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  • Virginia Finkle

    CHADWICK – Virginia Finkle, 93, of Chadwick, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    NEW: March 30, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Nancy L. Peltz

    LONGMONT, Colorado – Nancy L. Peltz, 68, of Longmont, formerly of Polo, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.A ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Virginia Rose Hipple

    DIXON – Virginia Rose Hipple, 90, of Dixon, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Aspen Creek, a memory support residence in Sullivan.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Rachel L. Wheat

    STERLING – Rachel L. Wheat, 59, of Sterling, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.
    March 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Robert H. Weedman

    ROCK FALLS – Robert H. Weedman, 88, of Rock Falls, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
    March 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Beverly R. Prentice

    STERLING – Beverly Ruth Prentice, 92, of Sterling, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Regency Care Center in Sterling.
    March 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Curtis W. Miller

    MOUNT MORRIS – Curtis W. “Crazy Curt” Miller, 80, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • Larry E. Schier

    MOUNT MORRIS – Larry E. Schier, 71, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at his home in Mount Morris.
    March 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Stephens

    GOLDEN, Colorado – Ronald E. “Ron” Stephens, 77, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, due to cancer.
    March 27, 2015 - 6:20 pm
  • Agnes C. Clemons

    LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Agnes C. Clemons, 70, of Lafayette, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the home she shared with her daug ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:20 pm
  • 'Take a fresh look at leadership'

    My name is Ken Williams, and I am running for mayor of Oregon, a wonderful place to live, work and play.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • 'I will take an aggressive approach'

    As mayor of Oregon, my utmost concern would be the welfare, safety, happiness, and economic stability of our community as a whole.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • 'Keep our city safe, clean and solvent'

    One of my main priorities as mayor has always been to keep our city safe, clean and solvent, and to help it grow in a controlled way.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Vote Schielein for school board

    I am writing in support of re-electing James Schielein to the Dixon School Board.I have known Jim fo ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Boaters will be looking for a place to eat

    I have been reading the discussion on the boat docks in Dixon and have a question.I boated for sever ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Elect Venier to city council

    It is my pleasure to endorse Mike Venier’s candidacy for the Dixon City Council. Mike is a true ambassador of Dixon.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Offers further ‘clarification’

    So, Mayor Burke, going from a $13 million reserve to a zero balance in 3 years is total mismanagement?
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Vote Arellano for mayor

    Out with the old, in with the new. We have strong concerns with incumbents Kuhn, Considine, and Brechon. They were not in favor of the change to a man ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Bills to help ex-sailors with dioxin ailments

    Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Steve Daines, R-Montana, in bipartisanship March 9, introduced to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Sena ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Brooks: ‘I know a lot’ about area’s history

    My name is Tamera Brooks (notice the spelling of my first name), and my dad named me. He went to see a Tammy movie the night before I was born, and th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Dukes down Warriors, 56-43

    The Dixon Dukes built a lead it never relinquished in a 56-43 win over the Sterling Golden Warriors.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Grants available for nonprofit groups

    NAPERVILLE – The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is accepting applications for its annual Wisdom ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Magazine ranks Rockford hospital

    ROCKFORD – Becker’s Healthcare, a national industry magazine, has included SwedishAmerican in the 2015 edition of its “150 Great Places to Work in Hea ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Race proceeds helps program

    Susan G. Komen Quad Cities has announced it will support Quad-City-area breast health programs for women in the eight county, bi-state service area wi ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Millions raised for local organizations

    Bergner’s has raised more than $4.3 million for local nonprofit organizations and the American Heart Association through its semi-annual Community Day ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Tourism director to attend training

    Timothy Wilson, Rock Falls Tourism executive director, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Midwest Community Development Institute in August ...
    March 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Thrivent Financial named to list

    MINNEAPOLIS – Thrivent Financial has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company.
    March 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • County assessment released

    Whiteside County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, Illinois Department of Reven ...
    March 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Variety show, ventriloquist to appear at fundraiser

    The Whiteside County Senior Center's annual fundraising concert will be at 2 p.m. April 26 at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, 1608 Four ...
    March 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • United Way program funds available

    Whiteside County has been chosen to receive $35,855.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    March 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Freeport fixture makes his passion profitable

    FREEPORT – Napa Valley Salvage Co. owner Bobby Shellenberger is always looking to get the name of hi ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Shows, egg hunts set Saturday at Sterling church

    STERLING – Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will hold its annual Easter EGGstravaganza program Saturday at the church, 411 13th Ave.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Egg hunt planned Saturday at Dixon Elks

    DIXON – Dixon Elks Lodge 779 and Sauk Valley Jaycees members will organize an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Ro ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, March 31Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Eagle numbers down around area rivers

    APPLE RIVER – The Eagle Nature Foundation has released the results of its 55th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle County.
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Boosters to benefit from competition

    LA MOILLE – A trivia night competition to raise money for the La Moille and Ohio athletic boosters will be April 18 at the La Moille Lions Club, 308 H ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Memorial service sign-ups now open

    STERLING – Hospice of the Rock River Valley will have a memorial service in honor of those who have died during the past year.
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • New books land at Dixon library

    DIXON – New books have arrived at Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave.They are:Fiction: "A Tou ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Today American Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625 ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Birdseed benefit set for foundation

    APPLE RIVER – Orders with payment for Eagle Nature Foundation’s annual spring birdseed sale are due by April 4, and must be postmarked before Wednesda ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Family dance starts at 7 p.m.

    MORRISON – “Come Fly With Me” is the theme of the ninth annual Father Daughter Dance April 10 at St. Mary Parish Hall, 13220 Garden Plain Road.
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am

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