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  • God bless our veterans every day of the year

    America has and always will be great. It is because of all the brave men and women who have served in all the different branches of our military.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Guest Editorial: Who is President Trump?

    Let’s put Donald Trump’s stunning victory Tuesday in terms that fit his background: the business wor ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: What are your feelings on Veterans Day?

    This week’s question: If you have any military veterans or active duty service personnel in your family, what are your feelings about them on Veterans ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Veteran not able to receive care at hospital

    To my fellow vets:You might remember my previous letter to the editor concerning Veterans Choice and ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • World Series victory: Doesn’t get much better

    Hats off to Dixon’s many loyal Cub fans.I have many childhood memories of turning the radio to WGN a ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Long faces of commentators told the tale

    Going to bed on Election Night was like a return to my childhood when going to bed on Christmas Eve, looking forward to the next morning after the arr ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Gullible voters elect ‘downright moron’ to office

    In 1920, H.L. Mencken said this, and I quote: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner 
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Referendum loss not a proud moment for Dixon

    I was born and raised in Dixon, am proud of being from Dixon, but at this moment, I am not proud of our town.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 – Dave Granlund and Joe Heller

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    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Plan A is out for now; look toward Plan B

    Dixon voters have spoken, at least for now, and there will be no new Dixon High School constructed to replace the 1920s-era “castle” along the Rock Ri ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:05 pm
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    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
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