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How to Help a Family in Need When You Don’t Have Money to Spare

When you want help a family, but you don’t know where to start… Maybe you heard about a family in need from mutual friends, or your child’s school, or your…

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Mister, This Dime is for You

The little girl was not to be moved, and Bill Hogan of the Rotary Club of Wauconda, wasn’t sure what to do. For the last 15 minutes, she had refused…

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Runners High at the First Run Inspired 10K Race

Some runners enter a race for the medal, some for the t-shirt, and some to prove something to self. For more than 1600 participants at the first Run Inspired 10K…

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The Perks of Being a Hero? You Get to Pull a Big Red Fire Truck

How do you normally spend you Saturday? Some real life heroes and weekend warriors got the chance to show their strength of character, while displaying the power of their muscles. The Hero’s…

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Wrapped in Love: Thrivent Financial Reaches Out to Kids in Need

Love comes in many forms, but it is always a gift. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the local Thrivent Financial office gave 731 new winter coats to the students of…

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From Playgrounds to Smartphones: The Link Between Self-Esteem and Bullying Prevention

For National Bullying Prevention Month, we examine the link between a child or teen’s self worth and bullying. Can building up a child’s self-esteem help that child avoid being bullied?…

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