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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 ...
    NEW: July 29, 2016 - 11:36 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
  • 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
  • Angel Treasures flies to new spot up the road

    MOUNT MORRIS – Angel Treasures Resale Shop has moved to a new location and is planning a grand opening Aug. 5 and 6.
    July 22, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Pilot program could help smaller businesses grow

    FULTON – Officials are planting seeds they hope will help area businesses grow.The city council hear ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Dessert, raffle, recognition part of annual dinner

    The Fulton Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner was June 15 at King Pins and was catered by Fulton Meat Market. At this event, 50-50 raffle tickets wer ...
    July 16, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Halo makes good on promise

    HALO Branded Solutions voluntarily this week voluntarily started making payments to suppliers of a bankrupt company acquired by HALO.
    July 15, 2016 - 12:31 pm


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