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Last Saturday, Santa Claus once again visited at the Crescent City Community Center and was able to visit with 55 local children. The event is sponsored by the village of Crescent City and Mark Rabe Construction. Those who helped were Judy Kilgore, Carolyn Rapp, Cathy Crego and Kim Rabe. San…

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The United Methodist Church, Crescent City, hosted its annual “Evening of Carols” Dec. 8. About 30 church members and guests enjoyed the program in which they could choose Christmas carols or songs to sing in unison. Rev. Kevin Nourie led the program and Carol Dexter provided accompaniment.

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Mayor Mark Rabe called the meeting of the Crescent City village board to order at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Clerk Cathy Crego took roll call with all trustees present: Jim Sorensen, Joe Belott, Dennis Ritzma, Steve Carley, Kim Rabe and Scott Dirks.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to make sure everyone knows where he stands on President Donald Trump's impending impeachment trial. He's not waiting to hear the evidence. Heck, he's not even interested in the opening statements. "I have made up my mind," Graham, R-S.C., said Saturday at a conference in Qatar. "I'm not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here." A Senate impeachment trial is looming ...

BALTIMORE - If Arthur "Squeaky" Kirk needs help at his Southwest Baltimore rec center, he knows who to call. Former Mayor Sheila Dixon always shows up when Kirk needs someone to speak at adult education classes or collect donations around Christmas-time. Dozens of people packed into that recreation center on Saturday as Dixon formally launched her campaign to become mayor once again. Like ...

WASHINGTON - Legislation named after a Fort Bragg, N.C., soldier that will allow some members of the military to file claims to be compensated by the government for medical malpractice is one step closer to being signed into law, after the House of Representatives passed the bill this week. It is a significant departure from decades of existing law - guided by the Feres Doctrine, so called ...

MANCHESTER, Iowa - As dark as American politics have turned, talking to regular, everyday voters is almost always reassuring. On a recent four-day swing through Iowa, away from the paid political gladiators and social media zealots, almost all of the three-dozen voters I spoke with about the Democratic presidential race had thoughtful, measured views. People managed to explain why they liked ...

BEIJING - China will suspend planned additional punitive tariffs on some U.S. products after "phase one" of a long-awaited trade deal was reached between the countries, state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday. Beijing had threatened to retaliate if the United States had gone ahead with imposing further tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese goods on Sunday. However, after both sides ...

LOS ANGELES - Beverly Hills police are investigating vandalism of Nessah Synagogue on Saturday morning after an employee arrived at the place of worship at 7 a.m. to discover an open door, overturned furniture and damage to several relics. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime but report that there is no evidence to suggest that the attack was anti-Semitic in nature. The ...

NEW YORK - LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in New York on Saturday night, beating out Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts and Ohio State's Justin Fields and Chase Young. Burrow was heavily favored to win. He led LSU to a 13-0 season, SEC title and No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. He threw for 48 touchdowns and 4,715 yards on a 77.9% completion percentage. All three of those ...

LOS ANGELES - It started as a routine call for medical attention at an Ontario home early Saturday morning. But with a series of terrifying twists - a husband with gunshot wounds, a wife firing on arriving police, a five-hour hostage standoff - the call for help revealed a domestic tragedy. Just after dawn, SWAT officers forced their way into the home on East F Street and discovered the bodies ...