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 By Dan Stevens    News    September 28, 2022 

Board Oversteps On Money Pit Payment

Every month the Stephenson County Board argues over the County Nursing Home – Walnut Acres – and how it is a gigantic financial drain. But no matter how heated the debate, or what numbers are...

 

Fruits Of Their Labors

River Ridge students were presented a bench as a result of three years of sorting, cleaning, and prepping bottle caps. In 2019, Francis Fennell of the Warren's Lions' Club said his organization had...

 

Citizens Committee Forming

A Citizens Committee is being formed to promote a Yes vote in the upcoming Lena-Winslow School District Referendum. The referendum will determine how school board members are chosen. A Yes vote would change from using congressional townships to...

 

Free Tree ID Workshop

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Northern Illinois Forestry Association will co-host a tree ID workshop on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 AM - noon at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest in Elizabeth, IL. Join us for a hike through the...

 

Fall Fest Winners

Following an absolutely beautiful weekend, the Lena Lions announced the winner of the Polaris UTV was Terry Hixson of Lena! Shown with Festival Chairman, Lion Glenn Harman. Additional winners were...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 21, 2022

How You Can Help Explosion Victims

By now everyone has probably heard about the home explosion on Business 20 near Harlem Center Road Tuesday night of last week. The home, owned by Al and Bonnie Bawinkel, exploded around 7:00 pm while...

 

VOICES Opening Second Location

VOICES of Stephenson County is expanding once again, opening a second location in the fourth quarter of 2022. This marks the first time in the organization’s 40-year history it will be operating from two buildings. “An unprecedented demand for ou...

 

Stewart Traveling Office Schedule

State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is announcing that his District Office staff has set Traveling Office Hours for September in seven communities in the 45th Senate District. District Office staff will be on hand to assist with state services,...

 

Panthers Tab Dascher For Induction

Lena-Winslow is proud to announce the induction of Shaun Dascher to the Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame. Shaun's induction will be at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in Savanna, IL on Octo...

 

Lena-Winslow Title IX Pioneers – Part II

The women who played and managed girls' sports for Lena-Winslow High School from 1973-74 through 1978-79, and their coaches, will be recognized at the Le-Win Homecoming football game on September 23....

 

Lanark Blast From The Past

The Lanark Public Library, 111 South Broad, Lanark, Illinois, invites you to help celebrate EPC Homecoming featuring a “Blast from the Past”. From September 22, 2022 through October 1, 2022 during library hours Twice-Sold Tales will feature Lanar...

 

One Year And Counting

Gwen Stewart assumed the role of Animal Control Officer for Jo Daviess County in September 2021. Prior to her employment with the County, she worked as a Community Service Officer for the West Des Moi...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    September 7, 2022

The Card That Keeps On Greeting

Suzie Miner, born August 31, 1942, and her sister Janie Stadel, born August 18, 1944, share a rather "unique" tradition. Suzie and Janie grew up in the Scales Mound area, both graduating from Scales...

 

Lena-Winslow Title IX Pioneers Got The Opportunity To Play, And So Much More (Part I)

The women who played and managed girls' sports for Lena-Winslow High School from 1973-74 through 1978-79, and their coaches, will be recognized at the Le-Win Homecoming football game on September 23....

 

JDCF Events

Monarch Tagging The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) will host an early evening event at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve on Thursday, September 8 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Monarch...

 

Pearl City Historical Organization

Things are happening at the Pearl City Historical Organization. The organization just purchased space in downtown Pearl City which we hope to turn into our new home. We are raising money by holding our second tractor raffle. We showed our tractor at...

 

NWILDD August Winners

The August winners are announced in the Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser). The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022, to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid...

 

Free Access To Chicago Museums

Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) wants to help families in the 89th District take advantage of the world-class museums and educational institutions in the Chicagoland area. Constituents...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    August 24, 2022

One Soggy Problem

Everyone knows about the flooding that hit the region two weeks ago, but not everyone is aware of all of the things being done to try and avoid suffering yet again the next time the clouds open up...

 

Lincoln Douglas Society Annual Ceremony

Dr. Sabryna Cornish will be the guest speaker at this year’s annual ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Freeport Lincoln-Douglas Debate. On Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM, in the large meeting room of Freeport Public Library, Dr....

 

VOICES Seeking Advocate Volunteers

Would you like to advocate for survivors of sexual assault and abuse? If so, VOICES of Stephenson County has a volunteer opportunity available for you. VOICES is starting a volunteer training class for sexual assault services advocates on Aug. 15....

 

Tri-County Opportunities Council

The Lanark United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women) would like to extend an invitation to all the ladies of the community. Please join us on Thursday evening August 25, gathering in the fellowship room of the Lanark United Methodist...

 

On The Record

Diaz Sentenced Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney, Chris Allendorf, would like to inform the public of the following information. On July 26, 2022, Kaeshawn Diaz of Chicago, pled guilty to Burglary, a Class 2 Felony, as part of a plea agreement. As...

 

Drop Off Nets 100 Pounds Of Unused Drugs

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) and Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders hosted a free drive-through Rx Drug Drop-Off event in Lena on Saturday, August 6 where they successfully collected more than 100 pounds of unused...

 

Pritzker Awards Grant To Pretzel City Brewfest

Governor Pritzker announced recipients of the first round of the Tourism Attraction and Festivals Grant program today, including funds to expand a current festival favorite in Freeport. Pretzel City...

 

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