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A Moderow Moment: The School Factory  Freeport Journal-Standard

If you're like me, school was pretty easy for you. Sure, the actual *content* could get difficult at times, but in terms of the basic day-to-day, it was a pretty ...



Attorney running for Freeport City Council  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — An attorney is running for the 1st Ward seat on the Freeport City Council.Eric Borneman, who has been an assistant state's attorney in ...



Eugene Mailand - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Eugene Mailand, age 81, of Monroe and Freeport passed away peacefully at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home on November 26, 2018.



Stair slogans at Freeport High School ignite new sense of Pretzel PRIDE  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Greeting Freeport High School students when they returned to school on the first day were stairs decorated with Pretzel PRIDE slogans, ...



Freeport High School students receive new Chromebooks  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — By the end of the week, each student at Freeport High School will have a computer to take home.About 250-300 Dell Chromebooks have been ...



Freeport High School's Meet the Teacher program aims to improve communication  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School hosted an open house last week for Meet the Teacher, a program for parents and legal guardians to communicate with ...



Freeport High School graduate experiences special ceremony  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It was been a week since more than 250 graduates walked to pomp and circumstance to receive their diplomas at Freeport High School.



Freeport High School grad donates $500 scholarship in honor of his arts-loving mom  Journal Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport High School senior involved in the arts will be the recipient of a new scholarship this year.The $500 Kevin and Lisa Miller Scholarship ...



Freeport High School graduates nearly 250 seniors  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Katelynn McIlwain proudly showed off her diploma following commencement Sunday at Freeport High School.McIlwain, along with her classmate ...



Freeport High School student, teacher tour Europe with Illinois music group  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — At least one Freeport High School student will have an exciting summer story to tell on the first day of class.Sophomore Sarah Webster, Freeport ...



Freeport High School seniors return to their former school for graduation walk  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Prior to graduating from Freeport High School on Sunday, Amaya Bouvia returned to her roots. Bouvia participated in a graduation walk ...



Freeport High School students participate in national walkout day  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — About 600 Freeport High School students participated Wednesday in a walkout to honor the victims of school shootings and raise awareness ...



Pretzel Pride reigns at FHS Homecoming Parade  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A sea of orange and black filled the streets Wednesday as students and staff from the Freeport School District celebrated with the community in a ...



Freeport School District to fight flu season with new disinfectant machines  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport School District now has a full army of flu fighters.In December, the district purchased a $5000 Clorox 360 machine, which ...



Freeport High School senior catches 12-foot blue marlin  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School senior Cade Budenz recently caught a 12-foot blue marlin off the coast of Mexico while vacationing with his friends.



Freeport considers dropping school uniforms  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport School Board members are weighing two options: to keep middle and high school uniforms, but allow students to wear any solid color or ...



Freeport High School announces honor rolls - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School announced its honor rolls for the first semester.Students who achieve a 3.5-4.0 GPA are seniors Jeffrey A. Apodaca,* ...



Freeport High School drama offers a killer comedy in ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — As the school year winds down at Freeport High School, some students in the drama department have been learning their lines and rehearsing ...



Freeport High School NJROTC air rifle team in need of practice facility  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — One of Freeport's most successful teams has just one problem: it doesn't have a place to practice.The Freeport High School Navy Junior Reserve ...



Freeport High Schools Principals View: Students make us proud to be Pretzels  Freeport Journal-Standard

It probably goes without saying that most educators love to watch their students succeed on the big stage. Freeport High School students have prominently ...



Aquin Schools to celebrate Homecoming 2018 - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Aquin Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2018 from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.This year's theme is “Aquin Age: Eons of Bulldogs.” The annual ...



Freeport schools honor veterans with musical program  Journal Standard

FREEPORT — With a chant of “USA,” students from Blackhawk Elementary School kicked off a musical celebration for Veterans Day on Friday at Freeport High ...



Freeport High Schools ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ an homage to 1960s rock and roll  Journal Standard

FREEPORT — The cast of Freeport High School's production of "Bye Bye Birdie" is getting ready for opening night Thursday, and there is a whole lot of shaking ...



Freeport High School teacher wins international barbership quartet competition  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport High School teacher has reached the peak of the competitive barbershop quartet world.Dan Wessler and his quartet, After Hours, won ...



Freeport High School NJROTC shows off at pass-in-review ceremony  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — About 100 people gathered at Freeport High School's gym Thursday to check out the NJROTC cadets perform in their annual pass-in-review ...



North edges Freeport in insane ending  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — With Freeport trailing Belvidere North 10-6 in the final two minutes, Major Dedmond broke loose for a 31-yard run. And threw a 41-yard pass.



