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  • Donald A. Meinsma

    FULTON – Donald A. Meinsma, 67, of Fulton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Mercy Living Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Ellen R. Clark

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Ellen R. Clark, 71, of Franklin Grove, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at The Meadows of Franklin Grove. She worked for 22 years at Ra ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Linda Musche

    ROCK FALLS – Linda Musche, 62, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Vingene 'Bud' Martens

    ROCK FALLS – Vingene “Bud” Martens, 79, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at his home.He was ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • James E. Henry

    STERLING – James Edward Henry, 74, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home, under the care of Gaffey Hospice.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Ann T. Linn

    NAPERVILLE – Ann T. Linn (née Lehan), 93, of Naperville, formerly of Prophetstown and Elmhurst, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. She was a veteran of the Ar ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Dr. Vernon A. Brickley

    DIXON – Dr. Vernon Arthur Brickley, 80, of Dixon, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.Visitation will be fr ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Amy M. Hardesty

    MORRISON – Amy M. Hardesty, 41, of Morrison, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home.Amy was born Mar ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Kenneth M. Helfrich

    DIXON – Kenneth M. Helfrich, 64, of Dixon died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. 
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Travis W. Levan

    AMBOY – Travis W. Levan, 35, of Amboy died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1 ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Room for growth

    MOUNT CARROLL – Illinois may be faced with a busted budget and a backlog of bills, but the state’s still ready, willing – and able – to help its farme ...
    NEW: Feb. 12, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • New restaraunt spices up downtown Oregon

    OREGON – If you haven’t been out to eat in Oregon lately, there’s a new resident in town who hopes you stop by for a visit: His name is Stan and he’s ...
    NEW: Feb. 12, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • Company names board member

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. announced that its board of directors declared a regular cash dividend of 17 cents per share, payable March 2, to sha ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Salon chain to help homeless in area

    STERLING – The Hair Cuttery Salon, 3217 E. Lincolnway, will join other salons in the Share-a-Haircut Program.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Braking bad habits: School drives home valuable lessons for students

    ROCK FALLS – The next time you take your eyes off the road for “just” a few seconds to glance at a text message, think about this: At 55 mph, that’s e ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • Poopy's Pub N' Grub up for sale, but is still in business

    SAVANNA – Poopy’s Pub ‘N Grub in Savanna is on the market, but that doesn’t mean the popular restaurant is closing for good.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:47 pm
  • Man of the Year winner named

    STERLING – After reviewing hundreds of entries, 11 men made the cut as finalists in Wahl’s annual  Man of the Year Contest.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • New program underway at KSB

    DIXON – KSB Hospital has implemented the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program to help staff maintain skill competenc ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area businessman partakes in summit

    STERLING – John Gvozdjak, president and chief operating officer of FRANTZ Manufacturing Co., was invited to serve as a panelist for the third annual E ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area business man partakes in summit

    STERLING – John Gvozdjak, president and COO of FRANTZ Manufacturing Co., was invited to serve as a panelist for the third annual Economic Summit hoste ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • It's the Top Dog of fundraisers

    DIXON – The seventh annual Top Dog fundraiser for Granny Rose Animal Shelter will be March 5 and 6 at Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Feb. 13Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chi ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Feb. 12Women, infants and children clinic, and family planning services, Lee County Health D ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 5:41 pm
  • Judith K. Snook

    POLO – Judith K. Snook, 76, of Polo, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She owned Catering by Judy for more than 25 years.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Support groups, clubs, and services

    Thursday, Feb. 11Childhood immunization clinic, women, infants and children clinic, and family plann ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Feb. 10Women, infants and children clinic, and family planning services, Lee County Healt ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • Support groups, Clubs and Services

    Tuesday, Feb. 9Childhood immunization clinic, women, infants and children clinic, and family plannin ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Car club chapter help nonprofit organizations

    DIXON – Reagan Country Classics Car Club members recently donated about $4,500 to various nonprofit organizations in Dixon, Sterling, Franklin Grove, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Being of good cheer

    President Obama's State of the Union address inspired me to imagine a new world.As a nation, we are ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Local fire department elects new officers

    MANLIUS – Manlius Fire Department members met in January at the fire hall.Robert Reglin, president, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am

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