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  • Basketball: Second quarter lifts Rockets over Dixon

    DIXON — Nothing seemed to go wrong in the second quarter for Rock Falls on Saturday. The 3-pointers were falling, the drives to the basket yielded 3- ...
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Wrestling: Warriors, Dukes each go 3-0 at Dixon Duals

    DIXON – Elias Edmondson has the look of a wrestler who had been receiving a vast amount of punishment, but instead, he was the one dishing it out.
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Bowling: Oregon girls make themselves at home in Dixon

    DIXON — Don’t be fooled. Plum Hollow Lanes is the home of the Dixon bowling teams, but the Oregon Hawks rented it out for their annual Hawks Invitatio ...
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Roundup: Cougars win in own Shootout

    Ethan Christians and Brighton Haverland each scored 19 points to lead the Eastland boys basketball team to a 57-45 victory against Westminster Christi ...
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Girls roundup: Clippers clobber Comets

    Delaney Wilhelm stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Amboy girls basketball team rolled to a 61-42 ...
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Clements opens Eastland career with return to Redbird Arena

    It’s not easy to step into the shoes of the only coach a program has ever known, especially when that coach has led a team to 941 wins and three state ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Martin leaves large imprint at Sterling

    Crystal Rodriguez has a picture of her daughter, Kaylee Martin, that tells the story of Martin’s prolific 4-year journey through the Sterling volleyba ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Rock Falls’ late 3s sink Dixon in OT at Lancaster

    DIXON – Rock Falls was quiet from 3-point range for the first 32 minutes of Friday night’s girls basketball game against Dixon. For the first 2 minut ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Sterling girls fall on road

    The Sterling Golden Warriors went on the road Friday night and dropped a NIB-12 crossover contest against Morris, 73-54. Josi Borum was the lone Gold ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Boat hits the streets in P’town

    I took a day out of the field this past week to decorate the boat up and pull her through the streets of Prophetstown.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Deleven Rinehart

    DIXON – Deleven Rinehart, 86, of Dixon, died Friday Dec. 2, 2016, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Wilma A. Trouth

    DIXON – Wilma A. Trouth, 94, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Wilma was born S ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Paul H. Miller

    DIXON – Paul H. Miller, one day shy of being 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Charron M. Rausa

    STERLING – Charron M. Rausa, 81, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her home.  Charron ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Wilma A. Trouth

    DIXON – Wilma A. Trouth, 94, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.Schil ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Joyce M. Conboy

    STERLING – Joyce M. Conboy, 98, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Morningside of Sterling.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Norma M. Wise

    STERLING – Norma M. Wise, 78, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her home.McDonald Funer ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • Sister Veronica Grennan

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – Sister Veronica Grennan, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ita), 103, of Marian Hall, 1050 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, passed ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • Paul H. Miller

    DIXON – Paul H. Miller, 77, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.Presto ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • Larry M. Hagen

    DIXON – Larry M. Hagen, 71, of Dixon, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Larry was a police officer for the Dixon City Po ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Donaldson Co. releases reports

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co, Inc.’s board of directors declared a regular cash dividend of 17.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 21 to shareholders of rec ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Nominations sought for award

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Champion Award.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon Floral blossoms into something new

    DIXON – A lot has changed since Dixon Floral Co. changed hands earlier this year. New owner Shelly ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Departments co-train

    DIXON – A Joint Operation Group was sent in September to Fort McCoy, near Tomah, Wisconsin, as an annual recertification-refresher training iteration ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Band to perform at ‘80s dinner

    ROCHELLE – Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dinner and Awards Night – with an ’80s’ feel – will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 at Salt 7, 531 S. ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Wahl promotes mustaches to fight cancer

    STERLING – Wahl Grooming has again partnered with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer to support men who grow their facial hair during November to help ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls earns electric group award

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Municipal Electric Agency named Rock Falls the Municipality of the Year, during the group's Nov. 4 annual meeting and awards ba ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area contractor featured in article

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A.I.P. Painters has received national recognition from PPC magazine, which is distributed in America to painting contractors that use ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Store taking sock donations for troops

    STERLING – Shoe Sensation, 2900 E. Lincolnway, is part of a program to collect and donate military-approved socks for active duty personel stationed o ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dine out for United Way of Lee County

    DIXON – Culver’s, 1317 N. Galena Ave., will donate a portion of all sales from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 to the United Way of Lee County.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Bridge players ply their skills

    DIXON – Dixon Monday Night Bridge Club has announced its Nov. 7 results.First place went to Mimi Boy ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Donations sought for public transit

    STERLING – Whiteside County Public Transportation, a nonprofit service, is accepting donations for the Adopt-a-Rider program.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas concert set Sunday to fight local hunger

    MOUNT MORRIS – More than 80 area musicians will perform Sunday for the 12th year at a community Christmas concert to benefit local food pantries.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, Dec. 3Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815- ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Saturday, Dec. 3Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Future engineers can receive money to study in college

    Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is accepting applications from high school seniors who are seeking help for colle ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Cookies, dough needed for troops

    STERLING – Gloria Williams and Pam Beyer will be sending cookies to the troops for Christmas.The pla ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dinner, auction planned at social club

    STERLING – Whitetail Unlimited will have its Sauk Valley Banquet Jan. 28 at Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Lincolnway.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas treats, décor to be sold

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A cookie sale will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove, 106 S. Walnut St.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Practical scripture from Al Campbell

    My intention for my articles is to inform and make God's word relevant for the living of our days. In other words, I want scripture to be spiritual, b ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am


Reader Poll

Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
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