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  • Retirees change meeting place

    DIXON – The BorgWarner Retiree Luncheon has changed its meeting location.From now on, the group will ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Concert pianist plans Dixon visit

    DIXON – A New Year’s Day worship concert will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church, 131 North Court St.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • AFC High School October Student of the Month Lexi Meurer

    Lexi Meurer, 18, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School's October Student of the Month. Her parents are Dave and Kelly, and her siblings are Laci, 18, ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Sign-ups open for Biblical class

    COMPTON – A 6-week Bible study group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday, starting Jan. 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 398 Church Road.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • December movie scheduled at Morrison library

    MORRISON – The film "Christmas in Connecticut" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 in the program room at Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Agricultural Charles Farnham

    STERLING – Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Locust St., has 1-year business and agriculture scholarship applications for the 2017-18 school y ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Manlius firefighters receive funds, discuss training

    MANLIUS – Manlius Fire Department members met in November at the fire hall.Robert Reglin, president, ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Friend of Fair Award winners named

    AMBOY – During the November meeting of the Lee County Fair Association, board members recognized the 2016 Friend of the Fair Award recipients.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Plenty to do outside when weather gets colder

    Despite the mild weather we were experiencing, Old Man Winter just brought snow for winter activities.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois takes second at National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  An Illinois team placed second out of 19 teams across the country at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competitionNov. 4 and 5 in Lo ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Applicants wanted for farm bureau scholarships

    AMBOY – Applications are available at lcfbfoundation.org for the Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Online donation option available at Morrison library

    MORRISON – Gift-givers looking to help Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St., with non-budgetary needs can make e-donations to the library foundati ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Tampico Lions accepting lights

    TAMPICO – Tampico Lions Club will take used Christmas light strings.It also will accept used eyeglas ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Assistance wanted for eagle count

    APPLE RIVER – Volunteers are needed Jan. 28 for the 57th annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count.Eagle Na ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    TodaySanta’s Workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815 ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 1:15 am
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