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  • Boys basketball: Polo backcourt trio comes through in win

    LANARK – Once postseason play rolls around, some young players get skittish with the ball in their hands. They don’t want to take shots they normally ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • withstand 3-point barrage from Prophets’ Behrens

    MORRISON – Fulton had a foolproof plan to seal a win against Prophetstown – keep the ball away from Owen Behrens at crunch time.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • rally falls short in loss to Pearl City

    LANARK – Erie coach Ryan Winckler has been preaching to his team come playoff time about finishing strong. 
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Morrison holds off W. Carroll in regional opener

    MORRISON — The Morrison Mustangs led wire-to-wire in the 2A Morrison Regional quarterfinal on Monday, but the lead never reached double digits and the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Hawks push past

    ROCKFORD – Make it two in a row for the Oregon boys basketball team. After struggling to only four wins leading up to its regular season finale agains ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Local Roundup:

    Jordan Hochstatter scored 29 points and Justin Hart added 20 as Amboy beat Leland-Earlville 57-41 in the quarterfinal of the 1A Indian Creek Regional.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

    The West Carroll school district will have a spring sports meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Athletes, parents and coaches invol ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

    GIRLS BOWLINGKaltenbrun 54th at state tournamentOregon junior Caitlyn Kaltenbrun finished 54th at th ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Morrison senior Eads rides favorite move to state title

    CHAMPAIGN – Did you hear the one about the Mustang who is a one-trick pony and won a state wrestling championship? That’s what happened for Morrison ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • Fulton’s Tyler Fleetwood tames Villarreal for 2nd title

    CHAMPAIGN – For people who put much stock in rankings, Tyler Fleetwood’s latest state championship was an upset. The Fulton junior had been No. 2 in ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:31 pm
  • Rita J. Fischbach

    COMPTON – Rita L. Fischbach, 79, of Compton, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. 
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Wilma G. Staley

    DIXON – Wilma G. Staley, 81, of Dixon, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Dixon. She worked at BorgWarner bef ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Merle P. Wiltfang

    OREGON – Merle P. Wiltfang, 85, lifelong Oregon resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Augustine M. ‘Gus’ Hill

    NAPERVILLE – Augustine M. “Gus” Hill, 34, of Naperville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Warrenville, Illinois, as the result of a pedestrian a ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Ruth Blazier

    WALNUT – Ruth Blazier, 98, of Walnut, died Monday Feb. 20, 2017, at Heritage Care in Walnut.Garland ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Donald E. Vaile

    COLUMBIA, Maryland – Donald Eugene Vaile, 93, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. He was a retir ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Jean C. Peacock

    LAS VEGAS – Jean Caroline Peacock, 93, of Las Vegas, peacefully joined her savior Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Phyllis Bryson

    POLO – Phyllis Bryson of Polo, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.Polo Family Fune ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Dale Maynard

    ROCK FALLS – Dale H. Maynard, 66, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at his home.He was b ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Joe Henderson

    STERLING – Joe Henderson, 85, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.Schilling Funeral Home and Cr ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm


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