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  • Austin Berg: Another quality family flees Illinois

    Paul Kaup’s first job out of high school was tossing luggage at Midway Airport in Chicago. But he always dreamed of taking to the skies.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • What We Think: Congratulations to an outstanding United Way chief

    Russ Siefken Jr.’s success as executive director of the United Way of Whiteside County for the past 24 years is well known in the community.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Incredible show of community love, support

    On July 16, there was a fundraiser in downtown Polo to raise money for Scotty Powell who was in a car accident this past January where he sustained a ...
    July 27, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Dave Granlund & Jim Morin

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    July 27, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Scott Reeder: Plagiarism is hardly a new phenomenon

    SPRINGFIELD – I’ve never quite understood the appeal of plagiarism.Is it laziness or a lack of creat ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Stargazers’ event a success; gaze again on Friday evening

    A perfect, clear nighttime sky over Woodhaven Lakes welcomed at least 130 astronomy enthusiasts on the evening of July 9.
    July 26, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – Dave Granlund

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    July 26, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • This summer, give strong support to fairs

    County fairs have always been a reflection of the communities they serve.If farmers, 4-H’ers, garden ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    July 25, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, July 25, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    July 24, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • New Republican Party unveils its mission for 2016

    WASHINGTON – So, you are undoubtedly asking yourself, “What does this new Republican Party, so chaot ...
    July 24, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • From our archives: Governor rubs downstate the wrong way

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in Sauk V ...
    July 24, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Ice cream social support appreciated

    The Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society would like to thank everyone who made the third annual ice cream social a success.
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • The three tribes of America, in conflict

    Warning: The following includes broad, some might say simplistic, generalizations. I also ascribe perceptions by groups of people that certainly don’t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • More skeletons, more closets

    How quickly the annual Petunia Festival came to an end – July 4, 2016.When darkness came, the firewo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:28 pm
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