Gunfire halts Rockford Auburn-Freeport football game  Freeport Journal-Standard

ROCKFORD — The Freeport-Auburn season-opening high school football game came to an abrupt end Friday night when gunfire rang out and spectators fled.



Freeport comeback falls short against East  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Even with as many mistakes as Freeport made, a critical fourth victory was right within the football team's grasp in the final minutes of a key ...



Freeport High School student combats food insecurity, wins award  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Inspired by her own struggles early in life, one Freeport High School student is paying it forward.Esther Xiang, a junior, was recently named a ...



Freeport High School NJROTC air rifle team finishes fifth in national tournament  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps' air rifle marksmanship team is not just one of the best in a conference, ...



Auditions for Bye Bye Birdie seen as a ‘teachable moment’  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — For Tim Connors, holding auditions for his upcoming musical “Bye Bye Birdie” is more than just reading from a script or learning a few dance ...



A tale with a twist: Heres why Freeport is the Pretzel City  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A day that's practically made for Freeport is just a few days away. National Pretzel Day is Thursday.Freeport's moniker as the Pretzel City is likely ...



Freeport School District introduces new safety measure for football games  WIFR

Families and athletes were frightened last week after shots rang out not far from a crowded football field. The Freeport School District is introducing a new ...



New dress code policy, laptops highlight new school year  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport School District students returned to school on Wednesday, and many of them looked a little different than they did a year ago.It wasn't ...



13 to join Freeport High School Hall of Fame  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — While many high schools reserve the hall of fame for athletes, all that matters at Freeport High School is that you're a source of Pretzel pride.



Freeport grad Marciea Allen takes aim at MMA title, UFC contract  Freeport Journal-Standard

Marciea Allen, now 36 years old, earned three college degrees, traveled the world as a supervisor for a growing electronics company, and then started and now ...



Fights lead to lockdown at Freeport High School  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Multiple fights led Freeport High School into a hard lockdown around 11:15 a.m. on Friday.A fight between two female students allegedly ...



Freeport students will get to use Chromebooks this school year  WREX-TV

Students at Freeport High School will get to work with Chromebooks starting this year.



Freeports girls soccer season ended by Boylan  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A thrilling second-half comeback temporarily saved a Freeport girls soccer season that was filled with promise from the start.But the Pretzels ...



Freeport NJROTC named 2018 Distinguished Unit at award ceremony  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — At the annual NJROTC Change of Command Ceremony, Lt. Commander Barry Boettcher announced to the crowd that the Freeport High School ...



MWAH! Performing Arts Troupe to perform at Freeport High School  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The youthful issues-oriented Messages Which Are Hopeful! Performing Arts Troupe will perform for a Freeport Middle School audience at 8 a.m. ...



Quick Shots: Pretzels soccer ranked 16th in Class 2A  Freeport Journal-Standard

The Freeport High School boys soccer team that finished one win shy of state last year has a shot at making it this season.The Pretzels are ranked 16th in Class ...



10 sacks lead Harlem over Freeport - Sports  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — The two star quarterbacks put on a show, but it was Harlem's kicking game and pass rush that beat Freeport 35-9 Friday.Connor Aldrich set the ...



Freeport High School graduates nearly 300 students​  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Phylinese Brooks proudly showed off her high school diploma as she walked the recessional following commencement Sunday at Freeport High ...



Boylan routs Freeport, 310 yards to minus-1 - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Boylan plays stifling defense. Just ask them.“We are really disciplined,” Titans defensive lineman Zach Turner said. “It's just a blast out there.



Freeport High School Class of 2017  Freeport Journal-Standard

155th commencementGraduation: May 21Graduates: Leonel Acevedo, Badea Alamidi, Quiande Andrew Lynel Alexander, Jered Allan Allison, Mariah Kay ...



Freeport High School speech team heads to state competition  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Dan Rials, a senior at Freeport High School, said he is up to the challenge of a second straight trip to the speech state championships.Rials will ...



Freeports Deion McShane one of many storylines at boys state track meet  Freeport Journal-Standard

In area boys track & field, there are two major storylines in play at the IHSA state meet, along with a few minor ones. Can Deion McShane carry Freeport on his ...



Freeport High School prepares for 2016 Hall of Fame awards banquet  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — For the third year, Freeport High School leaders and volunteers are getting ready for the Pretzel Hall of Fame Awards and Banquet, to be held on ...



Freeport High School Holiday Pageant tells the story of Christmas through music and narration  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Music of the season will fill the air Sunday at Jeannette Lloyd Theatre with the annual Freeport High School presentation of the Holiday Pageant.



Freeport Middle School wrestlers enjoy successful season  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It's been a historic year for the Freeport Middle School wrestling team.About two weeks ago, the team won the school's first regional title and ...



