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Beginning in late fall, Ray and Terri Mathews of Freeport begin their annual Christmas tradition of stringing more than 25,000 lights at their home north... [Read More]
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Decorating the tree and opening boxes of Christmas ornaments and trims, I've found myself on a bit of a childhood nostalgia trip these last couple... [Read More]
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As he greeted more than 2,000 guests from several states Thursday, Brian Stewart, owner of Stewart and Associates and the state senator of the 45th District,... [Read More]
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Two-way standout Major Dedmond of Freeport was among area players named to the 45th annual Illinois High School Football Association Shrine Game roster Thursday. Dedmond will play... [Read More]
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Local brewers came together Wednesday to raise money for victims of the Camp Fire in California.Leaders from Freeport's Generations, Byron's Hairy Cow and Machesney Park's... [Read More]
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The Freeport Community Foundation has a new executive director.Michelle DeHaven joins the foundation after most recently serving as development manager for the March of Dimes... [Read More]
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This year went by in a flash. For me, the summer months seem to go twice as fast as winter. The end of the year... [Read More]
Grace Episcopal Church, 10 S. Cherry Ave., will hold a Taizé service for the Advent season at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16.This form of worship uses... [Read More]
I find it ironic that for all the noise about the freedom to express one's opinion, it's difficult to find an outlet that allows complete... [Read More]
Tags: Letter - Rush - find
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River Ridge High School recently named three students of the graduating Class of 2019 who were recognized as Illinois State Scholars.Students are Benjamin Crist, Nicholas... [Read More]
Salem United Church of Christ, 8491 W. Salem Road, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16.A Christmas hymn sing will take place,... [Read More]
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Boylan has won a record 22 NIC-10 football titles, but if the Titans get their way, they will never win a 23rd.Boylan was one of... [Read More]
Tags: NIC-10 - IHSA - Playoff
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What is the biggest difference in the Green Bay Packers since the opening night of the 2018 season?The team that came back from a 20-0... [Read More]
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There are still a few days left to vote for your favorite tree decorations at the Freeport Public Library.Twenty-two trees decorated by organizations from across... [Read More]
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Technology is not for the faint of heart. I keep telling Steve and my friends we have to keep up or by the time we... [Read More]
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I was born about 270 A.D. in the town of Patara in Asia Minor. My mother and father were wealthy, yet sadly, they died in... [Read More]
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A Dec. 2 bar fight at Big O's on the Hollow was caught on camera, but no charges have been filed thus far.The case is... [Read More]
Willow and Kent United Methodist churches will hold a worship service at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 at Willow UMC, about 7 miles southeast of Stockton... [Read More]
The youths of Wesley United Methodist Church, 127 E. Benton Ave., will give the Christmas program "The Way in a Manger" in the 10:45 a.m.... [Read More]
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Maybe it's Mitch Trubisky's own fault for raising expectations to unsustainable levels by stringing together three superb outings in a four-game span earlier in the... [Read More]
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