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  • Why community newspapers matter

    "I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes, …”– Roger MillerROLLING FORK, ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Power of the press: Reporting the news that consumers need

    WASHINGTON – The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Sticker check saves a ticket

    Famed pioneer aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was said to have treated his cars like his airplanes. Before leaving on a trip, he walked around t ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Independent Maps petition: Where you can sign it

    Amboy: Lee County Farm Bureau, 37 S. East Ave.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Morrison: Whiteside C ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Slay gerrymander with the mighty pen

    Thank Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry, who in 1812 drew political districts to favor his candidates that were so distorted that they resembled a sal ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Help local pantry by donating food on Wednesday

    The Community Food Pantry of Dixon would like to express gratitude to the generous people who donated cash and groceries to the pantry during the Gran ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Theme of National Newspaper Week especially relevant

    In 1928, Frank Capra made a silent movie called “The Power of the Press.” Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played Clem Rogers, an ambitious cub reporter hungry f ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • From our archives: Hoping for the best on National sale

    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 ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Honor Flight thankful for huge support

    The Lee County Honor Flight committee would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Dixon Police Department for its monumental effort in hosting ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks for support of Cub Scout event

    We, at Cub Scout Pack 85, want to say thank you to everyone who attended our Touch a Truck event.Tha ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you for successful Fiesta Parade

    The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Leaders Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the 63r ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Americans really want to have NASA back again

    WASHINGTON – WOW! I am feeling a Buck Rogers moment coming on.Yeah, I know. Nobody really knows what ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Increase local farm food for school meals

    October is National Farm to School Month (#F2SMonth). “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggi ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Be aware of noise-induced hearing loss

    Did you know you can permanently lose your hearing from exposure to loud noise? Thirty-six million A ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    CNN will host the first debate of Democratic candidates for president on Oct. 13. Do you plan to watch it?
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