Forreston dominates Dakota for third straight time  Freeport Journal-Standard

DAKOTA -- The Forreston football team doesn't have all of the same faces that made it one of the best Class 1A programs in the state over the past couple of ...



Freeport's Deion McShane shines, but Hononegah reigns supreme in NIC-10 track  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Freeport senior track and field star Deion McShane did his thing once again during Thursday night's conference track and field meet, winning all ...



Dedmond Fired Up About Freeport Football Job  MyStateline.com

Longtime Freeport High School wrestling coach Anthony Dedmond is ready to do double duty. He's also taking over as the Pretzels' head football coach.



Freeport's boys soccer season ends in regional semis  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Finding the net consistently has been a struggle for Freeport this season.So when Belvidere scored for a third time Tuesday night, the odds were ...



UPDATE: Arrest made in Freeport bomb threat  WIFR

21-year-old Roy L. Jones faces 2-5 years behind bars for allegedly making a bomb threat to the Freeport School District on Monday.



Freeport High School 2016 graduates  Freeport Journal-Standard

154th commencement. Graduation: May 22. Graduates: Alhussein Ali Abdulameer, Luz Maria Acevedo, Mariano Acevedo Torres, Ahmed Alamidi, Mohammed ...



Freeport Pretzels only constant in sports conferences 100-year history  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — In 1916, the Chicago Cubs played their first game in what would later become known as Wrigley Field; the Professional Golfers Association of ...



Freeport High School teacher shines in world-ranked barbershop quartet  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — When Dan Wessler isn't directing the choir at Freeport High School, there's a good chance he's performing with one of the world's best ...



Fights Push Freeport High Into Hard Lockdown  MyStateline.com

CONCERNED PARENTS CROWD THE MAIN DOORS AT FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL. TRYING TO TAKE THEIR STUDENTS HOME AFTER SEVERAL FIGHTS ...



Tickets available for FHS fall musical - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Tickets are now available for Freeport High School's fall musical “Bye Bye Birdie” to take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the ...



Aquin production of Godspell is this weekend  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Go easy on the high-energy drinks before attending Aquin Catholic High School's production of “Godspell” this weekend. The cast of this ...



Red Ribbon Week at Carl Sandburg Middle School takes stance against drugs, bullying  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Students at Carl Sandburg Middle School gathered Friday to celebrate the culmination of Red Ribbon Week, a week of learning about the ...



Former Freeport resident to appear on The $100,000 Pyramid  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A former Freeport resident will be looking to cash in on "The $100000 Pyramid" on Sunday.Michelle Maves-Delgenio, a 2001 graduate of ...



Pretzels look to finish season strong with 4th win  Freeport Journal-Standard

The playoffs are no longer a possibility, but that doesn't mean Freeport doesn't have anything to play for. The Pretzels (3-5) can still win four games, something ...



Stephenson County Historical Society to display 19th-century Arcade toys made in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

Back in the 1880s, a factory in Freeport began putting out a line of sturdy cast-iron and wooden toys that sold wherever the railroads took them throughout the ...



Freeport Community Foundation YAC announces 2018 grant recipients  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council recently announced its 2018 grant award recipients at a ceremony April 7.The YAC ...



From the Old Pine Rocker: Freeport musician recalls Nashville career  Freeport Journal-Standard

These days Freeporter Lee Garner surrounds himself with a few good friends and lives a rather quiet life since returning to his home town in 2012, but the ...



Former Freeport resident wins The $100,000 Pyramid  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Years of watching "The $100000 Pyramid" finally paid off for a former Miss Freeport.Michelle Maves-Delgenio won $52500 and an 11-day trip to ...



Childrens Hands-On Museum finds permanent home  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — About five years after achieving nonprofit status, the Children's Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois has a permanent home.Board members ...



‘Clue, The Musical’ a whodunit mystery at Winneshiek Playhouse in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Whodunit? Winneshiek Playhouse is taking the audience on a ride through the mystery musical based on the well-known board game Clue.



Great runners not enough for Pretzels - Sports  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Major Dedmond can run, maybe better than any NIC-10 quarterback before him.But can he pass?And can his team defend?Those are the two ...



2 dead, 3 injured in shootings outside high school football games in 3 states  ABC News

A spate of shootings outside high school football games in three states on Friday night left two dead and at least three injured. The football season is just getting ...



Freeport High School theater department to present 'Noises Off'  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport High School theater department will present the play “Noises Off” at 7:30 p.m. May 11-13 at the Jeanette Lloyd Theatre, 701 W.



Lincoln-Douglas Elementary counts down to school years end with themed days  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Throughout the month of May, Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School is counting down to the end of the year by having students participate in ...



