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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Safeguard your personal information by shredding confidential documents LENA, Ill. – June 13, 2019 – Citizens State Bank is hosting a free Community Shred Day at its Lena location. Shred Days are a great way to reduce the risk of identity theft and to help the environment through recycling unwanted documents. “Personal paper documents such as bank and credit card statements, tax and other ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2700 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, will hold a Summer Solstice worship service on Friday, 21 June 2019, at 8:00 pm.   Join members and friends of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at this outdoor worship service held by their Prayer Labyrinth.  The outdoor Prayer Labyrinth is in the yard to the east of the building, easily accessible from the east side of the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
(Thursday, May 30, 2019) –Two of RAMP's events this June prove that you can have fun and give back.  Bad Pants Golf Outing - June 13thRAMP’s annual Bad Pants Open is a 9 hole golf scramble at Timber Pointe Golf Course in Poplar Grove. Collared shirts are required and bad pants are recommended – there will be individual and team prizes awarded for the BEST bad pants! This is a FUN event with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., June 4, 2019 — FHN is establishing the nationally recognized Exploring™ program for students interested in examining a career in healthcare. Interested individuals can learn more at an upcoming meeting.  The free event will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 in the lower-level Conference Dining Rooms at FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson in Freeport. No ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., June 3, 2019 — FHN’s Miles And Minutes program is back for its sixth fun year! Summer softball and volleyball leagues, other summer exercise, and even everyday physical activity like gardening can pay off in prizes for area schools with FHN’s Miles And Minutes program.  Miles And Minutes began Monday, June 3 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8. The program encourages participants to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
(Wednesday, June 5, 2019) – RAMP will be hosting Food Truck Thursday’s every Thursday beginning June 6th until August 29th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Trucks will be located across from Millennium Fountain, under the Jefferson Street Bridge and patrons may eat on The Patio at RAMP. RAMP’s address is 202 Market Street in downtown Rockford. The first week’s trucks will be: Veebo’s Woodfired Pizza, Stormy’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Freeport, IL----University of Illinois Extension is looking for individuals who are passionate about nature and interested in becoming more active in our community. If this describes you or someone you know, Illinois Extension invites you to check out the Illinois Master Naturalist Program. The Master Naturalist program is a volunteer training program designed to educate participants about our ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., June 4, 2019 — FHN and Classic Cinemas Lindo Theatre are proud to offer families some cool fun this summer with the FHN Summer Movie Series.  Each movie begins at 10 a.m., with limited first-come, first-seated seating. Admission is just $4, compliments of FHN, except for a FREE movie July 6.  Each child attending will receive a small surprise after the movie, and there’s plenty ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
During the entire month of June there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy scenic spaces and fun places at Freeport Park District locations.  At Krape Park, the Freeport Concert Band kicks off its 100th year on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm featuring Civil War period music from the 1st Brigade Band.  The concert season runs June 9th through July 21st.  Concerts will be held at the Koenig ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The annual Pretzel City 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate. The course consists of flat roadways and paths that wind through picturesque Krape Park.  The race is part of the Rockford Road Runners circuit.   Race Fees are $25 for adults with pre-registrations by June 19 and $30 on race day.  Cost for youth 19 & ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2019
Freeport, IL-----The Highland Farmers Market will begin on Wednesday, June 5 for its eighth season.  The market will be held every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Highland Community College in parking lot c (near the YMCA). The farmers at the market offer a variety of fresh, local produce. In addition to produce there will also be beef, lamb, pork, jams, jellies, bread and other baked goods.  All ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2019
Spring is here and that means gardening and the bounties are just around the corner. Have you thought about what you will do with all of that wonderful produce? Let us show you how to enjoy your produce throughout the summer months, and throughout the entire year!Once you decided what you will be planting and how much you will need to plant, consider what you will do with what you grow. Will you ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2019
(Thursday, May 30, 2019) – RAMP will be hosting Food Truck Thursday’s every Thursday beginning June 6th until August 29th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Trucks will be located across from Millennium Fountain, under the Jefferson Street Bridge and patrons may eat on The Patio at RAMP. RAMP’s address is 202 Market Street in downtown Rockford. The first week’s trucks will be: Veebo’s Woodfired Pizza, Stormy’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., May 28, 2019 — The June Community Health Forum from the Stephenson County Health Department and FHN is the first of three focusing on the importance of exercise to your health.   FHN medical oncologist Arshad Shaikh, MD will talk about the latest research on the importance of exercise to prevent some types of cancers at Get Moving I: Exercise and Cancer Tuesday, June 11. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2019
