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  • Area students honored in college

    University of Iowa’s dean’s list announcedAmy Matteson and Natalie Polson, both natives of Morris, h ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Donations for the fire department

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    July 9, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • Buffalo chicken legs kick up the heat in this fast recipe

    Add a tangy, cool salad topped with blue cheese dressing to balance the heat of these fiery Buffalo-style chicken legs. The heat level is up to you.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • 2015 Golf shows Volkswagen can compete

    SAN FRANCISCO — I admire a car company that stages a test drive of a major new product in some of the worst traffic in the country. It shows confidenc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Fuel economy no mirage

    Mitsubishi's 2014 Mirage can be described in several ways, but all of them add up to this: The hatchback is small, economical and devoid of pretension ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Honda Fit fills the subcompact niche

    Ordinary things done exceptionally well yield extraordinary products. Witness the subject of this week's column, the 2015 Honda Fit EX subcompact hatc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • The 2014 Ford Fusion: It’s all about efficiency

    Impeccable design with efficiency to match.  That’s the 2014 Ford Fusion. The midsize sedan is sleek ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Immaculate Conception School hosts reunion weekend

    Immaculate Conception School hosted its first-ever reunion weekend from June 20-22.The event was hel ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County to host mobile food pantry

    COAL CITY – About 180 area families took part in We Care of Grundy County’s mobile food pantry on June 11 sponsored by Geo’s Pizza and Reeves Funeral ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Area student wins at leadership conference

    A student from a Grundy County high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadersh ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Add summer color, seasonal interest to your garden

    Every plant blooms at certain times of the year. But plants don’t always have to be in bloo ...
    July 3, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Church bulletins

    Verona United Methodist holding ice cream socialVERNOA – The Verona United Methodist Church will be ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Colorful grain salads are potluck pleasers

    Thank goodness for potluck gatherings. We attend or host these easy repasts all summer long. Sharing meal preparations removes much of the stress.
    July 2, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • College briefs

    Local students graduate from SIUNumerous local students graduated from Southern Illinois University ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Seneca students receive awards

    SENECA – Last month Seneca High School held its all-school awards assembly where the following students were honored for outstanding achievements.
    June 27, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Grace Lutheran holding social Grace Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Twilight Social on Friday ...
    June 26, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Auditions set for this week

    Fox Country Players will be holding auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The auditions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Historical society photo exhibit open

    MORRIS – The museum of the Grundy County Historical Society has added a special temporary exhibit of Tony Menard’s photography. However, instead of ou ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Air National Guard Band of the Midwest to perform

    Concert Band & Harmony in Blue Jazz Band is scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. June 29 on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn in Morris. This concert will f ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Two awarded scholarships from Home for the Holidays

    Congratulations to Carol Marie Gaska and Alyssa Rogers. Carol Marie and Alyssa were recently awarded scholarships from Home for the Holidays.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Twelve complete Financial Skills Academy

    Twelve participants completed June 18 in the fourth session of the Financial Skills Academy put on by We Care of Grundy County.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Streator Garden Club hosting garden walk Saturday

    STREATOR – The Streator Garden Club has scheduled its second annual garden walk from 10 a.m. to 3  p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the walk are $10 each, w ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Time to update that salad for the picnic

    Summertime is high season for eating outdoors; weekend plans will soon be filled with cookouts, backyard parties and picnics.
    June 24, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Mulch - healthier plants, happier you

    If you have a yard, you’ve probably heard about mulch - that stuff you spread on the ground around your plants.
    June 24, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • College briefs

    MORRIS – Sean M. Phillips, a 2013 graduate of Morris Community High School, made the dean’s list and semester honors at Purdue University in West LaFa ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Almer inducted into Holland Club

    MORRIS – Grundy County Board member and Morris resident John Almer was recently inducted into the Holland Club.
    June 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Morris resident receives volunteer award from Southwest Airlines

    MORRIS – Each year Southwest Airlines recognizes a handful of their 45,000 employees who embody their company spirit and this year a local Morris citi ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Neighborhood briefs

    Morris softball camp to be heldMORRIS – Morris Community High School will be hosting a softball camp ...
    June 19, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Rev. Scott McClellan moving to new church MORRIS - The Rev. Scott A. McClellan, who has served as th ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Don’t just landscape - Waterscape!

    With more people opting for staycations, a growing trend in landscape design is waterscaping. Who doesn’t like to relax and unwind near a babbling ...
    June 18, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Best steaks for grilling – we’ve got options

    The weather’s cooperating, the coals are lit – and you’ve got your mind on a juicy steak with perfect grill marks.
    June 17, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Rod Baker Ford - 50 years of service, integrity and family values

    Roderick F. Baker Jr., a long-time resident of Joliet and Naperville, served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Marines. After being discharged as a c ...
    June 18, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Church bulletins

    Gardner barbecue fundraiser to be heldGARDNER – The Church of Hope in Gardner will be holding a barb ...
    June 12, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Heartland Blood Centers offers scholarship

    Students account for 25 percent of Heartland volunteer donors, according to a news release. In appreciation of their young blood donors, Heartland is ...
    June 11, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • CF Industries brings life to the classroom

    SENECA – Seneca science students cracked the case on embryology.Last fall Seneca science teacher Jul ...
    June 11, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Car leasing made easy

    In the market for a new car?   Rod Baker Ford, in Plainfield, suggests you consider leasin ...
    June 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Treat Dad to steak for Father’s Day

    Garlic and parsley stuffed into a juicy steak make a perfect quick meal for Father’s Day.Each year, ...
    June 10, 2014 - 9:35 pm
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