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  • From our archives: Lincoln lauds Gen. Sherman's march

    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 ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Searching for local health care solutions

    We just passed Nov. 15 – the start of the next open enrollment period for health insurance. But even with the advent of the Affordable Care Act, known ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • All nurses should take influenza shots

    Public health experts urge most Americans to protect their health – and shield those around them – b ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Let’s learn from death of released inmate

    The tragic death of a 65-year-old Rock Falls woman after her release Nov. 24 from the Whiteside County Jail should prompt serious soul-searching by Sh ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Lawmakers neglect to act on minimum wage

    Illinois lawmakers went their various ways on Thursday, leaving Springfield without sending outgoing ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Plant-based diet good for people, plant

    The Rock River Open Forum had a meaningful meeting on Sept. 18 at the Rock Falls Public Library that highlighted the changing of one’s diet so as to l ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • See it through another's eyes for real lessons of Ferguson

    If Monday's [Nov. 24] announcement that no criminal charges would be filed against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has taught us anything, it is ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Don't lose your way; stay close to Jesus

    So many are losing their way by all their pointing and accusing. So I wrote what Jesus asked me to write. Thanks for hearing what he asks of all his c ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Sunday

    This Sunday, Dec. 7, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Seventy-three years ago, the Japanese attacked the ships in the Navy yard at Pearl Harbor and th ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Your lame-duck Legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good c ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Editorial: Christmas gift half a year in the making

    Dixon's downtown streetscape project probably produced more than one Scrooge during the more than half-year odyssey from the project's first day on Ma ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Editorial: Fixing Old Man Illinois on his 196th birthday

    It's Illinois' birthday today – 196 years young.But the state, which on this day we dub "Old Man Ill ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Giving to Newman boiler fund assists an important institution

    I was asked to participate in a fundraising activity for Newman High School, particularly for replacing the boiler at an estimated cost of $250,000.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Too much theft these days; not enough honesty

    I read about theft occurring daily almost everywhere. God’s Eighth Commandment is “Thou shall not steal.” When you steal from someone, you hurt them.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Tribute to loving person in need of compassion

    Janet Royer Sims was raised in a kind and loving home with a family and friends who loved her. She also was very loving.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:45 pm
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