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  • Chef Darrell: DIY rubs the spice of life

    All of the grocery stores we shop at have a wide selection of spices; so many choices that it gets confusing for the average home cook to understand w ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Oleson: Thanks for support of church barbecue

    The United Methodist Church of Plano held a Fay’s Barbecue Dinner drive-thru on June 24. Many thanks to the community for their tremendous show of sup ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Letter: Family thankful for support

    Thank you to all who showed so much love to Cindy and her family the past few weeks. Your prayers, phone calls and visits meant so much. The cards, me ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Letter: Lions thankful for support of Tootsie Pop Days

    The Sandwich Lions Club would like to thank the community for its generous support of its participation in the Lions of Illinois Foundation’s annual s ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Editor's Note: Keeping it clean

    When I was an infant, my mother tells me, I would pull tissues out of their boxes and use them to dust the furniture.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: College brings art to the community all year long

    Summer brings a wealth of opportunities for getting out and experiencing all the region has to offer. While concerts abound and carnivals beckon, some ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Metzger: 4-H 'the best-kept secret in DeKalb County'

    New board members to be appointedCounty Board members Derek Tyson (D) and Julia Fullerton (R) have r ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Editor's Note: Fictional friends remain untouched by time

    Recently, someone loaned me a new book.It was the newest Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes. Grim ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Letter: State property tax system needs overhaul

    The news headlines read, “Through lack of available funds in the treasury unavoidable delays occurred in the payment of State obligations. As a result ...
    July 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Letter: Church garage sale a success

    The United Methodist Church of Plano held a garage and bake sale on June 13 and 14 to raise funds for a Panama Mission Trip that Pastor Kent and a few ...
    July 2, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • LoPresti: Spousal benefits may outweigh worker’s own Social Security payout

    One of the most underappreciated aspects of Social Security is the fact that a spouse who has little or no lifetime earnings can receive benefits base ...
    July 2, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Editor's Note: Shock, then gratitude in the wake of storms

    After the initial shock, I suppose, must come gratitude.As one surveys the wreckage left behind by t ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Editor's Note: Learn to live with wildlife

    A couple of weeks ago there was a bear roaming around northern DeKalb County, and people went completely bananas.
    June 26, 2014 - 12:37 pm
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