Film, TV barber Yisrael Wright returning to Freeport to share success tips with students, community  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — You could say that Yisrael "Yizclusive" Wright's career path is a cut above that of a traditional barber.Wright, a 2008 Freeport High School ...



Huge turnout for Captain Lincoln statue dedication  Freeport Journal-Standard

KENT -- Kellogg's Grove, home to the Black Hawk War Monument, filled with spectators Saturday to witness the dedication of a statue of Captain Abraham ...



Captain Lincoln sculpture to be dedicated Saturday  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Captain Abraham Lincoln will soon show off his new home at the Black Hawk War Monument.Ramon “Jay” Castro has crafted a 7-foot sculpture ...



Freeport creeps into NIC-10 title picture, with Deion McShane leading charge  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Longtime Freeport track and field head coach Alan Greene insists that the last time Freeport hosted the NIC-10 boys track and field meet was the ...



Freeport High School to host World Arts Festival  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School, 701 W. Moseley St., will host the Freeport School District's annual World Arts Festival from 4 to 9:30 p.m. March 9.



First Look Frenzy: Aquin Bulldogs  WIFR

Broc Kundert takes over at Aquin after six seasons as the defensive coordinator at Freeport. The Bulldogs have been to the playoffs nine of the last ten years.



Freeport girls take 7th at NIC-10 swim, dive meet  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — While Freeport coach Christy Evans was hoping her Pretzels could scratch out a fifth- or sixth-place team finish in Saturday's NIC-10 girls swim ...



Coaches and players react to chaotic night at football season opener  WREX-TV

After shots ring out nearby a high school football game, coaches and players react to hectic night.



Chuck Sweeny: Rebecca Motley excited about directing Greater Freeport Partnership  Freeport Journal-Standard

It's a new era for Freeport and Stephenson County: The Greater Freeport Partnership is underway!This is a bold experiment in regional cooperation that is not ...



Freeport Alternative High School helps keeps students on track  Journal Standard

FREEPORT -- Destini Bullock, 18, found she was having a difficult time staying motivated while a student at Freeport High School."It was horrible. There were ...



Freeport man arrested on cannabis charge  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Rashad Howard, 27, of the 600 block of South Kiwanis Drive was arrested Thursday on a charge of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver ...



Iowa recruit Isaiah Bruce reaches new level for Le-Win  Freeport Journal-Standard

LENA — Some of the best football in the state is played in northwest Illinois every year.But players like Lena-Winslow junior Isaiah Bruce don't come along too ...



Berberet to run for alderman-at-large  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — James M. Berberet has announced his candidacy for the alderman-at-large position on the Freeport City Council.The primary election is Feb.



Science fair a big hit with students at Willowglen Academy in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Being able to see a backhoe up close and use the levers to move the bucket was a big hit for Chris Hardy during a demonstration from Civil, ...



Rockford schools, police reassure student safety after shooting near football game  WIFR

The Rockford Police Department says the gunfire was exchanged between two cars near the school grounds. It plans to work with Rockford Public Schools to ...



Freeport Community Foundation grants $85,000 to local nonprofits  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport Community Foundation on Thursday awarded nearly $85000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations.Last spring's awards totaled just ...



Highland, Columbia College partner for nursing degree program  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A new transfer agreement between Highland Community College and Columbia College will allow nursing students to complete their bachelor's ...



Their View: Student-run business ventures a success at Freeport High School  Freeport Journal-Standard

As Freeport High School continues to focus on preparing students for success in college and careers, students have a unique opportunity to get involved in two ...



Rockford police say football games will get extra attention  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Football players and fans may notice increased police or security personnel at or around Friday's games in response to the gunfire that occurred ...



Pretzels join rest of league in trying to track down Boylan  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport Pretzels are expected to be one of several teams trying to reel in Boylan during Saturday's NIC-10 girls swim and dive meet.



Freeport student honored for volunteer work helping peers  WIFR

A Freeport High School student is recognized for her work to help her peers.



Week 8 NIC-10 football stats: 5 QBs top 1,000 yards  Freeport Journal-Standard

Freeport's Major Dedmond and Belvidere's Austin Hausen topped 1000 yards in passing this season last Friday. That gives the NIC-10 a record-tying five ...



Upward Bound program available at HCC - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Upward Bound program is available at Highland Community College.Upward Bound is a TRiO program that helps eligible students prepare ...



Freeport High School has 3 female NJROTC rifle shooters  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The pops from air rifles sting the silence of a downtown basement at least three times a week.Representing Freeport High School's Navy Junior ...



Stephenson County schools continue enrollment declines  Freeport Journal-Standard

Area schools are continuing to become smaller versions of themselves.Ten-year enrollment is down at all five public school districts in Stephenson County.



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