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  • Harts content with taste of ‘Leftovers’

    ROCK FALLS — Frank Harts has hit what could be considered blue-collar celebrity status. He’s not an ...
    June 20, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Air Force colonel will be guest conductor of Sterling Municipal Band

    STERLING – Wednesday’s Sterling Municipal Band concert will feature a special guest conductor: Grammy-award winning retired Col. Lowell E. Graham, com ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Your Weekend Top 5

    Dog Days of summer in Sterling STERLING – Sterling Main Street's annual Dog Days celebration will be ...
    June 20, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Wife wearies of sharing house with man’s band

    Dear Abby: My husband, "Vinny," and I were married 11 years when he left me for another woman. Eight months later he decided the grass wasn't greener ...
    June 19, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Early cancer detection could have saved friend

    Dear Abby: A childhood friend of mine died from cervical cancer. "Katy" died because she didn't go to her OB/GYN for annual pap smears.
    June 18, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Brazil finds a place at the table with bright flavors

    I’m in love with Brazilian food and I’m only two recipes into it. That’s the magic of the new “Brazi ...
    June 17, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Simple tips for a summer slim down

    Many people look forward to the summer season as a time to reduce their weight, tone their body and improve overall health and energy. After surviving ...
    June 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Spicy garlic chicken a star on the grill

    During the week, it’s quick and easy to grill some boneless, skinless chicken breast. But on weekend ...
    June 17, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Easier than pie: Try out these raspberry apricot bars

    Pie can be scary. I made this unhappy discovery at age 2, standing unsteady and tear-streaked in the ...
    June 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Spicy wasabi amps up pan-cooked salmon

    Wasabi is the Japanese version of horseradish. It’s an Asian root vegetable that is sold in paste an ...
    June 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Free caregivers kit should be in every home

    Dear Abby: Helping a parent or other adult relative handle their finances and health care can be a challenging gift to give. You want to honor their w ...
    June 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Men on dating sites could use a few tips

    Dear Abby,May I sit in your chair and give some advice today? It’s aimed at men who place ads on dat ...
    June 16, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk a ...
    June 15, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Having a baby won’t fix couple’s problems

    Dear Abby: Lately I have been having problems with my live-in boyfriend, "Ethan." We fight about everything, and he refuses to admit when he's wrong. ...
    June 15, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • ‘Jump’ for joy: Here’s the funniest movie of summer (so far)

    You’re pretty much going to have to see “22 Jump Street” twice – just to catch all the jokes the roa ...
    June 12, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Reader Poll

    The seventh annual Whiteside County Barn Tour, featuring 11 barns near Sterling, is July 12-13. Have you ever gone on the tour?
    No, but I plan to go this year