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  • AFC Student of the Month

    ASHTON — Lauren Meurer, 18, of Ashton, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School’s February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Mark and Lynnette ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Illinois jokes’ not funny to the GOP

    ROCK FALLS – Illinois Republicans say they are tired of all the jokes they hear about the state of Illinois.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • A good day to grow a community in Dixon

    Natalie Andrews of Grand Detour looks over auction items during the Safe Harbor of Lee County Community Growth Day on Friday afternoon. The event was ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Students spend a day on the farm in Amboy

    Merrill Kidder of Franklin Grove talks to students about equipment used to ride and care for a horse Friday at the Lee County 4-H Center and Fairgroun ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Prom day for special kids

    STERLING – Justin Richards, a student at Bi-County Special Education Cooperative, was dancing by himself Friday right before the DJ began playing “Tea ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:15 pm
  • Local veteran to receive medals 47 years after Vietnam War

    STERLING – After 47 years, Ray Torres still gets emotional when he talks about the day he was attacked during the Vietnam War.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Paving work to start at Dixon lot

    DIXON – Final paving of a parking lot at First Street and Peoria Avenue, and in Commercial Alley, is scheduled to start Tuesday.
    April 24, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Fire destroys trucking shop in Lanark

    LANARK – Bret Ellinor considers himself lucky to have arrived to work a bit later than usual on Thursday morning.
    April 24, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • It's official: Grubsteakers' owner a hero

    OREGON – Ava Mirtoska likes being called a hero, even if she doesn’t necessarily feel like one.What ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Jobless rates continue to drop across Sauk Valley

    STERLING – Jobless rates in the Sauk Valley dropped in March for the second consecutive month.They a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Kathleen L. Helms Marsh

    STERLING – Kathleen Lavonne Helms Marsh passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and best friend, Sandy, Thursday, April 23, 2015.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Dennis D. Bramm

    LYNDON – Dennis D. Bramm, 69, of Lyndon, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He worked for 37 years at General Electric ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Norbert F. Leffelman

    MAPLE PARK – Norbert Francis Leffelman, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, April 23, 2015.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Mary E. Baker

    STERLING – Mary E. Baker, 101, of Sterling, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Regency Care in Sterling.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • James D. Dees

    AMBOY – James D. Dees, 71, of Amboy, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home. He worked at Sentient Flavors in Amboy for 35 years before his retireme ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • William Moritz

    DIXON – William Moritz, 57, of Dixon, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his home.Chapel Hill Funera ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Audrey D. Burkholder

    POLO – Audrey D. Burkholder, 88, of Polo, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Ernie L. Hubbart

    STERLING – Ernie L. Hubbart, 93, of Sterling, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Bardell R. Bowman

    ROCKFORD – Bardell R. Bowman, 99, of Rockford, formerly of Dixon, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Anita L. Martin

    MOUNT MORRIS – Anita Louise Martin, 68, of Mount Morris, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris. 
    April 23, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Former Dixon nurse to serve as hospital president

    PEORIA – OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, the newest member of the OSF Healthcare System, was welcomed into the ministry April 1.
    April 11, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Assistant training to be offered

    ROCHELLE – Sterling-Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living will have a personal assistant class.
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • 'Silver City' part of upcoming meeting

    STERLING – Consuelo Castillo Kickbush will speak May 5 at the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Business Leaders Committee meeting at Ce ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Burn victim to speak at meeting

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – John O’Leary, international motivational speaker, will bring his story of lifelong perseverance from 9 to 11 a.m. April 25 at the Mi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • NCI employees earn recognition

    The Northwest Central Illinois Works honored Caitlin Holt of Rochelle and Jenna Wolber of Rock Falls with an Individual Achievement Award.
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Open house for new wing planned

    MORRISON – Resthave Retirement & Nursing Home, will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 12 at 408 Maple Ave.
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Rochelle hospice earns recognition

    ROCHELLE – Unity Hospice, 201 S. Seventh St. Suite 101, has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a campaign developed by the National Hospi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Senator to speak at annual dinner

    ROCK FALLS – State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, will speak at the Whiteside County Republican Central Committee annual Lincoln Day Dinner April 24 at the ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Michael Clark of the Twin Cities Sunrise Rotary hosted, Frank Rausa. Frank spoke about restoring the Black Hawk statue and preserving Native American ...
    April 4, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • The end of an era at Bunny's Bait Shop

    DIXON – One day in 1972, Ray and Irene Hays' youngest daughters caught the entrepreneurial spirit. Their lives would never be the same.
    April 2, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Entries sought for poetry contest

    SPRINGFIELD – Applications are available for the 11 annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Honor Rolls

    Rock Falls Middle SchoolHighest HonorsSixth grade: Kassandra Estrella, Karli Fischbach, Kylie Fischb ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • New books land on Dixon Public Library shelves

    DIXON – New books have arrived at Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave.They are:Fiction: “Jam o ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Art group sets spring show dates

    OREGON – Eagle’s Nest Art Group’s annual spring membership art show will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, and May 4 and 5, on the second floor at ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Cookout to help church ministry

    DIXON – St. Vincent de Paul Society members will have a cookout Friday and May 2 at Dixon Food Center, 500 Chicago Ave.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Registration open for diabetes camp

    DIXON – Camp Diabetes, Recreation, Education, Activities, and Me, for children with diabetes, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11 at Camp Reynold ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Rotarians gear up for shrimp boil

    DIXON – Dixon Rotary Club members will have their annual community shrimp boil and chili bowl fundraiser May 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 506 W. ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Pancakes part of fire district menu

    CHADWICK – The Chadwick Fire Protection District annual pancake breakfast fundraiser will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the fire station on state ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • North Central CollegeNAPERVILLE – Lauren Hernandez, Melissa Hurley, Taryn McKenna, and Kaylen P ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Breakfast to be served at firehouse

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Milledgeville firefighters will cook breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the fire station, 15 W. Fourth St.
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am

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