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  • Good Natured: American dipper, icon of western streams

    I would wager that most folks have heard of the Big Dipper, the famous constellation. Shoot, even astro know-nothings like me can point it out in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Perennials to welcome fall

    I am terrible at saying goodbye. In fact, embracing change in general can be a bit of a challenge for me.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Picture book perfect

    I made my 16-year-old read a picture book Thursday morning before school. Yup, true story. My late ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • In Focus: Candy Land

    I can’t believe it’s already high school homecoming season, which is a prelude to my favorite season of the year, fall.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • In Your Court: A brief explanation of Power of Attorney for health care

    The Power of Attorney for Health Care (hereafter “Power of Attorney”) is a document that provides an individual with a method to control his or her pe ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Life at East: Hardly normal college food

    I hate college food. I have to walk a few blocks to the dining center, which inevitably is always crowded due to the dramatically larger student body ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Finding a college that’s the right fit

    As a kid, going school-supply shopping was always something I looked forward to. Picking out a new backpack and lunchbox made me a happy girl. The nig ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland prepares to start superintendent search

    With hopes of having the district’s next permanent superintendent named by January, the Kaneland School District 302 Board tonight is set to hire a se ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 7:02 am
  • Park Perspectives: Fall fun to be had at Autumn Fair, Harvest Hustle 5K

    Autumn marks my favorite season to enjoy all that Geneva’s parks have to offer. With the forthcoming beautiful tide of changing colors and cozy sweate ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Another View: Whatever its motive, CVS does right thing by ending cigarette sales

    CVS stopped selling cigarettes last week. The move might be little more than a business calculation for the pharmacy chain. But it is one worth cheeri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Wind and rain and ... text alerts!

    On Friday, Sept. 5, some windy and rainy weather swept through portions of Kane County.Although I wa ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Good Natured: Barn swallows can be fascinating to watch

    The neighbor’s kids were out the other day, chattering excitedly as they soaked up some late-summer sun. It was snack time – seems like it’s always sn ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Use container gardens to kick off fall decorating

    As we turn the calendar to September, we start thinking about fall decorating. We may not be quite ready to load the car with straw bales, cornstalks ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Now and then

    Wednesday afternoon I got a text from my friend, Hilde. Would I like to watch Batavia High School’s annual homecoming parade with her? One of her teen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Holinger: What if the Lost Generation had Facebook?

    I’m losing my family to computerized screens. The other night, my wife, Tia, called me over to where ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 7:17 am
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