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  • Support for golf outing is appreciated

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley thanks everyone who participated in the 12th annual Hospice of the Rock River Valley Golf Outing on June 27.
    July 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • ‘Made in USA’ helps make the USA stronger

    I write in regard to Mr. Tony Valentino’s letter [from June 26] concerning the real job creators. First, I want to say that I don’t disagree with him; ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Thanks carrier for help during power outage

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Telegraph carrier for his recent act of kindness.
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • A festive 50th anniversary for Petunia Festival

    On behalf of the Dixon Petunia Festival Board, we’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone who helped with the success of the 50th anniversary ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Billing date change may result in fees

    It’s time for Comcast to remember that we pay [its employees’] salaries. All customers should turn their bills to “other charges and credits.”
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Agrees that the truth is in God’s word

    In response to Jordan Bowman’s two letters [June 18 and July 2], I had already written my response and was ready to send it in until this last letter ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • 900 funds? State should consolidate them

    Fans of the Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area near Prophetstown were likely pleased to learn about its expansion. The Illinois Department of Natur ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Stick to issues, leave jokes to comedians

    The race for governor has been amusing at times – few can deny the comedic value of the Bruce Rauner campaign’s creation of Quinnochio, or the Pat Qui ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Disagrees with senators’ views on birth control

    After the Hobby Lobby ruling, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, announced he will introduce a bill requiring “all corporations using this Supreme Cou ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Parade rules seem unfriendly to horses, riders

    We rode our horses in the Fourth of July parade Friday in Mount Morris. Having done so many times over the years, I thought to myself, maybe, it would ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • EMS ambulance woes transcend single community

    If you live in or near Oregon, the June 17 demise of the Oregon Ambulance Service Inc. should be of great concern to you.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Time for pension reform 2.0

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday [July 3] said loudly, clearly, and ominously that public employee pension benefits in the state cannot be cut.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Today’s cars a little more user friendly

    I remember decades ago when vehicles were simpler, but more complex to operate. Some were “cold-blooded” cars and difficult at times on frigid morning ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Founders’ work doesn’t surpass the laws of God

    In response to Jordan Bowman’s July 2 letter, “Equality for all is his agenda,” I would like to commend Jordan for his desire to treat all people with ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • If voters hire you, will you stay or quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:29 pm
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