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Business Notebook: Sterling chiropractor moving to Dixon

STERLING – Carlson Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinic is moving.

Steven E. Carlson, 2317 E. Lincolnway in Sterling, has leased and is remodeling the former Comcast building at 115 N. Galena Ave. He plans to open there around mid-February.

He’s taking fellow chiropractor Trisha Weber-Jasper and their five staff members with him to the bigger space, he said.

The clinic offers chiropractic care, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, biomarker testing, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and rehabilitation exercises.

Carlson, a native of Burlington, Iowa, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport in 1989, practiced for 7 years, then attended the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, N.M. He finished in 2000, then opened his Sterling practice.

He and his wife, Kristin, live in Dixon with their four children: Connor, 16, Caleb, 14, Emma, 11, and Leah, 5.

As it is in Sterling, the clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Go to or call 815-622-2863 for more information.

New name, same eatery

STERLING – Trying to keep up with all of the local eatery comings and goings these days can be daunting. Example: The former Zuppa’s Deli in Rock Falls, which closed in October 2012, is back – but in a different city with a new name. Zuppa’s has a new name to reflect its move to Sterling – Depot Deli, at 214 Locust St., Sterling.

Based on some calls to the newspaper, some people have been confused about the connection between Depot Deli and Zuppa’s.

Zuppa’s had been at 511 First Ave., in Rock Falls. If that address sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the new home of Li Arellano’s Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. Arellano bought that property from Willy’s owner Maria Rodriguez.

Arellano will again be neighbors with Folsom’s Bakery and Jim Helle. Helle brought Folsom’s to Dixon last fall, right next door to Arellano’s Jimmy John’s. Helle said he and Arellano have struck up a friendship through their geographical ties.

“He’s a good businessman, and it’s nice to talk about what’s going on with our stores,” Helle said. “We just have an agreement – he sticks to sandwiches, and I handle the dessert.”

Morrison planning for farmers market

MORRISON – Have a hard time picturing gardening and fresh vegetables right now?

Despite the pervasive snow and biting cold, it’s time to start thinking about farmers markets, if you’d like them to be part of your livelihood or fundraising ventures.

A meeting is planned for anyone wanting to learn more about getting started as a vendor at the Morrison Farmers Market. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the community room at Odell Library, 307 S. Madison St.

Mary Nelson, ag and natural resources program coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension, will be on hand to discuss the Food Safety on the Farm program and the Ready ... Set ... Grow Garden Symposium. Karen Real, food service sanitation certified instructor, will discuss recent changes to Illinois certification. Marketing and display tips will be shared, as well as information about the Morrison Community Garden. 

Full-time vendors from last year are also encouraged to attend. They will be able to lock in the same locations and give input on this year’s market.

The Morrison Farmers Market opens May 24 and runs Saturdays through Sept. 27. Hours are 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. An evening market is planned for July 30, in downtown Morrison.

For more information, visit or call 815-772-3757.

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