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Man will fix TVs, computers after hours

ROCK FALLS – Jake Calhoun can help if your TV or computer goes on the fritz after hours.

Calhoun, 29, started After Hours TV and PC Repair on Dec. 1 at his home at 313 Martin Road, and he also make house calls.

He has experience: He has repaired electronics in Harmon for 9 years, he said.

He is available from 6 to 10 p.m Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Find the company on Facebook or call him at 815-632-3236.

Video production company opens

STERLING – The world might not have ended in December, but a new video production company apparently is trying to shatter it.

Doug Croft, 35, opened Earth Shattering Pictures in late December at his home at 1505 Fifth Ave.

Croft can produce 30-second TV commercials for local companies, as well as produce still image advertising, wedding, music and corporate training videos and video resumes.

Croft, who graduated from Sterling High School in 1995, recently retired from teaching English abroad.

The business is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Go to or call 779-770-6714.

First Wok closed

ROCK FALLS – First Wok, 1110 First Ave., had a fire last month and has since been closed.

A sign on the door reads, “Sorry we are close[d] today.” Owner Mike Wei refused to say when it might reopen.

Rock Falls Fire Department was called to the restaurant at 4:44 a.m. Dec. 12, Rock Falls Fire Chief J.W. Larson said. It sustained “quite a bit of smoke damage and moderate fire damage,” but is not a total loss, Larson said.

Nobody was inside and no one was injured, he said.

A cause of the fire, which started in the back of the eatery, has not been determined; the restaurant’s insurance company is investigating, Larson said.

Uniquely Made changes location, name

MORRISON – Uniquely Made, which sells the craftwork of 37 vendors, is staying open for business, and has changed its name to Between Friendz.

The store, which first opened in November 2011, was to be a seasonal shop just for the holidays, but this year Connie Decker and Traci Heusinkveld decided to remain open 3 days a week year-round. The shop moved across Main Street to 112 East on Jan. 3.

Items for sale include jewelry, soaps, lotions, wood items and art work, and more vendors are wanted. Crafters pay a monthly rent and receive 100 percent of their sale proceeds.

Decker and Heusinkveld, both of Morrison, run the store, but they consider vendors co-owners, Heusinkveld said.

Between Friendz is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Call 815-718-3058 or find it on Facebook.

Folsom’s Bakery re-opens

ROCK FALLS – Folsom’s Bakery opened Tuesday after a 2-week hiatus during which some renovation work was done, including moving drying racks to make more space for customers, co-owner Jim Helle said.

The bakery at 319 First Ave. is open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Find it on Facebook, go to or call 815-622-7870 for more information.

Beauty shop will move into Morrison building

MORRISON – Bob and Debby Vaughn have bought the building at 207 W. Main St., next to three other buildings that they own, Bob Vaughn said. A beauty shop will lease the building after renovations are complete, he said.

The remodeling is expected to take about 6 months, he said. Vaughn declined to name the beauty shop.

Dixon Main Street names board members

Dixon Main Street announced its board members for 2013, including Scott Brown of Wendler Engineering as its new president and John Jones of Kitzman’s as its vice president.

Other members are: secretary Donna Louise Jasper of Blackhawk Insurance, treasurer Laura Bock of Sauk Valley Properties, past president Kevin Marx of KSB Hospital, Ryan Marshall of The Stables, Becky Reilly of The Telegraph, Mike Venier of Venier Jewelers, Jim Gallentine of Mama Cimino’s and Bill Mick of Raynor.

Have a business tip? Let us know. Email SVM reporters Bridget Flynn, or Derek Barichello,, or call 800-798-4085, ext. 521 or 526.

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