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  • Geraldine M. Reeser

    MENDOTA – Geraldine M. Reeser, 101, of Mendota, died April 30, 2015, at Heritage Health nursing home in Mendota.
    May 3, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Ralph Bowie Sr.

    SAVANNA – Ralph Bowie Sr., 70, of Savanna, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    May 3, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • Ned A. Hartman

    MORRISON – Ned A. Hartman, 83, of Morrison, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.
    May 3, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Jerrald E. James

    DIXON – Jerrald E. James, 84, of Dixon, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Nolan ‘Russ’ Deets Jr.

    STERLING – Nolan “Russ” Deets Jr., 80, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Russ was a technician at Allen’s TV ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Donald W. ‘Donnie’ Rinard

    ROCK FALLS – Donald W. “Donnie”Rinard, 57, of Rock Falls, formerly of Polo, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center i ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Norman C. ‘Bud’ Lubbs

    STERLING – Norman C. “Bud” Lubbs, 89, of Sterling, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at Sterling Pavilion.Mc ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lorraine F. Obert

    WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin – Lorraine Frances (neé Hockman) Obert, of Wauwatosa, was born Aug. 30, 1936, in Dixon, and was raised in the village of Nachusa. ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Yasuko ‘Katie’ Call

    ROCK FALLS – Yasuko “Katie” Call, 81, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at her home.Katie ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Mary M. Bazzurro Bryan

    YORKTOWN, Virginia – On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Mary Margaret Bazzurro Bryan, 92, of Yorktown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and fri ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • 'Furniture bank' restores dignity, hope, stability

    TACOMA, Washington – Every now and then, you meet people who are so good-hearted and so effective, y ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • From our archives: Think before patronizing peddlers

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • No to doctors aiding suicides

    Proposals such as physician-assisted suicide should be vigorously opposed. We must not ignore the innate dignity of human life since to do so can impe ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Vigilance is appreciated

    On April 27, our Gazette carrier, “John C.,” stopped at our home to tell us he noticed our other farmhouse had been vandalized. He accompanied my husb ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Time for state to clean house

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decimation of Illinois continued with the announcement of $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding to more than 730 nursing homes ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Let the new leaders handle Riverfront

    I see Jim Burke is still trying to ram through his legacy of bringing a boat dock to the Riverfront under the pretense, “It’s for economic development ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Grateful thanks after tornado

    Just a note of grateful thanks to all the helpers and volunteers in the wake of the Rochelle tornado. They removed limbs, trees and debris, and at tim ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • ‘My appreciation to the community’

    As your Dixon mayor for 16 years, I want to express my appreciation to the community for the confidence placed in me to be the chief executive.
    May 2, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, May 2 - Granlund

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    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Saluting a true hero, Ray Torres

    I want to congratulate Ray Torres for finally receiving his medals on April 25, for dedicated service during the Vietnam War. You are a true hero, Ray ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Former Dixon nurse to serve as hospital president

    PEORIA – OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, the newest member of the OSF Healthcare System, was welcomed into the ministry April 1.
    April 11, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Assistant training to be offered

    ROCHELLE – Sterling-Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living will have a personal assistant class.
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • 'Silver City' part of upcoming meeting

    STERLING – Consuelo Castillo Kickbush will speak May 5 at the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Business Leaders Committee meeting at Ce ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Burn victim to speak at meeting

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – John O’Leary, international motivational speaker, will bring his story of lifelong perseverance from 9 to 11 a.m. April 25 at the Mi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • NCI employees earn recognition

    The Northwest Central Illinois Works honored Caitlin Holt of Rochelle and Jenna Wolber of Rock Falls with an Individual Achievement Award.
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Open house for new wing planned

    MORRISON – Resthave Retirement & Nursing Home, will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 12 at 408 Maple Ave.
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Rochelle hospice earns recognition

    ROCHELLE – Unity Hospice, 201 S. Seventh St. Suite 101, has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a campaign developed by the National Hospi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Senator to speak at annual dinner

    ROCK FALLS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, will speak at the Whiteside County Republican Central Committee annual Lincoln Day Dinner April 24 at the ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Michael Clark of the Twin Cities Sunrise Rotary hosted, Frank Rausa. Frank spoke about restoring the Black Hawk statue and preserving Native American ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • The end of an era at Bunny's Bait Shop

    DIXON – One day in 1972, Ray and Irene Hays' youngest daughters caught the entrepreneurial spirit. Their lives would never be the same.
    April 2, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, May 5Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • Fine arts night is Thursday at Sauk

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College students will perform at a fine arts performance hour at 7 p.m. Thursday in the college’s Mathis Theatre, 173 st ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Cancer doc series starts Thursday

    STERLING – Screenings of “The Quest for the Cures Continues,” an 11-part documentary on cancer prevention and treatment, will start Thursday at Abidin ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Steak fry proceeds to help with camp

    DIXON – Boy Scout Troop 93 will sponsor a steak fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Knights of Columbus, 506 W. Third St., in Dixon.
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Church to mark 150th anniversary

    STERLING – Grace Episcopal Church, 707 First Ave., Sterling, will celebrate its 150th anniversary with open houses from 2 to 5 p.m. May 14 and 4 to 7 ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, May 2Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chica ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Honor rolls

    Reagan Middle School, DixonHighest HonorsSixth grade: Carolina Araujo, Bleon Azemi, Riley Bally, Nin ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon teachers earn ag grants

    BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program and the IAA Foundation, along with the Illinois Farm Bureau, have awarded Container Ga ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Invasive species can be trouble

    May is Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month. The goal of ISAM is to provide resources and oppor ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • College Honors

    Northern Illinois UniversityDEKALB – Sarah Trygstad of Sterling has received the Dean's Award from t ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am

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