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  • Shullsburg 21st Annual Music In The Park

    Jun 12, 2024

    The City of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, has announced its 2024 entertainment line-up for their 21st Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offering music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of their seasonal entertainment. The free, family-friendly concerts are held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Shullsburg’s Badger Park – 279 Estey Street in Shullsburg. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at each event, with different vendors and offerings at every show. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chair...

  • Lighter Side

    Jun 12, 2024

    When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles. Dangerous precipitation in Illinois is called a “rain of terror”. With all of this rain, my lawn will drown before I even have a chance not to mow it. I’m singing in the rain, so there’s another reason for everyone to stay inside. Oh good, more rain. I was afraid my inflatable ark wasn’t going to get used this year. If this rain keeps up, I’ll have to rely on my sunny disposition … Oh, wait … I guess the phrase, “There’s a 50% chance of precipitation” does sound more scientific than, “mig...

  • Freedom Reins Rodeo Returns

    Jun 12, 2024

    The Shenandoah Riding Center in The Galena Territory hosts the Freedom Reins PRCA Rodeo at 7 p.m., July 5 and 6. Enjoy a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo featuring two nights of amazing entertainment by Universal Pro Rodeos. Get a first-hand look at eight fiercely competitive and exhilarating competitions. This year the Stateline Hotshots Rodeo Drill Team will also perform. Each night features spectacular fireworks and a barn dance directly following the rodeo...

  • Everybody Cut Footloose At TLP

    Jun 12, 2024

    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, continues their blockbuster summer season with Footloose, scheduled to open June 13. Footloose tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing institute...

  • Dubuque Beer Fest

    Jun 12, 2024

    Dubuque Main Street (DMS) is bringing the outdoor craft beer tasting back with a new name. The Key City Beer & Seltzer Festival will take place in downtown Dubuque on Saturday, August 3, 2024, under Dubuque's Town Clock on the 700 block of Main Street. The 2nd annual tasting event is designed to bring together craft beer lovers from all walks of life and provide them with an opportunity to explore local and regional breweries. There are a few changes this year including the addition of seltzer...

  • Lighter Side

    May 29, 2024

    High School Graduation – where finishing one of the easiest and most basic parts of life is suddenly a huge deal. For my graduation speech, I would like to thank the Internet, Google, Wikipedia, Microsoft Office and Copy/Paste. Some people graduate with honors, others are just honored to graduate. Now that I’m graduating … I just hope this B.S. pays off. I graduated. So, now I’m like smart and stuff. The first call I got after I graduated was my University asking for a donation. You may have graduated, but you’re not finished with Show and...

  • Lighter Side

    May 22, 2024

    I went to find some camouflage trousers toady, but I didn’t see any. Someone who is truly talented, and worthy of immense praise, is the person who can go to Target and ONLY get what they went there to get. What if Soy Milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish? I think it might be time to stop shopping online when my computer asks me if I need another shopping cart. It’s hard to call it a ‘smart watch’ when I feel stupid for buying it. Well son, back in 2013, we used to have these big buildings called malls – where they would dis...

  • Lighter Side

    May 15, 2024

    Don’t call me lazy, I’m just motivationally challenged. I’m not lazy. I’m just saving my energy for when I really need it. Somebody said today that I’m lazy … I nearly answered. You shouldn’t get mad at lazy people. They didn’t do anything. He’s so lazy, when he won the award for laziness, he sent someone else to pick it up. Lazy is a very strong word, I like to call it ‘Selective Participation.’ Lazy – when your mind is alert and making plans, but your body is in server maintenance mode. I’m not lazy, I just really enjoy doing nothing. Lazy...

  • Pretzel City Winefest May 11

    May 8, 2024

    The Greater Freeport Partnership will host Pretzel City Winefest Saturday, May 11 from noon to 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 at greaterfreeport.com/events, the Pretzel City Winefest Facebook page, or on the day of the event. Whether you purchase tickets before the event or at the door, check-in at Hilldale Deli (30 W. Stephenson St.) on the day of the event to receive your Winefest glass, bag, and map of participating downtown boutiques and shopping destinations. Twelve retail locations will be serving wine samples from...

