This week's revelation that the U.S. National Security Agency included online gaming in its menu of surveillance techniques should come as no surprise.
The only question I have is, "what will they think of next?"
DELAVAN -- Although the tornadoes that ripped through central Illinois Sunday were hundreds of miles away, the natural disaster struck close to home for many in the Stateline area.
Volunteers by the hundreds have been collecting supplies throughout the week and many are heading to the worst hit spots, including Washington, Ill., near Peoria, which took the brunt of the storm's fury.
CSI Media now is collecting donations of unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items at each of our newspapers to distribute during the holidays.
Donations will be accepted through Dec. 13.
In past years, donations have gone to local groups such as the Salvation Army, ECHO, Caritas and Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter.
Donations can be dropped off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at:
The Janesville Messenger office is located at 333 S. Wuthering Hills Drive, Janesville. For more information, call (608) 752-0777.
The Stateline News office is located at 1555 Willowbrook Ro., Beloit. For more information, call (815) 389-2722.
The CSI Media and Walworth County Sunday news office is located at 120 S. Wright St., Delavan. For more information, call (262) 728-3424.
Note: Donations for typhoon relief can be sent to PAMANA (Philippine Association of Madison and Neighboring Areas) at P.O. Box 5013, Madison, WI, 53705.
Delivering a newspaper isn't as easy as most people would think.
Then again, it's not rocket science, either. Although if it was, that wouldn't have bothered Delavan's Clarence Richey, who died Oct. 21, 2013 at the age of 81.
Richey delivered our newspaper in Delavan up until a few years ago and I'd shoot the breeze with him off and on during the week as he'd wait for his bundles of newspapers. He supposedly attended Harvard in his younger years, and even earned a Ph.D., but delivering newspapers seemed to suit him just fine at that point in his life.
Richey, or Badger as many called him, was well known in the community, however each knew him in a slightly different and unique way.
A memorial service is planned for noon on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at the UU Church of the Lakes, 319 Broad St., Elkhorn. More information is on the church's website at http://www.uucol.weebly.com.