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  • Entries sought for art fest

    GRAND DETOUR – Artists from across the Midwest will gather for the 66th annual Grand Detour Arts Festival Sept. 14 at the John Deere Historic Site, 83 ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Entries wanted for Depot Days parade

    AMBOY – Participants are wanted for this year’s Depot Days Parade set for 3 p.m. Aug. 23.Line-up wil ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Faith brings hope to world

    An old saying says, “There are no guarantees in life.” My father used to say, “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.” The question is how ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sign-up open for golf scramble

    MOUNT MORRIS – Wednesday is the deadline for golfers to sign up for the 11th annual Digger Hagemann – Earl Miller Memorial Golf Scramble and Steak Fry ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • GPS competition at refuge

    THOMSON – The third annual Amazing Refuge Race will be Aug. 16 at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., D ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Safe driver class in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – An AARP driver safety classroom course will be from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Advance sign-up for show accepted

    ROCK FALLS – A car and bike show will be Aug. 31 at Happy Tails Animal Shelter, 1408 McNeil Road.The ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Firefighters plan family activities

    TAMPICO – The Tampico Fire Department Family Fun Day will be from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the fire department, 102 N. Main St.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Music, healing prayer planned at Thursday Mass in Sterling

    STERLING – A Charismatic Mass will be Thursday at St. Mary Church, 600 Avenue B.Praise and worship w ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Corn boil comes to boil on weekend

    MOUNT MORRIS – A corn boil will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pinecrest Community, 535 Evergreen lane.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bus trip planned to quilt expo

    OREGON – Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., will sponsor a motor coach trip Sept. 4 to the Madison Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Remodeling effort begins

    SUBLETTE – Updates are needed in the historic Sublette Community Building, 103 S. John St., which was built 75 years ago in 1939.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Teens imitate parents

    STERLING – State Police District 1 officers challenge parents and guardians to drive as they would like their teens to drive this summer.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Frozen’ on library show schedule

    MORRISON – “Frozen,” A Disney movie, will be shown at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Odell Public Library program room, 307 S. Madison St.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • BVHS freshmen meeting date set

    MANLIUS – An orientation meeting for incoming Bureau Valley High School freshmen will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the school auditorium, 9154 Cou ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sterling girl part of teen pageant

    STERLING – Heather Donaldson, 14, competed June 10 and 13 at the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen competition at the Marion Cultural Center in Marion.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area representative seeks intern applicants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, announced Thursday that she will accept fall internship applications for her offices in Peor ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • AstroTurf installation

    The Sterling Park District is in the process of renovating the track building at Westwood Fitness & Sports Center.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Driving, plant classes offered

    STERLING – Several free activities are planned at early this month Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Youth to gather for games, dance

    AMBOY – The Teen Turf’s next Fun Night Dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bus journey planned to show OREGON – Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., will sponsor a motor coach trip Sept. 4 to the Madison Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. The expo features hundreds of quilts on exhibit, and lectures and classes. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the center and will return at 5;30 p.m. The cost is $40 for center members and $45 for nonmembers, and includes transportation, snacks on the bus, admission to quilt exhibits, stage presentations, and a vendor mall. Prepaid registration is required. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. To register, call the center at 815-732-3252 or 800-541-5479. Support group to explore recipes OREGON – The Living Well with Diabetes Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St. Friday’s meeting will feature Marilyn Csernus, nutrition and wellness educator from the University of Illinois Extension. She will share recipes and will give a demonstration on carbohydrate-friendly summer food. Dr. Kelly Klein, O.D., of KSB Eye and vision Care is scheduled to be the guest speaker for the Sept. 3 meeting. Klein will talk about eye care and diabetes. There is no registration or charge to attend. For more information, contact Csernus at mcsernus@illinois.edu or 815-732-2191. Crafts, movie, meal part of day

    DIXON – A Grand Fun Day is planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
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