On the Record

Walking partners since 1974

Walking partners since 1974

After meeting during a YMCA exercise class in 1974, Mary Larson and Marilyn Montzka discovered they kept the same pace while running. The tw…
Purse project

Purse project

DeKALB – This Christmas, instead of asking for a new purse, Colleen Bredeson is gifting a purse full of items to a woman in need at Safe Pas…
Helping seniors

Helping seniors

Nancy Mecklenburg of Sycamore describes herself as “a professional volunteer.”She has been a volunte…
Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

DeKALB – Thanksgiving is one of Michelle Graham’s favorite holidays.When she was a young girl, she h…
Lincoln Laureate

Lincoln Laureate

DeKALB – Not every graduating college senior can say they climbed a mountain in Indonesia, interned on Capitol Hill or visited an island wit…
Creative crafter

Creative crafter

GENOA – Some men have a “man cave,” a personal sanctuary where they can watch sports games and hang out with friends. Debbie Howie of Genoa …
Team effort

Team effort

DeKALB – Matt Anderson doesn’t remember the first time he swam, but he knows he was a baby when his mom took him to the Kishwaukee Family YM…
Grammy nominated

Grammy nominated

DeKALB – Jan Bach of DeKalb shares more than his last name with classical music composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Jan Bach, 79, also is a comp…
Making the music connection

Making the music connection

Elizabeth Lanza has always used music as a way to communicate.She previously used it as a way to hel…
Need for speed

Need for speed

Sean Kingsbury was not allowed to ride a motorcycle growing up. Now Kingsbury is on the path to becoming a professional MotoAmerica motorcyc…
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