Longtime Daily Standard reporter Betty Lawrence retired today after almost 47 years at the newspaper.
She's witnessed a lot of changes in the business, she said. The full-time employee recalls an era when publishing the paper was a laborious job; hot lead was used to make plates for the press and air conditioning was nonexistent. [More]
ROCKFORD - As well as Hayden Abromavich pitched for Parkway on Thursday night, Ryan Mikesell was just a little bit better.
In fact, he was nearly perfect.
The St. Henry pitcher retired the first 19 batters in a row before the Panthers got a single in the seventh inning. Mikesell got the final two outs to finish with a 1-0 win in Mercer County ACME baseball action at Don Black Field in Rockford. [More]