  • Lighter Side

    May 8, 2024

    If you mean flipping people off, then yeah, I know how to use Power Point. One of the benefits of not being able to remember things is that you live your life with no regrets. I can really relate to pop art. My knees pop, my elbows pop, my hip pops … Whoever came up with “Visit Your Relatives Day” must be a travel agent for family guilt trips. Some days, the best thing about my job is that my chair spins. My doctor told me to get off the couch, so now I watch tv in bed. I got really lucky the last time I went to the casino … I acciden...

  • Lighter Side

    May 1, 2024

    I fought the lawn, and the lawn won. I pulled a muscle mowing the lawn … in my throat … from cursing at the pull cord. I finally got my lawn looking just the way I want it … like nobody lives here. Leaf Blowers and Lawn Mowers … loudly making yardwork the entire neighborhood’s problem since the 1950s. Just remember, no matter how many times a week you have to mow your yard, it’s still better than shoveling snow. I came, I mowed, I kicked grass! Adult peer pressure is very real, it starts with seeing your neighbor cut their grass. When the st...

  • Lighter Side

    Apr 24, 2024

    Every time I walk down a certain aisle at Menards, the stud finders go crazy! I’m all set to start my weekend home renovation project, and my wife is all set to call 911. I love home improvement. Best one I ever made was disconnecting the doorbell. It’s over 40 years old … that’s 160 in toilet years. Just go buy a new one. Some homes have a big backyard for rest and relaxation. I’ve got a giant dog toilet that I have to mow. Honey, we need a new stove. This one’s beginning to burn oil. My husband can’t do a do-it-yourself project. All...

  • Lighter Side

    Apr 17, 2024

    At my age, the only thing ravaging my body is the flu virus. You’ve got bird flu, but it’s tweetable. Just remember, you don’t have a hangover, you have wine flu. I’d tell you the joke about the germ, but I really don’t want to spread it around. Way to stand your ground on the whole “flu shot is a scam” bit. Call me when your lungs have drained. Don’t think of it as getting a flu shot. Think of it as installing virus protection software. I hope this flu season I get just sick enough to fit into my skinny jeans. Having the flu should give you pl...

  • Calling All Dogs

    Apr 17, 2024

    Does your dog have what it takes to be a star of the stage?! Then you're going to want to come out for the Timber Lake Playhouse dog auditions for The Wizard of Oz on May 11 at 4:00. Bring your dog to the theatre and see if your Fido has what it takes to be a star on the TLP stage. In the L. Frank Baum books, Toto is described as "...a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose." In the movie, he is a small black and grey Terrier. The audition is open to all dogs, and...

  • TLP Summer Workshops & Auditions

    Apr 10, 2024

    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will again be offering a variety of workshops and classes in the arts this summer as well as performance opportunities for youth ages 6 to 18. “I’m very excited to see the interest in our summer programs,” said Executive Director, Dan Danielowski. “Our youth production of Matilda, Jr. last season was so successful that we’re offering these types of opportunities again this summer.” The High School Theatre Intensive runs from July 8 to July 27. This workshop is...

  • Scene Stealing Abounds At EPC's Annie

    Dan Stevens|Apr 10, 2024

    While you would expect to see some strong performances at any EPC production, two main themes stood out in their most recent production of the classic musical Annie. To begin with, Director Jamie Graf, pulled out all the stops by expanding the cast to Herculean proportions. But the biggest story of the night was the massive amount of scene stealing that was going on as some performers really stood out. Technically, EPC still has some issues, but lighting miscues and microphones that weren't...

