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Most Freeport kindergartners not ready for school  Freeport Journal-Standard

ROCKFORD — Only 6% of Freeport's 303 kindergartners were ready for school last fall, a drop of 4 percentage points from the previous year.The state on ...



Freeport High School graduates 280  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — As he stood before his peers of the Class of 2019, Jaden Johnson shouted to his class “What's up Class of 2019” as he began to deliver the ...



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

FREEPORT — Freeport High School announced its honor roll for the first semester.High honor roll students are seniors Adam Acevedo,* Hajer Alamidi,* Mostafa ...



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 takes collection for teacher affected by flooding  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School students and staff recently took up a collection for teacher Harry Taylor.Taylor was affected by recently Freeport flooding.



Freeport High School to transition to new career academy model  WREX-TV

FREEPORT (WREX) - Freeport High School says it is struggling to get students motivated to learn. "We started looking at what other schools like us had.



Freeport High Schools Showtime 39 cast and crew hit the road to perform annual variety show  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Allie Daggert said she is living out a childhood dream when she steps out onto the stage for Showtime 39.Daggert, a senior at Freeport High ...



Freeport High School teacher set to perform on the "Today" show  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — After reaching the top of the competitive barbershop quartet world in 2018, a Freeport High School teacher now has his sights set on national ...



Freeport student wins car giveaway  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School junior Keegan Hodges didn't even think he'd get the chance to try his key Wednesday during a car giveaway at his school.



Freeport High School speech team eyes road to state  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Four students of the 36-member speech team at Freeport High School were among the hundreds of students from 40 Illinois schools to place in ...



Hamilton trip brings music education to life for Freeport High School students  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It was an afternoon matinee they won't soon forget.The story of Alexander Hamilton came to life onstage for 135 Freeport High School students, ...



Five famous Pretzels on Pretzel Day  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It's National Pretzel Day, but instead of focusing on the snack food we've elected to take a look at five famous people who have called themselves ...



Duck makes home in high school courtyard  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School students have an extra reminder to get their ducks in a row as the school year winds down.A mother duck made herself at ...



School board plans to hire a superintendent by July 1  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport School District Board of Education plans to hire a new superintendent by July 1, Board President Janice Crutchfield said ...



Freeport junior wins giveaway car for GPA, attendance honors  WIFR

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- One lucky student at Freeport High School is ending the school year with a new car. Ten students were entered into a pool for the ...



Superintendent candidate receptions to be held by Freeport School District  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport School District Board of Education could decide on a new superintendent as early as Thursday, Board President Janice Crutchfield ...



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 ...



Pretzels overcome slow start to beat East  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — East's first four batters reached base on two singles, a walk and a hit batter in Freeport's NIC-10 softball opener Monday.“I think we scared them a ...



Highland scholarships given to Blackhawk High School students  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Colton Klemm and Grace Neff, graduating seniors of Blackhawk High School in South Wayne, Wisconsin, were recently given $1000 Blackhawk ...



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 ...



Acevedo earns full-ride academic scholarship to Stanford  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School senior Adam Acevedo first knew that he wanted to attend Stanford University when he saw its band on a visit.The band ...



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 School District to hold final superintendent meet-the-candidate  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport School District will hold its final meet-the-candidate reception from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. May 22 in the Freeport Middle School ...



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,* ...



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 ...



Area students recognized as Illinois State Scholars - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Area students were recognized as 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars.Students are Collin Challenger and Graysen Demichele of Aquin High School; ...



UPDATE: Freeport High School looks to move forward after 10 students are arrested after fights  WIFR

After 10 Freeport High School students are arrested on Friday after a fight, school leaders say they want students to be able to come back to class and feel safe.



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 ...



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 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 Noon Kiwanis Club awards scholarships  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport Noon Kiwanis Club recently awarded three college scholarships to area graduates Gannon Ruckman, Jenna Diehl and Jaden ...



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 ...



Tickets available for Kiwanis Pancake, Sausage Day - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Tickets are now available for the 66th annual Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Day to be held from 7 to 11:30 a.m. March 2 in the Freeport High ...



‘Consider Yourself’ at home in Freeport with the musical ‘Oliver’  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — While the enrichment program of Summer University with the Freeport School District does not begin until June 10, auditions have been held to ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Harlem ends Pretzels softball title hopes  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Macy Olson didn't think much when she stepped in against Harlem sophomore Cheyenne Nietz, whom Olson catches for on their summer travel ...



Pearl City students participate in STEM Day  Freeport Journal-Standard

PEARL CITY — Pearl City junior high school students recently participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics day sponsored by the junior ...