Lena Farmers Market opens for the season  The Lena Farmers Market is open for the 2019 growing season and will take place in the downtown Lena parking lot on Wednesday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. The market features locally grown produce and other locally raised products.  If you are a farmer with locally grown produce and other locally grown products and are interested in being part of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Saturday, June 22 6:00 a.m. – 10: a.m. a popular June event you will not want to miss!We welcome you to share your time, hear agricultural stories and join friends and neighbors for a great time.  There will be innovative and educational displays in the east commercial building, which will focus on the dairy industry, with people and businesses of the agricultural community of Stephenson County.  ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
FREEPORT — Embracing electrical power with solar energy, Highland Community College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 28 at 3 p.m. to launch recently completed solar array panels to supply the majority of energy to the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing.  Prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, speakers will include Tim Hood, president of Highland Community College, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest, Education
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., May 20, 2019 — FHN healthcare providers are offering fast and hassle-free sports physicals at an affordable price for all area athletes, and all proceeds will be donated back to the schools affiliated with their local FHN clinics.For just $20, each athlete will receive an exam that meets Illinois and Wisconsin eligibility requirements for all sports. Sport physical forms must be ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Scenic spaces and fun places will be open for all to enjoy at Freeport Park District locations this weekend.  Trails and nature areas are open from dawn to dusk.  Park Hills Golf Course is open from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and Read and Krape Park amusements will open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25-27, 2019.  Krape Park boat rentals, carousel and mini-golf will be open from ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 16, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., May 16, 2019 — Enjoy a bike ride and help raise funds for local cancer care at this year’s Gran Fonda Tour Against Cancer. There’s a challenge to suit everyone – a Family Fun Ride along the Jane Addams Trail to 30- (trail or road), 50-, and 75-mile options on some of the most beautiful roads in northwest Illinois. The Family Fun Ride is a scenic out-and-back trip along the Jane ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 10, 2019
Elizabeth, IL- University of Illinois Extension will be offering a babysitting clinic this summer. Interested youth may choose to attend on Thursday, June 20, 2019, or Friday, June 21, 2019. Both clinics will be held at the Elizabeth Community Building between 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can't be with them. This babysitting clinic can help you not ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
May 3, 2019 - Classic Cinemas announced today that Wintrust will be sponsoring its long-standing Wednesday Morning Movie Series, which will now be called the Wintrust Morning Movie Series. The series runs family-friendly movies for just $1 for 10 Wednesdays starting June 5 through August 7. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the film starts at 10 a.m. Theatre staff and local community organizations will ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., April 29, 2019 — The May Community Health Forum from the Stephenson County Health Department and FHN will focus on stress.   Stress may be related to a range of conditions, from sleep disturbances to obesity and even some types of diabetes. Dr. Jack Herrmann will present the latest research on how stress affects your health and will discuss ways to mitigate its ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
St. Charles, Ill. — The Illinois Milk Producers Association and University of Illinois Extension will host the 8th annual Dairy Technology Showcase Friday, June 28, 2019. The tour will highlight dairy technology and dairy management at Lenkaitis Holsteins Dairy Farm in Kane County near St. Charles, Illinois. “These tours provide an excellent opportunity for Illinois dairy farmers and industry ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Winnebago, IL----NRCS State Conservationist, Ivan Dozier encourages livestock owners and operators in northern Illinois to make plans now to spend a day learning more about grass and forage solutions at the 2019 Illinois Forage Expo event. The event will be held Wednesday June 19th from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at the Mitchell Dairy and Grain Farm in Winnebago, Illinois.Activities for the day include ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Freeport, IL----The 34th  Annual Stephenson County Ag Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 22, at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, Freeport, IL.  The local foods breakfast will be served from 6 – 10 a.m.  A variety of displays and interactive activities will fill the morning to tell the agriculture story.  Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the Farm Bureau Office for $5.00, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., March 26, 2019 — The Stephenson County Health Department and FHN are collaborating again this year to present a series of free Community Health Forums.   The series will begin Tuesday, April 9 at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport.   The program, What’s Safe to Eat These Days? will begin at 5 p.m. It is free to attend; refreshments will be served ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 18, 2019
Freeport, IL – The 2019 Stephenson County Fair will take place Tuesday, July 9 – Saturday, July 13 and is excited to announce the FHN Grandstand line-up as follows:Tuesday, July 9: Youth Night with Pro Bulls n Barrels Rodeo starting at 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, July 10: FMX Motocross Thrill show with celebrity guest judges James Stratton (WREX-TV), Steve Shannon and MJ (97WZOK Radio), and our very own ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release