Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll Giving Back to the Community with Red Cross Blood Drive

Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll, 1006 N. Lowden Road, will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, February 22, from Noon to 5:00 p.m.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 815-244-7715 or agray1@good-sam.com or sign up online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. “Hosting a blood drive coincides with Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll’s core values of giving back to the community,” said Anna Gray, resource development director.  “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or...

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Local Obituaries – Law Jones, Hermann and Schwarz Funeral Homes

Updated Every Hour Clarence S. Skonieczny by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm Clarence S. Skonieczny, age 79, of Thomson, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Mercy Living Center in Clinton, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass at Antl Hall. A second visitation will also be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois. Burial...

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The Conversation: Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again

Featured photo: Rock Hills Ranch in South Dakota uses managed grazing techniques to maintain healthy, diverse plant communities in its pastures. Lars Ploughmann, CC BY-SA Stephanie Anderson, Instructor of English, Florida Atlantic University For years, “sustainable” has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture. If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, “One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture.” I grew up on a cattle ranch in...

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Carroll County Farm Bureau at a Glance – By Chastity Welch

I have been cleaning out my email and came across one that made me laugh.  By the way, this just goes to show how people should not believe everything they read in their email. Here is what it read….”Not your fault but how cruel, how irresponsible that more attention and care was not given to the poor zebra that suffered and died in the extreme Cold after getting foot trapped at the farm in the terrible cold you are enduring there, from what I’ve seen reported there was only and open ended shelter to. Hope the cold let’s up...

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Eastland Superintendent Shares Plans for Friday, February 22

Plans for the Eastland Girls Basketball Team Trip to the State Finals  The Eastland Girls Basketball Team has advanced to the IHSA State Finals to be held at Redbird Arena in Bloomington on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. The girls will play in the state semi-final game scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday vs. Hume (Shiloh).  Cancellation of School on Friday, February 22nd  Because their first game is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., school will not be in session on Friday. The Eastland Board of Education will act to amend the 2018-19 school calendar at their next Regular Board...

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Eastland Girls Basketball Team Beat Chicago Richards At Super Sectionals!

Tonight, Monday, February 18th, the Eastland Girls Basketball team took on the Chicago Richards team in Belvidere, Illinois. This was the Illinois IHSA Class 1A Super Sectionals game, which included these two top teams. Eastland bested Chicago Richards 74-44, in a game where Eastland dominated on the court. More details to come later when the coaches send out scores and stats. Erin Henze was Eastland’s top scorer, with 21 Points this game. Eastland will play Hume (Shiloh)-Coop (they beat Marissa-Coop at the Salem Super Sectional Game in Salem, Illinois) in the State Semi-Final game on Friday, February 22nd at the Normal...

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#3 State-Ranked Eastland Girls Move on to Super Sectionals

The Eastland High School Girls Basketball team bested the Stockton Blackhawks 55-36, to become IHSA Class 1A Girls Basketball Sectional Champions! Led by coach Nicole Brinker, the girls will play Chicago Richards next in Belvidere, Illinois at the IHSA Super Sectionals. They have a record of Eastland 29-4 (12-0). Janssen:3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist Smith: 1 rebound Snyder: 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists Henze: 4 rebounds, 6 assists Rush: 1 rebound, 2 steals Krogman: 5 rebounds Coatney: 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist Overall Record: 29-4 Eastland Sectional Champions In addition to the win, this evening, Eastland Lady Cougar...

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Thu 21

Vintage 405

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 25

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 25

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 25

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

February 25 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 04

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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