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  • Meal proceeds go to maintenance

    DIXON – A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 state Route 38.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time to sign up to count area eagles

    APPLE RIVER – Volunteers are needed Jan. 24 for the Eagle Nature Foundation’s 55th annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Snow removal help available for

    CLEVELAND – Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops begins its fifth year by expanding to serve wounded and disabled veterans, in addition to families ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pricing incentives help library

    LANARK – Until Dec. 24, customers at Twice-Sold Tales bookstore, 504 state Route 64, can purchase any book and receive a second book of lesser value f ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Presents to go to African kids

    MOUNT MORRIS – Members of Evangelical Free Church will provide gifts to nine children this year at a Zambian orphanage through Arise Africa.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Holiday lunch free for all who attend

    STERLING – First Church of the Nazarene’s 26th annual Christmas Day dinner will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 25 at its H.C. Hatton Center, 411 13th Ave.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Firefighters receive $100 toy drive donation

    MANLIUS – Members of the Manlius Fire Department recently gathered at the fire hall.Robert Reglin, p ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Presents for senior citizens

    ROCHELLE – Donors can help the Stars for Seniors Program at Hub City Senior Center, 500 Cherry Ave.W ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 4-H’ers awarded for completed projects, leadership

    BYRON – Ogle County 4-H members were recognized for excellence at the Nov. 16 Achievement Celebration in the Byron Junior High School Theatre.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area firefighters receive equipment

    STERLING – Rock Falls and Sterling firefighters recently received six FIDO bags of tools to give pets medical attention at accident or fire scenes.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Happy Tails gives animals home for the holidays

    ROCK FALLS – By Dec. 30, Happy Tails Humane Society will have rescued about 40 pets this month from being euthanized at animal control centers.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Winnebago County officials work to identify man

    ROCKFORD (AP) – Winnebago County authorities are trying to track down relatives of a man killed in a November fire.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Questions linger in death after jail release

    MORRISON – On the surface, it seems like such a violation of common sense, of basic human decency. How could jail staff allow a mentally ill woman to ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Feds negotiate Morrison Hospital changes

    MORRISON – Morrison Community Hospital has promised unspecified “physical plant improvements” to avoid losing its Medicare certification.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Vet seeks lights for Christmas tribute

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls veteran Burt Fuller is looking for a few more lights for his holiday tribute to fellow service members.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:09 pm

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