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  • From our archives: When a ‘beau idéal’ officer was lost

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Historians will recall leaders’ irksome failures

    WASHINGTON – When historians look back on 2014, they will note not just how flagrantly Vladimir Puti ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Parade float in honor of a special man

    Congratulations are certainly in order for the outstanding float from Bill and Dick’s Barber Shop in the 2014 Petunia Festival Parade.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shake up city hall in Oregon

    Soon it will be city government election time in Oregon.Like it or not, major change is needed in Or ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State cannot afford more tax increases

    When Mike Frerichs, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer, announced he was trying to raise taxes on services in Illinois, I thought at first h ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The Bible is a best-seller for a reason

    I realize that in our country, everyone has the right to his or her own opinion. I respect that.But ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Skeptical of VA’s burned records claim

    To all the veterans out there:I was just wondering how many were told that their records burned up i ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks to Ken Gray for long-lasting impact on his region

    Ken Gray wanted to stand out. Mission accomplished.The longtime congressman, who died July 12 at 89, ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Rita’s Law’ should help fight corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is right up there near the top of the list.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Health clinic’s service worthy of celebration

    National Health Center Week will be celebrated Aug. 10-16. The Whiteside County Community Health Clinic Governing Council would like to thank the citi ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Why Congress’ incumbents get re-elected time after time

    It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tragic reminder to test for RV electrical safety

    News of the June 30 death of a 3-year-old Amboy boy, who was accidentally electrocuted as he exited the family camper, saddened the Sauk Valley commun ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Impressed by Independence Day activities

    Just a recap of the numerous activities in celebrating Independence Day, starting with a great concert under Director Rechmeyer on July 2; on to the L ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mixed emotions over marriage for homosexuals

    Some argue that saying God forbids homosexual intercourse constitutes bigotry because as long as two people love one another, they should be free to m ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Minor spending shift could help Illinois’ food industry

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am

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