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  • Jennifer L. Lewallen

    STERLING – Jennifer L. Lewallen, 41, of Sterling, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Jennifer was born Aug. ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Charles W. Strand

    DIXON – Charles W. Strand, 82, of Dixon, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was employed for 10 years at Union Carbide in Sterl ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Nellie Pruis-Douma

    MORRISON – Nellie Pruis-Douma, 97, of Resthave Home in Morrison, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Morrison Community Hospital. She was employed for more ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Genevieve M. Myers

    DEKALB – Genevieve M. Myers, 90, of DeKalb, formerly of Genoa, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center. She was a custod ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Benjamin L. Koster

    STERLING – Benjamin Lee Koster, 34, of Sterling, formerly of Polo, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.Polo ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Arlyn S. Cady

    PROPHETSTOWN – Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.Arlyn wa ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • W. Gail Glenn

    GENESEO – W. Gail Glenn, 85, of Geneseo, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Hammond Henry Hospital emergency room in Geneseo.  
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Nellie Pruis-Douma

    MORRISON – Nellie Pruis-Douma, 97, of Resthave Home in Morrison, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Morrison Community Hospital.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Virginia Flanagan

    YUMA, Ariz. – On Tuesday morning, May 27, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare, Madison, Wisconsin, Virginia Stoner Flanagan, 91, our beloved mother, granny, g ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ruth E. Schutt

    PROPHETSTOWN – Ruth Ella Schutt, 88, of Sterling, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Impressed by Independence Day activities

    Just a recap of the numerous activities in celebrating Independence Day, starting with a great concert under Director Rechmeyer on July 2; on to the L ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mixed emotions over marriage for homosexuals

    Some argue that saying God forbids homosexual intercourse constitutes bigotry because as long as two people love one another, they should be free to m ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Minor spending shift could help Illinois’ food industry

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Texas has a lot to teach the Land of Lincoln

    PORT ISABEL, Texas – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mount Morris will install new lighting by fall

    Downtown Mount Morris will receive a facelift from a village standpoint. The village board, with the recommendation of the village planning commission ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fair season offers myriad entertainment

    If you’re interested in places to go, people to see, and things to do this summer, the county fairs of the Sauk Valley are right up your alley.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Closet racism alive and well

    I voted for Reagan because I shared his view of smaller government and fiscal conservatism. I voted for Clinton because he embraced a community of whi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pretty petunias are appreciated

    Hats off to Dixon in Bloom for a great job on the petunia baskets this year. They are beautiful, the colors vibrant, and I know that the daily waterin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Humanistic mutiny’ arises in America

    Looking at globalization efforts for a one-world government, universal health care, an ECU [European Currency Unit] economy, and new age spiritualism, ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rough roads? Recycle them!

    Taxpayers should appreciate government officials who try to get them more bang for the buck.Count Ru ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Meet Nicom, Whiteside's new K-9

    Whiteside County Sheriff's Department welcomes a new K-9 to the force, Nicom. Click here to see vide ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Judge reads Welling sentence

    Judge Ron Jacobson sentenced Matthew Welling to 90 years in prison: 60 for fatally beating and slashing 79-year-old Leroy Daniels, and 30 more for the ...
    June 25, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Clips: Victim impact statements

    Family of Leroys Daniels read victim impact statements on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Click here to se ...
    June 25, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • SVM All-Star Classic: Girls Game

    The Telegraph won 48-25 over the Gazette team. Click here to see video ...
    June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • SVM All-Star Classic: Boys Game

    The Gazette hit 51 percent of its shots – including 41 percent of its 3-pointers – to pull away for a 95-74 victory.
    June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • 3A softball final: Sterling, St. Ignatius

    The Sterling Golden Warriors won the third-place match against St. Ignatius 4-0 at EastSide Centre in East Peoria on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
    June 14, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • 3A softball semifinal: Sterling, Manteno

    The Sterling Golden Warriors softball team faced off with Manteno Panthers in the 3A state semifinal, Friday, June 13, at EastSide Centre in East Peor ...
    June 13, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Area law enforcement in Torch Run

    Area law enforcement in the Sauk Valley participated in the Torch Run, Wednesday, June 11, which was meant to raise awareness for the Special Olympics ...
    June 11, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Sterling Wins Barrington Supersectional

