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'The magic of Christmas is alive and well' in Aurora

It takes more than holiday magic to put together the annual Festival of Lights at Phillips Park in Aurora. This year's fest, presented by the Rotary Club of Aurora in partnership with the city, begins Friday and runs through Dec. 26. Recently, the park was invaded by cranes and crews of men and wome

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-20 16:24:41

30 years, 30 displays, $300,000: SciTech in Aurora ready to 'take that next step'

As SciTech prepares to kick off its 30th anniversary next week, it would be fair to say Aurora's "Hands-on Science and Technology Museum for Children" has seen dramatic changes since its humble beginnings in 1988. It's also fair to say it's not even the same place it was back when I last visited it

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-20 14:46:00

Aurora Lions Club Celebrates 95th Anniversary

With service awards and a mayoral proclamation, the Aurora Noon Lions Club celebrated its 95th birthday Thursday, Nov. 9. Aurora resident Bob Cissell, Noon Lions president, presided at the charter-night dinner at Pomegranate Cafe in Aurora. The Noon club was chartered in July 1922, five years after

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-19 15:55:00

Rain no deterrent to downtown Aurora tree lighting, Winter Lights parade

Aurora's official holiday tree on Downer Place was lit Friday night in an event that drew large numbers of families despite the rainy conditions. It was the first official tree-lighting ceremony for new Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who presided over the annual event and assisted the newly minted Litt


Aurora Man Facing Theft, Criminal Damage Charges in Boulder Hill

An Aurora man is facing several charges after he allegedly resisted arrest and was involved in incidents in Boulder Hill on Friday night. The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the 0 to 99 block of Greenbriar Rd. in Boulder Hill, just before 10:00 p.m. where 39 year-old Regin


East Aurora School Board Rethinks 'Controversial' Tomcat Statue

AURORA, IL - A proposed tomcat statue is "not what we thought we would be getting," said an East Aurora District 131 school school board member. The Aurora Beacon-News reports that plans for the statue, which was supposed to be propped up at the entrance to the news stadium, are up in the air. East


Farnsworth interchange project completed in Aurora

Work on the Farnsworth Avenue interchange with Interstate 88 in Aurora is finished. The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority announced Friday the work on the $19 million project is done and the interchange open. They said the project should bring "improved traffic flow through the interchange along


Trial postponed for Aurora priest accused of sex abuse of girls

The trial for an Aurora priest charged with sexually abusing girls at their Catholic church has been pushed back again, from November to February, while lawyers figure out whether the lead investigator on the case destroyed or withheld notes that could affect its outcome. The investigator's resignat


Marysville man, 78, arrested in death of woman found in burned motor home

A 78-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose body was found in a burned recreational vehicle at a Yuba County mobile-home park Thursday night. Ronald Allen Dainauskus was arrested on suspicion of homicide and arson. He and the victim were neighbors at the mobile home park in the


Our View: It's a bad stretch of highway and there are a couple strategies

We've seen some highway projects over the years that made us wonder why ... why does a highway have to be planned to run through where a home is when there's plenty of empty space just over there? Engineers usually have some reasoning for how they design a roadway ... but that doesn't mean they can'

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-19 08:15:00

'It's a delight to cook for people other than yourself'

When Samuel and Pamela Thompson moved to the Yuba-Sutter area in the late '90s, they quickly noticed the community's homeless population had a need that wasn't being met. "We noticed that the homeless here weren't being touched really, nobody was laying their hands on them," said Samuel Thompson, pa

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-18 23:59:59

Voices: Kris Ramirez - Appeal-Democrat: Opinion

Kris Ramirez, 42, Marysville, walnut inspector, on: What do you like about the Yuba-Sutter area and what would you improve? - "When I go to work in Live Oak, I get to see the Sutter Buttes and they're beautiful." - "More things for kids to do. My son turned 18 and there really is nothing for him to

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-18 23:59:59

Two dead after crash on Highway 70

OROVILLE, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has confirmed that two people have died after a crash on Highway 70 Sunday night. It happened around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Palermo Road and Highway 70. The CHP said two vehicles were involved. We have left messages with Chico CHP to

KRCRTV.COM - 2017-11-20 13:07:16

Highway 70 to be a stage for safety enforcement

Law enforcement and other public officials are using the Highway 70 stage to draw a line against unsafe driving during the holidays. Since 2010 Highway 70 between Marysville and Oroville has been the site of 33 fatalities, making it one of northern California's most dangerous traffic corridors.


Susan George: The enduring value of gold mining

Laura Mahaffy/lmahaffy@theunion.com | The Union The dazzling lights, carolers dressed in Victorian attire, and toasty fire pits along the streets of our historic downtowns captivate our senses, taking us back in time to Christmas celebrations as they were in the early 1900s. These holiday festivitie

UNION - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

What's happening Sunday in the North Valley

Faith Lutheran Church Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants receive free T-shirt and are entered in drawing for $200 Safeway gift card. Must be in generally good health, be free from cold symptoms, be 18 (16 & 17 with signed BloodSource parental consent form); weigh 110 pounds or more and bring ph


Andalusia continues effort to revive downtown, launches partnership with WSFA

The City of Andalusia and WSFA 12 news officially launched a new weather camera Monday. The new camera sits on top of the historic First National Bank Building downtown Andalusia. We've been working really hard the last 10 years or so to revitalize our downtown area," said Andalusia Mayor Earl Thomp

WSFA - 2017-11-20 16:45:19

WSFA 12 News debuts new weather camera in south Alabama

The WSFA First Alert Storm Team keeps an eye on the sky across Alabama, and now we have a new tool to help us watch the weather unfold in south Alabama. WSFA 12 News has partnered with the City of Andalusia to provide a new LIVE camera from the heart of downtown Andalusia. Boasting full HD resoluti

WSFA - 2017-11-20 13:13:30

86 Alabama Baptist pastors sign letter against sex abuse

More than 85 pastors at Southern Baptist-affiliated churches in Alabama have signed a letter this week saying they denounce sexual abuse against women, although the letter does not mention U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. As of today there were at least 86 signees including the current president of


PHILIP DANIEL RODGERS - The Southeast Sun: Home

Philip Daniel Rodgers, 44, of New Brockton went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel in Enterprise with Rev. Kerry Mitchell of

SOUTHEASTSUN.COM - 2017-11-20 18:57:00