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WOOD RIVER—County Supervisor Don Chell was at the monthly Wood River Town meeting to explain a couple of options for making Wood River intersections safer and more visible. He brought in a spin alert which is a three-sided reflective device that is bolted atop a stop sign.

Sports

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SIREN—“It was an emotional night for the Siren volleyball family. Not only was it parents’ night and senior night, but the mother of a Siren varsity senior had just passed away the day before,” Pirates head coach Deb Allaman-Johnson said. “We were all amazed at Julia’s strength and composure…

Obituaries

Carl Allen Berg, 74, of Grantsburg passed away in his sleep on…

Opinion

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This portion of the paper is one of the hardest parts of my job. I’ve been here for almost a year and sometimes wait until Tuesday morning (when we are putting the pages together) to come up with something for this space.

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If it feels like our society is devolving back to ancient times when tribes banded together against hated enemies for survival, you are not alone. While this development is disturbing, there are signs of hope on the horizon, according to New York Times columnist and author David Brooks.