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There were some mighty disappointed healthcare officials in Jo Daviess County last week. We all should be disappointed.Sandra Schleicher, Jo Daviess County Health Department Administrator, at the … more
Retired Rear Admiral Barry Black, Senate chaplain, opened up the third day of the United States Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump with a prayer: “Give our Senate jurors … more
The way we celebrate certain holidays changes over the years and different generations hold new traditions or scrap old ones. Individual holidays also have different meanings and are celebrated … more
In 2013, I made apple-pear sauce, put it in a labeled mason jar and set it into my deep freezer. Eventually, that single jar got buried in a corner under years of other frozen treasures. This … more
When those who served in the military separate, they are given a DD-214, the “Certificate of Release from Active Duty.” If service was in the Air or Army National Guard, a NGB-22 is … more
Borders in this area seem less important than others. Borders during COVID have had different meanings with rules being different just a few miles away, but when thinking about the bigger … more
It was by guess and by golly–or–you might say that I lucked out when procuring a coveted appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination this past week. I had learned from a staff member that … more
My sister and I played Iron Lung after watching the short before the main feature at the post cinema. I was a serious child who had spent my early years worrying about my father coming home from … more
Churches are landmarks in our communities. Throughout our region, we are fortunate to have so many of these structures that have lasted generations, withstanding the test of time. One church, … more
Editor’s note: Russell Wangersky is a columnist with The Telegram, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where this column originally appeared as well as its website, on Sept. 23. In this … more
Gen. Robert E Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox was a solemn day in this country’s history, a day that brought great joy to some and sadness and maybe even anger to … more
Every four years the United States celebrates democracy with a seamless transition of power from one person to another, and many times one political party to another, in an event filled with … more
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