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  • Letter: Crundwell continues to be hounded

    My wife was reading a Telegraph article about those whose job it is to extract everything of value from Rita Crundwell. Her comment was, “Aren’t they ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Downtown’s heart is not all about money

    A few years ago, the city of Sterling and the Greater Sterling Development Corp. felt that they should buy the Sterling Theater and turn it into a pro ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Volunteers asked to clean up waterways

    Dave Druen is trying to collect volunteers to help cut and trim trees and weed debris out of the Hennepin Canal in Rock Falls on Sept. 19. Some work a ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • ‘Harvest Moon’ fundraiser for Caring Center

    On Sept. 12, the Caring Center will have its fourth fundraiser at the Sterling Moose Club in Sterling. The theme for this year’s event will be “Harves ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Partnership leads to better student safety

    Last year, the White House called upon colleges and universities to reform their policies relating to their responsiveness to victims of sexual assaul ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 - Nate Beeler

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    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 - Dave Granlund

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    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Editorial: Interchange land buy a boon for city

    Exciting times could be ahead for the city of Rock Falls, after a land purchase agreement was announced at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Politicians are failing us on the economy

    A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • Help those in need this holiday season

    Goodfellows of Lee County, a United Way Agency, helps people in need at Christmas. We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • Hard to find a college education without MAP

    State Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he stands tall for Illinois.At 6-foot-8, he towers over almost ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

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    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • The man who redefined America’s ex-presidency

    Jimmy Carter, who has always been most at home in the backwaters of the world, was determined to com ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Great divorce of action and consequence

    Isn't it great to know that there are constants in this world? Constants that govern the behavior of all things in motion, as well as those that are a ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 - Beeler

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    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:10 pm
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