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    Students translate German obituaries

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    Polly's Restaurant in Alhambra

    The popular Polly's Restaurant in Alhambra packs people in during lunch time and supper time with a variety of entrees made the Albanian way.

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    Project Storybook

    Inmates at the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center can be audio-taped as they read storybooks for their children or grandchildren. The audio file is burned to a CD and mailed to the children. Volunteers help the inmates with the process.

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    Street Reach helps homeless

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    Photos from BND readers

    Check out these photos submitted by readers of the News-Democrat celebrating big moments in the lives of their friends and family.

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    Low gas in rural towns

    Low-priced gasoline can still be found in rural towns if you're willing to drive a bit. Towns like Tilden still had gasoline under $2.00 per gallon as of Wednesday.

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    Children's Museum

    There’s more than a new coat of paint at the revamped Edwardsville Children’s Museum. The museum is emerging from a massive “Save the Museum” campaign, launched in November 2013 as the museum celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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    Drum Circle

    Jefferson Elementary school was one of several schools that District band teacher Amy Hettenhausen is visiting this week. Hettenhausen is using a drum circle to introduce a variety of percussion instruments and also celebrate Black History Month by teaching basic African rhythms during the class.

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    Winter weather

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    Day of Service

    More than 100 Belleville West students were out in the community on Wednesday volunteering as part of the school’s day of service. The day of service is part of the school’s annual Character Blitz Week.

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