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  • From our archives: ‘Fine effort’ saves factory jobs

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • ‘Chicken fat’ song may sound mighty familiar

    A tune has been stuck in our head since the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it’s not “Chelsea Dagger.”It’s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Fracking film to be shown on Thursday

    The public is invited to a showing of “Gasland Part II” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Library, sponsored by the Rock River Open Forum. T ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Grateful for support of history event

    A big thank you to all who participated in creating a living history atmosphere at the June 21 Ogle County Historical Society Ruby Nash Home and Museu ...
    July 3, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • ‘Humanistic mutiny’ arises in America

    Looking at globalization efforts for a one-world government, universal health care, a European Geosciences Union economy, and new age spiritualism, we ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • ‘Homosexual agenda’ is simply equality

    This letter is in response to Jane Anderson and Paul Anderson [June 25-26 letters]. The two letters shared a single, basic message that specific peopl ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Recycle stone, use it again in Rock Falls

    I write in reference to the old stone building that no one wants to deal with in downtown Rock Falls. I’m interested in the old stone building and thi ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Marine needs help from U.S. government

    When I opened my computer this morning, the first thing that caught my eye was a plea from Jill Tahmooressi, mother of Sgt. Tahmooressi. She is pleadi ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Rock Island the Andersonville of the North? No way

    Rock Island held Confederate prisoners for less than 2 years, from late 1863 until the end of the Civil War in 1865. But even though that Illinois pri ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • The ‘have-nots’ exert big impact on the economy

    In reply to two letters criticizing my letter asserting the “have-nots” are the real job creators, your letters reflect an ignorance of basic economic ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Wayward bear journeys toward safety

    Encounters between humans and wildlife don’t always end happily.But a happy ending might well be in ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Appreciative of support for July 4th reading

    We give a big thanks to all the people who participate in our July 4th reading of the Declaration of Independence [scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at Chap ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • The meaning of America, this Fourth of July

    My brother, Adam Devine, is who I see when I think of America. The sacrifices he, and many other men and women who have served in the military, made t ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • An Independence Day salute to our guardians of freedom

    On July 4, 1776, when the Continental Congress told Great Britain to take a hike, the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence couldn’t just snap ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Equality for all is his agenda

    Oops, I did it again. It seems I got a couple of my fellow citizens stirred up with my “live and let live” comments in my last letter.
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
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