Byron impresses against Galena

I finally made it to a basketball game and came away impressed with how the Byron girls took apart previously unbeaten Galena, the No. 1 team in 1A. Byron beat the visitors in all phases, especially with their defense.... more

A new year and broadband

Turning the page and onto a new year. I could gaze into my crystal ball to see what 2023 holds, but that usually leads to speculation and unfortunately I’m a realist. Seems to eliminate problems that way.... more

Spratt inducted into hall of fame

As someone close to Oregon track and field, it saddens me to see a decline in what was the premier small-school program in all of northern Illinois. However, it was a joy to see coach Jim Spratt inducted into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.... more


'Live PD' shows the best, and the worst

I love the TV show “Cops.” It is an adrenaline rush of a show, and one that highlights some of the best police officers and some of the dumbest criminals on the planet.... more