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  • Wyman W. ‘Skip’ Vinson

    ROCK FALLS – Wyman W. “Skip” Vinson, 62, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home.S ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Larry N. Schryver

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Larry N. Schryver, 69, of Franklin Grove, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. After his military en ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Marilyn Berry

    OTTUMWA, Iowa – Marilyn Lucille Carlson Berry, 90, passed away to be with her Lord at 10:03 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Vista Woods Care Center ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Glenn F. Hoffman

    STERLING – Glenn Frederick Hoffman, 94, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Betty Buzzard

    DIXON – Betty Buzzard, 83, of Dixon, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her home.Chapel Hill Funeral Ho ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Anne Dinges

    LAMOILLE – Anne Dinges, 77, of LaMoille, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Mendota Community Hospital.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Sebastian Oberschelp

    DIXON – Sebastian Oberschelp, 29, of Dixon, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. For 6 years, he was chief financial officer at Scre ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Paul C. Burger

    SAVANNA – Paul Claude Burger, 66, of Savanna, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ruby J. Rowland

    POLO – Ruby J. Rowland, 96, of Polo, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ethel I. Young

    LANARK – Ethel I. Young, 93, of Lanark, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.She was born Sept. 4, 19 ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Disappointed in Bustos’ vote on waterways

    Your Sept. 10 online article “Industry to seek changes in ‘fracking’ rules” highlights a major threat to Illinois’ waterways, but fracking isn’t the o ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Behind the Reader’s Voice: Tom Slothower

    Note to readers: This is the second in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor to Sauk Valley ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Use gaming to fund foundation to aid all of city

    I recently read that Dixon is considering how to use the approximately $180,000 in revenue the community is receiving from video gaming. That money co ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • More control needed for safer streets

    It happens all over town. I would like to plead to the Dixon Police Department to start pulling people over when they are talking on their cell phones ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • A wonderful weekend in the Sauk Valley

    Not to be presumptuous, but I trust that you had a good weekend [Sept. 13-14]; I did.Saturday I firs ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Bossy lawmakers pile on school mandates

    Bad habits are hard to break. Actions by the Illinois General Assembly prove the point.For years, le ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Kudos to all police officers for being there

    Why is it when something goes terribly wrong involving a police officer, you are ready to condemn all of them ["To get respect, officers should be res ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Food stamps outpacing jobs

    SPRINGFIELD – For every new job created in Illinois since January 2010, two people have signed up for food stamps.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Rail crossings' key rule: Always expect a train

    During the past 4 decades, public awareness efforts in Illinois have helped to reduce highway-rail crossing deaths significantly. 
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Forum group to learn healthy eating habits

    The Rock River Open Forum will host a discussion of healthy eating habits at 6 p.m. [today] at the Rock Falls Public Library.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Kelly Miller Circus comes to Dixon, met by protesters

    Dixon Assembly of God hosted the family-friendly event while a handful of protesters stood outside the entrance to voice their thoughts on animals as ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:29 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 4

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • First day at Thomson job fair

    A visit to Thomson Correctional Facility in Thomson, Illinois on the first day of a job fair designed to help hire at least 300 workers by the end of ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 3 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Rockets fall to Hawks

    The Hawks used a powerful running game, among other things, and rolled to a 40-0 victory against Rock Falls.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 7:41 pm
  • Students sing anthem at elementary school

    Students at Jefferson School in Dixon gathered around the flagpole Friday morning to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangl ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 3

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 2 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Warriors cruise to 37-13 victory over Dolphins

    The Sterling Golden Warriors beat the Whitney Young Dolphins at Sterling Chevrolet Field Friday night.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Gov. Quinn in Rock Falls for Campaign Push

    Gov. Pat Quinn dropped by La Familia Restaurant in Rock Falls on Wednesday to drum up support for his campaign, and also to raise awareness for a refe ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Tech savvy students share their knowledge

    STERLING — Two local 20-year-olds want to help bring Sauk Valley residents into the 21st century. "T ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • The ‘BEST’ way to move forward

    STERLING – The Business Employment Skills Team is one of the best programs Sterling has to offer, according to Alicia Olalde of Rock Falls.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Comcast closing Rock Falls service office

    ROCK FALLS – Time is running out for local Comcast customers to pay their bills at the company’s service center at U.S. Route 30 and 13th Avenue.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • High demand for laid-back local duo’s antiques

    FRANKLIN GROVE – It’s so laid back, it doesn’t even have a name.Dale Stinnett and Kim Meyer, both of ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Blue Moo dishin' up the dogs in Dixon

    Bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dogs slathered with slaw? You must have died and gone to heaven. Or at least to Dixon.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Energy efficiency programs offered

    ROCK FALLS – Blackhawk Hills Regional Council has announced Heat, Air Ventilation And Cooling and custom energy efficiency incentives through the stat ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shipping store on target for November opening

    ROCK FALLS – Milledgeville native Jamison Wiersema has spent the past 7 months traveling the country for his marketing job with a Chicago-based compan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Donaldson plants earn recognition

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. has announced its Mexico, Cresco, Iowa, and Greeneville, Tennessee, facilities have received the 2013 Master of Quali ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chamber plans network events

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce will host its first quarterly members’ meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at 601 W. 10th St.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Midnight magic in Morrison

    MORRISON – Creativity might be the sweetest ingredient at Matthew Henthorn’s Midnight Cake Shop.  Fo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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