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  • Serious business

    POLO – The bus ride from Milledgeville to Polo was serious.“We wanted to come out and punch them in ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • High school football at its finest

    The doorbell rang just before kickoff between NUIC Upstate rivals Milledgeville and Polo at a house on the corner of Dixon and Campbell.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Sterling holds off Morris on 2-point conversion in OT thriller

    STERLING – Jason Wolber was worn out from hand-to-hand combat with some massive Morris offensive line beef.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Football: Newman makes short work of Morrison

    MORRISON – With injuries depleting the Morrison Mustangs' already thin ranks, Friday night's Three Rivers North matchup against Newman was looking gri ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Taking 1-on-7 odds

    DIXON – Normally, one against seven isn’t a fair competition. But, when your one is quarterback is J.D. Gieson, a different set of rules apply.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Football: Rockets have fun no matter loss

    ROCK FALLS – Make no mistake about it: Rock Falls head coach Scott Berge wants to win. His players, like senior wide receiver Connor Cain, want to win ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Storm dominate

    The Bureau Valley Storm came into Friday’s Three Rivers Conference crossover matchup against Kewanee knowing they were better than their 0-3 record re ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:14 am
  • Binion goes bonkers against Fulton

    Dylan Binion added to his season touchdown total to go into double-digits, running for five scores and 120 yards on those runs alone in leading the Er ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:11 am
  • Fancy passing, spread attacks now all the rage

    The late Woody Hayes famously called his Ohio State offense "3 yards and a cloud of dust" back in the 1960s and 70s.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Teach the basics, keep it simple

    By the end of my senior season of football at Sterling, circumstances had turned us into a team that basically had four running plays.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:57 pm
  • 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 ...
    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. 20, 2014 - 1:21 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
  • Polo Marcos take down Milledgeville Missiles

    Final: Polo 52, Milledgeville 27. Click here to see video ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • 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
  • Department store teams up with Goodwill

    The Goodwill Sale at Bergner’s continues through Oct. 4.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 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
  • Skills, drills part of camp

    The Sterling Park District will host a camp for all middle-school basketball players in July.This ca ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Murder mystery benefit planned for Reagan home

    DIXON – The second mystery dinner fundraiser for the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home will be Oct. 24 at the Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Animal puppet creation workshop

    DIXON – Students in sixth grade and older can create a lion marionette puppet from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ruth Edwards Nature Center in Lowell Park, ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tampico historians share food, tales at annual meal

    TAMPICO – Tampico Area Historical Society members met Aug. 26 for their annual potluck picnic at the Tampico Community Building.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • CCC subject of meeting’s program

    STERLING – A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps is planned for 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Bethel Reformed Church, 230 E. 23rd St.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Genealogy course starts Wednesday

    PRINCETON – Bureau County Genealogical Society will offer beginner-level genealogy classes starting Wednesday and continuing Oct. 1, 8, and 15 at the ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Title selected for next discussion

    WALNUT – “If I Stay,” by Gayle Foreman, is the next book selection for the Walnut Public Library Readers Group.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Musicians take to stage at service

    ROCK FALLS – The String Alongs dulcimer group will perform at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at Rock Falls Congregational Church, United Church of ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • of money spurs open house

    MORRISON – Community That Cares members will mark the receipt of a $300,000 award with an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Reformed ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Road safety focus of study sessions

    OREGON – Drivers of all ages can take part in an AARP Smart Driver course Thursday and Friday at Rock River Center.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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