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  • Cobert’s buzzer-beater lifts Cards past Eastland

    ERIE – For a good chunk of the second half, and especially during one animated timeout, Erie girls basketball coach Julie Schroeder pleaded with her t ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Warrior senior reaches 1,000 career points in win

    STERLING – The first four shots Sterling Thornton took on Friday netted him zero points. But after that empty stretch, the Sterling guard knocked down ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Weather saves coyotes

    Here is a simple riddle for all you to start the morning off. What do you get when you have a coyote contest when the temeratures are in the 40s, ther ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Roundup: AFC cruises past Serena in regional title game

    The AFC girls basketball team kept its season alive with a 53-45 win over Serena in the championship game of the Class 1A Earlville Regional.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Sports Shorts for Saturday, Feb. 13

    Fulton senior Keegan North will continue his academic and athletic career at Augustana College in Rock Island this fall. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound North ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Amboy’s Setchell all about following the right path

    For Paige Setchell, much of her life is about following a set path.The Amboy High School senior is w ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Byron surges too much for Fulton

    OREGON – Before tipping off against Fulton in the final of the 2A Oregon Regional, Byron girls basketball coach Eric Yerly had simple instructions for ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Kaneland’s fast start sinks Sterling

    STERLING – Sending out seven of their seniors, the Sterling Golden Warriors didn’t quite look at their final score in a 49-40 loss to Kaneland on Seni ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

    AFC junior Lexi Meurer was inadvertently omitted from Thursday’s girls basketball leaderboard. Meurer is averaging 5.0 assists per game for the Raider ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Morrison loses to Indians in Oregon Regional title game

    The Morrison girls basketball team held a slim lead over Winnebago at the end of the first quarter in the championship game of the Class 2A North Boon ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Wendelin Richter

    MESA, Ariz. – Wendelin Richter, 88, of Mesa, formerly of Sterling, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at his home.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Lois I. Mitchell

    MOUNT MORRIS – Lois I. Mitchell, 86, of Mount Morris, formerly of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Jean Blakeslee

    POLO – Jean Blakeslee, 59, of Polo, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.A ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Bradley W. Hall

    ROCK FALLS – Bradley Wayne Hall, 52, of Rock Falls, formerly of Williamsfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Kathryn A. Giblin

    MOUNT MORRIS – Kathryn Ann Giblin, 89, of Mount Morris, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Kenneth E. Scaggs

    POLO – Kenneth E. Scaggs, 90, of Polo, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Franklin Grove Rehabilitation Center. He farmed for many years in the Polo and ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Donald A. Meinsma

    FULTON – Donald A. Meinsma, 67, of Fulton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Mercy Living Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Ellen R. Clark

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Ellen R. Clark, 71, of Franklin Grove, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at The Meadows of Franklin Grove. She worked for 22 years at Ra ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Linda Musche

    ROCK FALLS – Linda Musche, 62, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Vingene 'Bud' Martens

    ROCK FALLS – Vingene “Bud” Martens, 79, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at his home.He was ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Environmental grant applications available

    BELLEVILLE – The application process now is open for the Illinois American Water 2016 Environmental Grant Program.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Room for growth for local farmers

    MOUNT CARROLL – Illinois may be faced with a busted budget and a backlog of bills, but the state’s still ready, willing – and able – to help its farme ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • New restaraunt spices up downtown Oregon

    OREGON – If you haven’t been out to eat in Oregon lately, there’s a new resident in town who hopes you stop by for a visit: His name is Stan and he’s ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Company names board member

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. announced that its board of directors declared a regular cash dividend of 17 cents per share, payable March 2, to sha ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Salon chain to help homeless in area

    STERLING – The Hair Cuttery Salon, 3217 E. Lincolnway, will join other salons in the Share-a-Haircut Program.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Braking bad habits: School drives home valuable lessons for students

    ROCK FALLS – The next time you take your eyes off the road for “just” a few seconds to glance at a text message, think about this: At 55 mph, that’s e ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • Poopy's Pub N' Grub up for sale, but is still in business

    SAVANNA – Poopy’s Pub ‘N Grub in Savanna is on the market, but that doesn’t mean the popular restaurant is closing for good.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:47 pm
  • Man of the Year winner named

    STERLING – After reviewing hundreds of entries, 11 men made the cut as finalists in Wahl’s annual  Man of the Year Contest.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • New program underway at KSB

    DIXON – KSB Hospital has implemented the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program to help staff maintain skill competenc ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area businessman partakes in summit

    STERLING – John Gvozdjak, president and chief operating officer of FRANTZ Manufacturing Co., was invited to serve as a panelist for the third annual E ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Fish on menu for school fundraiser

    OHIO – Ohio Booster Club members will fry fish from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Ohio Schools, 103 Memorial St., and Pipe’s Pub, 205 S. Main St.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Member reports meeting activities

    OREGON – Ogle County 4-H Federation had a Christmas-themed Minute-to-Win-it marathon in December with ornament balancing, gift-wrapping with the non-d ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas trees topic of ag program

    KINGS – Grade school students throughout Ogle and Carroll counties were taught about Christmas tree farms through one of 57 Ag in the Classroom progra ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Foreign dining, craft night set at Bureau Valley

    MANLIUS – Bureau Valley High School's annual Foreign Language Fair will be March 3 in the school commons, 9154 County Road 2125 N.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Exhibitors wanted for area home show

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Home & Garden Show will be March 12 and 13 at Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • FFA chapters attend Hanover competitions

    HANOVER – The West Carroll High School FFA Parliamentary team members from Savanna, Daniel Hartman, chairman; Cassie Johnson, secretary and floor memb ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Career, fitness, cooking classes planned at Sauk

    DIXON – Several business and community education classes will start soon at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    SaturdayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave. ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • VietNow

    DIXON – Applications are available for 2016-17 scholarships from Rock River Valley VietNow.Those int ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Lee sheriff seeks scholarship applications

    DIXON – The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will award more than $54,000 in college scholarships.The ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am

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