On the money, July 30, 2014

A local look at the cost of doing business


Preps of summer: News you might have missed

School might not be in session, but news isn’t hard to come by. Here are a few headlines you might have missed during summer break, courtesy staff writer SCOTT RICHEY:

Pledges up to $70,000 for SJ-O scoreboard

ST. JOSEPH — A new scoreboard is one step closer to fruition at St. Joseph-Ogden High School, thanks to $70,000 in donations.

Preps year in review


By the letter, it's Monticello

 MONTICELLO — The leaderboard is changing thanks to Monticello’s fast-charging Sages.

A year ago, the Piatt County school wasn’t among the top 10 in The News-Gazette’s end-of-the-school-year list of all-sports area leaders.

This year, Monticello is No. 1.

In his words

We asked Fisher’s Josh Wallick what high school sports meant to him:

High school athletics helped mold me as an individual. Creating a personal identity for yourself in high school is important because it changes how you interact with others in high school.

WDWS 2014 High School Football Schedule

We're less than two months away from the opening kickoff of the 2014 high school football season!  With the Illinois Volleyball team playing more Wednesday (and fewer Friday) matches, we'll have the opportunity to broadcast more high school football this fall!  Here is our planned

Sunday Conversation: John Woods

Where do you think the Central athletic facilities rank in the Big 12?

Friday night sights: Prepare for these HS football games

Two months from now, area high school football fans can soak in and digest what transpired during Week 1 action.

But we know you can’t wait that long to plan your Friday nights this fall. Staff writer Matt Daniels breaks down what games to watch out for each week during the 2014 season.

'14 prep football schedules released

The IHSA announced the 2015 football schedules on Thursday. In Saturday's N-G, staff writer MATT DANIELS will break them down. Here's a sneak preview - Week 1 - to whet your appetite:


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