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  • Champs is movin' on up in Sterling

    STERLING – Champs Bar & Grill owner Denny Strader has been in the bar business for a long time, and along the way, he's learned to roll with the chang ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Carroll County schools again try to pass sales tax referendum

    Carroll County school superintendents are taking a fifth crack at passing a 1 percent sales tax increase this spring.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Feb. 3Childhood immunization clinic, women, infants and children clinic, and family plann ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Turnout is name of the game in Monday's Iowa caucuses

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – From sounding duck calls to predicting the weather, presidential contenders a ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • Budget fight leaves Illinois stuck with overdue bills

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Friday afternoon email read with remarkable alacrity, given its message: The ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Woman killed by train was a 'caring, loving person'

    MORRISON – The woman killed by a train in Morrison on Sunday not only left behind a 2-year-old daughter, but a best friend filled with shock and sadne ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • A look at federal cases on handling classified information

    WASHINGTON (AP) – News that Hillary Clinton’s home email server contained top-secret messages brings ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Saturday he’ll ask Congress for billions of dollars to ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 8:45 pm

    Tuesday, Feb. 2Childhood immunization clinic, women, infants and children clinic, and family plannin ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • Affordable Care Act isn’t atop lists of concerns, poll shows

    WASHINGTON – Although President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act continues to animate political de ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Sterling elementaries consider changing the way they teach

    STERLING – The tried-and-true method of grade-schoolers getting a well-rounded education from one teacher isn't bad, say school district officials, bu ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Out with the gold in Sterling

    Crews tear down a derelict office building Saturday morning at 1112 E. Fourth St. in Sterling. The ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 8:35 pm
  • Morrison woman struck and killed by train identified

    MORRISON – A Morrison woman who was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train just east of the Cherry Street tracks early Sunday morning has been ide ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • Honor rolls

    (The following honor rolls are for the second quarter unless otherwise noted.}Rock Falls High School ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Club names new officers, plans meal

    MORRISON – The Fulton Saddle Club members gathered Jan. 10 for the first meeting of the year at Happy Joe’s, 109 W. Main St.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Of all the U.S. presidents born in February, which one is your favorite?
    Ronald Reagan (Feb. 6)
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