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  • Prizes, games included at event

    AMBOY – The next fun night-dance for Teen Turf will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Show features path to honor pal

    OREGON – Serenity Hospice and Home Movie and Discussion Night will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the hospice, 1658 S. state Route 2.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Showcase to have merchant displays

    STERLING – The 16th annual Sauk Valley Media Senior Showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Heard it from the Grapevine: Rock Falls bar plans Sept. opening

    ROCK FALLS – Sometimes, plans for the future take root in the past. Violet Jaramillo, 44, grew up in ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Amboy school sign-up Thursday

    AMBOY – Registration for all students in Amboy School District 272 will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the high school, 11 E. Hawley Ave.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Brooks: ‘Time to say goodbye’ to Shannara

    Best-selling fantasy author and Sterling native Terry Brooks recently announced on his website that MTV will air a TV show adapted from one of his boo ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Local hospitals to take cautious approach to medical marijuana

    Starting in September, some Illinois residents will be able to apply for a medical marijuana ID card.
    July 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Just like the old days for assisted-living residents

    DIXON – Some older gentlemen putter at a workbench. Some older ladies fold brightly colored towels. Another group of seniors plays games and puts toge ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Free school supplies available to local students

    STERLING — Children who are in need of free school supplies now have places to go in the area. Begin ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Local traffic to open on short stretch of Peoria in Dixon

    DIXON – Peoria Avenue will slowly begin to open to traffic next week as the downtown streetscape project enters its 11th week.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lee County to buy its own salt

    DIXON —  The Lee County Board voted unanimously Friday morning to give the county engineer permission to buy road salt for the winter.
    July 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Dixon man dies when motorcycle hits semitrailer

    A Dixon man was killed Thursday night when his motorcycle struck a semitrailer in Stephenson County.
    July 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, July 26American Red Cross blood drive, 7-10:30 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appoin ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Day Trip: Exit 284 leads to trucking history

    The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa, has a collection of trucks dating back to the early 20th century.
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Strangers’ random acts of kindness kills farmer’s goats

    ROCK FALLS – Andrea Hensgen, owner of Horseplay Farm, loves her animals. She gives her goats names like Poppet, Snuggles, Waddles and Cuddles.
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am

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