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 By Dan Stevens    News    April 1, 2020 

It's Not Over Yet

We will be the first to admit that when we broke the story regarding the non-renewal of Colleen Fox as the Superintendent of Stockton Schools, the wording was firm and incendiary due to the profound...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Working Hard At Home

By Brent Chrisman Elementary Principal First and foremost, I want to thank you for sharing with your communities all of the work the Pearl City School District is doing during the COVID-19 closure. I...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Why We Should Stay At Home

There is a lot of bogus information circulating throughout the internet and social media concerning the Coronavirus. Village Voices was sent this “report” supposedly from an immunologist from John Hopkins University, but it was not signed, had... Full story

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Stockton Honor Roll

Third Quarter High Honor Roll Grade 9: Dawson Broshous, Katherine Crome, Dustin Oppold Ryley Schultz Grade 10: Maria Bender, Joseph Brudi, Jenna Haas, Kenze Haas, Caleb Mammoser, Kayden Schubert Grade 11: Jason Hermann, Kaylee Luke Grade 12: Haley Br...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

All Conference Scholastic Bowl Team

2020 NUIC WEST ALL-CONFERENCE SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM 1st Team *Jonathon Haven – East Dubuque *Sophia Getz – Galena *Kendra Scace – Stockton Brandon Gillip – East Dubuque Ashton Eisenberg ...

 

Illinois National Guard Dispels Rumors Of Military Action

The Illinois National Guard is assisting the state's COVID-19 response by setting up testing centers and other civil action, not preparing for military action as has been rumored on social media, its...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Foundation Awards $45,000 In 4-H Scholarships

The Illinois 4-H Foundation provided $25,000 in college scholarships and awarded another $20,000 in national conference travel scholarships this year. "Our donors are generous and believe that higher...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Highland Library Closed

The Highland Community College Clarence Mitchell Library is closed while the campus is restricted to public access. Highland Community College is restricting public access to campus from March 19 through May 10 to follow both the CDC mass gathering...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    April 1, 2020 

When Science & Faith Collide

It was the angry murmur throughout Lena – How could the Beloved Church be holding services on Sunday with large crowds of people when we were all under the Governor's Stay at Home Order that banned...

 

Monroe Clinic COVID-19 Updates

In an effort to maintain continued transparency with our local communities, Monroe Clinic would like to share the following updates. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Monroe Clinic and we are not aware of any cases in Green...

 

Shoppers Need To Stop Hoarding Items, Panic-Buying

As store shelves across Illinois empty of key products during the COVID-19 pandemic, public and private-sector leaders are urging shoppers to put less stress on the supply chain by not hoarding... Full story

 

Letter To The Editor

Hi Dan, I am contacting you in regards of what are school is doing over this "break". Our teacher suggested that we give you a brief overview of what the next two weeks of our lives look like. I'm going to type this with all honesty. I have no idea...

 

Monroe Clinic Announces Free Virtual Evaluation For COVID-19

Beginning today, March 17, Monroe Clinic is offering a free virtual evaluation for anyone who is concerned they may be experiencing symptoms of, or may have been exposed to, Coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone who lives in Wisconsin or Illinois is...

 

We All Need A Little Fresh Air Right Now

We at the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) are taking the COVID-19 precautions very seriously. We have cancelled our upcoming gatherings and we are following CDC protocols to protect...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    March 25, 2020

This Too Shall Pass

There’s no way to sugarcoat it – the “New Normal” has people sitting at home alone, unable to gather in any form of social setting, store supplies being hoarded by those seeing a doomsday...

 

Adding To Apple River Canyon State Park

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is proud to announce that it has contributed to the legacy of Apple River Canyon State Park with completion of the largest land purchase in its 27-year hi...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    March 18, 2020

Corona Quarantine

What started out as the postponement and cancellations of sporting events on television, came home to our corner of Northwest Illinois as Illinois shut down the schools, the casinos, banned events... Full story

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    March 18, 2020

Agree To Disagree

Village Voices wasn’t the only outlet asking questions when the official press release regarding Lowell Crow leaving as City Manager was first released. A second release was sent out Tuesday, March...

 

Census 2020 Count Begins Thursday

People throughout the United States can begin filling out their census forms online starting Thursday, and state officials in Illinois are pulling out all the stops to make sure the state gets an...

 

Cougars Claim Scholastic Bowl Regional

Durand Regional Quarterfinals Keith Country Day 620 Pearl City 80 Rockford Lutheran 420 Kirkland Hiawatha 280 Semifinals Keith Country Day 500 Lutheran 230 Durand 470 Forreston 140 Championship Keith...

 

Lena-Winslow FFA Update

On March 4, 2020, three students traveled to Geneseo, Illinois to compete in the District 1 Proficiency Interviews. Pictured left to right: (Conor DeZell, Samantha Kempel, and Ross Stabenow) Conor...

 

Hornet NHS Inductions

Newly inducted members of the National Honor Society at Scales Mound High School. Our ceremony was Thursday, March 5th. Pictured from the left: Benjamin Vandigo, Samual Cocagne, Anna Cogan, Maddison...

 

Saving Historic Oaks At Horseshoe Mound

Since acquiring the 150-acre Addition to Horseshoe Mound from the Richardson family in late 2018, volunteers and staff from the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) have been working hard to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    March 11, 2020

Here We Go Again?

Whenever a cryptic press release that prompts more questions than it answers is received by our office, it tends to spark us into action. And, well, we got another one. “Effective Immediately,...

 

Four Hornets Advance To State

Six students from the Scales Mound FFA made their mark at the District Proficiency Contest in Geneseo, IL, on March 4 after advancing with a first-place finish from the Section Proficiency Contest. Th...

 

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