GOP incumbents hold big cash advantage
October 23, 2016
Kai Degner and LuAnn Bennett are finding themselves in a familiar place for candidates challenging incumbent members of Congress in the final weeks of the campaign: Lagging far behind their opponents in money raised and cash on hand.
An altruistic donation: Woodstock woman donates kidney to stranger
October 22, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Bethany Mercer recently donated one of her kidneys to a stranger. She said she and Sean Gibbons, 37, of Sterling, shared a mutual friend on Facebook. When she read a post that Gibbons needed a kidney, Mercer, 38, of Woodstock, went in for testing to see if she was a viable donor. She was, and she gave Gibbons one of her two kidneys on Aug. 24. Mercer said she is telling her story because she wants to encourage others to do the same.