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Letter: My vote goes to Eric Borneman - Opinion  Freeport Journal-Standard

I have known Eric Borneman since our days at Empire Elementary and Burke Field, and we have become great friends through times spent at Freeport High ...



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 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 ...



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 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 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 ...



Highland, Freeport High School bands to perform Moonlight Serenade  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Highland Community College's Big Band and Freeport High School's jazz ensemble will combine their talents to perform the 16th annual ...



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



Billie Makeever retires as Lutheran cheer coach  Freeport Journal-Standard

Billie Makeever, the coach who turned Rockford Lutheran's competitive cheerleading team into a state champion, has retired.Lutheran athletic director Josh ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



‘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, ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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'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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



FHS senior living a dream upon acceptance to U.S. Naval Academy  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Collin Holste, a senior at Freeport High School, will soon fulfill a lifelong dream.Holste found out in December that he has been accepted into the ...



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.



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 ...



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 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,* ...



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 ...



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 ...



Freeport finishes 2nd at Pretzel Invite, tops other NIC-10 teams  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Defending NIC-10 boys golf champ Boylan is never far out of Freeport's mind. “We think we can handle them, but we always keep them out of the ...



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 ...



Educators consider learning alternatives for snow days  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — As the number of weather-related cancellations during the school year add up, educators are looking at ways to minimize the amount of learning ...



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 ...



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 ...



Student-led Black History Month production to hit Highland stage  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A Highland Community College student wants to make sure Black History Month is celebrated this year.That's why freshman Robert Walker is ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Aquin Catholic High School honors 29 grads  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — As Georgia James stood before her peers of the Aquin Class of 2018 Friday, she delivered a farewell message of remembrance and looking ...



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 ...



Midwest Wildcats join Under Armour national AAU circuit  Freeport Journal-Standard

ROCKFORD — One of the area's best AAU basketball programs just got better.The Rockford-based Midwest Wildcats have been selected to join the Under ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



Family receives $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Stephenson County  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The family of a pregnant woman who was killed at an intersection where a stop sign was missing settled a wrongful death suit against ...



Freeport girls soccer clinches share of NIC-10 title for first time  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It wasn't the exact way Freeport wanted to make history.Still, no girls soccer team before them has done what these Pretzels have.Freeport's 9-0 ...



Cheer teams at Freeports Pierce Athletics earn bid to compete in national summit  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — While cheerleaders are still seen on the sidelines at school sporting events, there is another level of cheer that borrows from the styles of dance, ...



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 ...



Police release name of victim in Friday homicide in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport Police Department has released the name of a Monroe woman who was stabbed to death on Friday.Gabriel Petsche, 21, died in a ...



Freeport puts scare into Hononegah, but cant finish off NIC-10 title run  Freeport Journal-Standard

ROCKFORD — Once again, Hononegah found a way. But this time, Freeport pushed the Indians to the end."We sure raised the bar for ourselves this year," ...



Pecatonica River crests at highest level since 1933  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Alderman Art Ross has lived in Freeport's 3rd Ward for 58 years and had never been forced to evacuate his home because of flooding.



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 ...



Belvidere North survives "insane" final drive to edge Freeport 10-6  Rockford Register Star

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.



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 ...



Freeport woman accused of stealing TV  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A 38-year-old Freeport woman attempted to steal a TV from Walmart early Tuesday morning, police said.Monique Howard, of the 600 block of ...



Rising temperatures, rain cause flooding concerns  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — As temperatures in Freeport rise from dangerous lows earlier in the week, city officials are mulling the potential drawbacks of the minor heat wave ...



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 ...



Aquin Schools names Students of the Month  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Aquin Schools named its Students of the Month for November.Students are senior high-schooler William Gustafson, junior high-schooler Ainsley ...



Floodwaters keep rising in Winnebago and Stephenson counties  Freeport Journal-Standard

MACHESNEY PARK — Have your "go bag" packed and be ready to evacuate your residence if necessary.That was the advice from village, county and state ...



Bruce Johnson remembered for zest for life and agricultural support  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — While Mike Johnson remembers many things about his father, Bruce Johnson, it is his father's approach to life he will always cherish.“He lived the ...



Freeport stylist says microblading makes brows ‘cleavage for the eyes’  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Linda Johnson of Pearl City has spent a lifetime trying to get the right results for her eyebrows. After years of plucking with tweezers and suffering ...



Pecatonica River may reach major flood stage  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Significant flooding is expected to hit Freeport's east side starting later this week.The Pecatonica River on Tuesday reached levels of more than ...



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 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 ...



YMCA announces closures - News  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 police arrest man on four weapons charges  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Erek Patterson, 30, of the 700 block of East Stephenson Street was arrested early Sunday morning on four weapons charges, according to ...



Children’s Hands-On Museum opens doors to fanfare  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It was 2012 when Christy Youtzy of Lena came up with an idea to have a Children's Hands-On Museum (CHOM) in Freeport. It was her dream to ...



House fire causes $5,000 in damage  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A house fire caused about $5000 in damages to a home in the 400 block of South Float Avenue on Thursday.Firefighters were dispatched to the ...



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

FREEPORT — Charles Hudson, 38, of North Greenfield Drive was arrested Saturday morning on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, ...



Freeport man accused of harassing victim with text, Facebook messages  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A 28-year-old Freeport man is accused of harassing a person through text and Facebook messages.Geovanni Greco of the 2200 block of Mallard ...



Snow emergency declared in Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The city of Freeport has declared a snow emergency ahead of a winter storm that will hit the area Friday night.The emergency declaration will ...



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 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 ...



Candlelight vigil held to remember victims of violence  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — It was a message of hope and unity as more than 50 people came together Saturday for a candlelight vigil to remember three members of the ...



Highland honors faculty, staff  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Highland Community College recently honored its faculty and staff with 2018 Excellence, *Service* and Opel awards.The Excellence Award ...



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 ...



Strong start propels Eastland past Aquin, into sectional final  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Eastland held a 16-point lead over Aquin before the first quarter of Monday's sectional semifinal was over — a disparity far from what anyone ...



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 ...



Aquin aims to keep winning tradition alive  Freeport Journal-Standard

Broc Kundert may be introducing some new schemes as a first-year head coach at Aquin, but he doesn't have to worry about teaching his players how to be ...



Grace Episcopal Church to hold Taizé service - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Grace Episcopal Church, 10 S. Cherry Ave., will hold a Taizé *service* for the Advent season at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16.This form of worship uses music, ...



Arctic Ale & Art Walk comes to downtown Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — A new event is set to hit downtown Freeport on Saturday, and it's embracing the chilly February weather.The first Arctic Ale & Art Walk will take ...



Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker to visit Freeport  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — J.B. Pritzker, democratic candidate for Illinois governor, will be in Freeport from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Stephenson County Democratic Office, ...



Freeport scores below state, shows most improvement across region  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — The Freeport School District is the only district in Stephenson County that failed to beat the state average in third-grade reading, but it's also one ...



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