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Not long ago, I found my 9-year-old son lying on his bed surrounded by issues of Dynamite magazine. This sight was odd not because my son doesn’t love to read — he does — but because it’s not 1980.The magazine, published by Scholastic Inc. from 1974 until 1992, was a prominent feature of my childhood. With its rainbow-colored logo, it was part-pop culture and part-activity and humor magazine, a sort of People and Entertainment Weekly meets Highlights for...

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FREEPORT — Area students were named to Northern Illinois University dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Freeport students and their area of study include: Isa Dan-Pullo, electrical engineering tech; Zachary...

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ROCKFORD — Gateway Parks at Alpine Hills Adventure Park and Golf Center, 4402 Larson Ave., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 21 for the grand opening of its second season.During the ceremony, special guests and neighbors were...

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SAVANNA — The West Carroll FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure team placed first at the Amboy Greenhand FFA Parliamentary Procedure Contest held Jan. 21 at Amboy High School. The team consisted of Chairman Katie...

Updated Jan 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The fact that Du Quoin Community Unit District 300 and the Elverado school district entered into a cooperative football agreement last year begs the question: Is consolidation of Elkville students into the Du Quoin school district...

Updated Jan 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM

In Ray George’s fast-paced world, some things shouldn’t change.

Updated Jan 25, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Regional law enforcement weighs pros, cons, awaits laws to clarify implementation

Updated Jan 25, 2015 at 1:05 PM

A plan by President Barack Obama to make publicly funded community college available to everyone is designed to boost U.S. wages and skills for modern workers by making higher education as accessible as a high school diploma.

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

ROCKFORD — Several local students were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.Students include: Megan Collins, Katherine Day and Emily Jane Koneval, of Belvidere; Robert Michaels, of Cherry...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

PEARL CITY — The Pearl City Hornets 4-H Club will host a taco bar dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at Pearl City High School cafeteria, 100 S. Summit St. Tacos with soft shell or nacho chips will be served as well as...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

PEARL CITY — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 229 S. First St., will hold worship service at 9 a.m. Feb. 1. Pastor Tom Ekstrand will lead the worship service, and the Chancel Choir will sing. For...

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