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  • Perry’s plan to deploy Guard is disgraceful

    There is a reason why Texas’ Republican Gov. Rick Perry wants to deploy the National Guard on our southern border in Texas, rather than simply asking ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Car washes raise funds for food pantries

    One hundred forty-one Super Wash car washes across the nation have participated in the fifth annual food raiser fundraiser. To date for 2014, $45,061 ...
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The numbers show influence of the wealthy

    If “the real job creators are the wealthy,” per Mr. Valentino’s letter [June 26], then how does one explain high unemployment numbers?
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • WeCAN service projects in need of more volunteers

    When a group of law enforcement and community leaders gathered some 3 years ago and formed a grassroots organization titled “WeCAN” to counteract the ...
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Historic center great place for Lincoln statue

    I read where there is consideration to put the “child” Lincoln statue in Jefferson Grade School because Lincoln School has closed. A recent letter sug ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Middle East violence may defy a solution

    In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how do we know which side to back?Well, consider which side wou ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Cartoon depicts early American history lesson

    I want to express my admiration for the July 25 “The Cartoonist’s Voice” brilliant message that depicts angry citizens with a sign urging “Immigrants ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Power shutoff affects health of city resident

    I am writing in regard to my health – to the mayor of Rock Falls, and most of all, the Rock Falls utility company.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Parade float in honor of a special man

    Congratulations are certainly in order for the outstanding float from Bill and Dick’s Barber Shop in the 2014 Petunia Festival Parade.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shake up city hall in Oregon

    Soon it will be city government election time in Oregon.Like it or not, major change is needed in Or ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State cannot afford more tax increases

    When Mike Frerichs, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer, announced he was trying to raise taxes on services in Illinois, I thought at first h ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The Bible is a best-seller for a reason

    I realize that in our country, everyone has the right to his or her own opinion. I respect that.But ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Skeptical of VA’s burned records claim

    To all the veterans out there:I was just wondering how many were told that their records burned up i ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am

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