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  • Newman ekes past Sterling in season opener thanks to two third-set victories

    STERLING – Four of the nine matches went to a third-set tiebreaker Tuesday, and the Newman girls tennis team won enough of those to beat Sterling 5-4 ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Freshman Smith working hard to stick with Rocket teammate

    ROCK FALLS — It may seem unusual for Brayden Hamblen to be running a high school race without graduated senior Seth Williams somewhere nearby. Howev ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Clippers’ pack nips Rockford Christian

    ROCK FALLS – The overflowing of Centennial Park’s lake forced Tuesday’s Rocket Run to look different than in years past. This was Megan Grady and Eri ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Warriors ease past Cavs

    Ryan Blackburn and Nick Ceruzzi each had 5-over-par 41s as the Sterling boys golf team posted a 170-186 win against LaSalle-Peru on Tuesday at Emerald ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Dukes rout Royals

    The Dixon boys soccer team began its season in rousing fashion on Tuesday with a 6-0 victory against Hinckley-Big Rock at the War on 34 Invitational i ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Junior Drew prepared to take over as AFC quarterback

    For the past 3 years, one of the constants for the AFC football team was who would be taking snaps.J ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Dixon soccer switching to 4-4-2 diamond midfield

    The Dukes have left behind the 4-3-3 they played in the first season under coach Josh Brigl, opting to play a variation of a 4-4-2 with a diamond midf ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Sterling golfers down Cardinals

    Ryan Blackburn and Nate Olson each carded 1-over-par 37s as the Sterling boys golf team defeated Stillman Valley 159-201 on Monday at Emerald Hill.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

    Shady Oaks Country Club near Amboy will hold its annual Top Gun Scramble on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

    Cole Ruckman and Jackson Jeffery combined to shoot a 71 to take top honors in the Rockford Jefferson Invitational on Saturday at Atwood Golf Course in ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:49 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
  • Barbara Ann Lehr Hawkins

    FENTON – Barbara Ann Hawkins, 73, of Fenton and Florida, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, surrounded by the love, support, and prayers of her family ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Angel Valdivia

    SAVANNA – Angel Valdivia, 55, of Savanna, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Roberta L. Conner

    MORRISON – Roberta Lyne Conner, 60, of Morrison, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at her home.Roberta was ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • William E. Uphoff

    DEKALB – Loving husband and father, William E. Uphoff, 89, of DeKalb, formerly of Franklin Grove, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Heritage Woods in DeK ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • Joseph J. Fane

    DIXON – Joseph J. Fane went to be with the Lord Jesus on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.Joe was the eldest ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Rose M. Braggo

    AMBOY – Rose M. Braggo, 84, of Amboy, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.She was b ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Richard E. Wolf

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Richard E. Wolf, 80, of Prospect Heights, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Elk Grove Village.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Shirley Karsten

    SAVANNA – Shirley Karsten, 56, of Fulton, formerly of Savanna, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:48 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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