| Aug 23, 2012
The reemergence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the U.S. underscores the need for people of all ages to maintain protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, a message Project Immunize Virginia has been promoting for 17 years.
"Our mission is...
| Aug 26, 2012
Firsts come up a lot in conversations about Ann E. Smith.
She was the first African-American woman to win a statewide election in Illinois, for a spot on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Years before, she was the first African-American to be...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Matt Kranzler, 1915 N. State St., reshingle house and attached garage, $6,300. Robert Christenson, 1602 S. McCoy St., reshingle house and attached garage, $7,000. BJS Properties, 913 S. Jay St., repair roof and shingles, $7,800.
Avera St. Luke’s...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Faye Stouffer waited inside Sunday while a storm roared outside, eventually ripping an antenna off her home and toppling a tree in her yard.
Officials said the storm might have produced a tornado.
“All of a sudden, (there was) one big noise, and...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Danny Buchanan, 21222 135th St. S.W., re-side house and garage, $3,445.
Dale Thone, 615 22nd Ave. N.E., construct new 14-by-16 addition, $7,676.
Kendall Hedges, 2030 16th Ave., move shed, no cost given.
Steve Klein, 324 N. First St., re-side house,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:11 PM
Smile, trash divers, you might be caught on video.
The Brown County Landfill has installed surveillance cameras at two of the 18 drop sites it oversees, Mike Scott, landfill manager, told county commissioners during their Tuesday meeting.
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:53 PM
In the mid-1700s, British soldiers on the way to battle might have marched right past the property on the old road crossing South Mountain.
A century later, just after a battle nearby, Civil War armies did rush past on the same road, barely 12 paces away...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Jean E. Breiner, a registered nurse who had been the school nurse at Padonia Elementary School for more than two decades, died Friday of myleoid leukemia at her Timonium home. She was 77.
The daughter of a truck driver and a homemaker, the former Jean...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It wasn't just any raking job; it was dethatching to get all the old, dead grass out. That's hard work. You have to dig in and put some real muscle into it.
The pain in my rib cage started the day after the dead grass was bagged and bound for the...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Myranda Becking, 1401 13th Ave. S.W., construct vinyl fence around rear of lot, $4,200. Neil Bittner, install vinyl fencing on north and south sides of lot, $2,000. Rick Grieben, 212 S. Jackson St., demolish house, no cost given. Walter Schott, 28011 N....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Mary Gauer of Aberdeen had been trying to save for house repairs for 20 years, but was surprised to receive a $5,000 home rehabilitation grant from Homes Are Possible Inc.
“I just never expected that I would qualify for something like that,”...