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  • Nelly-elephant.jpg Bet the farm: 5 'psychic' animals predict soccer victories

    Need some guidance on whom to place your bets for this year's World Cup? Since Paul the Octopus achieved a prediction success rate of 85 percent in 2010, hosts of animal oracles around the world have sought attention as soccer sages. Here's a look at a few of them.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • farm.jpg Mount Carroll family farms asparagus

    Back in 1995, Don Weidman decided to retire. He had farmed all his life and figured he could rent out his ground and live on Social Security. He quickly learned he was wrong.

    June 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 'Inspector' to open at Timber Lake MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse will open the summer’s second production this week.“An Inspector Calls” will open Thursday at Timber Lake in Mount Carroll. Chicago director Chuck Smith will direct the play, which runs through Saturday, Ju

    June 18, 2014

  • Determann family photo Determan family honored CLINTON — The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface hosted a founder’s day event this past weekend.The Determan family was honored Saturday as a founding family of the Determan Settlement north and west of Lyons in the 1840s. They also worked on

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Showboat New show to hit Showboat stage CLINTON -- A new musical will hit the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre stage this week. "Annie Get Your Gun," will start Thursday at the Showboat in Clinton. The production will run through June 29. "Annie Get Your Gun," with lyrics and music by Irving

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dishes, teapots decline in value CLINTON -- A Toro snowblower quickly made its way to $75 without any snow on the ground at the May 31 auction. A Ready heater went to a happy camper for $440 and some clown pictures went to a new home for $44. A curio cabinet sold for $165, a blue

    June 14, 2014

  • Garden Walk photo Walk to feature six gardens Spring has finally arrived and released the tiresome grip of winter. It has taken a while, but things are finally starting to awaken and green-up with gusto. Everyone is full of questions as to why their plant has not started growing yet. It has been

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Humane Society hosts adoptathon CLINTON -- The Clinton Humane Society is hosting a Pet Adoptathon in June. You can adopt two cats/kittens at a reduced rate. Two kittens, under 6 months of age, can be adopted for $75; two adult cats, 6 months to 5 years, are $40, and two senior cats

    June 7, 2014

  • Jim Miller How to create an online memorial for a loved one DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about online memorials? My uncle recently passed away, and some of the family thought it would be neat to create an online memorial to pay tribute to him, and accommodate the many family and friends who are sca

    June 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paul Berger, Diana Lassen to exhibit at River Arts CLINTON -- Fort Collins, Colorado artist Paul Berger will be bringing his photography to be on display from June 8 through July 27 at the River Arts Center, 229 Fifth Ave. South. With Berger, who is formerly of Clinton, will be Diana Lassen, fiber ar

    June 7, 2014

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