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Ty Collalti may only be a freshman, but having won a middle school state bowling championship last year, he's already prepared for the big stage.... [Read More]
After about 18 months as the head of the Small Business Collaborative, Brian Borger is ready to pursue new opportunities.Borger gave notice of his resignation... [Read More]
Small- and medium-sized cities that once thrived because of robust "old-technology" industries are having to rethink their reasons for continuing to exist.Factories that employed thousands... [Read More]
The Dakota boys basketball team may have a losing record overall, but they've been winning when it matters. At 5-7 overall, as of Friday, the... [Read More]
Could an 'all on the same page' strategy boost Freeport, Stephenson County as a 'destination' location? [Read More]
The Natural Disaster Income Tax Credit is available to individuals and businesses who sustained 2017 flood damage to qualified real property within the 18 disaster-declared... [Read More]
The 21st annual Joys of Gardening program will take place Feb. 17 at the Highland Community College Student-Conference Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport.The... [Read More]
John Kreeger knew he would be able to count on experienced seniors Kane Collalti and Julian Dyson to lead the Freeport boys bowling team this... [Read More]
Stephenson County homeowners already have paid more than $2 million in property taxes and they're still months away from receiving their first bill.The tax-code overhaul... [Read More]
I've known Connie Sorn for over 20 years. Sorn, until this Wednesday, was the director of the Freeport/Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau. I've worked... [Read More]
Freeport police on Thursday arrested Senaka Palmer, 41, of the 1300 block of South Oak Avenue on three charges, Deputy Chief Matt Summers said.Those were... [Read More]
Reservations are now being accepted for booths at the 2018 Annual Stephenson County Home Show, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.... [Read More]
The Lena American Legion Auxiliary will hold a female veterans' brunch at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Lena American Legion Home, 316 W. Main... [Read More]
State Bank recently hired new employees Lynn McDermott and Betsy Graham.McDermott was hired as a loan administration coordinator. She has two years of previous banking... [Read More]
Dan Winter has accomplished a lot as a bowler since picking up the sport as an 11-year-old. Most of that came before he faced his... [Read More]
Freeport police are investigating a shots-fired incident in the area of Spring Street and Cherry Avenue around noon Thursday.The shots were fired about three blocks from... [Read More]
It wasn't until this last year, when I got more involved at the high school, that I became immersed in Generation Z. That's the name... [Read More]
A short stretch of warmth gave way to rainy, cold weather Thursday afternoon, forcing local schools and businesses to plan for icy driving conditions.The Freeport... [Read More]
Forreston High and Junior High schools announced their first-quarter honor rolls.High school students with all A grades are seniors Matt Akins, Allison Bondele, Christian Groenewold,... [Read More]
The 2018 February Finds Antique and Collectibles Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Moose Lodge 1551 Family... [Read More]
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