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  • Drug prevention seminar at lodge

    DIXON – A community forum on heroin use and prevention will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Prayer day program set Thursday in Dixon

    DIXON – A National Day of Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 110 N. Galena Ave.
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • National Prayer Day to be observed DIXON – The public is welcome to a National Day of Prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 111 E. Second St. For more information, call the church at 815-284-6823. Mobile home tax bills due May 22

    DIXON – Lee County mobile home local services tax bills were mailed in March.Payment is due May 22.T ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Firefighters set to prepare breakfast

    MONROE CENTER – The Monroe Township Firefighters Association will have an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the fire statio ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Fishing site closed south of Savanna

    SAVANNA – A fishing platform at Frog Pond on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is closed for repairs.
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • HONOR FLIGHT: Guarding the guardians of freedom

    ARLINGTON, Virginia – If only Hannah Standley’s professors could have seen her in action Thursday. T ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • HONOR FLIGHT COLUMN: Freedom: We won't let you down

    I feel like a fish out of water. I’m a civilian through-and-through, who struggles with the concept of war.
    May 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • HONOR FLIGHT: Brothers in reluctant arms

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – It might not stack up quite as tall as the Washington Monument, or even the Lincoln Memorial, but the stockpile of letters in Richa ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • HONOR FLIGHT: Profiles of the local men of Honor

    Dozens of veterans from the Sauk Valley and surrounding areas were part of the latest group to take the Honor Flight to Washington, District of Columb ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • New Sauk president gets rave reviews from former co-workers

    DIXON – Officials at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Kentucky all seem to say the same thing about David Hellmich, the new president at S ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Excellent reception: Veterans overwhelmed by appreciation throughout Honor Flight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Greetings. They were sorely missing for so many Korean War veterans. But, at least for some, they received retribution in spades Th ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Kreider finds proper resting place for former clients

    DIXON – On a sunny day, four souls were finally laid to rest this week in Oakwood Cemetery.The remai ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Honor Flight cookout May 9 in Dixon

    DIXON – Want to help a veteran get to Washington, D.C.? You can satisfy your appetite to serve and your literal tummy rumbles Saturday, May 9.
    May 1, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Getting pumped about poetry in Dixon

    Chicago area poet, teacher and performer Bill Buczinsky visits a group of first-graders at Washington Elementary School in Dixon on Friday morning. Bu ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Mr. G’s now Shaw’s Marketplace

    PROPHETSTOWN – Mr. G’s grocery, a staple in the downtown, reopened Thursday with new ownership and a different name.
    May 1, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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