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Yesterday I saw a man spill all his Scrabble letters on the road. So I asked him, "What's the word on the street?" A ham sandwich walked into a bar and ordered a beer, but the bartender said, "Sorry,...

 

Open Hike Night

In place of our traditional Bonfire on the Bluff event, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites the public to an open hike night at the Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve on January...

 

Pigskin Picks Final Standings

All of the sheets have been graded – but we still have the College Football Championship to factor in – and that was scheduled to take place after we had to go to press. However, the top five...

 

The Lighter Side

I have faith in Pfizer and its Covid vaccine because it also makes Viagra. If Pfizer can raise the dead, it can save the living. My New Year resolution was to lose weight. So far I've lost my motivati...

 

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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...

 

A Year In The Life Of The County Fair

For over 150 years, the Stephenson County Fair has been a major summertime event featuring agriculture, exhibits, competitions, entertainment and an educational awareness and experience for young and...

 

The Lighter Side

Sure, sure, being on the nice list might get you more presents, but I can tell you that being on the naughty list has its' own rewards. On the first day of the new term, Bob & Sally got a note...

 

Voices Snowman Contest

Ok, nobody is really looking forward to it, but we all know that winter – and snow – is on the way. Well, with everyone stuck at home for the most part, we thought of a new contest for our...

 

Berberet Launches Debut Novel

Freeport alderperson and retired executive, James Berberet, published his first novel in early November available in both paperback and eBook. His novel, Quest for the Pulitzer, is a story about the future of Illinois, what it could become, if...

 

The Lighter Side

I should have suspected my husband was lazy; on our wedding day, his mother told me, "I'm not losing a son, I'm gaining a couch." My husband said he needed more space, so I locked him outside. I told...

 

The Lighter Side

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical...

 

Fair Dates Announced

The Stephenson County Fair Association (SCFA) is excited to announce the 2021 Fair Dates as July 27-31. SCFA recognizes the uncertain circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic but is excited to look...

 

New Exhibit At Freeport Art Museum

The Freeport Art Museum opens two exhibitions on November 14th. Insight/Incite presents the work of Fatherless, a collaborative print posse based in Rockford, Illinois. Showing nationally and...

 

The Lighter Side

You see that drunk guy over there? Ten years ago he proposed to me and I rejected him. I just can't believe that after all of this time, he's still celebrating. Here's another secret for success: If...

 

Major Book Sale

The Friends of the Lanark Public Library are asking for your help. COVID restrictions forced the cancellation of our upcoming fundraiser, reducing our ability to support Lanark’s library this year. To offset the loss, we are holding an Open House...

 

The Lighter Side

If you fart when people hug you, it makes them feel strong. A husband and wife were at a party when the subject came up about marriage counseling. "Oh we'll never need that," the wife said. "My...

 

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John Travolta tested negative for coronavirus last night. Turns out it was just Saturday night fever. The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously...

 

A Haunting We Did Go

Submissions came in, and we must say there were some very impressive Halloween displays that we saw throughout the region – which sparked an idea. Thanks to the sponsorship of Three Headed Monster...

 

Who Was Betty Crocker?

Ever wonder who Betty Crocker was or how she learned to cook so well? Learn the true story of Betty Crocker when local favorite Leslie Goddard presents a fun, illustrated lecture titled "Betty...

 

The Lighter Side

I don't know why my boss is so mad. I went into work, and he told me to have a good day ... so I went home. It may look like I'm having really deep thoughts, but 99% of the time I'm only thinking...

 

Happy Home To Haunted Masterpiece

We got the idea last week, and after making a few phone calls, several other area businesses jumped on board to support it. So now, our first official Halloween Home Contest is now on! But your help...

 

The Lighter Side

So far, the year 2020 is like looking both ways before crossing the street and then getting hit by an airplane. A story on the news announced that the Liberal Left is furious about Homeschooling. Not...

 

The Lighter Side

My level of sarcasm is to the point where I don't even know if I'm kidding or not. I've made it from the bed to the couch ... there's no stopping me now! Yesterday I wore something from five years...

 

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I just thought of a cool practical joke ... go out and buy a Dollar Store skeleton for Halloween and bury it in a shallow grave under your new deck. In about 30 years it will really be funny when the...

 

Pumpkinfest Is On ... Kind Of

Every other small town festival in Northwest Illinois had been canceled, so it was almost a sign of hope that Warren is going to still hold their annual Pumpkinfest celebration this coming weekend in...

 

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