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  • U of I Extension workshops planned

    The University of Illinois Extension will offer the following programs:Gardening For Your Health: 1 ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Walks, activities planned at area mill

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A spring wildflower walk will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road.
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Tool available to help farmers

    MOUNT CARROLL – A tillage tool, designed to till 16 acres per hour with a 150 horse power tractor for operation, is available for farmers to rent thro ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area woman recognized

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Terrie Miller of H.B. Wilsinson Co. in Mount Carroll has been awarded a National Title Professional designation from the American L ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon podiatrist to serve on board

    DIXON – Dr. David Yeager, DPM, recently was elected to the American Podiatric Medical Association Board of Trustees at the 96th annual APMA House of D ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Custard proceeds to help FFA groups

    DIXON – Culver’s, 1317 N. Galena Ave., has partnered with Amboy High School and Polo Community High School FFA chapters as part of a larger, nationwid ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Crafter Noon heads library activity list

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls Public Library, 1007 Seventh Ave., has announced its programs for May.They a ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Sign-up open for Sauk summer, fall classes

    DIXON – Registration for the summer and fall semester is going on now at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • A tree planting in Polo

    Parks employee Judy Shipman pulls the burlap off the root ball of a red sunset maple donated by ComEd and planted for Arbor Day on Friday at Polo Comm ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:54 pm
  • Sterling students graduate from D.A.R.E. program

    Cora Allen, a fifth-grader in Mrs. Hesser's class at Lincoln Elementary School in Sterling, grabs her D.A.R.E. graduation certificate Friday from Ster ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Culver’s to donate Thursday to FFA programs

    DIXON – For every dish of custard sold Thursday, Culver’s, 1317 N. Galena Ave., will donate $1 to the Scoops of Thanks program. Proceeds will benefit ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • Former Amboy mayor arrested during sex investigation

    ROCKFORD – Former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel was arrested Thursday during a 2-day Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department operation in county forest ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • A green day at Sterling school

    First- and second-graders from Jefferson Elementary School in Sterling takes turns Friday digging a hole for one of three trees that were planted at t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • After industrial exodus, recession, low-income student numbers still rising

    When Brody Rude accepted the assistant principal job at Rock Falls High School in 2006 and moved back to his hometown, the world he came from had chan ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • The Departed: Turnover spurred by 'generational' differences, interim police chief says

    The Sterling Police Department in 2015 logged notable decreases in traffic stops and tickets, DUI arrests, and community policing – a direct result of ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:28 pm
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