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  • Bring your binoculars

    Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge host Lost Mound Birding van tours on the third Sunday of each month. Meet at the Lost Mound o ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Business After Hours at The Special Touch

    LANARK – About 30 guests attended Business After Hours, hosted March 18 by The Special Touch and The Friends of the Lanark Public Library’s ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Ralston receives Kustes Memorial Scholarship

    SAVANNA – During the special awards segment of the West Carroll FFA Chapter’s Parent-Member banquet held March 23, John Kustes presented the ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Ribbon Cutting at Robert's Roost Guest House

    Attending a ribbon cutting and open house Thursday for Robert's Roost Country Guest House, between Savanna and Mount Carroll, are Mary Stebb ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • FFA presents awards at annual chapter banquet

    SAVANNA – A new slate of officers and several recognition awards were presented during the 10th annual West Carroll FFA Chapter Parent-Membe ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Happy retirement!

    After 30 years at the Exchange State Bank in Lanark, Dave Shaulis is retiring. Friends and associates shared memories, best wishes, and cook ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:59 am

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