Patriotic planter


An American flag stands straight out in the wind as a farmer makes his way through a field just off Keeney Road near Ashland last week. (Photo by Brian DeLoche.)

‘Snow joke


Winter has hopefully taken its last shot at the Midwest with last Thursday’s dusting of snow.  Here a daffodil is pointed toward the light and warmth of the morning sun while wearing a light coat o

School closings no surprise


    It came as no surprise to area superintendents when Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that school sites would close for the remainder of the academic year.