Green County, WIChannel 3000

Hunger Task Force celebrates dairy recovery program

MADISON, Wis. — The Hunger Task Force just got a big donation that will be used to reinvest in the Green County community. New Glarus Brewing presented the organization with $40,000 Friday. The task force plans to reinvest the money with Chalet Cheese Co-op and other dairy partners to celebrate the success of the dairy recovery program.
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Pecatonica, ILWIFR

4-H Bass Fishing Club puts skills to the test

PECATONICA, Ill. (WIFR) - It’s a pastime anyone can do at any age and the University of Illinois Extension’s 4-H Bass Fishing Club is giving young kids the skills to cast a line and learn something new. The group spent the past week learning how to build and create their...
Stephenson County, ILFreeport Journal Standard

In Brief: Stephenson County

LENA — The Lena American Legion recently crowned Keighlyn Schulz as the new Miss Poppy. Schulz was given the crown by the previous title-holder Riley During.
Freeport, ILFreeport Journal Standard

Beautification efforts help downtown Freeport make a good first impression

FREEPORT — Downtown is looking a bit more inviting thanks to the work of a small business, the Greater Freeport Partnership and a team of volunteers. On Wednesday, volunteers from the girls Orangeville basketball team used hours of volunteer time to fan across downtown in the heat of the sun to weed and water flowers. The mission of the volunteers was to make the downtown landscape colorful, inviting and a pleasant place to walk, shop and eat.
Orangeville, ILFreeport Journal Standard

Harlem loses on late rally in softball Class 4A sectional finals

HUNTLEY — For the first time all year, Harlem's Cheyenne Nietz wasn’t the best pitcher on the mound. Mississippi State recruit Bri Bower of Huntley was. She struck out 16. Harlem held a one-run lead after four innings because of Makayla Howard’s home run. “I wasn’t thinking about doing too...
Freeport, ILFreeport Journal Standard

In Brief: Business

MONROE, Wisc. — Monroe Clinic Oncology nurse Sue Campbell recently received the Daisy Award. Campbell has been a nurse with Monroe Clinic for 22 years. She was nominated by a recently retired teammate, Patty Syse. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the clinical skill and compassionate care...
Freeport, ILFreeport Journal Standard

In Brief: Stephenson County

FREEPORT — The Freeport Park District is offering bus rides to the Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals game at 6:15 p.m. July 10. Buses will depart at 2:30 p.m. from the Burchard Avenue parking lot adjacent to the Administration Center in Read Park. The cost is $105 for...
Orfordville, WIJanesville Gazette

June Days organizer promises largest event yet

After a year off due to the pandemic, organizers say Orfordville’s June Days festival will be the biggest and best event yet—and they plan to put it on with a bang. The popular festival that runs June 18-20 will emphasize the event’s history, according to Orfordville Community June Days Committee organizer Kate Brown.
Dakota, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Dakota Access foes seek environmental review updates from US

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review of the project. The request comes after U.S. District Judge...
Kent, ILFreeport Journal Standard

Black Hawk War Monument in Kent gets a much-needed facelift

KENT — Standing on one of the highest points of Illinois, the Black Hawk War Monument has been a remembrance of the war that took place on Kellogg’s Grove near Kent. The monument, erected in 1886 by officials in Stephenson County, stands as a grateful remembrance of the heroic men who fought during the Black Hawk War.
Freeport, ILFreeport Journal Standard

Things to do this weekend in the Freeport area

If you have an event you would like to submit, send your first and last name and info about the event to 1. Enjoy the start of the Music Under the Stars series. The Freeport Concert Band will begin its Music Under the Stars series at 7 p.m. Sunday...