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home : lifestyle : lifestyle today   May 22, 2015 

Always a Boy Scout
For more than 70 years, Dick Klieber has been involved in Boy Scouts, as a scout and scoutmaster. Ever mindful of the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared,” Klieber has his uniform and medals ready and waiting for inspection in his Ladd home.NewsTribune photo/Kim Shute
For more than 70 years, Dick Klieber has been involved in Boy Scouts, as a scout and scoutmaster. Ever mindful of the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared,” Klieber has his uniform and medals ready and waiting for inspection in his Ladd home.
NewsTribune photo/Kim Shute
Dick Klieber taught young men how to "Be Prepared" for half a century.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Sheryl) Romagnoli; 50 years
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Sheryl) Romagnoli of Ladd will celebrate 50 years of marriage this weekend.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Birthday: Dean B. Waller; 80 years
Dean B. Waller of Mendota will celebrate his 80th birthday next week.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Flu bug has Nancy down but not out
This column was to report all the informative information about the history of Fairdale, the little town that was hit by a tornado recently.
Monday, May 18, 2015

On the go: Senior calendar
This week's activities at area senior centers.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Follow the trail to healthy nails
You probably don’t want to read this, but the most common nail problem is fungus, onychomycosis. Most patients who see a dermatologist for nail problems typically have it, said Dr. David Coynik in Peru.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Garden fresh food makes 'healthy' taste good
Bryon Walters of rural Mendota made a choice several years ago. He had a family history of diabetes, and decided to cut out sugar from his diet.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to repurpose furniture: a guide from an avid DIY-er
Some may call me cheap, but my love for repurposing household items has saved me some serious cash.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guatemalan heritage is woven into garments
Therese Thomas easily slips into Spanish as she describes the traditions of Guatemala, her father’s homeland. She effortlessly switches between her native tongues as she shows some of the textiles she has collected over the years.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Valerie) Griffin
Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Valerie) Griffin of Oglesby will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 9.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Birthday: Sister Marguerite Guarneri; 100 years
Sister Marguerite Guarneri of Valley City recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Storm spotter offers insight into anatomy of a storm
Laurie Bradach cannot emphasize enough: If there is a tornado warning, you need to seek shelter.
Monday, May 4, 2015

On the Go: Senior Calendar
Find out what's happening at area senior centers this week.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Susan) Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Susan) Johnson of Dover will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 9.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Nancy Prill: Busy week, but it ended well
Last week, the week after the tornado hit sections of northern Illinois, was just the most confusing and tiring week we have had in a long time, which completely sent brains going in every direction.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Wii bowlers advance in national playoffs
Two of the three Wii bowling teams at Mendota Area Senior Services have advanced to week two of the National Senior League playoffs.
Monday, April 27, 2015

No house sparrows allowed here
While golfers putted on a nearby green, Frank Zimmerman and Guy Fraker had birdies of a different kind on their minds.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Nancy Prill: It's all overhead
It is all overhead and this may be a very short column because the roofers are here this morning taking off the old “flat” membrane roof and putting on a new “rubber” roof.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Korean veteran presses his good life (with video)

Jack Bradley has spent his entire life through the eye of a lens, capturing the beauty and truth of the Midwest region to the harsh reality of war. From spending his time hovering in a press helicopter while a train crash explosion nearly engulfed his vehicle with a mushroom of flames, to shooting the battle fields of the Korean War, Bradley spent his life in middle of the action documenting every second.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Vintage clothing seamstress' passion

Women gliding down the wedding aisle 111 years ago could seek material assistance if their bodies had been jilted by capricious genetics. Fashion requirements around 1902 suggested the bride’s radiance would be enhanced by a full bosom and that, of course, posed a problem if you didn’t happen to have one. The haute couture answer, according to vintage clothing expert Nancy Torgerson, was “bust ruffles.”

Monday, January 28, 2013

Stories not stones give some jewelry its value
It’s the story, not necessarily the stone or other bells and whistles, that gives jewelry shared between generations its high value. And there is so often a good, interesting and meaningful story since many people get or give jewelry to commemorate an event or send a message: It could be a birthday or anniversary, a statement of love or gratitude. But, says Annabel Tollman, a top industry stylist, a pendant, earrings or bracelet “are rarely exchanged because it’s Tuesday.”
Sunday, January 6, 2013

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