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  • Vits finds happiness during Hubbs Classic

    Erin Vits was talking tennis strategy. She spoke about possible strategies to employ on the courts with her new doubles partner this fall. For the pas ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Representatives of the Monroe Clinic will hold pre-concussion ImPact testing at West Carroll High School 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3. Athletes can sign up i ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Dixon native working with Raiders in camp

    Benny Boyd wants to coach in the NFL someday, and he’s in the process of getting a little taste of it. Boyd, a 1996 Dixon High School graduate and cu ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, July 25, 2016

    YOUTH SPORTSFootball starts next week in Rock FallsRock Falls Youth Football & Cheer will begin prac ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Rock River monsters abound

    Think I'm gonna have to go ahead and deem this the year of the channel cat. While I haven't seen any titan-sized channels, I have laid eyes on an awf ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • New rules aimed at keeping pitchers healthy

    High school baseball games like the one Fulton and Morrison engaged in back on May 18 will soon be a thing of the past. The Steamers edged the Mustan ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Sterling High School will host its annual volleyball camp on Monday through Thursday at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Sterling fares well at Midwest Nationals

    If Andrew Garcia was looking for a little boost as he heads off to the world of college wrestling, he found it.
    July 21, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 22, 2016

    Illinois Gold fast-pitch softball is holding tryouts starting Aug. 6. There are teams in 10-and-under, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age divisions. Tryouts wi ...
    July 21, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • ulton grad to compete in CrossFit Games

    Ben Kuebel turned what started out as a few workouts each week, into enjoying some sun and the Pacific Ocean.
    July 20, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Alice M. Miller

    TIGARD, Oregon – Alice Mae Miller of Tigard passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.Alice was born June ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Lois A. Rabbitt

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Lois A. Rabbitt, 86, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Regency Care of Sterling.She w ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Michael Winters

    STERLING – Michael Winters, 67, of Sterling, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Alfred H. 'Andy' Anderson

    SAVANNA – Alfred Harrison "Andy" Anderson, 78, of Savanna, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home.
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Marlene M.A. Smith

    SAVANNA – Marlene Martha Anna Smith, 82, of Savanna, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her son's home in Denver.
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Helen L. Coffman Cann

    OREGON – Helen L. Coffman Cann, 91, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.She was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Pine ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Nathan F. 'Nate' Johnson

    DIXON – Nathan “Nate” Francis Johnson, 90, of Dixon, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He taught school in the Avon, London Mills, ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • James E. Werland II

    LEANDER, Texas – James Edward Werland II, 42, of Leander, formerly of Sterling, died unexpectedly Friday, July 22, 2016, at Allegiance Health Hospital ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Dorothy Jeanblanc

    POLO – Dorothy Jeanblanc, 87, of Polo, died Sunday, July 25, 2016, at her home.Mihm-Jones Funeral Ho ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Barbara A. Nelms

    ROCK FALLS – Barbara A. Nelms, 77, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at her home.Barbara wa ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Officers elected at annual meeting

    ROCK FALLS – Tri-County Opportunities Council, Community Action Agency met June 29.The following mem ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Bank names new lending officer

    DIXON – Steve Huber has joined Sauk Valley Bank, 300 Walton, Drive, as senior vice president of commercial lending.
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Roofing company wins quality award

    STERLING – Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolios, recently recognized Sterling C ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area store one of three recognized

    JANESVILLE, Wis. – Blain’s Farm & Fleet received the Loss Prevention Volunteers in Action Award for its partnership with the American Heart Associatio ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Adviser nabs high honors

    DIXON – John Novak of Ameriprise Financial in Dixon, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program.
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Angel Treasures flies to new spot up the road

    MOUNT MORRIS – Angel Treasures Resale Shop has moved to a new location and is planning a grand opening Aug. 5 and 6.
    July 22, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Pilot program could help smaller businesses grow

    FULTON – Officials are planting seeds they hope will help area businesses grow.The city council hear ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Dessert, raffle, recognition part of annual dinner

    The Fulton Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner was June 15 at King Pins and was catered by Fulton Meat Market. At this event, 50-50 raffle tickets wer ...
    July 16, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Halo makes good on promise

    HALO Branded Solutions voluntarily this week voluntarily started making payments to suppliers of a bankrupt company acquired by HALO.
    July 15, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Car and homeowner insurance

    You may be one of the most careful drivers on the road, but accidents can and do happen. All Illino ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, July 27Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Healt ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Authorities will conduct speed patrols Wednesday

    STERLING – District 1 State Police will conduct special patrols Wednesday as part of the first Illinois Speed Awareness Day.
    July 24, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, July 26Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    July 24, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • Activities continue at nature center

    DIXON – Students from fourth grade and older can take a hike from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 from the Ruth Edwards Nature Center in Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell P ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Red Cross gives tips for weather safety

    ROCKFORD – American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois recommends area residents take steps to stay safe during severe weather.
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Parade places announced for Tampico celebration

    TAMPICO – The names of award winners for the June 26 Tampico Homecoming Parade have been announced:T ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Honor rolls

    Sterling High SchoolHigh Honors Seniors: Gabriel Ademoski, Mackenzie Barnhart, Rocio Barron, Jennife ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    TodayOvereaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carro ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, July 23Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, Haymarket Square, 317 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-330 ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • FFA scholarship recipients named

    AMBOY – Amboy FFA Alumni awarded two scholarships to senior Amboy FFA members in May.Zach Becker and ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am


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