Freeport VFW Post 998 presents scholarship  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport VFW Post 998 recently presented a scholarship of $1000 to Sydney Hayunga, a graduate of Freeport High School.Hayunga will attend ...



Pretzels aim for 1st regional title in 11 years  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport softball used to be an absolute powerhouse. The Pretzels finished first or second in the conference 11 times in 12 years between 1997 ...



WC hires new principal  Carroll County Mirror-Democrat

By BOB WATSON. An administrator with the Freeport School District will become West Carroll's next high school principal. The employment of Ben Asche was ...



Cedarville shooting victim Shaun Bradbury's memorable touchdown catch  MyStateline.com

A shooting incident outside a bar in Cedarville, Illinois last Saturday that took the lives of two former Freeport high school athletes has brought back to mind one ...



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 ...



Freeports flooding woes worsen  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Major flooding concerns along the east bank of the Pecatonica River prompted city officials to go door to door in the area Saturday evening ...



New champs, new players in Freeport doubles tourney  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The annual Freeport city tennis is more than 100 years old, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's mostly about the tennis community having ...



Pretzel Bash and Pub Crawl support FHS athletic teams  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Against a backdrop of the Freeport High School colors and lighted pretzel signs, dancers took to the floor to celebrate school spirit at the annual ...



Cornerstone Credit Union awards scholarships  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Cornerstone Credit Union recently awarded its six 2019 Founders' Scholarships.Recipients are Cade Benson of Lena-Winslow High School, ...



History and hilarity center stage with ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’ in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — New York City in the 1950s was an innocent time when people dressed up for the office, drank and smoked on the job, all with confidence in the ...



Birth announcements - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FreeportColt B. FellowsCory and Tanya Fellows of Freeport are parents of a son, Colt B. Fellows, born Feb. 14, 2019, at FHN Memorial Hospital.Sister is ...



Highland Community College honors its 2019 graduates  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT -- An unfavorable weather forecast that forced the Highland Community College commencement indoors Saturday did not put a damper on the ...



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 2016 graduates  Freeport Journal-Standard

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



Freeport’s Major Dedmond, Dakota’s Andrew Wenzel become 170-pound state champs  Freeport Journal-Standard

CHAMPAIGN — Within seconds of each other, and with only about 20 feet separating them on the floor of the State Farm Center, Freeport's Major Dedmond and ...



Freeport senior headed to Harvard University this fall  WIFR

Freeport, Ill (WIFR) -- Esther Xiang is an ambitious Freeport High School senior who is headed to the ivy league. Last week she committed to Harvard University ...



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 police investigating after body found in vacant lot  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport man's body was found Wednesday morning in a vacant lot and police are conducting a death investigation.The body of 45-year-old ...



Things to do this weekend in the Freeport area  Freeport Journal-Standard

If you have an event you would like to submit, send your first and last name and info about the event to frontdoor@journalstandard.com.1. Take part in Music on ...



Freeport man charged with domestic battery  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A 55-year-old Freeport man was arrested for felony domestic battery with a prior conviction after police were called to a home in the 300 block of ...



2019 Memorial Day Parade to be hosted - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The 2019 Memorial Day Parade will be hosted by the Allied Veterans Council on May 27 in downtown Freeport.The parade will step off at 10 a.m. ...



Girls soccer: Boylan beats Freeport, closes in on NIC-10 title  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Boylan wanted no part of sharing the NIC-10 title for a second straight year.After their 2-0 victory on Freeport's home turf Thursday, the Titans ...



YMCA to hold trivia night - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, will hold a trivia night at 7 p.m. April 9.Refreshments will be served, and prizes ...



Time capsule unveiling reveals newspapers, photographs and more from 1899  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — With the unveiling of the time capsule taken from the cornerstone of the old City Hall in December, the history of those artifacts were celebrated at ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 Golden K Kiwanis Club to meet - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 9 a.m. May 9 at Bethany United Church of Christ, 2341 W. Stephenson St.Stephenson County ...



Freeport NJROTC named 2019 Distinguished Unit at award ceremony  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Lt. Commander Barry Boettcher announced that the Freeport High School unit was named 2019 Distinguished Unit for the second year in the row ...



Setterstrom edges 2 Pretzel stars for City title  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport looked like it was about to crown a new city tennis champion. With Preston Engel forcing the action on every point, Silas Setterstrom felt ...



Closing arguments made in Davis murder case  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The fate of a 35-year-old Freeport man accused of killing his parents in February 2017 will be announced in court on May 29. While the defense ...



Former Freeport star Steve McShane ready to impress at Steelers minicamp  Freeport Journal-Standard

Steve McShane wasn't preoccupied with the NFL Draft this past weekend. He was busy starting in left field for the Western Illinois baseball team in all three ...



