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home : lifestyle : entertainment   October 6, 2015

The day the 'Bluesmobile' accidentally visited the Valley - and was detained
In 1979, a “Bluesmobile” was detained in Spring Valley during the production of “The Blues Brothers.” The car was one of 13 used in the movie but that one didn’t have a giant speaker on top.Submitted photo
In 1979, a “Bluesmobile” was detained in Spring Valley during the production of “The Blues Brothers.” The car was one of 13 used in the movie but that one didn’t have a giant speaker on top.
Submitted photo
Released 35 years ago, “The Blues Brothers” is a modern classic and an ode to the city of Chicago. But did you know that little old Spring Valley played a part in the production of this film?
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Parenting Column: Accidents happen ... usually while mom and dad are out
Over Labor Day weekend, while my husband, Rob, and I were off enjoying my cousin’s wedding, my 3-year-old son broke his elbow.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Word art makes fun centerpiece or home decor
Wall letters — spelling out a simple greeting or saying — have been popular in home decor for years. Unadorned letters are also plentiful in craft stores for do-it-yourselfers.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tips for going abroad with a toddler in tow
We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest.
But the pint-sized traveler on my husband’s back was more concerned about our dwindling Goldfish supply than the marvels around us.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Review: 'Dovekeepers' makes history come alive
Some of my favorite books have been those I wasn’t sure I wanted to read.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All you need is a horse
The Marshall-Putnam Trail Riders recently celebrated their 20th year at the Putnam County Conservation district in McNabb.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Holiday Happenings

It’s that time of year. Chilly noses, brightly-lit houses, the smell of baking in the air. While some people prefer to stay home and make holiday memories, many traditions involve us heading out the door to a wide variety of holiday events. The listings here were provided by area groups hoping to provide our readers with places to go and all the things that we’ll do.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Calling all nonprofits - send us your holiday happenings
The NewsTribune is seeking information about holiday activities from our circulation area’s nonprofit groups. This includes La Salle, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties. Any type of activity can be included for publication Tuesday, Nov. 4 through the end of the year. Deadline for submission is Thursday, Oct. 30.
Thursday, October 16, 2014



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