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 By Dan Stevens    News    September 25, 2019 

The Measure Of A Man

What truly is the measurement of a man's life? Is it the possessions he obtains, the amount of money he ends up making, the family members who love him, or the multitude of people whose lives he...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 25, 2019 

Cannabis Is Coming

On January 1st of 2020, recreational use of marijuana will be legal in the State of Illinois. But the question that sparks is – where will people go to buy it, and how will the region benefit in...

 

Chesney Donates Unwanted Pay Raise

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) refused to accept the $1,628 pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $1,628 to local organizations serving Northwest Illinois. “Lawmakers do not deserve a pay raise considering the fiscal...

 

Tourism In Stephenson County Contributing Economic Growth

The Illinois Office of Tourism announced both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $41.7 billion in 2018 which is a $2 billion boost to the state's economy since 2017. More than 117...

 

Monroe Clinic Announces Club Scrub Dates

Hey Students – What is a respiratory therapist? What about a laboratory technician? What happens in the operating room? Who works there? You can get the answers to all these questions and others at...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 11, 2019

Sorting Out The Motley Resignation

When the press release came in, letting everyone know that Rebecca Motley had resigned her position as the Director of the Greater Freeport Partnership, there were holes in it that sparked our journalistic interest. An extensive search was done, and...

 

4H Foundation Honors Wilhelms

A Stephenson County volunteer was honored for their service as a 4-H volunteer. Karen Wilhelms of Freeport was one of 80 volunteers recognized by the Illinois 4-H Foundation as a 4-H Hall of Fame...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 4, 2019

Loss Of An Asset

For the last 25 years Ron Kane has been the Stephenson County Assessor. He's served 400 different County Board members and 12 different Chairman, and County Clerk Vici Otte was convinced that the two...

 

Brain Game State Champions

We are the champions! For the second year in a row, a team from the Senior Resource Center has claimed the State Senior Brain Games Championship. Freeport residents Dan Moeller, Gloria Moeller and...

 

Motley Steps Down

Rebecca Motley has resigned as the executive director of the Greater Freeport Partnership effective August 22. Her resignation was accepted. Motley joined the Partnership in June 2018. We have initiated an executive director search to find a leader...

 

Hornet Blood Drive

You can save a life at the American Red Cross Scales Mound School Blood Drive on September 4 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. For the best service, please make an appointment at 800-733-2767, but walk-ins are always welcome. This drive will...

 

Judge Ward Announces Candidacy

Associate Judge Kevin Ward is announcing his candidacy for the Resident Circuit Judge of Jo Daviess County vacated by Judge William Kelly. "My wife, Heather, and I have lived, worked and raised our...

 

HCC Foundation Seeks Distinguished Alums

Highland Community College takes great pride in the achievements of its graduates and former students. To recognize their outstanding accomplishments, the Highland Community College Foundation sponsors the Distinguished Alumni program. Since 1995,...

 

Monroe Clinic FastCare Finds Permanent Home

Monroe Clinic FastCare, currently located at a temporary location in the Monroe Clinic Hospital Lobby Level, is moving to a new permanent location. The walk-in care clinic will open its doors at 100 West 8th Street in Monroe on August 27, 2019....

 

Still Looking For The Biggest Tree

Entries are coming in for the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation's 'Biggest Tree Contest'. Gather the family for a hike in your back 40, set aside, or tree stands to discover and record the largest...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    August 14, 2019

New Sheriff's In Town

With the beginning of a new school year close on the horizon, it is understandable for teachers and students alike to be holding on to their final days of summer with gusto, while dreading the...

 

River Ridge Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at River Ridge CUSD #210, 4141 IL Rte 84 South, Hanover, IL will be Monday, July 29th, and Tuesday, July 30th. Parents or guardians may register their children from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM either day. Students...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    July 31, 2019

Lena Library Getting Major Facelift

They are still in the middle of the rebidding process, and final bids are not due until August 12th, but word of the proposed expansion of the Lena Public Library is quickly sparking excitement...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    July 24, 2019

Le-Aqua-Na To Get Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

Residents of Lena have seen the slow deterioration of Lake Le Aqua Na as the routine dredging and funds needed to maintain it correctly were either missing, or being argued about in Springfield. So...

 

Electronic Recycling Event

The University of Illinois Extension Office will be holding an Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon in parking lot B of Highland Community College – rain or shine. Although there is a three hour...

 

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