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 Mayors View: Freeports momentum builds as we observe Memorial Day  Freeport Journal-Standard

Another holiday weekend is upon us, Memorial Day. This day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring persons who have died ...



Freeport man accused of violating order of protection  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport man was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of violating an order of protection with a prior conviction, Freeport Police Deputy ...



Freeport woman killed in motorcycle crash in Wisconsin - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport woman is dead after the motorcycle she was on crashed Saturday in Grant County, Wisconsin, according to 13 WREX, ...



Rockford man arrested in Stephenson County drug case  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Rockford man was arrested Friday night in Dakota on a warrant for allegedly delivering heroin in 2017 in Stephenson County, authorities said.



Gunfire halts Rockford Auburn-Freeport football game - News  Rockford Register Star

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



Harlem doubles, Auburn win tennis sectionals  Freeport Journal-Standard

Auburn took advantage of a scheduling break Saturday to narrowly win a second team title and Harlem seniors Lucas Crane and Anthony Buffington became ...



Girls soccer: Freeport, Boylan set to clash again in regionals  Rockford Register Star

Boylan defeated Freeport less than two weeks ago in a match that decided the outright NIC-10 title. But the Titans know that doesn't ensure them a bigger prize ...



Stephenson County Farm Bureau to hold Black History Month expo  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., will hold an expo celebrating Black History Month from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23.



Lena-Winslows Gennings Dunker to join teammate Isaiah Bruce at Iowa  Freeport Journal-Standard

Gennings Dunker still has room to grow and two more seasons of high school football left to play, but he's known for quite some time where he wants to play ...



Man charged with beer theft from Cub Foods  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport man has been charged with taking two cans of beer from Cub Foods earlier this month, Freeport Police Deputy Chief Matt Summers ...



Freeport woman arrested on drug charge  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT A 39-year-old Freeport woman allegedly had cocaine on her when she was arrested on separate charges earlier in the week.Erika Nguyen was ...



Freeport man arrested on charge of stealing snowblower  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Walter Rogers, 45, of the 1200 block of South Oak Avenue was arrested Thursday on a theft warrant for allegedly stealing a snowblower on Feb.



Gallery Cafe in library to reopen May 1  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Ever since her first day on the job in November, members of the community have been asking Freeport Public Library Executive Director Ashley ...



Mosquito abatement tax increase proposed  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A referendum question will determine whether Freeport Mosquito Abatement District leaders will have increased funding to combat the winged ...



A Moderow Moment: The moon. An experiment.  Freeport Journal-Standard

1. The moon is a logical failure. It's the product of applying logic and science to what is by all rights, strictly the purview of the poets. It is logic and its derivatives ...



State trooper killed in Stephenson County crash was wife, mother  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — An Illinois State Police trooper who died Thursday in the line of duty was a wife and mother.Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, 34, was pronounced ...



All Star Preps softball team named  Freeport Journal-Standard

Each year the Rockford Register Star and The Journal-Standard of Freeport recognize the best of the best in area high school sports. Today we announce the ...



Church merger creates a sense of harmony  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Vivian Moss has been a member of Embury United Methodist Church for 70 years. It is a church she joined with her husband, Elmer, after being ...



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 ...



Man accused of theft at Twice As Nice Consignments  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Freeport man was arrested on a charge of retail theft under $300 with a prior conviction after attempting to steal a number of clothing items from ...



The 3rd Degree: Your decision process  Freeport Journal-Standard

We the people are flooded with all manner of communications. They seek our attention, support, time and money. We struggle with opinion masquerading as fact ...



Good Morning: New rules of the road  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Wow, I guess I missed a few of the other changes to Rules of the Road. Numerous readers commented about the new pause signs that I was sure ...



Fire ravages Freeport duplex  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — An early-morning fire caused major damage to a Freeport duplex.Firefighters arrived at the scene of a fire at 802/804 S. Locust Ave. at 6:08 a.m. ...



Oakley Courts to hold open house - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Oakley Courts Assisted Living & Memory Care, 3117 Kunkle Blvd., will hold an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. June 1.Refreshments will be served.



Byron man charged with string of Freeport car burglaries  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Byron man has been charged with multiple car burglaries in Freeport, Freeport Police Detective Lt. Andrew Schroeder said.Zackary Wilson, 25 ...



Freeport High School students offer advice for freshmen  Journal Standard

FREEPORT — Freeport High School hallways were filled with bustling upperclassmen seeking out their first-hour classrooms — and more than one lost-looking ...



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 ...



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