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Monroe Clinic Following Phased Approach Vaccinations

On January 19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) gave approval for adults age 65 and older to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as January 25. Due to the large number of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 27, 2021 

Nope, It's Not Us

Anybody trying to log on to the Village of Lena website recently would be seeing the same message ... "New Website Under Construction – Website development by the Stevens Company." A few cursory...

 

Your Thoughts Matter

Health is an important part of 4-H. After all, an entire H is devoted to it. Just like exercise and nutrition are a part of good health, mental health plays an important role in our daily living....

 

FCF Virtual Grant Workshop

The Freeport Community Foundation will host a Grant Writers Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, via Zoom. The Grant Writers Workshop coincides with the opening day of the Foundation’s Spring 2021 Matt Marvin Community Needs Grants cycle, which will...

 

Speech Teams Battle Virtually

While the region's basketball teams have been put on hold – awaiting word on whether or not they will even get to have a season – the Speech teams in the area have adjusted to a brand new form of...

 

On The Record

One Vehicle Accident On 1/9/21 at approximately 10:55 am, the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a one vehicle rollover traffic crash with injury. The crash was located on East Baylor Road approximately...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 20, 2021

Pandemic Hitting School Enrollments

Schools in our region have been hit with a nearly impossible task – to educate kids now in both a virtual and one-to-one environment at the same time, all while following strict guidelines...

 

Chesney Inaugurated; Madigan Era Ends

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) was sworn-in to his third term as 89th District State Representative during inauguration ceremonies in Springfield on Wednesday. While Representative...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 13, 2021

Top 10 Stories Of 2020

We know there are a ton of people who share in this sentiment, but 2020 will probably not be fondly remembered by many of us. Whether it was the pandemic, the ugly political scene nationally, or the...

 

Lawmakers Oppose Criminal Justice Reform Proposal

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) says he is standing shoulder to shoulder with local law enforcement officials who have expressed serious concerns about several provisions in a criminal justice reform proposal currently awaiting action by...

 

Church News

St. John’s Lutheran – Pearl City On behalf of the 2020 Christmas Dinner Committee: A very heartfelt THANK YOU to the following friends and businesses who sponsored the 2020 Pearl City Community Christmas Day Dinner: State Bank of Pearl City,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 23, 2020

Slim Victory For Servers

At the Stephenson County Board meeting held via Zoom on December 16, an item on the agenda which had gotten a lot of area attention was the proposed annual increase in Fees to be imposed by the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 23, 2020

DO You Know These Christmas Facts?

You probably already knew that the idea of Santa Claus came from St. Nicholas, but the real saint wasn't a bearded man who wore a red suit. That all came much later. According to legend, the...

 

100 Women Who Care

Congratulations to the Northern Illinois Food Bank on being this quarter's 100 Women Who Care recipient. Last week they were awarded $11,900 that will be used to assist NIFB partners within...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 23, 2020

See You Next Year

This is the last issue of the year for Village Voices. In order to give our staff a holiday with families, we take two weeks off. Our next issue will be in your mailbox on January 13th. We want to... Full story

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 16, 2020

Walnut Acres Cited By IDPH

Many people remember how back in October, the Stephenson County Nursing Center – DBA Walnut Acres – transported many of their residents to a Rockford facility in order to quarantine the wing of...

 

William Hadley Reelected County Board Chairman

The statutorily required reorganization meeting of the Stephenson County Board was held on Monday December 7th, 2020 at 6:30 PM at the Stephenson County Courthouse in Freeport. During this meeting, William Hadley [R – District E] was reelected to h...

 

A Conservation Legacy Honored

The story of the Rutherford Refuge begins with a gift. A gift of about 24 acres of land in rural Warren from a loving husband to his dear wife. John and Barbara Rutherford found an ad in the local...

 

Proposed Wapello Discovery Center

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Freeport Community Foundation for a feasibility study into the next steps needed to build a...

 

Sally Huggins Retiring

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is thanking and congratulating the longtime legislative aide to Northwest Illinois constituents, Sally Huggins, upon her retirement. Huggins served...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 9, 2020

Looking For Leadership

No matter what your political views are, this past election was intense, but has finally come to an end – although I know you wouldn't know it from all of the signs still set up along the roads all...

 

Lena Christmas Contest

The LBPA and Lena Beautification Committee are encouraging everyone to make this Christmas bright and beautiful by decorating their homes for the holidays. A contest is being held with the following...

 

Giving Our Heroes A Holiday

By Pat Mahon McConnell American Legion The McConnell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1225 decided in September that we needed to do a project for active military men and women and decided that putting...

 

On The Record

Single Vehicle Accident At about 4:28 am on 11/21/20, the Jo Daviess County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle crash at the intersection of North Scout Camp Road and Stagecoach Trail in rural Apple River. Deputies...

 

NWILDD Winners

The Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser) announces the winners for November. 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...

 

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