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The Pie on the Porch event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Picket Fence Carriage... [Read More]
The Senior Resource Center will sponsor a free Medicare basics class to be held at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at... [Read More]
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For all practical purposes, anything that really mattered to the Chicago Bears in their exhibition game with the Denver Broncos on Saturday night was wrapped... [Read More]
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With dreams of making it to the big leagues in baseball, Jacen Anderson of Thomson came in first place for the age group 12 and... [Read More]
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At first glance, the Chicago Bears defense looked solid everywhere last year, ranking 10th overall, including seventh vs. the pass, seventh in sacks, ninth in... [Read More]
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Consolidating 20 years of life involved a lot of mental anguish and physical work. For months, I scampered between three piles in the farmhouse: keepers,... [Read More]
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Noon Kiwanis recognized new Freeport School District employees by hosting a luncheon and offering them gift bags with donations from area businesses.The celebration also served... [Read More]
I am writing about some concerns in the arcade. The city seems to have forgotten us.The street department, water department and The Journal-Standard. The street... [Read More]
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Mount Morris Jamboree will present a free two-hour concert from Barb City Stompers at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Mount Morris band shell at... [Read More]
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On Tuesday evening, I received a telephone call informing me that I was the big winner on Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. Well, I did not... [Read More]
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Unlike most of you, I don't need any special incentive to watch NFL exhibition games which more often than not are about as interesting as... [Read More]
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After about six years with the Freeport Downtown Development Foundation and Greater Freeport Partnership, Danielle Rogers and Katie Gentz are ready for the next chapters... [Read More]
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I hid a message in my column last time.OK, I admit it. I have something in common with D.S. Schureman. Why? Because there was a... [Read More]
The Mighty Richland Players, 203 W. High St. will hold a Polynesian cruise mystery dinner fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22.The meal will include appetizers... [Read More]
Voices of Stephenson County is seeking volunteers to serve as sexual assault advocates.On-call advocates provide 24-hour crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault or... [Read More]
The recent article referencing all the recreational facilities offered by the Freeport Park District was an excellent reminder for some of us and an eye-opener... [Read More]
Two items on a recent Sunday editorial page made me both curious and suspicious.On further research, one, from the "Center for Consumer Freedom," confirmed my... [Read More]
The Planetary Studies Foundation will host the talk Geology of Mars: Evidence from Meteorites and Missions at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Planetary Studies... [Read More]
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Lena-Winslow School District students made wins at the state level of the American Legion Family Poppy Poster Contest.Sixth-grader Alana Miller won first place. Senior Eli... [Read More]
At least three funnel clouds formed near McConnell and between Pearl City and Freeport around 8 p.m. Thursday.As of 9:30, no significant damage had been... [Read More]
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