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  • Ferguson, Rivera thriving in summer tournaments

    The Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic is the third tournament this summer that Jonathan Rivera and Daniel Ferguson have played in together. It’s also the thir ...
    July 29, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Joe Jahn of Amboy scored his first career hole-in-one on Friday at the 135-yard 15th hole at Shady Oaks Country Club. He used a 6-iron for the shot th ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Another inspiring fishing trip

    I’m not gonna fib about the fact that the money I make guiding is pretty cool. I mean, getting paid to do what you love is a super deal.
    July 29, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Californian finally makes it back for tournament

    With players from all over the area hitting the tennis courts for the Emma Hubbs Tournament this week, one player had a much longer trip.
    July 28, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 29, 2016

    Rock Falls is selling all-season sport passes for the 2016-17 school year. Passes are $35 except for senior citizens living in Rock Falls who will pa ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Tablante kids racking up victories, seconds

    DIXON — The tennis battles waged on the Tablante driveway are paying off. The three children of Antonio Tablante and Kate Gillespie of Sterling — An ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Golf: Links With Locals

    If any kind of scrum would have broken out Wednesday afternoon at Timber Creek in Dixon, I would have been in good hands. I had Joe Roth in my corner ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Spirit of tennis guru Hubbs abounds at tournament

    DIXON – Emma Hubbs' presence was unmistakeable at the tennis courts on the west end of Dixon on Tuesday afternoon.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Illinois Gold took second place in the Midwest Nationals in Dallas. In the 76-team 18-and-under division, Illinois Gold breezed through its bracket be ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • 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 26, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • JoAnn L. Perez

    SAVANNA – JoAnn Louise Perez, 79, of Savanna, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna.
    July 29, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • Earl C. Janssen

    SANDWICH – Earl C. Janssen, 74, of Sandwich, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Presence Mercy Center in Aurora,
    July 29, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • Carl K. Gillihan

    DONNA, Texas – Carl K. Gillihan, 77, of Donna, formerly of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at his home, after a battle with ALS. He worked for ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • Melton L. Howard

    DIXON – Melton L. Howard, 86, of Dixon, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. He retired after 31 years from No ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • Jerry D. Mehrens Sr.

    DIXON – Jerry D. Mehrens Sr., 75, of Dixon, died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.P ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • James S. 'Jim' Robertson

    PIKEVILLE, North Carolina – James Stuart “Jim” Robertson, 54, died Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, North ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Maddox J. Jarvis

    ROCHELLE – Maddox James Jarvis, infant son of Derek Jarvis and Jaime Thibodeau, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
    July 28, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Melton L. Howard

    DIXON – Melton L. Howard, 86, of Dixon, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. He worked for 31 years at Northwe ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Joanna L. Heatley

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Joanna L. Heatley, 91, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.
    July 28, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • James E. Fitzgerald

    DIXON – James E. Fitzgerald, 83, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center.
    July 27, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Area funeral home earns recognition

    Beverage Family Funeral Homes, including Beverage-Lyons Funeral Homes in Ashton and Rochelle, have been selected as the exclusive funeral home provide ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Haircut program to help area nonprofits

    VIENNA, Va. – For each haircut purchased from Monday through Aug. 15 at Hair Cuttery, one will be donated to a child in need.
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Backpacks to be given away today

    TCC and A Wireless will donate backpacks full of school supplies to children from noon to 3 p.m. today at 107 First Ave., Rock Falls, and 4204 E. Linc ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • EMA grants go to several counties

    SPRINGFIELD – Grants totaling $4 million awarded by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will help 120 accredited city and county emergency manage ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Auto Store of Dixon celebrates 25 years

    The Auto Store of Dixon celebrated 25 years in business this month. The pre-owned car and truck dealer is located at 849 N. Galena Ave. and is owned b ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • 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
  • Semi driving on course schedule

    DIXON – A 4-week commercial driver’s license truck driving class will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 through Sept. 12.
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Battling against chemicals

    DIXON – Summer camps offer memories of campfires, s’mores, swimming, and meeting new friends.But for ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Hot weather safety tips

    OREGON – With summer settling in, temperatures have been rising.In order to avoid heat exhaustion an ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Lacy bookmarks subject of class

    DIXON – Hairpin Lace Crochet will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15.Those attending will be taught ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • College Honors

    University of Minnesota Twin CitiesMINNEAPOLIS – Stone Zhang of Sterling was named to the spring dea ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois team members excel in national contest

    GRAND ISLANDS, Neb. – More than 33,000 clay targets burst in the air as 109 shotgun shooters competed at the 3-day, 3-event National 4-H Shooting Spor ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Local Moose to celebrate 105th

    DIXON – A celebration for Dixon Moose Lodge’s 105th anniversary will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the lodge, 887 Shop Road.
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Teams sought for annual GPS race

    THOMSON – The fifth annual Amazing Refuge Race will be Aug. 13 at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, 7071 Riverview Road.
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle County 4-H'ers compete at state

    CHAMPAIGN – The state 4-H Livestock Judging contest was at the University of Illinois.Ogle County wa ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Extension briefs

    4-H'ers to get building ready for fairMILLEDGEVILLE – Carroll County 4-H members and families are as ...
    July 30, 2016 - 1:15 am


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