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  • Experts offer tips for dental health, donating treats

    DeKALB – The candy cavalcade starts at Patty Ihm’s house well before Halloween. Candy begins to accu ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Annual holiday bazaar at Dixon church

    DIXON – The annual holiday bazaar of the Catholic Women’s Club of St. Patrick Church will be Nov. 8 and 9 at the church’s Holloway Center, 612 Highlan ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Halloween fun wraps up across Sauk Valley

    Party set at Lee senior centerDIXON – A Halloween party will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Lee County C ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Local women to compete in Sweet Adelines championship

    Three local members of the Rockford-based River City Sound will be among the chorus’ 48 songstresses competing Nov. 6 in the 2014 Sweet Adelines Inter ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Oct. 31Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Kids get out and play, despite chill in air

    Jacob Newberry, 7, of Sterling swings off the monkey bars Wednesday afternoon at Wallace Park. ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Students spreading playoff fever in Dixon

    Dixon High School dance squad member Mekayla Anderson decorates the window of Dixon Paint Company on Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of the Dukes' ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Vasquez to challenge 1st Ward incumbent in Sterling

    STERLING – Diana Vasquez believes there is a generation gap in her hometown, and the younger residents need to pick up the pace.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Longtime Rock Falls superintendent dies

    ROCK FALLS – B.J. Wolf, a former superintendent in the Rock Falls High School District, died Wednesday at his home. He was 65.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • 17th Congressional District hopefuls work to highlight differences

    Less than a week before the Nov. 4 election, the candidates for the state's 17th congressional district seat are working to highlight the differences ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Third threat found at Dixon school

    DIXON – As plain-clothes police officers were milling the halls of Madison Elementary School on Wednesday, the third threat in a matter of 2 weeks was ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Smiddy, Wozniak eye Illinois House seat

    STERLING – State Rep. Mike Smiddy says he has done more than enough to earn him a repeat stint in Springfield.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Peoria Avenue bridge to reopen Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – Driving through Dixon should get a little easier in the next few days.The Peoria Avenue brid ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Flow tests Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – Flow testing will be done Friday afternoon at Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Lot 4, East Progress Drive.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Writers group meets in Dixon; new members welcome

    DIXON – The Sauk Creative Writer’s Group will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ginkgo Tree Café, 216 W. First St., and again on Nov. 15 and Dec. 6.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:32 pm

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