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Stateline man says losing more than 130 pounds saved his life

DAVIS JUNCTION, Ill. (WIFR) -- Less than five years ago if you asked Rich Sigler where he pictured himself today, he probably wouldn't say 135 pounds lighter and a frequent runner. Thanks to some strong words from a local doctor and a little help, he's now motivating other Stateliners to get healthy

WIFR - 2017-11-24 07:56:00

Local stores already open for Black Friday deals

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- While Black Friday is known for being one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday Eve doesn't seem to be close behind. "This is our first time Black Friday shopping," says Geovanna Barilas. Barilas is spending her Thanksgiving shopping. Barilas joins the esti

WIFR - 2017-11-24 07:07:00

Man shot near downtown Rockford on Thanksgiving

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man is shot near downtown Rockford last night. Police say it happened around 11 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Main Street. There is no suspect information at this time. The man is expected to be okay. ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man is shot near downtown Rockford last ni

WIFR - 2017-11-24 09:55:00

Can the wedding business thrive in Freeport?

The last couple of years, the downtown Freeport promotions group has hosted a wedding event during the winter that appealed to brides. In all, about 40 brides, and their wedding parties, gathered to see what our business district has to offer. This event, along with the amazing work done at both the

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

Freeport man accused of felony drunken driving

FREEPORT - A 56-year-old Freeport man has been charged with felony drunken driving. Police arrested Randy Strohacker, of the 1600 block of South Hance Drive, after receiving two reports Tuesday afternoon about a potential drunken driver. Strohacker was pulled over after allegedly making an illegal t

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-11-23 19:01:00

Freeport-based crew to referee 6A football state championship game

FREEPORT - Lena-Winslow won't be the only local team taking the field for an IHSA state championship football game in DeKalb this weekend. A crew from the Freeport-based Blackhawk Officials Association has been assigned to the Class 6A state championship game between Prairie Ridge and Nazareth Acade

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Five Freeport-area people who've helped and inspired us

Two years ago, our former editor, Jillian Duchnowski, had the idea to celebrate Thanksgiving by listing some of the people our journalists were thankful they met on the job. In the hopes of turning what she started into a Journal-Standard tradition, we thought we should shed a little light on just a

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-11-23 07:00:00

Beloit non-profit hosts inclusive Thanksgiving for LGBTQIA community

BELOIT, Wis. (WIFR) -- Those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual may not be welcome at their family's dinner table, but a Beloit group is welcoming them to theirs. The Beloit non-profit Yellow Brick Road hosted its first inclusive non-denominational dinner for its

WIFR - 2017-11-24 05:38:00

Crash on southbound I-5 slowing traffic near Commercial St on-ramp

A crash on southbound Interstate 5 is currently backing up traffic in the Salem area. The crash occurred near the Commercial St on-ramp at milepost 250. Traffic is currently backed up to the Highway 22 interchange as of 11:30 a.m. More information will be added when available. Check TripCheck.com fo

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 19:36:11

Excavator stolen from Woodburn contractor

WOODBURN, Ore. -- Thanksgiving is on hold for a Woodburn man and his family because of a major setback. Last week, thieves stole a $65,000 excavator Al Snegirev uses for work as an independent contractor. The excavator is his livelihood, he says, and he's not sure what to do next. "Literally, it's e

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 15:12:03

Wheatland, Buena Vista ferries closed due to high water

The Wheatland and Buena Vista Ferries have closed following our stretch of wet weather. Marion County issued a release Thursday evening indicating ferry operation had ceased due to high water. National Weather Service observations put the Willamette River at Salem at 16.73 feet at 6:00 a.m. Friday a

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 14:15:43

Two dead, two injured in Highway 99W crash

A car crash on Highway 99W south of Corvallis left two dead and two injured Wednesday, authorities said. The crash happened after Emory Page Coates, 21, of Philomath, was driving north on the highway in a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee when she tried to pass a vehicle in front her, according to the Benton

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 17:52:01

Nighttime crash on Highway 99W south of Monmouth leaves one dead

From 2010 to 2015, there was an increase in the number of people killed in Oregon from auto crashes. Julius Lasin / Statesman Journal A crash on Highway 99W south of Monmouth left one dead Thursday, authorities said. Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Highway

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 18:16:13

220 turkeys, 700 presents, 200 trees: A Salem church's Thanksgiving quest

Three years ago, Sharlene Sayer planned to skip Thanksgiving dinner. Money was tight for the newly single mom and her two young daughters. "Turkeys were too expensive, and it was just me and my girls," she said. That changed when an Outward Church volunteer called. They had gotten her name from Ha

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 16:00:00

Our gratitude list: 17 reasons to be thankful in Salem, Oregon

Family, health and friends are high on everybody's gratitude list this time of year. So are personal freedom and safety and security. Helping determine the latter are our surroundings, where there is much beauty and wonder to be thankful for. Even native Oregonians and permanent Mid-Valley residents

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 16:00:00

Friday's Daily Do: Oregon Zoo 'Zoo Lights' opening night

"The Daily Do" is a short and to the point daily event preview. Don't fret; there will be plenty of time to plan because you will have at least 24 hours notice of each event. If you want to do something fun last minute or try something new, "The Daily Do" has got you covered. It's back. Make the d

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 19:30:02

First Federal Community Bank of Clarksville contributes to local youth organization

Michael "Bow" Willis, the Branch Manager at First Federal Community Bank In Clarksville, recently presented a check for $3,500 as a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley. "On behalf of the Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley, we would like to sincerely thank First Federal Commu

EPARISEXTRA.COM - 2017-11-24 13:45:44

Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 22

ARCHIE BOWIE, 56, Tyler, died Nov. 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RHODIA BROOKS, 79, Athens, died Nov. 19. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. HERMAN BROUSSARD, 87, Tyler, died Nov. 21. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. DONALD V. BUCHHOLZ, 79, Flint, died Nov. 19. Hilliard Fun


Lamar County Sheriff inmate booking report - Wednesday, Nov. 22

The following individuals were booked into Lamar County Jail on the following charges Monday. Kenneth Dion Smith - Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Patrick Eugene Pendergraft - Assault causing bodily injury; speeding; no seatbelt; expired license plates James Allen Miller - Possession of a co


Clarence, Sims, Sr. of Paris

Clarence, Sims, Sr., 68, of Paris passed away Nov. 18, 2017, at his home. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church where the Rev. L. A. Mann is the pastor, and Elder Rondie Williams will serve as Eulogist. Interment will follow to R