaving the house. She asked me for one good reason she should date me. So, I told her that she’d never have to worry about someone trying to take me away from her. She told me it’s...

 

Native American Artifact Show

The Badger State Archaeological Society will hold its 43rd annual Native American Artifact Show on Sunday, October 23rd from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, at the Rehmstedt gym at Monticello School, 334 S....

 

Lighter Side

Unfortunately Mr. Stevens, your HMO won’t cover the cost of anesthesia, so we’re going to have to use our low-budget procedure to put you out … it’s called a hammer. We’ll give you helium. It won’t kill the pain, but when you scream...

 

Lighter Side

Whenever the nurse calls my name at the doctor’s office, I like to run through the waiting room like I got called down on the Price is Right. OK, when you tell me to be there 15 minutes early for my appointment, does that mean the doctor will only...

 

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When I said “Happy Anniversary” to my husband, he only replied, “The adventure continues.” Honey, you’re the only one I want to annoy for the rest of my life. Happy Anniversary. At first I was happy that you remembered our anniversary, unti...

 

Lighter Side

My boss told me he doesn’t have time for performance reviews, so he’s just going to criticize me in public from time to time. My boss told me to have a good day … so I went home. My company’s policy is to hire professional staff, then micro...

 

Lighter Side

I need to start eating more healthy, but first I need to eat all the junk food in the house so it’s not there to tempt me anymore. Brothers who steal each other’s snacks, have a nibbling rivalry. Junk food would be a lot easier to avoid if it...

 

Lighter Side

I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent, twisted, gyrated, and jumped up and down for an hour. By the time I got my leotard on, I was too tired to go to the class. It’s time for me to exercise again, but I’m still walking funny from my last...

 

Lighter Side

I’m not saying there’s a lot of rain, but Noah called – he’s going to stop by to pick us up in ten minutes. With all of this rain, my lawn will drown before I ever get the chance to not mow it. Rain, Rain, go away, Kids have been inside all...

 

The Cadillac Is Warming Up

Announcing the Lena Lions 71st Annual Fall Festival, known as "The Cadillac of Small Town Festivals" will be held in downtown Lena on September 9th & 10th. Free entertainment on Friday – 7:00 pm...

 

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