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PHS Blood Drive January 22nd

The Prophetstown High School National Honor Society will host a community blood drive from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, January 22. The drive is open to the public, and will be held at 79 Grove St., in the District Office.

Portland; Then and Now

The following article was compiled by Fred South, the archivist at the Prophetstown Area Historical Society. It gives an in-depth history of Portland beginning with its first settlers in 1834.

Scottee-Shirts…Alive And Well

With all of the recent news about changing business activity on Main Street, one business wants to make sure you know they are still here to serve you.

Bielema Headed To Giants?

Prophetstown Native Bret Bielema is in the running to become the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants according to several media reports.

Another Prophetstown Store Front To Be Filled

Near the beginning of March, Prophetstown’s Main Street will welcome another new business. Chelsie VanDyke owner of the online business, Envy Boutique, will open a storefront operation at 310 Washington Street.

A Very Unique Wood Shop (video)

Having just survived the holiday season you no doubt were reminded on several occasions that unique gifts are tough to find. Those gifts that you won’t see anywhere else and your recipient will treasure. Fear not, then next time you need that unique gift visit the folks at Winning Wheels.

1st Responder Course Dates Set

The Prophetstown Fire Protection District has set dates for its upcoming First Responder Classes. The course is open to the public.

Blooms-A-Latte has New Owner

Amy Mettler, originally from Erie, will reopen the doors to Blooms-A-Latte to continue its flower and coffee bar business.

Historical Society Seeking Graduation Information

The Prophetstown Area Historical Society is looking for the Prophetstown High School graduation bulletins (programs) for 1998 and 2012 to complete their collection.

Town Theater Fire Anniversary (photos)

52 years ago today Prophetstown lost its movie theater to fast moving fire that was fought in sub-zero temperatures. The fire occurred on Saturday, January 6th, 1968 with a temperature of -13.