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Eastland High School hires new head basketball coach  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Eastland High School recently hired Tyler Zumdahl as its new boys basketball head coach.The hiring of Zumdahl was approved by the board of ...

Honor Rolls for Saturday, June 9, 2018

Eastland High School, Lanark. Highest Honors. Seniors: Brady Balk, Kenady Drake, Connor Erbsen, Cecilia Guerrero, Drake Heeren, Katie Krogman, Leah ...

High school graduates hoop it up in NISHOF all-star game

LANARK – The annual Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Shaw All-Star Basketball Classic serves as a chance for high school seniors in northwest ...

89th District candidates stump at Eastland High School  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — No campaign stop is too small for the candidates for the 89th District state representative seat.Both came to Eastland High School this week to speak ...

Kempel, Smargiassi twins key parts of unbeaten E-PC's success  Rockford Register Star

LANARK — Jared McNutt knew he was inheriting an experienced football team in his first year as the head coach at Eastland-Pearl City. But he didn't know ...

NISHOF, Jim Shaw All-Star basketball game set for Friday  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The 21st annual Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Shaw All-Star Basketball Games will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Eastland High School.

High school graduation ceremonies begin this week

High school graduations begin this week all across the Sauk Valley. The following ceremonies will be in the schools' gym unless otherwise indicated:

Eastland, West Carroll one-two in dairy judging  Prairie Advocate

LENA – Eastland High School FFA took five of the top 10 spots Oct. 15 at the Section 1 Dairy Foods contest at Lena-Winslow High School.

Eastland High School senior signs letter of intent for North Central College  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Eastland High School senior Jordan Miller recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for North Central College in Naperville next year.

Marilyn A. Berge

LANARK – Marilyn A. Berge, 78, of Lanark, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She most recently was the statistician for the ...

Sports Hall of Fame inducts new members  Prairie Advocate

SAVANNA – Sports memories both on and off of the playing surface were shared Sunday night at Manny's Pizza in Savanna, as the Northwest Illinois Sports ...

Eastland FFA wins mechanics sectional  Prairie Advocate

SAVANNA – Eastland High School FFA won the Section 1 Ag Mechanics competition April 16 at West Carroll High School.

Eastland High School Class of 2017 commencement set for May 21  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — The Eastland High School Class of 2017 commencement will take place at 1 p.m. May 21 in the big gym of Eastland Junior-Senior High School, 500 ...

Powerlifting’s rising star: Eastland’s Eli Dertz sets world records  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Elijah Dertz took up weightlifting as a means to an end. Now, it's turned into a way of life.“It's kind of become my thing now,” said Dertz, who plays ...

Football: Wildcatz find new head coach  Prairie Advocate

Eastland-Pearl City has found its new football coach, and it's a name familiar to the NUIC. Jared McNutt, football coach and athletic director at Warren High ...

Dinner bell! Eastland students seek donations to help fight hunger

FFA program takes on $12000 initiative to pack 50000 meals.

Memorial Day events scheduled in the Sauk Valley

Area Memorial Day observations, all on Monday unless otherwise noted.

Lanark man, 25, dies in head-on crash in Wisconsin

LANARK – A 25-year-old Lanark man was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a semitrailer near Cuba City, Wisconsin, where he worked.

Former Eastland 3-sport star continues success at alma mater

Nicole Brinker makes her way from her classroom at Eastland High School to the cafeteria. Along the way, various students, each addressing her as “Brinker,” as ...

Services set; fundraiser established for Polo family  Prairie Advocate

Memorial fund will help Sarah and Ollie's family recover.

Football: Wildcatz turning to 7-on-7 at junior high level  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – Saturdays this fall will look a bit different for Eastland-Pearl City junior high football players. Instead of putting on full pads and gearing up for a game ...

Shannon Homecoming one of Illinois' oldest festivals  Prairie Advocate

SHANNON — Downtown Shannon on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 through 5, is the site for one of Illinois' oldest annual hometown festivals. Starting in 1919 to ...

Sports Highlights for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017  Prairie Advocate

Varsity volleyball schedule. THURSDAY. West Carroll at Pearl City. Eastland at Stockton. Orion at Morrison. Le-Win at River Ridge. Forreston at Pecatonica.

Trade secrets revealed: Meet the CEO class, and their business plans

STERLING – It was 7:55 a.m. when the Whiteside Area Career Center CEO students were meeting to iron out the details of the businesses they created for the ...

Sports Highlights for Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Prairie Advocate

20th Annual NISHOF/Jim Shaw All-Star Basketball Classic.

Sarah R. Johnson

POLO – With great sadness, the family of Sarah Rose “Smiley” Johnson announce her passing, along with her son, Oliver Daniel Michael Johnson.

Eastland's success reflects Dunlap's work ethic  Saukvalley

Hard work is something that every coach asks of their players. What really earns the respect of those players is a coach who practices what he preaches.

Area servant leaders look to change the world by touching the world  Prairie Advocate

FREEPORT – Hundreds of area students gathered Saturday in the Highland Community College Student Conference Center for their regular monthly Servant ...

