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  • 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
  • Texas has a lot to teach the Land of Lincoln

    PORT ISABEL, Texas – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mount Morris will install new lighting by fall

    Downtown Mount Morris will receive a facelift from a village standpoint. The village board, with the recommendation of the village planning commission ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fair season offers myriad entertainment

    If you’re interested in places to go, people to see, and things to do this summer, the county fairs of the Sauk Valley are right up your alley.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Closet racism alive and well

    I voted for Reagan because I shared his view of smaller government and fiscal conservatism. I voted for Clinton because he embraced a community of whi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pretty petunias are appreciated

    Hats off to Dixon in Bloom for a great job on the petunia baskets this year. They are beautiful, the colors vibrant, and I know that the daily waterin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Humanistic mutiny’ arises in America

    Looking at globalization efforts for a one-world government, universal health care, an ECU [European Currency Unit] economy, and new age spiritualism, ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rough roads? Recycle them!

    Taxpayers should appreciate government officials who try to get them more bang for the buck.Count Ru ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: Popcorn stands both popular, profitable

    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 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Golf outing proceeds are appreciated

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley acknowledges and thanks everyone who organized, helped, participated in, and donated to the June 14 Schreiner Golf Ou ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you to all parade float helpers

    The Lee County Council on Aging and Post House Ballroom thank all those who helped with our parade entry this year, commemorating our 40th (ruby) anni ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks to all for success of Poppy Day

    Thank you for another successful Poppy Day for the Rock Falls American Legion and Auxiliary. Thanks to you, the public, for your support of one of the ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you for 50th festival parade success

    This year our 50th Petunia Festival parade was our best ever and had the highest attendance we have ever seen. Our committee tries to make the parade ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am

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