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Olivia Kepner Wins WPS Scholarship

The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) recognized scholarship recipients during the organization's annual meeting held on February 6th in conjunction with the Corn/Soy Expo in Wisc. Dells. Eight high...

 

Heartache & Heartbreak

It's not supposed to work out this way. Typically, when kids work their tails off, compete fairly, and see a large amount of success over the course of the season, you expect it to come to an end...

 

Dr. Phil Millhouse Honored With Conservation Award

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is pleased to announce that archaeologist, Dr. Phil Millhouse, has received the 2020 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award. The award will be...

 

4-H Super Saturday

University of Illinois Extension is hosting its annual 4-H Super Saturday on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Bldg. R at Highland Community College. Super Saturday is a 2.5-hour event designed to give area youth ages 5 to 18 a chance...

 

Regional Speech Goes Down To The Wire

With twelve teams competing in the IHSA Speech Regional in Sterling last Saturday, it all came down to the final event to determine who would win the overall team title. Both Freeport and Sterling...

 

Upcoming FFA Auction

The Scales Mound FFA will be hosting our Labor & Product Auction on Saturday, February 22 at 6 pm. The auction will be held in the old gym and a complimentary meal will be served from 4:30-5:45 in the cafeteria before the auction begins. Items and...

 

Where Are They Now

Madelyn Walters is in her second year at SIUE and was recently named the student body Vice President at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is shown above taking the oath of office. She...

 

Science Siestas Scheduled

"Science Siesta is once again being offered by the University of Illinois Extension for both boys and girls," said Johnna Jennings, University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator....

 

River Ridge Honor Roll

2nd Quarter Honor Roll 4.00+ Lydia Groezinger, Madeline Klippert, Julianna Kuzniar, Andrew Merkle, Tayden Patterson, Abby Richmond, Madison Stulc, Joseph Tippett, Kathryn Walters, Greta Dittmar, Julia Finazzo, Riley Finn, Livia Haas, Kaitlin...

 

Jo Daviess County FSA ARC/PLC Meetings

Cory Cassens, Jo Daviess County FSA Executive Director, is hosting ARC/PLC Farm Bill informational meetings in the Jo Daviess County Service Center conference room on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. Seating is limited to...

 

FCF Announces New Board Members

Freeport Community Foundation has added three new board members: Jenny Blocker, Kim Rampenthal, and Michelle Stubbe. “We are pleased to welcome Jenny, Kim and Michelle to our board of directors,” said Michelle DeHaven, Executive Director of the...

 

Advance Or Go Home

This Friday, area Speech teams will all compete in the IHSA Regionals, with our area going to Sterling. Similar to a track meet, there are 14 different Speech events, but at the Regional competition...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 29, 2020

Handled Correctly

At 10:30 pm Monday night, the call went out and authorities came out to Lena in response to a man who had barricaded himself, and his wife, in his home. A lengthy "stand off" ensued in which the...

 

Warhawks Claim Class A Title

Weather had forced the rescheduling of the River Ridge Class A Speech Tournament, but on Monday, January 20th, the five Class A programs in our area all made their way to River Ridge to compete for...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 29, 2020

Stupidity In Power

(I need to start this off by revealing that I am employed as the Stockton/Warren Speech Coach. So while my annual salary is puny, I want to make sure that everyone knows ahead of time that I am...

 

Warhawks Roll On

While several local speech teams took the weekend off, it was a big weekend for those who competed as teams either went West to Moline, or East to the big Downers Grove South two day tournament. Locally, nobody from the region was able to place at...

 

Local Legislators Encourage Freeport School Board to Reconsider Memorial Monument Removal

State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) and State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) have released a statement in support of the grieving community members opposing the decision of their local Freeport School Board to remove two memorial...

 

Bulldogs Win Academic Bowl Crown

Similar to NASCAR, who holds their biggest race of the season first with the Daytona 500, the NUIC held their conference Academic Bowl Tournament as a kickoff to their season with 16 teams all making the trip to Durand to compete. Similar to Speech,...

 

Pretzels Earn Some Rolling Meadows Honors

While the vast majority of speech teams were shut out over the weekend as weather cancelled the East Moline meet, Freeport and Stockton/Warren both made their way into the suburbs to compete at...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 22, 2020

County Fee Structure Run Around

The Stephenson County Board continued to hear complaints over their recent increase in food service fees, as Linda Simler of Skate Station was the latest to formally state, on the record, how much...

 

Feds Subpoena Freeport Housing Authority

Apparently the Freeport Housing Authority is under a federal criminal investigation. The US Department of Justice issued a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena to the Freeport Housing Authority on November...

 

Second Clean Energy District Meeting

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is hosting a third meeting of interested residents to continue the conversation about forming a Clean Energy District here in Jo Daviess County. The meeting will take place Thursday, January 23rd, at...

 

Lawmakers Demand Investigation Of 'Rape In Champaign' Email

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois Lawmakers from both parties are calling for an investigation of a 2012 email exchange between a government insider and then-Gov. Pat Quinn's staff regarding a...

 

Property Tax Reform Report Calls For Consolidating Schools

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois A task force formed to study ways to reduce property tax burden on Illinois residents is calling for consolidation of school districts and other local units of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 8, 2020

2019 One Last Look

2020 is upon us, and while there are plenty of things to begin looking at in the upcoming decade, it is our tradition here at Village Voices to use the first issue of the new year to take a look back...

 

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