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  • Warriors fend off Cougars

    DIXON – The Eastland Cougars got pounced on early Friday by the Sterling Golden Warriors, during the first round of the Dixon tournament.
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Girls basketball: Duchesses fall to Boylan

    DIXON – The Dixon Duchesses and the Boylan Titans may have come into their first-round game at the KSB Holiday Tournament with almost identical record ...
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Dukes eat up Sandwich

    Cal Jarrett did not miss a shot, leading the Dixon Dukes to a 70-29 victory in their first game at the Plano tournament on Friday afternoon.
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Three teams go 2-0 in Lanark

    Zach Barber made six shots, including five 3s, en route to a game-high 19 points as the Fulton Steamers beat the Amboy Clippers 74-39 on Day 1 of the ...
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Rockets rally at State Farm

    The Rock Falls Rockets rallied to win their opener at the State Farm Classic on Friday night, coming back to knock off Alleman 52-51 at Normal Communi ...
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • High school extra: Lauren Fritz, Sterling

    What do you like and enjoy about basketball?I like playing together with my teammates, and we’re mor ...
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Outdoors: This year's holiday was best one yet

    Hello again, you all. I hope you have had yourself a great week of celebration.I have to say, this h ...
    NEW: Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Year in review: Top 10 local stories of 2014

    1. Purple reigns supremeDixon has historic year in sportsThere was time when it was thought that Dix ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Things can get better

    Last March, I spent most of an afternoon talking with Dixon boys basketball coach Jason Mead for his coach of the year story.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Local sports: Staff memories from 2014

    Every year, Sauk Valley Media sports staffers cover hundreds of games and events, but more stick out in the memory than others. 
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Judith M. Townsend

    BELLEVILLE – Judith M. Bressler Townsend, 67, of Belleville, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at her home.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Gloria K. Mitchell

    STERLING – Gloria K. Mitchell, 66, of Sterling, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.Schilling Funeral Home in ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Barbara J. Murphy

    STERLING – Barbara J. Murphy, 80, of Sterling, died Sunday, Dec. 21 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Joe S. Greenwood

    TOULON – Joe S. Greenwood, 87, formerly of Hooppole, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Albert McLain

    MORRISON – Albert McLain, 85, of Morrison, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center South in Clinton, Iowa.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Ethan Waters

    ROCK FALLS - Ethan Waters, 23, of Rock Falls died Wednesday December 24, 2014 at his home.Arrangemen ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Virginia Jokerst

    STERLING - Virginia Jokerst, 96, of Sterling died Thursday December 25, 2014 at Prophets River View Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Mary G. Halley

    WALNUT – Mary G. Halley, 96, formerly of Van Orin, died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Tina M. Cavanaugh

    WALNUT – Tina Marie Cavanaugh, 53, of Walnut, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at her home.Garland Funera ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Daniel P. Russell

    POLO – Daniel P. Russell, 71, of Polo, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. He worked in the carpenter's shop at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. until his reti ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Big year for shopping small

    Sauk Valley Shop Small isn’t just a holiday promotion, and the year-round efforts seem to be reaping dividends.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • New business in full Blooms in Prophetstown

    PROPHETSTOWN – Picture those drifty cartoon wisps: Soon the familiar smell of fresh coffee will entwine with the familiar scent of fresh flowers, and ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Corporate solicitation scam making the rounds

    SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State Jesse White is warning businesses to beware of a solicitation letter that targets Illinois corporations.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Dixon man to continue on board

    SPRINGFIELD – David Cain, general manager for LRB Distributors Inc. in Dixon, was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Associated Beer Distribu ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area hospital to get new name

    MENDOTA – Mendota Community Hospital will be renamed OSF Saint Paul Medical Center.The hospital boar ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From Chicago with love

    STERLING – Can’t make it to Chicago this weekend? Then be sure to check out O’Dawgs downtown near the theater, a new dive that boasts Windy City fare ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Internet kills the TV star

    One thing I hate about television is all the advertisements. I go out of my way to avoid them. The funny thing is, now that I’m in college, that’s wha ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Christmas tree care tips offered

    URBANA – The National Fire Protection Association has reported that from 2007 to 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixonite becomes fraternal life officer

    DIXON – Czechoslovak Society of America Fraternal Life in New York named Matthew Koski of Dixon as the group’s executive secretary Nov. 14.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Annual fundraiser results announced

    The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. helped local 501c-3 nonprofit organizations raise more than $5.8 million through its semi-annual Community Days event.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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