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  • As need increases, group works to provide food, services to poor

    The St. Vincent DePaul Society of Sterling and Rock Falls was founded in 1958 by members of St. Mary Parish who saw the need, which existed in our com ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Thankful for Second Step project support

    I would like to thank the parents of students in pre-k, early childhood education, and kindergarten through fifth grades for attending a parent meetin ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Reporting on nursing homes was ‘excellent’

    An excellent piece of journalism by SVM reporter Matt Mencarini [“Investigative series – Nursing homes in the Sauk Valley; A sorry state: Watchdog gro ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Donations aid advocacy effort for kids in court

    As the president of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) board, I would like to thank all who participated in the CASA Celebrity Waiter Dinner. ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Come to view artistic windows

    This is a thank you to the girls from the Bridge of Art for the wonderful window display at C&N Supply and other locations around town.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Thank you for successful Hospice event

    The 25th Festival of Trees was a success because of the contributions given by the generosity of the communities served by Hospice of the Rock River V ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Politicians will keep pensions and perks coming

    Scott Reeder's Nov. 28 column titled "Ruling bodes ill for Illinois' financial future" on the pensions of outgoing politicians shows what happens when ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Restore cuts to mental health services funds

    Sauk Valley Media is to be commended for its compassionate coverage of the Nov. 24 death of the woman who suffered from mental health issues.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Appreciative of Pearl Harbor remembrance

    On behalf of Sterling American Legion Post 296, I would like to thank the sizable crowd that attended the Pearl Harbor Remembrance service on Dec. 7. ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Josie Almassy

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Hoping that holiday boxes can get filled

    Please help us share and get the word out. We need to get our boxes filled. There are a lot of boxes that are still empty this year (we have 18 drop s ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Regaining sanity is not about feeling good

    Seems to me, we as a nation are adrift on a boat without an anchor, somewhere close to a waterfall. Somewhere along the way, we discarded our anchor f ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm

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