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  • Fun and healthy lunches for kids available

    Every night before bed, Sue Patterson packs her 10-year-old daughter, Emmy, a lunch that resembles a work of art.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Minooka’s history makes it “a nice place to call home”

    Founded in 1869 along the Rock Island Railroad, the village of Minooka was originally called “the summit” by railroad workers because it was the highe ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Want more outdoor space? Try a patio!

    Want more usable space in your yard? A patio offers a place to visit, eat, relax, entertain and mor ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Briefs

    Baby sitter’s training course to be heldMorris Hospital is holding a baby sitter’s training course f ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Health department employees have fun with ‘Chalk the Walks Day’

    MORRIS – On Tuesday, the designated Chalk the Walks Day, more than 4,000 people chalked in every state in the United States, as well as in Australia, ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Farm harvest means it’s tomato time

    It’s the bruschetta phase of summer for Ariel Pressman, which makes him a happy farmer.He stands in ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Close out summer with Shorewood’s Got Talent

    The village of Shorewood will cap off its Party in the Park series with the Shorewood’s Got Talent Show on Aug. 28.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Morris Theatre Guild auditions for "God's Favorite" to be held

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc., 516 West Illinois Ave., Morris, will hold open auditions for its fall production of Neil Simon’s comedy, "God ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Church bulletins

    St. Larry’s Roast to change timesSOUTH WILMINGTON – The St. Lawrence Catholic Church of South Wilmin ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Rod Baker Ford discusses how to choose a used car

    Buying a car can be a complicated process. Buying a used car can be even more complicated. But it do ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Fun Show to be held at Grundy County Fairgrounds

    MORRIS – At 9 a.m. Aug. 17, the Silver Spurs 4-H Club will be hosting their 17th annual Fun Show at the Grundy County Fairgrounds.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Special Connections to hold golf outing

    MORRIS – Special Connections of Grundy County will host its fourth annual golf outing Sept. 6 at Nettle Creek Country Club in Morris.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Morris American Legion Riders cooks lunch, gives donations for veterans

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    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Fair food: All calories? All fat? Yes, please!

    Is there anything more American than the state fair? Small-town pride. Prize-winning bulls. Proud ch ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Retaining walls create beautiful, usable outdoor space with That Perennial Place

    If your yard is on the side of a hill or a gentle slope, that useless space can be turned into an attractive outdoor focal point with a retaining wall ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • College briefs

    U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dean’s List announcedJoshua Joseph of Morris has been named to the Dean’s L ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Grundy County GROWS garden helps many

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department's GROWS garden is a huge success, according to department officials.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Back to School Fun Fair - Living Water ChurchThe sixth annual Back to School Fun Fair has been sched ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Coal City native graduates from military training

    COAL CITY – Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Nugent of Coal City graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San An ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Scholarships awarded to area students

    YORKVILLE – The Kendall-Grundy Community Action Board recently awarded scholarships to nine area students.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris district 54 gives back to school information

    MORRIS – Morris School District 54 will hold Back to School open houses at both White Oak and Shabbona schools.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • College brief

    North Central College dean’s list announcedNorth Central College has named its dean’s list of Schola ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Nature photography contest to be held Aug. 17

    MORRIS – The 8th Annual Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit will be Aug. 17.Matted photos are submi ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Results of the Grundy County 4-H Fair released

    Editor’s note: The results of the Grundy County 4-H Fair contests below are the remaining results from the 4-H contests. Due to the volume, the result ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Special needs bike presented to child by Ottawa Rotary club

    OTTAWA – The Ottawa Noon Rotary along with Interstate 80 AMBUCS presented a therapeutic bike to a special needs child July 27.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • ICS students return to school Aug. 19

    MORRIS – The first day of school for Immaculate Conception School students will be Aug. 19. Classes begin at 7:55 a.m., and dismissal will be at 11 a. ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Local briefs

    Pieces from the Heart Quilt Guild meeting setMORRIS – Pieces from the Heart will meet at 7 p.m Thurs ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Going gluten-free: Author’s health journey results in cookbook

    Lisa Howard first considered going gluten-free about five years ago.The 37-year-old food writer and ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Results from 4-H fair’s general projects released

    MORRIS – The Grundy County 4-H Fair was held July 26 through 28 at the Grundy County Fairgrounds.The ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • College briefs

    Local students graduate from University of IowaAbout 5,000 students received degrees from the Univer ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Grundy Ag Fair talent show winners announced

    MORRIS – Local dancers took home the majority of the prizes during the Grundy County Agricultural Fair's Talent Contest held earlier this month at the ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Red Carpet Travel to host presentation on Alaska travel

    MORRIS – A presentation that brings Alaska to life in Morris will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Mor ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby donates to Special Connections

    MORRIS – For more than 10 years, Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby has held a steak fry to benefit a local charity. 
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Say goodbye to Pastor Steve

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    July 31, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Taste of West Lisbon this SundayLISBON – West Lisbon Church will hold its Taste of West Lisbon event ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 6:54 am
  • 38th annual Crossroads Fest scheduled Aug. 1-Aug. 3

    When Crossroads Fest first began 38 years ago the one day festival was created so people could just have some fun.
    July 31, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • College Briefs

    Minooka alum graduates from Chicago schoolMINOOKA – Carla Dee Kundert of Minooka recently graduated ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Morris High School Prom Fest thanks donors

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School’s Prom Fest at the end of last school year was another success, thanks to the generosity of local donors.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • United Way of Grundy County book party brings volunteers together

    MORRIS – Members of the Grundy County community came together July 22 for a Book Sorting Party for United Way of Grundy County.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Ottawa Art in the Park show and sale to be held

    OTTAWA – The Ottawa Art League presents its annual art show and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Midewin equestrian tour set for Saturday

    WILMINGTON – On Saturday join volunteers from Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie for an interpretive ride through portions of Midewin which are not ye ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Mini tomatoes are garden gems

    They have names like Jolly Elf, Indigo Rose, Orange Fizz, Baby Cakes and Cherry Buzz.They come in st ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Cool down with some homemade ice cream

    On Father’s Day, I picked a fight with my dad.The argument was about homemade ice cream, and the fac ...
    July 29, 2014 - 8:39 pm
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