Graduation ceremonies throughout the Sauk Valley

Area high school graduation ceremonies, all in the high school gym or auditorium, unless otherwise noted:

West Carroll FFA agronomy team wins Section 1 contest  Prairie Advocate

SAVANNA – The West Carroll FFA Varsity Agronomy team of Natalie O'Connor, Jacob Casey, Natalie Shaw, Emily Suiter and Elizabeth Rath won the Section 1 ...

Volleyball team wins tournament at Eastland  Ogle County News

It did not take long for Oregon to knock off Stockton in the championship game of the Linda Ludwig Memorial Volleyball Tournament at Eastland High School on ...

Patriotic festival starts Saturday in Shannon  Prairie Advocate

SHANNON – A festival begun to honor soldiers returning from World War I will kick off for this year on Saturday.

West Carroll FFA wins dodgeball tourney  Prairie Advocate

West Carroll FFA Dodgeball Team 1 placed first Oct. 18 at the Section 1 tournament at Eastland High School in Lanark. Members are (front row, from left) Ethan ...

Veterans Day events in the Sauk Valley

Here are some of the area groups and agencies that will be honoring *service* members past and present with public events, all on Saturday, Veterans Day, ...

'Please give me strength' – Young husband out of hospital, 4-year-old recovering from brain injuries

ROCKFORD – The young father who survived the crash that took his pregnant wife and unborn son is out of the hospital, but their 4-year-old daughter remains in ...

Eastland freshman powers way to world records in weightlifting competiton  Prairie Advocate

Eastland High School freshman Elijah Dertz deadlifts 440 pounds – an Amateur American Powerlifting Federation world record for his division and weight class, ...

Sports highlights for Wednesday, March 15  Prairie Advocate

Varsity baseball preview (continued). Pearl City Wolves. Head coach Darrell Pauley and assistants Dylan Stichter, Tim Pauley, Ryne Plager, John Schroeder ...

Freeport alderman looks to land Stewart's 89th District seat

FREEPORT – A city alderman is running for the state's 89th District seat following the incumbent's recent decision to pursue another office.

Mock accident hits home with its safe driving message  Prairie Advocate

LANARK — Stacy Kalina is a nurse, and has seen her share of accident victims. She was one of the organizers of Friday's mock accident at Eastland High ...

Area Illinois State Scholars announced  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the names of the 2016-17 Illinois State Scholars. This year's honorees join the ranks of ...

Eastland's Conner Erbsen advances to FFA national contest  Prairie Advocate

CENTRALIA — Eastland FFA member Connor Erbsen won the State FFA Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity on Friday April 8, at Kaskaskia College in Centralia.

Sports Highlights for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017  Prairie Advocate

Varsity football schedule. FRIDAY. Amboy at East Dubuque. Dakota at Pecatonica/Durand. Freeport Aquin at Forreston. Galena at West Carroll. Le-Win at EPC ...

Sports highlights  Prairie Advocate

Midwest Timberwolves tourney results. July 23. 9U Midwest Tiberwolves 6, Sauk Valley 0. 8U Midwest Timberwolves 15, Sauk Valley 6. 9U Sauk Valley 10U 10, ...

Memorial Day programs scheduled

Memorial Day observations are planned across the Sauk Valley. All events are Monday unless otherwise indicated:

Softball: A coach who needs no intro

Prior to the Eastland softball team's game against Milledgeville on Tuesday afternoon, Cougars coach Keali Engelkens played master of ceremonies.

Letter: We need Andrew Chesney's strong leadership - Opinion  Freeport Journal-Standard

I vote for Andrew Chesney for state representative in the 89th House District.Chesney's consistent conservative record on taxes is desperately needed in ...

Auto Bits: 5 tips for a mobile man cave that rivals home  Freeport Journal-Standard

Tip of the WeekIt's football time, and many Americans are making the annual pilgrimage to man caves forged in living rooms, basements or garages. There, fans ...

Gab: The web site where Pittsburgh shooting suspect ranted  Freeport Journal-Standard

NEW YORK — A social media *service* believed to be used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect to post hateful rants advertises itself as a haven for free ...

Woman freed in blasphemy case still in hiding in Pakistan  Journal Standard

The case of Aasia Bibi has become a political minefield for Prime Minister Imran Khan. He is trying to placate the Muslim extremists who have threatened to ...

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene  Freeport Journal-Standard

The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore comes after a series of abuse scandals this year that have been stunning in their magnitude and ...

Tiffany Nieman to leave United Way of Northwest Illinois  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The United Way of Northwest Illinois is on the hunt for a new executive director.Tiffany Nieman, who has been in the role since March 2013, ...

Mother, daughter team offer slew of gifts at Freeport store Country Girl Floral  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — What began as a hobby more than two decades ago, has become a successful business for Marlene Korf and her daughter Brenda.

Mother Nature makes Freeport area golfers wait  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A long and brutally cold winter has delayed the start of golf season in northern Illinois.Golf courses throughout Stephenson County have been ...

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