It's Great to Be Involved

It’s Great to Be Involved! by Christina Falcom Maldonado is a brightly illustrated book perfect for 3- to 6-year-olds. It tells a story about Floky and his forest friends helping a butterfly join its butterfly friends.

Vanessa Werthmann, fifth grade, shows some holiday spirit as the festivities began.

Elgin Middle School's annual Winter Wishes week-long celebration of kindness began Monday, Dec. 16.

The next Elgin City Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 8183 State Highway 17. All meetings are open to the public.

ELGIN - No action was taken despite a heated debate between Miller Road residents and the owners of KrisCross Gym during the regularly scheduled Elgin City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

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"Descent," the debut adult novel by Tim Johnston, could be straight from headline news. The Courtland family takes a vacation to the Rocky Mountains before their 18-year-old daughter Caitlin, leaves for college.