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 By Dan Stevens    News    June 16, 2021 

Lake Le-Aqua-Na To Open In September

People making the mistake of ignoring the signs and trying to enter into Lake Le-Aqua-Na are typically met with a rather rude response – along with the threat of getting a ticket if caught a second...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

Safe Haven Expands Pet Food Donations

The Safe Haven Humane Society in Elizabeth, IL is pleased to announce that it has expanded its donations of dog and cat food to 4 area food banks. Safe Haven began this program in 2018 as a way to help keep local animals in their homes and out of...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

Pretzel Literary Fair

Freeport area authors, writers, and illustrators are invited to exhibit and sell their works in the 2021 Pretzel Literary Fair on August 28th. Everything from children’s books to mysteries and non-fiction works can be exhibited. Freeport Public...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

FCF Announces New Board Member

Freeport Community Foundation announces the addition of Andrew Stewart to its Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to our board of directors,” said Michelle DeHaven, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We know that Andrew...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

What's New And What's Old In Carroll County

Folks interested in Carroll County history are invited to come to the Annual Meeting and Open House of the Carroll County Historical Society, Sunday, June 27, 2021, 1:30 p.m. at the Owen P. Miles Museum, 107 W. Broadway, Mt. Carroll. Officers and dir...

 

Where Are They Now

Diffenderfer Named To Dean's List Rebecca Diffenderfer, a resident of Lena, IL, has been named to the spring 2021 Dean's List at Rockford University. Students attending Rockford University who earn at least a 3.5 GPA with no grades below "C" and...

 

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Event

The League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County (LWV-JDC) invites our fellow citizens to a Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Event on Friday, June 11 (5 -8 PM), Saturday, June 12 (9 AM – 4 PM) and Sunday, June 13 (1 -4 PM) on the grounds of the Turney...

 

Healthy Hydration Kits

University of Illinois Extension and 4-H have put together fun educational kits designed to inspire healthy hydration and physical activity in celebration of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Join in on the fun with the Olympic-themed activities inc...

 

Chesney Launches Third Summer Reading Program

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) announced the official launch of his Third Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st-5th (or going into 6th) grade students who live within the 89th...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 2, 2021

Technological Temperatures

Doug Meyers' Career Tech Computer programming students approached him with an idea as the school year was winding down. "We wanted to actually build or do something," said Chase Descheemaker. "It was...

 

Stephenson County Property Tax Bills Mailed

Stephenson County Treasurer Stephanie Helms announces that the first installment of the 2020, payable 2021, property tax bills are due on July 16th. Bills will be mailed to Stephenson County property owners on May 27th. The second installment will be...

 

Off To State Public Speaking Contest

Three Stephenson County 4-H youth were nominated on Tuesday, April 20, to compete in the Illinois 4-H State Public Speaking Contest. Their quest to compete at the State Contest started back in...

 

NWILDD Winners For May

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 m...

 

Master Gardener Helpline Open

It's that time of year again when the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers offer the Master Gardener Helpline. Have a home gardening question? The Master Gardeners are here to h...

 

Babysitting Clinic Planned

Take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can't be with them! University of Illinois Extension will be offering a babysitting clinic this summer. Interested youth may choose to attend the clinic on June 22 at the Elizabeth Communi...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    May 26, 2021

Saving A Landmark

Just about everyone reading this – at one point or another – has been to a function at the Masonic Temple in Freeport. Whether it was a concert, banquet or special event ... the iconic building...

 

Monroe Clinic Celebrates Elite 5-Star Medicare Rating For Seventh Time

A new report published by Becker's Hospital Review has shared that Monroe Clinic, a member of SSM Health, has again achieved Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) overall 5-Star Rating for...

 

State's Memorials, Monuments Remember Illinois' Veterans

By Kevin Barlow The (Bloomington) Pantagraph On Monday, monuments and memorials dedicated to those who served in the armed forces in Illinois will serve as the background for events to recognize...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    May 26, 2021

Economic Development, Not Destruction

Business owners were up in arms, and getting more frustrated as their complaints seemed to fall on deaf ears, but in the end, the people behind the Chicago Avenue project are far from ignoring local...

 

Covid Grant Money Still Available

Those older individuals who live in Jo Daviess County and who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and may be struggling financially could qualify for assistance through the Senior Resource Center’s Jo Daviess Senior Safety Net grant funds,...

 

National Artist In Our Midst

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the winner and runners-up of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Illinois' 17th Congressional District. Congresswoman Bustos encouraged the public...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    May 19, 2021

Lena Looking To Enter 20th Century

A major shift took place last week at Village Hall in Lena, and no – it was not about new Village President, Steve Buss, being sworn in as the 29th president in the history of Lena. The bigger...

 

Siblings Become Parents On Same Day, Same Place, Same Midwife

(Printed by Permission of the Telegram-Leader, Eau Claire, Wisconsin) By Eric Lindquist, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. What started as a family joke became a joyous reality Sunday when two...

 

Where Are They Now

Two Central Players Honored Two Central College players were named to the D3football.com Team of the Week after a 37-19 road victory over Nebraska Wesleyan University last Saturday. Defensive lineman...

 

On The Record

Guilty Murder Plea Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney, Chris Allendorf, would like to inform the public of the following information. On April 16, 2021, Joseph L. Wright of Dubuque, Iowa pled guilty as part of a plea agreement to Second Degree...

 

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