On the Record

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…
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…
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