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  • The thrift that keeps on giving in Sterling

    STERLING – Emporium Thrift Center volunteers Janice Bell and Maxine Stern love the clothes they sell so much, they wear them while they're at the stor ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • The defense rests: Rock Falls law firm wins second straight Stupor Bowl

    DIXON – Perhaps the only bigger victory for Jim Campbell would be one for Bernie Sanders in November.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Car club chapter help nonprofit organizations

    DIXON – Reagan Country Classics Car Club members recently donated about $4,500 to various nonprofit organizations in Dixon, Sterling, Franklin Grove, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Being of good cheer

    President Obama's State of the Union address inspired me to imagine a new world.As a nation, we are ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Local fire department elects new officers

    MANLIUS – Manlius Fire Department members met in January at the fire hall.Robert Reglin, president, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Applications sought for Carroll scholarships

    SAVANNA – The Dorothy Footitt Scholarship Committee has announced that scholarships are available to graduating seniors, who attend a state-accredited ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Food sanitation class planned

    STERLING – A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 in the learning center at Emerald Hill ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Saturday, Feb. 6Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, Feb. 6Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815- ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Shelter Insurance

    MANLIUS – The Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship,to a Bureau Valley High School graduate.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Quarters at auction to help local club

    ROCK FALLS – A quartermania fundraiser for the Eagles Club FOE Rock Falls will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the club, 321 W. Second St.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Kindergarteners can register soon

    ROCK FALLS – The kindergarten round-up for the 2016-17 school year at East Coloma-Nelson School District 20 will be Thursday and Friday at the school, ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Movie stars Julie Andrews as nanny

    MORRISON – “Mary Poppins” will be shown at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the program room at Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle student wins VFW contest

    BYRON – A Byron High School sophomore was awarded first place Jan. 16 in the District 6 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Voice of Democracy audi ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Blood donors wanted in Dixon

    DIXON – An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
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