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  • Sterling routs Morris

    Dimitric Young paced a balanced attack with 11 points to lead the Sterling boys basketball team to a 57-36 road win against the Morris Redskins on Fri ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Cox puts together a season like no other at Dixon

    Sometimes it seems like everyone wants to be Arthur Cox. Dixon football coach Dave Smith has seen it in practice. Another running back will take a ha ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Schlemmer leads Warriors on memorable journey

    There was evidence of Jon Schlemmer’s influence on the Sterling football program a mere 2 days after a crushing defeat.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Taking deer hunters to task

    Folks, I am back, and boy has the Internet been ablaze with issues this week. So much so that this week, I came upon a rant so well-put, in my opinio ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • AFC gives host Cardinals’ offense fits

    FORRESTON – When considering how good the AFC Raiders are, much thought is given to twin-tower sisters Jaynee and Madeline Prestegaard and their insid ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Warriors jump out early to beat Hubs

    STERLING – The first five weight classes called to the mat resulted in a forfeit win for Sterling, three Sterling wrestlers recording pins, and a Ster ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Cougars claim road win

    Brighton Haverland's 16 points paced the Eastland Cougars in a 46-43 NUIC West win in Galena on Thursday night. Ethan Christians added 11 points for ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Girls roundup: Duchesses rally for win

    The Dixon girls basketball team picked up a 49-41 road win over BNC rival North Boone on Thursday. The Duchesses trailed 30-27 heading into the fourt ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Carlson eyeing big things ahead this season, and in the future

    Caleb Carlson sees the big picture. The Dixon junior swimmer has his sights set on some lofty goals this season in the pool, but he’s also looking dow ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Dixon boys bowlers top Hubs

    Jarod White rolled games of 219, 200 and 184 to lead the Dixon boys bowling team to a 3,390-2,746 victory against Rochelle on Wednesday at T-Byrd Lane ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Donald W. Finch Sr.

    DIXON – Donald Wilson Finch Sr., 78, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was a draftsman for Willett Hofmann and Asso ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Ora V. ‘Ginny’ Lanning

    ROCK FALLS – Ora V. “Ginny” Lanning, 93, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation.McD ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Wilmer H. Walter

    ELIZABETH – Wilmer Harold Walter, 91, of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Dorothy K. Tegeler

    MORRISON – Dorothy Katherine Tegeler, 96, of Morrison, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Resthave Home in Morrison.     
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Alice R. Finn

    DIXON – Alice R. Finn, 97, of Dixon, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at her home.Jones Funeral Home in Di ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Theda Middleton-Daniels

    PROPHETSTOWN – Theda Middleton-Daniels, 92, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Neil C. Petersen

    DIXON – Neil Carl Petersen, 75, of Dixon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Rush University Medical Center in Chica ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Leslie Renner

    WALNUT – Leslie Renner, 85, of Walnut, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} LONDON (AP) — Musician Greg Lake ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Betty Abbott

    FULTON – Betty Abbott, 91, of Fulton, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Alverno in Clinton, Iowa. She was employed for 18 years for Clinton Corn Product ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Leaving his mark: Tattoo artist opens shop in Dixon

    DIXON – Tattoo artist John Gabor doesn’t always like a blank canvas. Gabor, 54, gets customers from ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Sales, profit at Sears continue downward spiral

    HOFFMAN ESTATES (AP) – Sears, the one-time standard bearer for U.S. retail, has posted quarterly los ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Donaldson Co. releases reports

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co, Inc.’s board of directors declared a regular cash dividend of 17.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 21 to shareholders of rec ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Nominations sought for award

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Champion Award.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon Floral blossoms into something new

    DIXON – A lot has changed since Dixon Floral Co. changed hands earlier this year. New owner Shelly ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Departments co-train

    DIXON – A Joint Operation Group was sent in September to Fort McCoy, near Tomah, Wisconsin, as an annual recertification-refresher training iteration ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Band to perform at ‘80s dinner

    ROCHELLE – Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dinner and Awards Night – with an ’80s’ feel – will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 at Salt 7, 531 S. ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Wahl promotes mustaches to fight cancer

    STERLING – Wahl Grooming has again partnered with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer to support men who grow their facial hair during November to help ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls earns electric group award

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Municipal Electric Agency named Rock Falls the Municipality of the Year, during the group's Nov. 4 annual meeting and awards ba ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area contractor featured in article

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A.I.P. Painters has received national recognition from PPC magazine, which is distributed in America to painting contractors that use ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am


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Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
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