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  • Firefighters asking folks to fill the boot for MDA

    STERLING – Firefighters are passing the boot today and Saturday to raise money for the Muscular Dyst ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Aug. 27Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Day Trip: Come visit the Village people at Amana

    Established in 1855, the Amana Colonies came into existence when the Community of True Inspiration a ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Quarter auction Sunday to benefit Dixon dad

    STERLING – A quartermania auction to raise money for a Dixon dad with a brain tumor will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sterling Moose Family Cent ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Aug. 26Women, infants and children clinic, and family planning services, Lee County Health D ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Seniors, disabled can apply for help with heating bills

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A program offering help with winter heating bills is preparing to enroll seniors ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Benefit set for Saturday for mental health program

    STERLING – A fundraiser for Sinnissippi Centers’ SASS program will be Saturday at The Factory Pub & Grub, 103 W. Third St.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Aug. 25 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family pla ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Participants wanted for annual memorial walk

    THOMSON – The 22nd annual Min’s Mississippi Memorial Walk/Run starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 3 on the west end of Main Street, past the Thomson Causeway campg ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Aug. 24 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family pl ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Storm siren work today in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Be forewarned: Fire department staff will perform maintenance today on the severe weath ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Mental health group to meet Tuesday

    DIXON – The NAMI Sauk Area Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the support group meeting at 6:30, at Sinnissippi Centers, 3 ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, Aug. 23Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Still time for home camping

    STERLING – Instead of traveling, families can have an at-home campground in their backyard.These tip ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Insights offered on memory loss

    MORRISON – Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, will present “Learning to Connect” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Odell Public Library, ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Community dining planned in Polo

    Community mealsPOLO – The Polo Community Council of Churches will present meals for Polo residents s ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • VFWs seek scholarship entries

    SPRINGFIELD – The 69th Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition has been kicked off by Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Illinois.
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Calendar updates requested

    The calendars listed on this page and in the daily paper are in the process of being updated. If you ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • St. James site of music presentation

    DIXON – Area musicians will perform in the Sunday Afternoon Musical Interlude from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at St. James Evangelical Congregational Church, ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Family’s story part of meeting

    PRINCETON – Bureau County Genealogical Society will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the society library, 629 S. Main St.
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Parents encouraged to check family immunizations

    OREGON – August is National Immunization Month – a good time for parents to review their children's immunization status and their own, according to Og ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Church plans ice cream day

    Ice creamROCK FALLS – Members of First Christian Church of Rock Falls will have an ice cream social ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 1:15 am


  • Reader Poll

    The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
    Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
    Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
    Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
    No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
    No, not interested