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Is this REALLY a thing you can do with McDonald’s French Fry containers?

Is this REALLY a thing you can do with McDonald’s French Fry containers?

I don’t know if I’m buying this, but some apparent genius’ claim that you can flip the top portion of the flap of the McDonald’s French Fries box, fold it back and use it to put your ketchup on!  Fries are always better with Ketchup (or some sort of sauce), but a) McDonald’s are usually salty enough…

ROOTS with ROBB:  The CURE

ROOTS with ROBB: The CURE

My two favorite things about doing ‘ROOTS’ are turning listeners on to different songs or aspects about a band they think they know already, AND being turned on myself to an artist I’m not completely familiar with.  The Cure is definitely in the latter category.  I knew the big radio hits from the Cure, but…

Axl Rose first new song in over a decade is with LOONEY TUNES?

Axl Rose first new song in over a decade is with LOONEY TUNES?

Members of Guns n’ Roses have been dropping hints that they’re working on new GnR music, with a chance to possibly even hear a new track sometime in 2019.  But Axl already has something new out, with Looney Tunes!  There’s a New Looney Tunes show coming to Boomerang this year, and Axl is a big…

ROOTS with ROBB:  Exile on Main Street

ROOTS with ROBB: Exile on Main Street

The first Thursday of every month Robb Hasty, your Farmer’s Insurance Agent on Main Street and I discuss a classic album, and when it comes to choosing an album from the Stones, there are several choices that jump to mind.  Exile isn’t my favorite Stones album (right now it’s toss up between Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers), but Exile is a darn…

Entertainment News

Selma Blair opens up about the “truth” of life with MS

Selma Blair opens up about the “truth” of life with MS

ABC/Richard Cartwright(LOS ANGELES) — Actress Selma Blair opened up in a candid post to her more than 800,000 Instagram followers about the often overlooked realities and struggles of living with multiple sclerosis.”There is a truth with neurodegenerative brain disease. It is uncomfortable. It is a stadium of uncontrollable anxiety at times. Going out, being sociable…

Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie to shoot ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ & ‘8’ back-to-back

Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie to shoot ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ & ‘8’ back-to-back

© 2018 Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Light the fuse: Tom Cruise and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie have just announced they’re collaborating on 7th and 8th Mission: Impossible adventures, which they’ll shoot back-to-back. The pair have worked on the billion-dollar franchise since 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which raked in $682.7 million worldwide. Their recent follow-up,…

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Ottawa to go for new round of bids on canal water project

Ottawa to go for new round of bids on canal water project

Ottawa City Hall will take bids on finishing the Illinois and Michigan Canal water project. Commissioners Dan Aussem and James Less were outvoted, 3-2, in their opposition. Aussem says the project would be more affordable without rebuilding the canal trail alongside the water area under Illinois 23. Starved Rock Cycling Association President Don Dirks asked…

Ottawa High student registration is underway for 2019-2020 school year

Ottawa High student registration is underway for 2019-2020 school year

Online registration for next school year is underway at Ottawa High School. Asst. Prin. Jeff Dewalt says returning students were expected to register that way last year. This year, incoming freshmen are being told to register online too. Later this month, school counselors will go to the schools where the eighth graders are to sign…

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TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette holds off Putnam County for road Tri-County win

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette holds off Putnam County for road Tri-County win

BOYS BASKETBALL Marquette 62, Putnam County 59 GRANVILLE – Jack Snook led three Crusaders in double figures with 22 points. Chase Thumm added 18 points and Logan Komater chipped in 11 points for Marquette (17-2, 5-0), which earned its fifth straight win. Luke Carlson paced the Panthers (4-16, 1-4) with 23 points. Kaleb Wright added…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James suffered his groin injury with a 107-100 victory over the reeling Chicago Bulls. Ball, who also had eight rebounds and six assists, scored 13 points during the second…

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa defense stymies Sandwich

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa defense stymies Sandwich

BOYS BASKETBALL Ottawa 54, Sandwich 29 SANDWICH – Ottawa allowed a season low in points and led wire-to-wire in a non-conference road victory. Myles Tucker led three Pirates in double figures with 15 points. Dakota Deverteuil added 11 points and Wyatt Hill contributed 11 points and four assists for Ottawa (15-1). Carter Cech paced Sandwich…

Health News

FDA approves new closure device for heart defect in premature babies

FDA approves new closure device for heart defect in premature babies

Abbott(NEW YORK) — One in 10 babies are born premature and Irie Felkner and her twin brother, Judah Felkner, were two of them. Born 13 weeks prematurely, they were unable to breathe on their own after birth and had to be placed on ventilators. They were transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit at Nationwide…

First person to cross Antarctica solo shares his wellness routine

First person to cross Antarctica solo shares his wellness routine

Janine Lamontagne/iStock(NEW YORK) — Colin O’Brady hiked 932 miles across Antarctica and made history in the process as the first person to travel the continent from coast to coast solo.The 33-year-old is also a three-time world record holder who has conquered everything from Everest to Kilimanjaro, Denali and the 50 highest points in the United…

Teen’s diabetic alert dog shot and killed, family says

Teen’s diabetic alert dog shot and killed, family says

Courtesy Tina Westmoreland(QUINLAN, Texas) — They didn’t hear the gunshot.But when Tina Westmoreland went to water the plants in the front yard of her home in Quinlan, Texas, on Sunday morning, she found her daughter’s diabetic alert dog laying there.The 39-year-old mother of four had just made pancakes for the kids and was unsure how…

How clutter affects your health

How clutter affects your health

gpflman/iStock(NEW YORK) — Being thankful for what you don’t have might be just as important as being thankful for what you do have. Home organization guru Marie Kondo has sparked an international phenomenon with her KonMari method of tidying up. Her process is based on figuring out which possessions “spark joy” in you, and getting…