It is fascinating to learn how they dealt with transportation, neighbors, politics, religion, and housing. But how the pioneers ate and kept warm is one of the most interesting aspects of their lives.

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt became President in 1933, at the height of the Depression, he famously declared to the American people, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Matt McDonald had a highly successful and enjoyable run as assistant/pitching coach for the Hall High School baseball team. He’s now giving it the old college try and fulfilling a dream as the pitching coach for Black Hawk Junior College.

The FCA Huddle (chapter) has been meeting at PHS since late fall, the first time for the organization in nearly 50 years. Prior to that, a group of PHS students had met informally in a community setting.

Cam McDonald has been a human highlight reel this season for the University of Illinois baseball team. He’s reached base in every game this season, a streak encompassing 34 games for the Fighting Illini (19-15), and has a 45-game on-base streak dating back to May 8, 2021.