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Lee County 4-H’ers shine at annual fair

AMBOY –The Lee County 4-H Fair was July 25-28 at the Lee County 4-H Center. Club abbrivations are: MC – Maytown Comet …
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Carroll County Fair winners named

MILLEDGEVILLE – The Carroll County 4-H Fair was Aug. 6-10, with both Carroll and Whiteside County 4-H’ers competing. Winners are: General Project…
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Legion membership open to others

STERLING – All veterans who served from Dec. 7, 1941, to the present now can become full members of the American Legion under a new federal charter. Members who previously …
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Labor Day Mass planned

MAYTOWN – A Labor Day Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 2 at St. Michael Cemetery, Sandy Hill, four miles southeast of Amboy off Sublette Road. The Rev. Richard Kramer and Rev.…
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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

Saturday, Aug. 24 Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Fulton, 563-321-8577. Overeaters Anonymous, 9 …
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Saturday, Aug. 24 Farmers market, 7 a.m.-noon, Haymarket Square, 317 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-3306. Farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon, 912 Fourth S…
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Sterling woman wins Crystal Apple

CHICAGO – Amelia Meyer of Sterling, who taught at Rock Island Academy in Rockford, has been awarded a Crystal Apple Award. About 10 years ago, teachers were chosen to parti…
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Trump orders biofuel boost in bid to temper farm state anger

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, seeking to tamp down political fallout in U.S. farm states essential to his re-election, has ordered federal agencies to shift course on relieving some oil refine…
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ICE shuts down hotline detained immigrants hotline

LOS ANGELES – In the fifth episode of the last season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” the character Maritza, who has been languishing in an immigrant detention center, finds out about a toll-…
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Dad hits USC with subpoena to get records

LOS ANGELES – In a new twist to the college admissions scandal, a father accused of resorting to fraud and bribery to get his daughter into the University of Southern California has subpoenaed the un…
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Bolsonaro to reveal plans for fighting Amazon fires

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) – Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that he might send the military to bat…
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New lab trains welfare workers who probe child abuse claims

CHICAGO (AP) – The troubling scene inside the dingy Chicago apartment seems real: dangling exposed wires, open pill bottles near a sleeping baby and a kitchen strewn with dog feces and cockroaches. …
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Programs, movie at Franklin Grove Library

FRANKLIN GROVE – Lunch and a movie will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Franklin Grove library, 112 S. Elm St. New books: "Paranoid," by Lisa Jackson, "Lost and Found,…
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Disaster loans for flooding available

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has economic injury disaster loans available for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, small businesses in aquaculture and private nonprofit or…
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Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer

NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg completed three weeks of treatment for pancreatic cancer at a Manhattan hospital on Friday, her spokeswoman said. The 8…
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