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  • Day Trip: Guns quiet now, 200 years later

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Back in 1814, Credit Island was not a peaceful park. It was fighting ground during the War of 1812.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Depot Days in Amboy AMBOY – The 36th annual Depot Days festival ends Sunday. The big moment is the 5 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Family fears boyfriend’s influence

    Dear Abby,My son's wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by look ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Doctor Who’ is back ... yet again

    Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over.On Aug. 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of t ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Blues, Brews and BBQ to take over downtown Dixon

    DIXON – Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will take over First Street from noon to midnight Aug. 30 in downtown Dixon.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Cousin’s tag-along kids push list limits

    Dear Abby,I am being married later this year, and I’m planning my guest list. My cousin, “Emily,” ha ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shelf Life: Spicy snack bars; classic snacks; hot barbecue sauce

    n Bars with a kickGive your taste buds a kick with a Strong & Kind bar. They come in five flavors: m ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tomato time

    It’s the bruschetta phase of summer for Ariel Pressman, which makes him a happy farmer. He stands in ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Cool, make-ahead salads suit summer season

    Summer is a great time for boating, swimming or just plain relaxing. These quick salads will give yo ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Prioritize your produce

    I like most vegetables, in one form or another. But let’s face it, not everyone is a veggie lover.Wh ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Husband needs to focus on the present

    Dear Abby: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. The probl ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Man with heart scar has options for covering it up

    Dear Abby,You printed a letter from “Self-Conscious in Georgia” (May 15), a young man who is insecur ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ice Bucket Challenge is taking America’s charitable giving by storm

    ORLANDO — Martha Stewart did it. So did Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Roger Goodell, Carson Daly, the New England Patriots, Ethel Kennedy, Adam Zuc ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • ‘Shout!’ gets rowdy before Timber Lake goes quiet

    MOUNT CARROLL – An extraordinary season of talent and direction has whizzed by all too soon.The last ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Meet your native plants

    Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden?Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    How would you judge the police response to protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri?
    Excessive
    Appropriate
    Not strong enough