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  • Backs Bustos for Congress

    I grew up in a single-mother household and depended on food stamps to get fed. Through generous government aid, I became the first person in my family ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • U.S. water infrastructure issues must be addressed

    Water issues have been a frequent topic in the news lately, from large main breaks such as the one that affected UCLA’s historic Pauley Pavilion, to t ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • How to fix the NFL’s problem with ‘Redskins’

    Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time to dial up a welcome break from technology

    SPRINGFIELD – I bought a “new” phone the other day.My 6-year-old, Anna, gave it a perplexed look.“Wh ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Impressed by city’s response after bad storm

    Everyone took notice of the high temps and the power outage that happened in our community this week. Facebook was full of posts, and it seemed like i ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Here come the tax dollars; a call for good stewardship

    Monday will mark Labor Day, when many people have a day off to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labors.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mixed league seeks bowlers

    We are looking for men and women who are interested in bowling in the Town and Country Mixed League at Plum Hollow Family Center, 1933 state Route 26, ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Editorial: Ogle County Board correct to spend more for audit work

    Auditors who have been looking into Ogle County’s controversial administrative tow fund apparently have a bigger job on their hands than anticipated.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Schools need more time with their students

    Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Mankind’s greatest problem is a perfecting of means and a confusion of ends.”
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Editorial: Black Hawk statue rescue a step closer

    Momentum is building to begin repair work on the 103-year-old Black Hawk statue near Oregon. That’s ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: Rose banned, but for how long?

    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 ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Many thanks for success of Music in Motion event

    We would like to thank all the sponsors, donors, participants, volunteers, and supporters of the 14th annual Music in Motion 5K run/walk on Aug. 2.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you for rewarding experience

    My name is Molly Biggs, and I am a fourth-year member of Palmyra Hillbillies 4-H Club.This year my s ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Caring people support 1,500 area students

    I am a Rock Falls great grandmother who, for the past 4 weeks, has been volunteering at the Sterling-Rock Falls School Supply Closet.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s

    During the months of September and October, tens of thousands of Americans, including me, will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am

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