  • Lighter Side

    Apr 10, 2024

    Times to plant my garden, or, as the bunnies call it, my “All you can eat buffet.” You know you’re a serious gardener when you neighbors don’t recognize your face … because that’s not the end they see. Gardening … it’s cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. I garden in the nude … it’s a lot cheaper than a scarecrow. I was in a gardening club once … my nickname was “Snapdragon”. I like helping the neighbors with their garden. I mean, somebody’s got to eat all those veggies. Sorry, I can’t go out this weekend … I have plants. They say, ‘A...

  • Lighter Side

    Apr 3, 2024

    I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people … I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out. When I asked, “How stupid can you be?” it wasn’t supposed to be a challenge. I’ve decided to add “extensive experience dealing with stupid people” to my resume. That has GOT to be a marketable skill. Stupid people are like glow sticks. You want to slap them and shake the poop out of them until the light comes on. If I could get paid by the amount of stupid people I deal with at work instead of by the hou...

  • Stephenson County Fair Announces Grandstand Line Up

    Mar 27, 2024

    The Stephenson County Fair, the highlight of the summer, is gearing up for its 170th anniversary celebration this year. Scheduled to take place from July 23rd to July 27th, 2024, the fair promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Over the past two years, the Stephenson County Fair has witnessed an impressive surge in attendance, with more than 60,000 visitors flocking to the event. This year, organizers are anticipating even greater growth, as they prepare to host a wide array of exciting activities and attractions. Admission to the...

  • Lighter Side

    Mar 27, 2024

    It’s only a vacation if you leave the kids at home. Otherwise, it’s just a trip. Parents don’t really go on vacation. They just take care of their kids in a different city. For Dad, it’s a family vacation. But, for mom … it’s a business trip if the kids come along. You know you’re a mom when shopping by yourself at Target feels like a vacation, and going on a vacation with your kids feels like work. The airline lost my luggage, but the full body scan said I was in excellent health. Vacations are a good reminder that many children are even more...

  • EPC Presents "Annie"

    Mar 27, 2024

    Get ready for a heartwarming experience as the EPC Drama Department proudly presents the classic musical "Annie." This much-anticipated production will showcase the immense talent of our local performers, both seasoned veterans and exciting new faces to the stage. Featuring a stellar cast, "Annie" promises to enchant audiences with its delightful story, catchy tunes, and memorable characters. The lead roles are filled with exceptional performers, including Nevaeh Gross as Annie, Rhett Forth as...

  • Beautiful Bikini Bottom Day

    Dan Stevens|Mar 20, 2024

    OK, I admit it, having raised two daughters who loved Spongebob Squarepants, I was NOT, in any way shape or form, looking forward to sitting through Lena-Winslow's musical production of the cartoon show. But, I am very happy to report, that not only was I pleasantly surprised by what the Panther theater department pulled off, but there were some things that were truly exceptional. You have to start with the costuming, and it was strong. While most of the characters were decked in brightly...

  • Lighter Side

    Mar 20, 2024

    Spring is here … I’m so excited, I wet my plants. What follows is the list of everything I will do on Spring Break … this concludes my list. It’s official! Science has just confirmed that Spring Break is the shortest week of the school year. This Spring Break, when all of your friends are sharing amazing travel photos on Facebook, don’t be the one sitting at home watching You Tube. May your behavior be the only natural disaster this Spring. I can sum up the week before Spring Break for teachers in two words … crowd control. Spring Break has a...

  • Lighter Side

    Mar 13, 2024

    I’ve been hiding from Exercise. I’m in the fitness protection program. I got a new stick deodorant today. The instructions said: Remove cap and push up bottom. I can barely walk now, but whenever I fart, the room smells lovely. At my age, the last hope I have for a smoking hot body is when I’m cremated. Wait a minute, you mean to tell me that a stress ball isn’t for throwing at people who stress you out? Exercise? I thought you said Extra Fries! I feel like I should clean the house, so I’m going to lay down and nap until that feeling passes. T...

  • Lighter Side

    Mar 6, 2024

    My kids call it “yelling” when I raise my voice. I call it motivational speaking for the selective listener. When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is “please forget”. My kids turned out just like me … well played karma, well played. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for example. When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. If you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them. 90% o...

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