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  • Dive into a big bowl of cold soup

    The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin.Hey, how ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Both children need counseling after assault

    Dear Abby: My granddaughter "Cindy," age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, "Bubby h ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Younger couples share how they handle money

    Dear Readers: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Before doctors check your vitals, check theirs

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but w ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dating scene frustrating for young woman

    Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find "The One." But I have come to realize that I'm not the normal female. I don't get manicures or go shoppin ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Rumors’ a slam dunk at Timber Lake Playhouse

    MOUNT CARROLL – After its last show, “Young Frankenstein, The New Mel Brooks Musical,” closed with more than a bang, Timber Lake Playhouse opened the ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    4-H Fair in MorrisonMORRISON – Cattle and kitties and pigs, oh my! The Whiteside County 4-H Fair, fe ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Son decides life on the open road isn’t for him

    Dear Abby: For years, my wife and I were RV enthusiasts. We have a son who was envious about our lifestyle and expressed a desire to own an RV and tra ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Music Fest back in Sterling

    STERLING – Sterling Main Street will present the third annual Main Street Music Fest on July 26 at Grandon Civic Center in Central Memorial Park in do ...
    July 17, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Amos Fund Wine Tasting set for Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Amos Fund Wine Tasting is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Distinctive Gardens, 2020 Lowell Park Road.
    July 17, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader reports happy ending to ring dilemma

    Dear Abby: On July 26, 2011, you posted an answer to "Jittery Future Bride in Boston." I am that woman. I had asked you how to get my boyfriend of fiv ...
    July 17, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Veggies get their due on the grill

    Of all the foods we grill on perfect summer days, vegetables rank among the most exciting. Perhaps i ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Aim for healthy eating while traveling

    Several clients have recently asked me for suggestions on how to eat healthy while traveling. Whether it is a day trip to the lake or a 2-week vacatio ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Melons are summer on a plate

    You know you’re in the heart of the summer when the melons come out to play.Watermelons, with their ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Booklet helps parents talk to kids about sex

    Dear Abby: Help! My daughter just turned 13, and I need to discuss the facts of life with her. I don't know where to start.
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    Lee County has a new United Way executive director. Do you donate to your local United Way?