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Plenty of reasons to give thanks

We can find plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. How about you?

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 8:43 a.m. CDT

Thanksgiving 2013 is nearly here.

At Sauk Valley Media, here’s what we continue to be thankful for:

Our subscribers.

Our advertisers.

Our single-copy readers.

Our leadership team, employees and delivery people.

The teamwork that staffers display to produce our many printed and online products.

Our business partners and suppliers.

Our supportive communities.

Our news sources, tipsters and contacts.

Our letters-to-the-editor writers.

The people who submit weddings, engagements, anniversaries and other news items.

The people who submit photos to be printed on our community pages.

The people who buy classified ads.

Our online and mobile readers and commenters.

Our printing customers.

Our fans and our critics.

The people who attend our special events throughout the year.

The First Amendment, which ensures freedom of the press.

The Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act, which help us keep the public informed.

Last, but not least – we’re thankful for our supportive families. Sauk Valley Media has employees who work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and overnights to produce and deliver our news products – day in, day out. Understanding families are greatly appreciated in this ongoing endeavor.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Go, Newman!

We congratulate the Newman Comets for advancing to the Class 2A state football championship game against Staunton.

This year, that title game, and all others, will be played only about 50 miles down the tollway.

For the first time, state championship football games will be played in DeKalb at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium.

With a capacity to hold 24,000 football fans, the venue should be able to hold all comers.

Games will be at 10 a.m. Friday (Class 1A), and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. (classes 2A, 3A and 4A, respectively).

Larger schools (5A-8A) will play Saturday on the same time schedule.

NIU will not host another flight of IHSA championship football games until 2015, and on odd-numbered years through 2021. The University of Illinois in Champaign will host the title games on even-numbered years.

Sauk Valley high school football fans should head to DeKalb to take full advantage of the close proximity of title games this year.

Big paper

Yes, it’s a big paper today, stuffed with news of both a community and an economic nature – ads for Christmas shoppers!

Newspapers exist for a multitude of reasons. One of them is to present information from businesses about the goods and services they offer, as well as sale prices.

And today’s day-before-Thanksgiving paper has plenty of advertising information from local and area merchants.

Along with advertisements printed on the regular 44 pages of the paper, additional ads appear in a pre-printed format – about two dozen in all.

By poring over those ads, people can make better decisions on how to spend their money.

Happy shopping!

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