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 By Dan Stevens    News    April 7, 2021 

The Votes Are In

The voters may not have been asked to decide on a lot of offices or issues, but they still made it clear what they wanted in the contests that did need to be determined last Tuesday in the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    April 7, 2021 

Downtown Scare

Businesses in downtown Lena were locked down and ordered to evacuate, while the School District was put on a soft lockdown after an armed man was reported to have entered Citizens State Bank Friday...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Riverbank Clean Up Day

Local employer Elkay Manufacturing invites local Savanna, IL, and Clinton, IA area residents to join them in a Mississippi River Shoreline Clean-Up they are co-hosting in conjunction with the Mayors...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Vandigo Wins State FFA Competition

Three students from the Scales Mound FFA made their mark at the State Proficiency Contest held virtually on March 27 after advancing with a first-place finish from the District Proficiency Contest on...

 

Top 20 Rural & Community Hospital

Monroe Clinic, a member of SSM Health, has been named one of the 2021 Top 20 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The National Rural Health Association (NRHA). This award comes as...

 

Spring And Summer Adult Art Classes

The Galena ARC is offering several art classes this Spring and Summer for adults. We have several guest artists conducting classes and workshops for a variety of interests. Most classes take place on weekday evenings with a few offered on mornings...

 

Talk About Smart

The former WYSE competition was converted over into the Academic Challenge for area High School students. And while Covid made the competition completely virtual this year – and saw the number of pa...

 

Pritzker Still Dragging His Feet

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) says Gov. J. B. Pritzker continues to drag his feet on reopening Illinois, after his announcement March 18 that Phase 5 of his COVID-19 mitigation plan has been delayed AGAIN! “More than a year into a pandemic...

 

On The Record

Multiple Vehicle Crash On 3/15 at approximately 12:06 pm, the Jo Daviess County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of multiple vehicle traffic crash with injuries. The crash was located on IL RT 84 South approximately ¼ of a mile south of West...

 

HCC Seeks To Fill Vacant Board Seat

The Highland Community College Board of Trustees seeks applicants to fill a vacant seat on the board created by the passing of trustee Dr. Steven R. Jennings on March 4, 2021. Dr. Jennings, a retired Highland faculty member and former Highland...

 

Beware Of Vaccine Scams

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available in the region, especially for those 65 and better, the Senior Resource Center is warning individuals not to fall victim to vaccine-related scams. "In...

 

Welch Appointed Coroner

The selection committee formed by Stephenson County Board Chairman William Hadley has completed their search and a recommendation has been made for the appointment of Todd Welch to become the next...

 

On The Record

Plummer Resentenced Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney, Chris Allendorf, would like to inform the public of the following information. On February 19, 2021, John L. Plummer of Dubuque, Iowa was resentenced by Judge Kevin Ward to 4 years in the...

 

Spring Fish Sale

Stephenson County Soil & Water Conservation District is presently taking orders for the Spring Fish Sale. Fish that can be ordered include channel catfish, albino catfish, largemouth bass, hybrid bluegill, red ear sunfish, bluegill, black crappie,...

 

Fairgrounds Upgrading Water System

The Stephenson County Fair Association (SCFA) held their monthly board meeting on Thursday, February 25 where a vote was passed to begin Phase 1 of upgrading the water lines on the fairgrounds. “I have been with the fair for many years,” quoted...

 

Consider Goodwill During Spring Cleaning

Cleaning house, organizing closets and helping the environment are all good reasons to donate your gently used housewares and textiles to Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois this weekend! Goodwill is ready to accept housewares and textile donati...

 

Vaccinate Initiative

Elizabeth resident Brenda Wand-Ertmer and her daughter, Breanne (residing in Texas) had a challenging time, but each successfully booked a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for family members through the...

 

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and the University of Illinois Extension and 4-H have a fun opportunity to enhance youth cooking skills. When it comes to nutrition and health, there is no...

 

NWILDD February Winners

The Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser) announces its winners for February. 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...

 

Chesney Files Bill To Eliminate FOID Cards

Calling them an "unnecessary hurdle for law-abiding citizens", State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) announced he filed House Bill 1770 (HB 1770) in the Illinois House to repeal the Firearm...

 

Scales Mound FFA Hosts Blood Drive

On February 25, the American Red Cross collected 57 units of blood product at the Scales Mound drive. The FFA goal for the drive was 55 units, and 55 people came through the door to help. Thank you...

 

On The Record

Fatal House Fire On February 17, 2021 at approximately 3:49 am, the Warren Fire Department was dispatched to 109 Clark Street in Warren for a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, Warren Fire observed a two-story home engulfed in flames and...

 

Pearl City FFA Pork Chop Dinner

The Pearl City FFA and FFA Alumni will plan to hold their annual Pork Chop Dinner at Pearl City High School on Saturday, March 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be held as a drive through, offering pick up meals only in the Pearl City High...

 

Carroll County Virtual Brave The Shave Event

This year has been a difficult one for most, and though our own personal struggles may feel overwhelming, children with cancer and their families have felt it tenfold. As a regular participant in the...

 

Heartache And Happiness

For Sydney Petersen of Freeport, Saturday's Speech Sectional was almost a dream come true as she not only qualified for the State finals this weekend, but was the Sectional Champion in both of her...

 

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