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  • Dixon, Oregon advance to very familiar sectional site

    The Dixon and Oregon girls bowlers are hoping that the third time is a charm. These two teams will compete for the third week in a row at Plum Hollow ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:45 pm
  • Sterling wins 2A regional title; Dixon third

    PEORIA – Ivan Mendoza had trouble imagining how his Saturday could have began any worse. The ending, however, couldn’t have been much better for the S ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 6:45 pm
  • Rockets rise up to win regional championship

    SENECA – Toward the end of the Class 1A Seneca Wrestling Regional, the majority of the crowd was headed for the exits before the 285-pounders even str ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • Dukes do it from downtown

    DIXON – The second-quarter conversation between senior shooting guard Riley Mehrens and Dixon head coach Jason Mead – as relayed by Mehrens – was shor ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • Mustangs tie for 2nd; Panthers 5th

    SHERRARD – Going into the final round of Saturday’s Class 1A Sherrard Regional, the Morrison Mustangs stood poised to make history.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Polo’s Cain needs just 24 seconds to earn regional title

    POLO – In a battle for the wrestling team title at the Class 1A Polo Regional, Dakota and Byron gave performances worthy of a dual meet state finals c ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Golden Warriors roll past Rochelle

    The Sterling Golden Warriors bounced back nicely from Friday's close loss to league-leading LaSalle-Peru, rolling past the Rochelle Hubs 67-47 in a NI ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Warriors can’t hang on against league-leading Cavs

    STERLING – Sterling basketball coach Ryan Vasquez sent his starting point guard, Juan-Antonio Gomez, a picture of a quote earlier in the week.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Newman rallies for TRAC win

    STERLING — Down by seven at one point in the third quarter, Newman came storming back to claim a 53-46 win over Princeton on Friday. Princeton’s Colby ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Amboy not letting injuries slow it down

    The season started out on a sour note for the Amboy girls basketball team, as the Clippers learned they would be without the services of junior forwar ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Rita L. Ray

    DIXON – Rita L. Ray, 71, of Dixon, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.She was bor ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Hazel Strauch

    CHADWICK – Hazel Strauch, 98, of Chadwick, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Flora J. ‘Jeanie’ Samuel

    POLO – Flora Jean “Jeanie” Samuel, 74, of Polo, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home. Jeanie wa ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Rachel S. Saenz

    STERLING – Rachel Sue Saenz, 68, of Sterling died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Regency Care Center in Sterling.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Kenneth Helfrich

    DIXON – Kenneth Helfrich, 64, of Dixon died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Bernard Edward “Bud” Gerdes

    HARMON – Bernard Edward “Bud” Gerdes died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, with family at his side.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Robert “Bob” Philip Pfeifer Sr.

    DIXON – Robert “Bob” Philip Pfeifer Sr., 88, of Dixon, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. He was a farmer, carpenter, and ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Phyllis J. Wagenknecht

    STERLING – Phyllis J. Wagenknecht, 90, of Sterling died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Parkway Center in Sterling.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Seasonal worship focuses on Jesus

    DIXON – The Dixon Area Christian Ministerial Association will have community Lenten services from Feb. 14 until March 13.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Gianna Nancy Nichole Ankney

    DIXON – Gianna Nancy Nichole Ankney, 3 months, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:03 pm
  • Support groups, Clubs and Services

    Tuesday, Feb. 9Childhood immunization clinic, women, infants and children clinic, and family plannin ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Car club chapter help nonprofit organizations

    DIXON – Reagan Country Classics Car Club members recently donated about $4,500 to various nonprofit organizations in Dixon, Sterling, Franklin Grove, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Being of good cheer

    President Obama's State of the Union address inspired me to imagine a new world.As a nation, we are ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Local fire department elects new officers

    MANLIUS – Manlius Fire Department members met in January at the fire hall.Robert Reglin, president, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Applications sought for Carroll scholarships

    SAVANNA – The Dorothy Footitt Scholarship Committee has announced that scholarships are available to graduating seniors, who attend a state-accredited ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Food sanitation class planned

    STERLING – A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 in the learning center at Emerald Hill ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Saturday, Feb. 6Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, Feb. 6Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815- ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Shelter Insurance

    MANLIUS – The Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship,to a Bureau Valley High School graduate.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Quarters at auction to help local club

    ROCK FALLS – A quartermania fundraiser for the Eagles Club FOE Rock Falls will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the club, 321 W. Second St.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am

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