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  • The greatest baseball players I ever saw play the game, part one

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Memorial Day has come and gone, the temperatures have hit 90 degrees a time or two, and that makes me feel like I should be writing about baseball. Unfortunately, there isn’t much...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Auburn Aquaponics — a possible answer to empty factories

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association When we received an invitation to attend the Auburn Aquaponics event demonstrating efforts in sustainable agriculture, we decided we should see it; we...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Guest column on clear-cutting of DeKalb Nature Trail ‘powerful’

    Editor’s note: The following is in response to the May 22-28, 2013, guest column “Spinning prairie after clear-cutting in DeKalb, part one.” This letter was addressed to Editor & Publisher Frank Schier. I saw the piece today...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of May 29-June 4, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of May 29-June 4, 2013 This Week: All will build up to the planetary activity arriving June 7 and June 8. June 7 provides us with a grand water trine, allowing us to...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Legendary Rock Interviews: Q & A with Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday

    By John Parks Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday is a pretty chill guy, but his band is already starting to burn red hot. Having already become a huge buzz band over in Europe, the Huntington Beach, Calif.,...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Agitate, America!: ‘The people alone’

    By Nancy Churchill A Progressive Visionary You learn things in advertisement-free progressive publications that you never learn on Fox or right-wing talk radio: you sense that a hostile takeover of democracy is under way, and has been...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Mr. Green Car: Why all hybrids have regenerative braking

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer In any review or brochure of hybrid vehicles you will hear mention of “regenerative brakes.” I’ll try to describe this system and why all hybrid vehicles have it. In short, the electric...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Seward Park District accepting applications for commissioner

    Staff Report SEWARD, Ill. — The Seward Park District is accepting résumés for an immediate open commissioner position. All interested parties must be at least 21 years old; previous board experience preferred but not necessary; must fulfill...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Rock County Cancer Coalition Walk for Hope May 31

    Online Staff Report JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Rock County Cancer Coalition (RCCC) will hold its second annual Walk for Hope from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 31, at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wis. Walk for Hope...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Celebrate National Trails Day June 1

    Staff Report Happy National Trails Day! Hike. Bike. Paddle. Ride. Whichever way you choose, you can celebrate trails on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. National Trails Day is devoted to appreciating America’s trails and the hard-working...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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