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2019 Pretzel Bash to be held - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The 2019 Pretzel Bash will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Masonic Temple ballroom, 305 W. Stephenson St.The event, a benefit ...



Men shot in Cedarville remembered as fathers, friends  Freeport Journal-Standard

CEDARVILLE — Two men who were killed in a shooting in Cedarville early Sunday morning will be remembered by friends as caring fathers who loved sports ...



Freeport High School senior receives a full scholarship to Harvard  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — When Esther Xiang enrolled at Freeport High School during her junior year she got involved by joining Speech Team and being active in the ...



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 ...



Ronald S. Staben | Obituaries  Gazettextra

February 11, 1930 - February 6, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Ronald S. Staben, age 88, of Janesville died on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Mercyhealth Hospital ...



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'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 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 ...



FHS tells the story of Christmas at the Holiday Pageant  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The music of Christmas will fill the air Sunday at the Jeannette Lloyd Theatre with the annual Freeport High School presentation of the Holiday ...



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's Malique Johnson helps UAB make school history, gears up for bowl game vs. NIU  WREX-TV

Malique Johnson graduated from Freeport High School in 2013, and his football career took him on a long journey.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘Christmas Memories’ offers tales and songs for the season  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The timeless story of the Grinch, blended with tales of St. Nicholas and stories about magical “Christmas Memories” will be presented Thursday, ...



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 ...



Pretzels start own MLK tourney  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — When the IHSA expanded basketball schedules to 31 games last year, Freeport knew it wanted to start playing in an MLK tournament. And rather ...



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 ...



Freeport High School announces honor rolls  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,* ...



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 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 area high school, elementary students perform for veterans  WIFR

Freeport High School and Blackhawk Elementary School students combined talents in a musical performance for area veterans.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Aquin Schools to celebrate Homecoming 2018  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 ...



District football passes: No more conferences starting in 2021  Freeport Journal-Standard

High school conference football will end in 2021, to be replaced by district scheduling against schools that have similar enrollments.The Illinois High School ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Bomb threat sends Freeport high students to middle school and back  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — About 1200 students from Freeport High School and the Freeport School District's two alternative high schools were evacuated after a bomb ...



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 ...



Demolition of former Freeport City Hall begins  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Ralph Waldo Emerson was among the first casualties when an excavator descended upon Freeport's former City Hall on Wednesday.The last ...



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 ...



Freeport's Deion McShane one of many storylines at boys state track meet  Rockford Register Star

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 ...



Major Dedmond leads Freeports charge into Dvorak tourney  Freeport Journal-Standard

MACHESNEY PARK — More teams, and more locals, will take part in this year's Dvorak Memorial Wrestling Tournament than in the past decade, and the ...



Record-setting storm misses Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport area narrowly escaped the record snowfall that hit other cities in the region on Sunday.Freeport's east side was hit the hardest, ...



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 ...



Candidates file for local elections  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Four of the six seats up for grabs on the Freeport City Council feature contested races, following Monday's filing deadline for independent ...



Freeport 5 aim for state in final soccer season  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Ally Hasken, Sam Brooks, Cassidy Grunewald, Montanna Stewart and Josie McDermott have been playing varsity soccer since their first year at ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Freeport man accused of stealing package  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport man is accused of stealing a package off a porch.Sylvester Byrd, 51, of the 500 block of West Chestnut Street was arrested around ...



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.



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 ...



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'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 ...



Freeport man accused of using counterfeit money  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A 23-year-old Freeport man is accused of using counterfeit money to make purchases at local fast food restaurants.Francisco Aquino, of the 600 ...



Freeport woman, juvenile, arrested on criminal trespassing charges  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — An 18-year-old woman and a juvenile girl are accused of criminal trespassing.Amya Fleming, of the 2100 block of Bedford Road, and a ...



Freeport police investigating two residential burglaries  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport police are investigating two residential burglaries that happened over the weekend.Deputy Chief Matt Summers said residents living in ...



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 man accused of felony DUI  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A 26-year-old Freeport man is accused of drunk driving Saturday.Kenneth Moore of the 800 block of West Lincoln Street was charged with three ...



