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  • Oregon using team effort for early-season success

    Six Oregon Hawks are on the volleyball court at any given time. When the ball is in play, however, there are 12 of them in action at the same time. T ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Sterling’s Hurley takes title

    Sterling's Ryan Hurley was the individual champion with an Rockford East Invite-best 76 at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford on Saturday. The senior need ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Cards come close to title at Geneseo

    Erie's volleyball team won three matches and lost one to take second place on Saturday at the Geneseo Invitational.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Football: Fulton steamrolls Morrison

    FULTON – There are very few times when kissing a shoe is acceptable.One of which is when a 17-year-o ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Two ways to do business

    OREGON – Two football philosophies were on display Friday night, and they were about as polar opposite as you could get.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Bolin recovers from early mistake, as Comets roll past Storm

    MANLIUS – Newman senior Trevor Bolin knew what was coming, had prepared for it all week long at practice. But he still found himself looking to make a ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Warriors put it all together in second half at Roscoe Eades

    STERLING – In some respects, the play of the Sterling football team against visiting Rich South on Friday night mirrored the way its playing field has ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:22 am
  • Football: Hawks make short work of Rockets

    OREGON – Running was the optimum word Friday night at Landers-Loomis Field.The Hawks used a powerful ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Amboy gets fooled by Red Devils passing game

    SPRING VALLEY – Drew Pullam said he got a little scared when Hall coach Randy Tieman told him they'd come out throwing the ball in the second half Fri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:22 am
  • Robinson roughs up Dukes

    ROCKFORD – Going against a team with a star that is well-known in the high school football circle, the Dixon Dukes had a good portion of their minds o ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:21 am
  • Laura Cripe

    ROCK FALLS – Laura Cripe, 46, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Stuart Y. Keller

    STERLING – Stuart Y. Keller, 83, died peacefully, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones, after a brief illness.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lorraine L. Fullgraf

    ROCK FALLS – Lorraine L. Fullgraf, 92, of Rock Falls, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mary L. Poci

    STERLING – Mary L. Poci, 89, of Sterling, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.Mary was born Aug. 13, 1925, ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lester A. Hill Jr.

    DIXON – Lester A. Hill Jr., 90, of Dixon, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Misty L. Noah

    DIXON – Misty L. Noah, 34, of Dixon, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, from injuries sustained in an autom ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bradley D. Kruger

    CAMBRIDGE – Bradley D. Kruger, 47, of Cambridge, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at his home.Stackhou ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Carl L. Stoner

    POLO – Carl L. Stoner, 94, of Polo, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.  
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Warren G. Edwards

    FULTON – Warren G. Edwards, 91, formerly of Fulton, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Richmond, Virginia ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Grace Sarah Hancock

    ELIZABETH – Grace Sarah Hancock, 101, of Elizabeth, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Lena Living Center in Lena.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 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
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 2

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 1 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Dixon vs. Monmouth-Roseville

    A 25-0 victory in the season opener for the Dukes, their first win at home since 2010. Click here to ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 2:10 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
  • 100 years later, Verucchi’s still in restaurant business

    SPRING VALLEY – It has stayed “la famiglia” for 100 years: Verucchi’s Ristorante in Spring Valley opened in 1914 at 600 N. Greenwood St., where it rem ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chamber hires new employee

    Kadina Hodges has been named the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce events coordinator. This new position is designed to help strengthen and build new eve ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls Chamber to have quarterly meetings with members

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce next month will kick off a new program for its members.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Sept. 16Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Students with disabilities eligible for financial help

    DIXON – A scholarship for high school seniors is available from the Empowering disABILITIES Resource Expo Committee.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Information day for volunteers set

    DIXON – Several nonprofit organizations in Dixon need volunteers.Their representatives will be prese ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bids accepted for clock in Tampico

    TAMPICO – Bids will be accepted until Oct. 31 for a battery-operated plate clock donated to the Tampico Historical Society.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Chili chefs wanted for cook-off

    BYRON – The Byron Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual ChiliFest will be Oct. 4 at Byron Forest Preserve Heritage Farm, 7993 N. River Road.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospice volunteers to train in autumn

    DIXON – A 4-day training session for hopsice volunteers will be Oct. 7, 8, 14, and 15 at Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • SVCC students earn scholarships

    AMBOY – Illinois Fire Store staff recently presented the 10th annual Fire Store, Doug Antoine Scholarship.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Helpers needed at animal shelter

    ROCK FALLS – With the start of school, the number of volunteers at Happy Tails Animal Shelter, 1508 McNeil Road, has dropped.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Byron graduate joins Army

    Tyler J. Yoakum has joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program.The program gives enlistees the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Library gets funds for materials

    DIXON – The Illinois State Library recently gave a $5,000 grant to the Learning Resource Center at Sauk Valley Community College to support adult educ ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time for some tarragon

    Most herbs defy easy description. Trying to discuss the flavor of thyme or oregano leads only to vag ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 7 delicious desserts with secret, healthy ingredients

    How do you hide black beans in brownies, chia seeds in pudding or avocado in truffles? Beat them into submission with a food processor.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Rediscover the joy of campfire cooking

    The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singein ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Exercise yields academic success

    I’m a firm believer in mandatory physical education in schools. Maybe you hated gym class, but I remember it as an opportunity to learn the fundamenta ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    CHICAGO (AP) – Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • A new look for your lunchbox: Hummus

    What’s the first lunch lesson of the school year?Embrace hummus.Yes, it has a weird name (say it lik ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • A new look for your lunchbox

    What’s the first lunch lesson of the school year? Embrace hummus.Yes, it has a weird name (say it li ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 5 light beers to try

    As the peak of light beer season starts to vanish faster than the head of Miller 64, and the appeal of Bud Lime-a-Rita sinks even more, it’s time to f ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shelf Life: Spicy snack bars; classic snacks; hot barbecue sauce

    n Bars with a kickGive your taste buds a kick with a Strong & Kind bar. They come in five flavors: m ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tomato time

    It’s the bruschetta phase of summer for Ariel Pressman, which makes him a happy farmer. He stands in ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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