Most of the world’s tornadoes happen in the United States, and many of us have seen them. I grew up in the Texas panhandle, which is in Tornado Alley. We had a basement and kept a radio, shovel (Mom thought we might have to dig our way out), dried foods … and that’s it.
I think I would have liked Annie Glidden if she were alive today. I hope she would have liked me.
Congratulations to all of DeKalb County’s new high school graduates.
I’ll be brutally honest. As a journalist and journalism educator, I’m supposed to be up to speed about local happenings (not to mention area, state, national and international happenings … it’s a big job).
My friend Marika Valos-Wasmund loves gossip, exclamation points and – although she may deny it, depending on who is around – causing trouble.
I knew we were in for it as soon as I saw the pile of dirt in front of Pay-It-Forward House at 719 Somonauk St. in Sycamore.
It would cost about only $4.80 to $6 extra next year (less than two lattes) for most consumers; in exchange, we’ll get a smart(er) power grid. Sweet.
I don’t know who made the model ships floating in the retention ponds in the shopping center near Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road, DeKalb.
Since returning to our roots in DeKalb County about six years ago, I have encountered scores of people who have shared their backgrounds, genealogy and historical anecdotes with me, but none stand out more in my mind than the incomparable Don Schoo.
More than 40 years ago, Mayor Red Johnson appointed me to the Public Library Board as treasurer and to the Police Pension Board of Trustees. After six terms as city treasurer and now into a third and final term as mayor, it still is an honor to serve the public trust.
There sure was a lot of good economic news this week about a recovery that looks to finally be taking hold.
What’s happening at Northern Illinois University today?
The bowlers of the Business and Professional League at Mardi Gras Lanes wanted to do something special for their oldest member Tuesday.
On April 7, 1958, Howard F. Johnson died of a sudden heart attack as he was getting ready for bed.
Last Saturday, my wife and I were at an outdoor wedding at Hopkins Park.
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