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 ...



Freeport police investigating armed robbery at Hampton Inn  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Saturday evening at the Hampton Inn, 109 S. Galena Ave.Deputy Chief Matt ...



Freeport man arrested after bar fight, broken phone  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport police arrested Daniel Prehn, 42, of the 1800 block of Pearl City Road because they say he punched a man at a bar Sunday and then ...



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 ...



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 ...



Freeport Park District receives $10K grant to clear out invasive species  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A $10000 grant will help the Freeport Park District rid the Oakdale Nature Preserve of a variety of invasive species.The Freeport Park District is ...



‘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.



Ed Finch steps down as Freeport School Board president  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Dr. Ed Finch has resigned his post as the president of the Freeport School District Board of Education. Finch, a teacher in the district from 1980 to ...



‘Crazy light people’ continue Christmas on Chelsea tradition  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Beginning in late fall, Ray and Terri Mathews of Freeport begin their annual Christmas tradition of stringing more than 25000 lights at their home ...



Police: Man detained woman, threatened to kill her  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A 30-year-old Freeport man was arrested Thursday for allegedly hitting a woman, breaking her phone and holding her against her will by ...



Freeport student honored for volunteer work helping peers  WIFR

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



Hughes Resources announces hire  Freeport Journal-Standard

MONROE, Wisconsin — Hughes Resources, a locally owned staffing company serving southern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois, recently hired Stephanie ...



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.



Blackhawk Elementary celebrates at back-to-school picnic  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It was a celebration of the new school year as students and their parents played games at Blackhawk Elementary School last Thursday.Stacey ...



Local UPS driver delivers special gift  Freeport Journal-Standard

GALENA — A Freeport UPS driver recently made a surprise delivery to a 3-year-old Galena boy.Austin Nack has been obsessed with UPS trucks since a ...



Salvation Army offering volunteering, donation opportunities - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Salvation Army is offering volunteering and donation opportunities for the Christmas season.Volunteers can sign up for various initiatives, ...



Freeport police debut use-of-force simulator  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A police officer could be forced to make a split-second decision any day they are on the job.That's part of the reason why the Freeport Police ...



Arts connects through Smith Family Trilogy at Freeport Art Museum  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It was late last year when Paula (Smith) Charron, a native of Freeport, walked into the basement art studio at the Freeport home of her father, ...



Funnel clouds spotted in Stephenson County; no major damage  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — 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 ...



Ethics Commission: Mayor did not violate code  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The city of Freeport Ethics Commission on Tuesday ruled that Mayor Jodi Miller did not violate the city's Officials and Ethics Act by providing ...



Greater Freeport Partnership hires business engagement director  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Partnership is edging closer toward a full staff with the addition of Bill Clow as business engagement director.



Fighter jet to find permanent home in Lena  Freeport Journal-Standard

LENA — A piece of military history is expected to make its way to Lena by the end of the month.Members of the F-4 Jet Memorial Committee have raised more ...



Freeport police announce 20 arrests in 2-year drug investigation  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Twenty people have been arrested in what authorities describe as the culmination of a two-year drug investigation by Freeport police and the ...



Birth announcements  Freeport Journal-Standard

FreeportShaelynn A.R. LeitzenRicky and Desiree Leitzen of Freeport are parents of a daughter, Shaelynn Alberta-Dea Rutham Leitzen, born Oct. 31, 2018, ...



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 ...



Aaron Wichman resigns as Pretzels football coach in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Aaron Wichman has resigned as Freeport's football coach.Wichman went 18-45 in seven seasons with the Pretzels, including 3-6 this fall.



Freeport police arrest woman on drug possession charge  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Karly Richart, 22, of the 1100 block of South Carroll Avenue was arrested on a drug possession charge Thursday morning, Freeport Police ...



YMCA announces closures  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, recently announced closures of its women's plus locker room and its pool.



Freeport sex offender turns himself in, taken into custody  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Julius Pendelton, 33, of the 400 block of South State Avenue turned himself into Freeport police on Friday for failing as a confirmed sex offender ...



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