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  • William G. Creekpaum

    ROCK FALLS – William Gene Creekpaum, 86, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his home. He was employed as a reel operator for 30 years at N ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Carol Fitzgerald

    STERLING – Carol Fitzgerald, 66, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, of cancer.  Ms. Fitzgeral ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • June Whiting

    THOMSON – June Whiting, 81, of Thomson, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Debbra S. Martin

    POLO – Debbra S. Martin, 43, of Polo, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was employed at PNC in Polo as an inspector.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Kenneth D. Haverland

    STERLING – Kenneth D. Haverland, 81, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his home.He was em ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Stirling K. 'Ken' DeArvil

    OREGON – Stirling K. “Ken” DeArvil, 75, longtime Oregon resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Sandy M. Ryan Blum

    ROCKFORD – Sandy M. Ryan Blum, 65, of Rockford, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. 
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Marie A. Francis

    PROPHETSTOWN – Marie A. Francis, 98, of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, formerly of Lyndon, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Alan J. Eberhardt

    STERLING – Alan Joseph Eberhardt, 86, of Sterling, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Sauk Valley Senior Living in Rock Falls.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Rebecca E. Chandler

    NEW CANEY, Texas – Rebecca Earnestine Chandler, 64, of New Caney, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Kingwood Hospital in Kingwood, Texas, from cancer.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • McDonald’s recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands

    NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald’s is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Engineering firm earns recognition

    FREEPORT – For the third year in a row, Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental has been placed on the top 100 Architectural-Engineering-Construction ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SVACC plans meal, program

    STERLING – Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch & Learn, featuring Irene Kelly, CEO of Prisma, will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at W ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Halo employees attend meeting

    SAN DIEGO – HALO Branded Solutions recently concluded its annual National Sales meeting with record attendance.
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • RF graduate to lead United Way

    The United Way of Whiteside County has named Robbie Minor of Rock Falls as the 2016 campaign chairman.
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Bdubs be coming to Clinton

    CLINTON, Iowa – Buffalo Wild Wings, known for its sports bars and its saucy and seasoned New York-st ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Tropi-Gal: Mobile travel agent now planning trips from new downtown office

    ROCK FALLS – At the new office of Beach Gal Travel Services, visible from the street, hangs a portra ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • What you need to know about renters insurance

    While fewer than half the people who rent have renter’s insurance, there are many unforeseen circumstances that make them wish they had.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:09 am
  • There’s a lot in store in Tampico

    TAMPICO – There’s so much history in Tampico that it might be easy for some to forget to step back and appreciate it every now and then.
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • Company to pay dividend

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. declared a regular cash dividend of 17.5 cents per share, payable Aug. 31 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 15. Th ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 1:15 am


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