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.

Nooks & Crannies, Winter 2013

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

What Every Woman Should Know About Health Care

Women often put their families’ health above their own, but there are many reasons why women should be ready to catch their own health problems. Learn from these doctors how to protect yourself.

Logan Museum: Where Humanity’s Story Comes Alive

It’s a museum and a classroom, and it’s home to a surprising collection of ancient artifacts. Step inside the vaults at this Beloit museum and see why students love this longstanding institution.

Success Story: Dubes Jewelry

Since 1870, this jewelry store has served customers from the same location, and for the past 60 years, one familiar face has served his customers faithfully. Discover what keeps this store’s passionate octogenarian owner at work seven days a week.

Genuine Northwest, Fall 2012

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern: The Simple Pleasures

These brothers believe in tradition, and there’s plenty of it at this longtime staple in Monroe, Wis. Step inside and discover some delicious Wisconsin dishes.

Welcome to Shullsburg

Wisconsin’s third oldest town, once known for mining and the railroad, Shullsburg today is comprised of friendly, hardworking people who serve as the backbone of this community. From antique shops to quaint restaurants, Shullsburg is a must-visit on your next trip to the dairy state.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

Protecting Young Athletes at Monroe Clinic

Our young athletes face the possibility of a number of traumatic injuries while playing sports. Learn how a local health system is helping them to recover quickly — and safely — from sports-related trauma.