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  • Eloise M. Voss

    MORRISON – Eloise M. Voss, 93, of Morrison, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Resthave Home in Morrison.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • John M. Munson

    ROCKFORD – John Michael Munson, 66, of Rockford, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, on his birthday, at his home in Rockford. He fought  a long, courageous ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Randy L. Miller

    SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Randy Leroy Miller, 53, of Southern Pines, formerly of Sterling, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his home.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Ruth M. McCarthy

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Ruth M. McCarthy, 94, formerly of the area, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at ManorCare Nursing Home in Platteville.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Russell G. Hallquist

    DIXON – Russell Gustav Hallquist, 86, of Dixon, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He farmed west of Dixon along the Rock River and ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Beulah L. Gentz

    PROPHETSTOWN – Beulah L. Gentz, 97, of Prophetstown, went to be with her Savior and Maker on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Downers Grove.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Dolores I. 'Dodie' Gecan

    MOUNT MORRIS – Dolores I. “Dodie” Gecan, 85, formerly of the area, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Mesa, Arizona. She owned the 1890 Club and a dress ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Tim Boonstra

    MORRISON – Tim Boonstra, 39, of Morrison, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Lyndon, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He co-owned and o ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Dora A. Thibado

    ROCK FALLS – Dora A. Thibado, 76, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Dixon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was a retired facto ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Thomas J. Razo

    STERLING – Thomas J. Razo, 75, of Sterling, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at his home after an illness.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Oregon woman to serve on board

    EAST PEORIA – Hana Hinkle, assistant director of the Rural Health Workforce Development-National Center for Rural Health Professions, recently was ele ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Hardware store changes hands in Forreston

    FORRESTON – Forreston Hardware is now Koeller Forreston Hardware. Owner Monty Cotter sold the store at state Routes 72 and 26 to Gary and Jane Koeller ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Little Sprouts in Lanark expands its evening hours

    LANARK – The new Little Sprouts Daycare and Preschool will be adding hours to accommodate Thomson federal prison employees who work the second shift.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Sloan buys area Deere dealership

    FULTON – One of the largest John Deere dealerships in the world now has a presence in Fulton.Sloan I ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Clothing retailer coming to Northland Mall

    STERLING – Glik's, a new apparel retailer, will move into an empty space next to Maurice's in Northland Mall in mid-October, said Karyn Brouilette, ge ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Business owners qualify for program

    "Extra Electric Energy Solutions" is a Trade Ally with Commonwealth Edison to assist Oregon business owners under the Small Business Energy Savings Ac ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Schools team up with area bank

    STERLING – Sterling and Newman Central Catholic High schools, and Dixon High School, participated in the Financial Scholars Program through by Sterlin ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • The benefit of kids playing on teams

    It’s hard to drive anywhere now and not see a youth swimming or soccer practice. You can’t even see what’s going on inside of gymnasiums and the YMCA, ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Kenzley Group relocating, staying in downtown Dixon

    DIXON – A downtown storefront formerly occupied by Quizno’s will have new occupants in December.Kenz ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Business notebook: Decor and More changing locations

    STERLING – Decor and More, at its downtown location only 4 months, is on the move. The shop, which s ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Weekly family programs start soon at Fulton church

    FULTON – Weekly programs for children and families begin this week at Second Reformed Church, 703 14th Ave.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Sept. 3Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Sept. 2Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Bridal merchandise exchange planned

    DIXON – An accessories exchange for party- and wedding-related items will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Sounds from past echoes sad fate

    The ivory-billed woodpecker, an imposing bird often referred to by the colloquialism “Lord God” bird, jumped into our minds and hearts about 10 years ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • FFA members attend camp

    MONTICELLO – Natalie Shaw and Daniel Hartman, members of the West Carroll High School FFA chapter in Savanna, recently attended the Illinois FFA Leade ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Soldier earns top honor

    FORT LEE, Va. – Sgt. 1st Class Kyle Hacker of Rock Falls was named the 2014 Transportation Corps Component Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Women bowlers needed for leagues

    DIXON – The Dixon Women’s Bowling League is accepting new members of any skill level.All teams and i ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Pigeon racers compete in August contests

    STERLING – The results are in for Rock River Valley Racing Pigeon Club races in August.Winning the 1 ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 S. Chicago Ave., D ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am

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