    The Golden Warriors clinched their second consecutive trip to state with a 3-1 rematch victory over Wauconda Monday.
    June 10, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Clippers, Pioneers in 1A state semifinal

    The Amboy Clippers fell 6-1 on Friday, June 6, at EastSide Centre in East Peoria, at the IHSA 1A state softball semifinal.
    June 6, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • Picnic planned, as Sterling Kmart gang sticks together

    STERLING – Former employees of the now-closed Sterling Kmart had a farewell party in January, and now will gather for what promises to be a much more ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bergner’s helps March of Dimes

    MILWAUKEE – Bon-Ton Stores, including Bergner’s in Sterling, raised $340,000 from Mother’s Day and Father’s Day promotions for the March of Dimes’ Imb ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • BorgWarner Co. earns recognition

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner Turbo Systems received an AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award 2014 during a recent ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany.
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Local consultant to pick up new vehicle

    DALLAS – Jamie ReVelle of Oregon, a Mary Kay independent sales director, will accept delivery of a new Chevy Cruze at Ken Nelson Auto in Dixon.
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Funeral director recognized by piers

    DIXON – Richard W. Schilling of Preston-Schilling Funeral Home was honored by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, as a 40-Year Licensee of fun ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Phone company donates food

    DIXON – CenturyLink Inc. employees and area communities collected 666,204 pounds of food and $767,219 during the 2014 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Fee ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Family-owned print shop moves into bigger digs

    POLO – Marty and Christie Cox of Legacy Prints, in business in their home since 2000, have expanded into a 5,000-square-foot location at 607 S. Divisi ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Brew and view moves in new direction

    STERLING – The Sterling Theater is undergoing a management change that officials hope will bring a more local flavor to the brew and view.
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New coffee shop grinding out the goodies

    Brooke Hepker and her mother, Angie Hepker, love being behind the counter whipping up cups of coffee.
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sterling property sold ... to the next bidder

    STERLING – The massive commercial building at 301 W. Third St. has yet another owner and name. Midwe ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

    The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Deto ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Touch a Truck returns to riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Optimist Club of Rock Falls will host the 2014 Touch a Truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the remains of the Reliant Fasten ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reagan Trail Days offers week full of events

    DIXON – The Reagan Trail Days will run from Aug. 3-10 and will be highlighted by a concert featuring nationally touring artist Lyle Lovett.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Harvest Festival returns for 35th year

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The 35th annual Harvest Festival will run from Aug. 1-3 in Franklin Grove. The theme of this year's festival is honoring Franklin Gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Guest howls over dog’s attendance at wedding

    Dear Abby: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Watch for health risks of inactivity

    According to a recent news release from The American Journal of Medicine, our lack of activity – not excess calories – might explain why a growing num ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dive into a big bowl of cold soup

    The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin.Hey, how ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Both children need counseling after assault

    Dear Abby: My granddaughter "Cindy," age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, "Bubby h ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Younger couples share how they handle money

    Dear Readers: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Before doctors check your vitals, check theirs

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but w ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Watch for health risks of inactivity

    According to a recent news release from The American Journal of Medicine, our lack of activity – not excess calories – might explain why a growing num ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dive into a big bowl of cold soup

    The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin.Hey, how ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Veggies get their due on the grill

    Of all the foods we grill on perfect summer days, vegetables rank among the most exciting. Perhaps i ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Aim for healthy eating while traveling

    Several clients have recently asked me for suggestions on how to eat healthy while traveling. Whether it is a day trip to the lake or a 2-week vacatio ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Melons are summer on a plate

    You know you’re in the heart of the summer when the melons come out to play.Watermelons, with their ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The best diet? So fresh and so clean

    The term “eating clean” has been popping up a lot in recent years. The trend might have been first identified in 1993, when Gerald Celente coined the ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Focusing on single product risky

    NEW YORK (AP) – Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky.When Crumbs, the New York City-based chai ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Salmon: Even better the second time around

    I buy more fresh salmon than I need for dinner. Not because I’m lured by the mammoth slabs sold at w ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Greek Pasta Salad perfect summer side

    An outdoor cookout or potluck is not complete without some sort of a pasta salad. It’s the go-to sal ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Oreos even better with peanut butter?

    Good heavens, there’s another new flavor of Oreo cookies! It’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, represente ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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