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  • Hopefuls attend prison job fair

    THOMSON – More than a thousand applicants met last week with human resources personnel at the soon-to-be-opened federal prison.At the Federa ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Sports Highlights

    Varsity volleyballscheduleSept. 24Stockton at River RidgeSept. 25East Dubuque at EastlandPecatonica at MilledgevilleWarren at West CarrollRi ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • Not your grandfather’s manufacturing

    ELIZABETH – Many people have an antiquated idea of manufacturing facilities as dirty and unpleasant places to work.National Manufacturing Da ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Horseshoe Mound Preserve opening to the public

    GALENA – It’s time to enjoy it.After a lot of hard work, community spirit, and donations, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation will open t ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Lanark’s time to shine

    LANARK – What began 4 months ago as a “town meeting” has evolved into a fall festival featuring a Taste of Lanark, a photo booth to record t ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Designing history: The identity of the 21st century

    Our primary focus in December 1999 was Y2K. Would the computer systems handle the millennial change? Might we suffer from serious computer s ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:16 am

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  • American Made Wild Cards

    MOUNT CARROLL — Unprecedented. The 2014 American Made Awards received entries from every state, with over 3,000 nominees. Two Mount Carroll businesses ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • York competed at AIM

    Carroll County 4-H is proud to announce that 4-H’er Alex York of Lanark competed at the Academics Integrity Marksmanship (AIM) Grand Championships.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • In Ivy's memory

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Adam Drinkall wishes he could watch his daughter, Ivy Faith, play with her two sisters, Lili, 8, and June, 5.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • EMT-Basic course offered in Lanark

    An EMT-Basic course will be offered in Lanark at the Elkay Manufacturing Plant, 105 N. Rochester St.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Chadwick-Milledgeville teachers ink deal through 2016-17

    Synopsis based on minutes from the July 23, 2014, meeting:MILLEDGEVILLE — The regular meeting of the ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Lanark Fire Department first stop on ‘Proud to Wear Pink’ motorcycle ride

    Lanark Fire Department public relations officer Tricia Ewing says the LFD will be the first stop for the 7th Annual Team Underwires Proud to Wear Pink ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • 'South Korea: Our Story'

    CHADWICK – Daniel Nardini, born near a farm in Bloomington in 1960, realized that he had a passion to learn about other languages and cultures at the ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Visit the unique, indoor Twin City Farmers Market

    The Twin City Market began as a project of the Northwest Illinois Ag Coalition (NIAC). TCM started operations as a farmers market in July 2005 after t ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Family fun, live music, and veggies at Lanark market

    LANARK – Sponsored by the Cornucopia Committee of Lanark, you are invited to these family-oriented events on Tuesdays in the Lanark City Park.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Heirloom Farmers Market in beautiful, sunny Thomson

    Is life changing too fast for you? In our quest for the latest in technology, are we leaving tradition and the steadfast rules of life behind us?
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • R. Richard ZimmermannLANARK – R. Richard Zimmermann, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, near Mount Morri ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Howard Johnson

    Howard  JohnsonHoward Paul Johnson was a loving dad, grandpa, and husband. He died at the age of 82, ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • News doesn’t change much, so what’s new?

    Every day, we turn on the television and hear about all the wars in the Middle East. Life is bad in the Middle East. Take your pick of Syria, Iraq, Af ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • No merit to political attack

    Bob Flider, our state director of agriculture, deserves better.In the past several weeks, there have ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:15 pm