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Ten Years Ago February 12, 2014 $50,000 grant —Galena schools awarded matching grant to repair crumbling masonry at middle school Faced with crumbling masonry at Galena Middle … more
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“If Jamal can do it, so can I,” remarked Sonji Palmer, mother of Special Olympics Illinois Region J athlete, Jamal Selesi. This mother and coach finds inspiration in her son. … more
“It has been a blessing in our lives,” remarked Paula Jones, mother of longtime Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Ashley Jones. Paula is referring to their family’s experience with … more
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There are many ways people spend their retirement years. For Maureen Ries and David McCabe, it’s helping out at Yellowstone National Park. The pair has spent the last two summer seasons at … more
Ten Years Ago January 8, 2014 Winter has arrived with a vengeance as subzero temperatures wreaked havoc. All attention turned to the thermometer and the extreme subzero temperatures over … more
Q. There are 282 ships in the U.S. Navy. How many can fly a pirate flag? A. One. Only 1 U.S warship is authorized to fly the Jolly Roger. That ship is the USS Kidd. Therein lies a tale. … more
5-year old Kate Redfearn has spent a lot of time at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City over the past three years. She had two surgeries in 2020 to remove … more
I was looking through some old photographs that I have and I found the one that I include with this story. The photo was taken at Henry Henning’s studio. Unfortunately, there were no names … more
Warren Elementary Stephanie Wolff’s second grade Dear Santa, My name is Myles.  I am 8 years old.  I live in Warren.  This year I have been good. What I would MOST … more
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