Doctor takes dose of BCT as prescription for self-improvement

Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

As if completing seven years of schooling to obtain a medical degree isn’t hard enough, a physician is trying to add Soldier to his list of accomplishments.

Spc. Raul Medina, Company E, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Chemical Brigade, said he became a medical doctor to take care of others, but his military quest is something he is doing for…     Read More...


Grandparents raising grandchildren

By Brian White
Special to GUIDON

My life changed dramatically in May 2011, after gaining full custody of my grandson.

Actually, the life-changing experience started in January 2008, when my son told me that his girlfriend was pregnant.

My son…    


Group plans ‘Mountain Man Rendezvous’

Kickapoo-Trace Muzzleloaders  to host event  April 25 in Dixon

By Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

The Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders used to hold their yearly trade show each January and an annual open house at their clubhouse and campsite each spring. This year, they’ve combined two events into one.

The Mountain Man/ Black Powder Fun and Trade Rendezvous is scheduled at 10 a.m. April 25 at the group’s headquarters, located at 16490 Cracklin…     Read More...


CTC wins bowling championship

Story and photos by  Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor
Pin by pin, frame by frame, game by game, the Combat Training Company team dominated the 2015 intramural bowling season, taking first place with an undefeated season record. On April 7, CTC took that record of excellence to the next level, taking first place in the 2015 Commander’s Cup Bowling Tournament.