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Kim Meier. (Tom Holoubek photo)
Kim Meier: Down on the Farm

Since she got on her first tractor at the age of 5, Kim Meier has had a passion for agriculture. Meet this Freeport farmer, and discover what she loves about the region she calls home.

Photo by David C. Olson
It Really Is a Winter Wonderland

Why stay indoors when there’s so much to explore in your own backyard? Jamie Johannsen leads a tour of the best outdoor winter activities our region has to offer.

Larry Arft, Beloit city manager
Why We Love Our Region – Part 2

Ask a thousand people and they’ll give you a thousand reasons why this corner of the Old Northwest Territory is the best place in the world to live, work and play. Paul Anthony Arco asks local leaders why they love their region.

A portrait of P.A. Peterson (photo provided)
P.A. Peterson: ‘Rockford’s Greatest Citizen’

At the dawn of the 20th century, Rockford was a booming town, driven by many Swedish immigrants, including PA Peterson. Jon McGinty explores the history of Rockford’s greatest philanthropist, whose influence is still felt today.

An historical view of the Post House
Dixon’s Historic Post House: Still Delivering to the Community

It’s been central to life in Dixon for longer than anyone can remember. Karla Nagy traces the history of this historic building and reveals its new, 21st-century life.