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  • AFC gives host Cardinals’ offense fits

    FORRESTON – When considering how good the AFC Raiders are, much thought is given to twin-tower sisters Jaynee and Madeline Prestegaard and their insid ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Warriors jump out early to beat Hubs

    STERLING – The first five weight classes called to the mat resulted in a forfeit win for Sterling, three Sterling wrestlers recording pins, and a Ster ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Cougars claim road win

    Brighton Haverland's 16 points paced the Eastland Cougars in a 46-43 NUIC West win in Galena on Thursday night. Ethan Christians added 11 points for ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Girls roundup: Duchesses rally for win

    The Dixon girls basketball team picked up a 49-41 road win over BNC rival North Boone on Thursday. The Duchesses trailed 30-27 heading into the fourt ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Carlson eyeing big things ahead this season, and in the future

    Caleb Carlson sees the big picture. The Dixon junior swimmer has his sights set on some lofty goals this season in the pool, but he’s also looking dow ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Dixon boys bowlers top Hubs

    Jarod White rolled games of 219, 200 and 184 to lead the Dixon boys bowling team to a 3,390-2,746 victory against Rochelle on Wednesday at T-Byrd Lane ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Newman defense ratchets up intensity vs. Mustangs

    STERLING – In the second quarter, the Newman defense turned up the pressure.Morrison found passing l ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Dixon strings wins together to win at Tabor; Rockets blank Marcos

    ROCK FALLS – The Dixon Dukes are quickly finding out that simply doing their job really works out. Whether its getting the first takedown, or saving ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Missiles build big enough margin to hold off Marcos

    POLO – The Milledgeville Missiles dominated the first 6 minutes of Tuesday’s game against rival Polo, then the Marcos mounted a comeback to lead at ha ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Warriors top Pioneers

    The Sterling Golden Warriors got three 3-pointers in the first quarter and 18 points in the game from Myles Williams in a 51-35 win over Alleman in Ro ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} LONDON (AP) — Musician Greg Lake ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Betty Abbott

    FULTON – Betty Abbott, 91, of Fulton, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Alverno in Clinton, Iowa. She was employed for 18 years for Clinton Corn Product ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Ruby Whipkey

    GENESEO – Ruby A. Whipkey, 94, formerly of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo. 
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • Donald W. Finch Sr.

    Donald Wilson Finch Sr., 78, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.Presto ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Robert G. Nelson

    ROCK FALLS – Robert G. Nelson, 80, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Neil C. Petersen

    Neil C. Petersen, 75, of Dixon, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • Eugene T. Clayton

    OREGON – Eugene T. Clayton, 80, of Amboy, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • Arnold Delgado

    MOLINE – Arnold Delgado, 68, of Moline, formerly of Sterling, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at his home.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Betty Abbott

    FULTON – Betty Abbott, 91, of Fulton, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Alverno in Clinton, Iowa. She was employed for 18 years for Clinton Corn Pro ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Lois Ann Winge

    ROCK FALLS – Lois Ann Winge, 84, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. 
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Sales, profit at Sears continue downward spiral

    HOFFMAN ESTATES (AP) – Sears, the one-time standard bearer for U.S. retail, has posted quarterly los ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Donaldson Co. releases reports

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co, Inc.’s board of directors declared a regular cash dividend of 17.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 21 to shareholders of rec ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Nominations sought for award

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Champion Award.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon Floral blossoms into something new

    DIXON – A lot has changed since Dixon Floral Co. changed hands earlier this year. New owner Shelly ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Departments co-train

    DIXON – A Joint Operation Group was sent in September to Fort McCoy, near Tomah, Wisconsin, as an annual recertification-refresher training iteration ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Band to perform at ‘80s dinner

    ROCHELLE – Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dinner and Awards Night – with an ’80s’ feel – will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 at Salt 7, 531 S. ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Wahl promotes mustaches to fight cancer

    STERLING – Wahl Grooming has again partnered with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer to support men who grow their facial hair during November to help ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls earns electric group award

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Municipal Electric Agency named Rock Falls the Municipality of the Year, during the group's Nov. 4 annual meeting and awards ba ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area contractor featured in article

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A.I.P. Painters has received national recognition from PPC magazine, which is distributed in America to painting contractors that use ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Store taking sock donations for troops

    STERLING – Shoe Sensation, 2900 E. Lincolnway, is part of a program to collect and donate military-approved socks for active duty personel stationed o ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Day Trip: Dive right in to history in Davenport

    What’s at the bottom of the deep blue sea? “Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure,” an exhibit at Putnam Museum, will help answer that question.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Boil order ends in Fulton

    FULTON – A boil order along Second Avenue from Ninth to 12th streets was lifted Thursday morning.Res ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Dec. 9Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health De ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Dec. 8Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Dec. 7Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, Dec. 6Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Bridge players ply their skills

    DIXON – Dixon Monday Night Bridge Club has announced its Nov. 7 results.First place went to Mimi Boy ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Donations sought for public transit

    STERLING – Whiteside County Public Transportation, a nonprofit service, is accepting donations for the Adopt-a-Rider program.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas concert set Sunday to fight local hunger

    MOUNT MORRIS – More than 80 area musicians will perform Sunday for the 12th year at a community Christmas concert to benefit local food pantries.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, Dec. 3Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815- ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am


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Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
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