On the Record

'Blood & Oil'

'Blood & Oil'

At first glance, Jed McClure’s life seems pretty normal. He lives in Sycamore with his wife Jessica and two children, is an entrepreneur and…
Winter fun

Winter fun

DeKALB – As the Winter Olympics get into full swing this weekend in South Korea, Bill Ryder will bring some of those sports to the area.
Brotherly bond

Brotherly bond

DeKALB – Mark Meier of DeKalb loves spending time with his little brother Jacob during lunch and recess. They eat lunch, talk about schoolwo…
Keeping busy

Keeping busy

Sally Stevens is a self-described “very busy lady.”Stevens was born in DeKalb, raised in Sycamore an…
Hooked on comics

Hooked on comics

When Scott James was a young boy growing up in Genoa, he remembers getting up early every Saturday to watch cartoons.
Trained service

Trained service

DeKALB – After graduating from school, most people return home with a diploma. Michael Grunze of DeKalb returned home with a dog.

For Sue Breese of DeKalb, remembering the past and looking forward to the future is not something she does only at the start of a new year, …
A helping hand

A helping hand

DeKALB – Lynnea Erickson Laskowski of DeKalb travels once a year to Bo, Sierra Leone, in Africa, where she volunteers with the Jonathan Chil…
Ho, ho, ho

Ho, ho, ho

SYCAMORE – In his spare time between making a list and checking it twice, Santa Claus traveled from the North Pole to visit with children in…
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…
Loading more