It shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but Mrs. Claus loves Christmas and loves to make Christmas tree ornaments. In fact, Mrs. Claus said Christmas is her favorite time of year. Full Story
Local truck driver hits “bump in the road”
In life, sometimes there are bumps in the road. Sometimes, big potholes to brave as we cautiously drive down that roadway, attempting to navigate our future.
For Tyler Wick, age 21, bumps and potholes in the road are more than metaphors. As a truck driver for Sawtooth Lumber, he has hit many dips and ruts on deliveries. But none like the one he hit on Nov. 14. Full Story
Broadband Commission ended
With its yeoman’s service accomplished, the Cook County Broadband Commission (CCBC) was officially put to rest at the Cook County commissioners’ Nov. 22 meeting.
Commissioners met with Bob Pranis to hear a final broadband report.
Begun in July 2011, Pranis said the CCBC had fulfilled its goals to ensure adequate wire and wireless service to the county. Full Story
Make sure you have enough oil for your lantern
“The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.” Full Story
With this year’s presentation of the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra’s Christmas Concerts set for this weekend, Dec. 4 and 5, the News-Herald shares this Dec. Full Story
Holiday Happenings at North Shore Care Center
The spirit of giving is always in season at the North Shore Health Care Center. We want to thank our many volunteers who so generously share their time and talents with us throughout the year. The residents also count their blessings for family, friends, staff, and community members who are so committed to the elders who live here. Full Story
Vikings prepare for upcoming season
Depth might be a problem for the Cook County High girls’ basketball team this year, but not heart. The girls who play basketball for the Vikings have plenty of heart. Full Story
Boys' basketball starts play at home December 9
Sam O’Phelan, a 6-foot-tall forward, and Marcus Logan, a 5’11” guard, are the lone seniors on a very young Cook County High School boys’ basketball team this winter.
Still, the Vikings have some other starters back from last year’s squad, and, if they can stay away from injuries, should improve upon their two-win 2015-2016 mark. Full Story
YMCA hosts first ever holiday volleyball tournament
The YMCA will host a first ever holiday volleyball tournament on December 17. The action will begin at 10 a.m. and will consist of teams of 4-6 players.
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, December 14. Full Story
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