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  • When looking, start early, visit many nursing homes

    Brenda Nye walked into a Whiteside County nursing home on the day her father moved in. Her mother, w ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Low pay, tough work leads to 'high rate of burn out' for nursing home nurses

    On the morning of Nov. 7, 2012, an 87-year-old diabetic man was late waking up at the Good Samaritan Society in Mount Carroll.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State ombudsman: All nursing home violations major

    Residents in Sauk Valley nursing homes have died or been injured because of neglect or mistakes or lack of prudent policies.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Memories and a 'maddening' system

    My earliest memories of long-term care facilites are from visiting my grandparents during my childhood.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • AFC Student of the Month

    Bret Gittleson, 17, of Ashton, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School’s September Student of the Month. He is the son of Traci and Mike Gittleson, 46, ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Games, prizes, food part of event at youth center

    AMBOY – A Teen Turf lock-in and dance for students in junior high and older will be Dec. 29.The even ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Whiteside trail contest finalist

    SPRINGFIELD – The recreational trail between Morrison and Morrison-Rockwood State Park was a finalist in this year’s state Hometown Awards competition ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., D ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Seek ways to love lost ones

    Christmas always brings me face to face with my ministry to the least. As John the Baptist called the down-and-out to the wilderness to be baptized, h ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Variety of ways exist to reduce seasonal trash

    OREGON – Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department offers ideas on how to cut back on holiday waste.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Books By the Bushel’ available

    AMBOY – The Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation’s “Books by the Bushel” Program is underway.Any Lee Co ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Deadline for base, yield revisions nears

    AMBOY – Landowners have until Feb. 27 to revise or update their farm program crop base and the crop yields associated with their farms.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 4-H’ers recognized for outstanding achievement

    OREGON – This year, 181 Ogle County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments during the year at club programs.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Candles to be lit during service

    MOUNT MORRIS – An annual candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, 102 S. Seminary Ave.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area graduate earns scholarship

    NORMAL – Kelly Zook of Rock Falls, a graduate student in exercise physiology, is one of 10 students to earn a $500 University Club scholarship at Illi ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
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