Day: February 7, 2019

Legalizing recreational marijuana roadblock by Catholic bishops

By Peter Hancock –  Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois will face stiff opposition this year from leaders of the State’s largest religious denomination. The six Catholic bishops in Illinois issued a joint statement Monday urging lawmakers to reject any attempt to legalize marijuana. “As lawmakers consider this issue,…...

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Little White School Museum volunteer Stephanie Just, right, helps a visitor with her Victorian Valentine project. Families are invited to visit the museum, 72 Polk Street in Oswego, Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, to make and take home an instant heirloom during the museum’s annual free “Victorian Valentines” craft activity. Crafters three and older may stop in between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. either day. Submitted photo

Victorian Valentine project at Little White School Museum in Oswego

Little White School Museum volunteer Stephanie Just, right, helps a visitor with her Victorian Valentine project. Families are invited to visit the museum, 72 Polk Street in Oswego, Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, to make and take home an instant heirloom during the museum’s annual free “Victorian Valentines” craft activity…....

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Plano Family Center opens

The United Methodist Church of Plano is a partner with P.H. Miller Elementary School, principal Laurel Mateyka, instructional coach Brittany Pezold, family support workers Sherri Rachford and Maritza Herrera as the host site for the new “Plano Family Resource Center”. P.H. Miller is the only Preschool program in Kendall County…...

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Kendall County master gardener Steve Wolf shows Josephine Breyne of Yorkville how to test germination of seeds Saturday, Feb. 2 in Yorkville. The event allowed community members to share vegetable and flower seeds in the third annual Seed Swap by the University of Illinois Extension in Kendall County. Submitted photo

Master gardeners demonstrate seed-starting system at seed exchange event in Kendall County

Kendall County master gardener Steve Wolf shows Josephine Breyne of Yorkville how to test germination of seeds Saturday, Feb. 2 in Yorkville. The event allowed community members to share vegetable and flower seeds in the third annual Seed Swap by the University of Illinois Extension in Kendall County. Submitted photo…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Change not such a bad thing: We adapt, adopt, every day

Even though change may be a four-letter word to some of us, we have many experiences of change. We simply adapt and move on to the next change. Absorb and incorporate. That’s life! Do we want to resist or see the joy in something new? We do not have to…...

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Reader’s Voice: Change in stand on illegal immigration

January 29, 2019 Dear editor; Just so you can hear for yourselves what a hypocritical, two-faced piece of barnyard waste Chuck Schumer is: Look up his speech regarding illegal immigration nine years ago at Georgetown Law School. He gives seven principles. He thinks that anyone who enters the United States…...

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Reader’s Voice: Abortion deprives life, liberty….

February 2, 2019 Dear editor; Virginia lawmakers recently rejected a bill that would have made it permissible to terminate a pregnancy throughout all three trimesters, just like the egregious bill New York recently legalized. While thrilled that Virginia lawmakers had the commonsense to vote this murderous legislation down, and we…...

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Donna Crane

Animal extinction for food ends with soy: Professor

Last of two parts The Independent newspaper in London, England published the following article written about professor Raj Patel, who stated: “Re-imagining a world with less stuff, but more joy is probably the way forward.” Here is part two of the role of industrial agriculture. The Independent published the following…...

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First Call

Paddle of entire Fox River program at Sierra Club

The Valley of the Fox Sierra Club invites everyone to attend its program at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Batavia Library, 10 S. Batavia Avenue, Batavia. Charlie Zine and Chuck Roberts, two Fox River advocates, recently completed an eight-day kayak paddle of the 223 miles of the Fox…...

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Naperville park name could be historical

Naperville resident Ginny Wolf Chivas, a descendant of one of the founding families of Naperville, asked the Naperville Park District Board at their January 31 meeting to consider renaming Southwest Community Park “Wolf’s Crossing Community Park.” The new name would reflect the history of the 33-acre park site, at 3252…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Growing apart: He grew defensive, they wanted a husband, dad

She bought the green beans, took the children to the dentist, and cleaned the toilets. He was a rising star at the company because he was affable, capable, and personable. He wanted his moment on center stage. She decorated the house for Valentine’s Day, took the children to violin practice,…...

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Wayne Johnson

Stories in from the cold, deep freeze, distant past, of work

Did we all enjoy the arctic blast that descended on us last week? Of course not. It’s never fun to have icicles dangling off your frostbitten nose, or Inuit tribes traipsing through your backyard hunting polar bears. But it was the perfect opportunity for our Bonehead-in-Chief, on the advice from…...

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Recipe

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 2 cups milk 6 ounces shredded white Cheddar cheese 6 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs Directions…...

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Marilyn Weisner invited guest to State of the Union

Congressman Bill Foster announced early this week that he invited Marilyn Weisner to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday this week in Washington, D.C.. She is the executive director of the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry in Aurora. It is one of the…...

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Lunafest in Oswego offers best indie films Saturday

The 18th annual LUNAFEST will bring winners from Sundance, AFI Fest, and SxSW to Oswego Saturday, Feb. 9! It may be awards season for Hollywood blockbusters, but this year some of the best films hitting the indie circuit are coming straight to Oswego at the Village Hall. The Oswego Cultural…...

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Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity meeting in Montgomery

Aurora-area faith communities are invited to learn about Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Faith Build, a local home building project sponsored by churches. An information meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Genesis Community Church, Habitat offices, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. The meeting was…...

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‘Bowl for Vets’ Sandwich fun

The American Legion Riders Post 181 from Sandwich coordinated “Bowl for Vets” Saturday, Jan. 26 at Sandwich Idle Hour Lanes. Focus: bowling, turkeys (bowling strikes), food, raffles, seeing friends, and making friends. Cash prizes were awarded to first place, Bobby Wilgus who bowled a 919 series; second place, Virgil Range,…...

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