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  • Everett Lundin

    MOUNT MORRIS – Everett Lundin, 85, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Robert W. Miller Sr.

    STREATOR – Robert W. Miller Sr., 84, of Streator, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Mendota Lutheran Home.  
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reuben H. “Reub” Barnhart Jr.

    OREGON – Reuben H. Barnhart Jr. passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Velva A. Kurfiss

    STERLING – Velva Ann Kurfiss, 69, of Sterling, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • W. Joyce Cole

    SANDWICH – W. Joyce Cole, 80, of Sandwich, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich. She was em ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Elaine Hubbard

    STERLING – Elaine Hubbard, 74, of Sterling, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lawrence E. Thome

    TAMPICO – Lawrence E. Thome, 75, of Tampico, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lola A. Lange

    FULTON – Lola A. Lange, 98, of Morrison, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • JoAnne L. Finn

    DIXON – JoAnne L. Finn, 84, of Dixon, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.She was b ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Genevieve M. Myers

    DEKALB – Genevieve M. Myers, 90, of DeKalb, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. 
    July 21, 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
  • From our archives: Popcorn stands both popular, profitable

    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 ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Golf outing proceeds are appreciated

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley acknowledges and thanks everyone who organized, helped, participated in, and donated to the June 14 Schreiner Golf Ou ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you to all parade float helpers

    The Lee County Council on Aging and Post House Ballroom thank all those who helped with our parade entry this year, commemorating our 40th (ruby) anni ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks to all for success of Poppy Day

    Thank you for another successful Poppy Day for the Rock Falls American Legion and Auxiliary. Thanks to you, the public, for your support of one of the ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you for 50th festival parade success

    This year our 50th Petunia Festival parade was our best ever and had the highest attendance we have ever seen. Our committee tries to make the parade ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Move Lincoln statue to the old courthouse

    I was appalled to read that [Dixon School Superintendent Michael] Juenger wanted to place the world-class Lincoln sculpture in a building named for Ge ...
    July 19, 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 - 9:41 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 - 6:10 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
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, July 23Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Water test Friday near Donaldson

    DIXON – Fire pump flow will be tested Friday at Donaldson Co., 815 Progress Drive, which may cause rusty water periodically in the area that day.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kinzinger staff plan office hours Thursday

    OREGON – Staff members of 16th Congressional Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will be available from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Oregon City Hall, 11 ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, July 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bags tourney, 50/50 raffle part of junior tackle fundraiser July 26

    POLO – The second Polo Junior Tackle Bags Tourney will begin at noon July 26 at The Just Us Place, 601 N. Union Ave.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Event set to help PADS shelter

    STERLING – Hiking for the Homeless, a 4-mile walk and fun fair to benefit Twin City PADS Homeless Shelter in Sterling, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. J ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Stops feature native plants

    ROCKFORD – Rock River Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones Natural Landscaping group will sponsor a free tour July 26 and 27.
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pastor steps down from parish work

    The Rev. Jon Koehler, formerly of Sterling, retired June 30 after 40 years in the Catholic priesthood, serving in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisian ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Trivia enthusiasts welcome at contest

    DIXON – A Battle of the Brains trivia night will be July 31 at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St.
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College Honors

    UW – PlattevillePLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Students earning degrees May 10 at the University of Wisconsin – ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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