Submit Your News

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured

To some casual observers, ladybugs (or lady beetles) are colorful symbols of good luck — harbingers of fortune and fame. Gardeners value them for their utility as ravenous insects that prey upon plant pests. They buy them by the hundreds online or from garden centers, and then free them to hunt.

CLINTON — Dr. Kirby Marine and Dr. Randy Welser of Westgate Orthodontic Group/Orthodontic Group Associates have announced that Dr. Lora Marine has joined the practice.

featured

If you're going to grill a prime rib, the last thing you want is an overcooked gray ring surrounding the rosy interior. We decided to forgo searing the flat cut sides, which meant the roast spent less time over high heat.

featured

Barbecuing is the perfect method for cooking fatty cuts of pork or beef, but relatively lean chicken is another story. For barbecued pulled chicken with a smoky flavor and moist, tender meat, we'd have to come up with some tricks.

featured

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories of a magical time of toys and make-believe. And for everyone else, the new theme park…

featured

Barbecue sauce is one of the most versatile sauces out there — it can be served as a dipping sauce or a topping, brushed onto protein and vegetables during cooking, or stirred into beans and shredded meat after cooking.

There is only one plant I know of that would actually bite you and that is the Venus Fly Trap. A bite from that plant would not be painful or even leave a bite mark. The four plants you will read about here all grow in this area and can cause mild to severe skin rashes resulting in pain, suf…

MAQUOKETA — Join a naturalist for some froggin' at 1 p.m. July 7 at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.

featured

If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than bowls of ice cream.

featured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple …

featured

Store-bought pizza dough makes this flatbread weeknight-friendly, and the perfect combination of salty and savory toppings plus a quick homemade pesto will make it a new staple in your rotation.

With a name like Buffalo Gnat, one would expect a large hairy, hump-backed insect that travels in a large herd. Instead what we have invading the entire Midwest this spring is a small insect (also called black fly) the size of a fruit fly or smaller. So what is the problem?

Stop by the children’s desk to register and pick up a summer reading log. Babies and preschool age children will be given a list of fun activities to complete with their caregiver, while those kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are asked to keep track of the number of hours they…

featured

I don't remember when I had radishes with unsalted butter and coarse salt for the first time, but I know that it was in France. And, it was the oblong red-to-fushia, white-tipped French Breakfast radish that I fell in love with. This often photographed radish is what I think of when I think …

CLINTON — Tom Tegeler and Sandy Tegeler were top Clinton Duplicate Bridge Club winners recently at Bickford Cottage. Mary Duhr and Phyllis Morris were second; Georgia Parks and Norma McDonnell, third; John Mulholland and Judy Doughty, fourth; James Carey and John Carlin, fifth; Carol Hill an…

featured

MORRISON, Ill. — The Morrison Musical Theater Association is celebrating Christmas in July (almost) with some tunes from the past in this summer’s production of "The 1940’s Radio Hour."

featured

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed into signing a pet leasing contract.

featured

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse will open the 2018 Concert Series on May 25 with "Reba...And Friends." From “Fancy” to “Is There Life Out There,” Reba McEntire is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high sc…

featured

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that's frequently an illusion. Food-borne illnesses are almost as likely to be caused by homegrown produce as by fresh foods acquired elsewhere.

featured

Giant sequoias, spectacular waterfalls, alpine tundra, plus arguably the world’s most beautiful valley combine to make California’s Yosemite National Park one of our country’s most popular vacation destinations.

WALCOTT — The American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society quarterly meeting will be 1:30 p.m. May 20 at the Walcott American Legion, 121 W. Bryant St., Walcott.

CLINTON — Mercy Medical Center will offer a new session of the community health education program designed to improve overall health and wellness.

CLINTON — The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a set of two free educational programs for the general public in Mercy North Hospital’s Conference Room A, 1410 N. Fourth St., on May 15 and May 22.

featured

One of the amazing things about Italian food (besides it being, you know, Italian food) is that the best dishes are often so completely, refreshingly simple. Like, four-ingredients simple. (No, we don’t count olive oil and salt. Or water. Or air.)

When shopping for breakfast items pancake mix, frozen waffles, granola — not all products are created equal. If you or your family are trying to eat a little better, here’s a few things to look for on the label.

featured

Are you wasting away your retirement years playing solitaire and watching TV game shows? Perhaps spending several hours a day loafing with other retirees while talking about old times and how America’s youths are circling the drain?

A rolled chicken breast may look la-di-da fancy, but it’s really super-easy to pull off with a tiny bit of patience. And this particular version rewards you with bacon and melted cheese.

CLINTON — Tri-S Women’s Club met at McKinley Street Taverne on April 4. Norma McDonnell was the hostess. A program about the history of Springdale Cemetery was given by Jan Hansen, Clinton County Historical Society. Jan also answered member questions about the known history of the Spirituali…

featured

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's defeat of the French army in a battle on that date — May 5 — in 1862. The holiday also happens to coincide with the start of the season for fresh tomatillos. Green Pozole with Chicken, a traditional, stew-y Mexican soup — based on a tomatillo sal…

featured

This recipe celebrates one of the first — and sweetest — harbingers of spring: local strawberries. Sure, the supermarket offers strawberries all year 'round, but the gems that are grown locally and show up in season boast way more flavor than their cousins from the other side of the world. W…

featured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Museum of the American Revolution is a year old this month and officials say it has landed a decisive victory in capturing tourists' attention in a city with lots of revolutionary competition.

featured

During a mid-March road trip through central Florida, we stopped in Lakeland for a visit to Florida Southern College.

MORRISON, Ill. — As part of the Lifelong Learning Series, the Friends of Odell Public Library will present John Park, dietitian at CGH, on April 16.

Spaghetti squash is a large round squash that forms spaghettilike strands when it’s cooked. Its texture is crisp, its taste is mild, and it can indeed replace spaghetti in the recipe of your choice. This is especially good news if you’re searching for an alternative to pasta, either because …

This Week's Circulars