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  • Rock Falls woman dies after mobile home fire

    ROCK FALLS – A 47-year-old woman has died after suffering burns in a fire at her mobile home Tuesday on U.S. Route 30.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Police say student, 15, involved in bomb threat at West Carroll H.S.

    SAVANNA – A 15-year-old West Carroll High School student has been arrested and referred to juvenile court in connection with a bomb threat at the scho ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • CGH goes bright and green for the holidays

    Visitors mingle in the CGH Medical Center Main Clinic atrium Tuesday night in Sterling after a "Healthy & Bright" holiday tree lighting ceremony which ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Loaves and birds: Harvest Time feeds hundreds once again

    ROCK FALLS – The Kolbs came for the fellowship, and stayed for the food. Or maybe it's the other way around. It's tough to tell during the free Thanks ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Hundreds of free Thanksgiving Day meals served in Dixon

    Rock River Valley International Fellowship exchange student Kate Brown of England opens up a steaming tray of sweet potatoes while volunteering to ser ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • Yesterday's Furniture rises from the ashes

    Chris Apple was only 10 when he refinished his first piece of furniture, an oak mirror. His dad, Lo ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Fire rips through Galt house

    GALT – All five members of a local family are safe, although they lost their pets, vehicles, and all the belongings in their home when it went up in f ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • This greenhouse stays green year-round

    DIXON – Five minutes out of town, a quaint greenhouse gears up for a busy winter. While most greenh ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:28 pm
  • West Seventh Street in Dixon is open

    DIXON – West Seventh Street is now open. City officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the inte ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • 'Some songs I simply had to write'

    CANTON, Ga. – Alex Ceruzzi is eager to share a gift. But then, he's been sharing one since he was 4.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Deadline to vote for Main Street grant is Monday

    DIXON – The field has been narrowed to 25, and Dixon is in the mix.Voting to help Dixon Main Street ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Small Business Saturday marking fifth year

    STERLING – For several years, business pundits have predicted the death of Black Friday, while the "Shop Small" movement seems to pick up steam.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Nov. 27-29, 2015

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Sterling High School October Student of the Month: Katelyn Everett

    STERLING – Katelyn Everett, 16, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Tad and Cindy Ever ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Sterling High School October Student of the Month: Evan Lobdell

    STERLING – Evan Lobdell, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. He is the son of Brian and Lisa Lobdell, and ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • 'Trash genius' author to speak in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – A Mount Morris author described as a “trash genius” by Paperback Fanatic magazine will talk from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at Rock Falls Public ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Learn and Live: Educate me on your favorite teachers

    For a journalist, I’ve got a terrible memory. Names, in particular, don’t tend to stick. But Chris Glandt? That name has an ewig spot in my mind.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • Late surge in giving fills holiday baskets

    STERLING – Sterling and Coloma townships were faced with some challenges this year in organizing their annual Thanksgiving basket drive, so the commun ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Whiteside County Health Department nearly complete

    ROCK FALLS – Six months after construction began, the addition designed to hold the Whiteside County Health Department Community Health Clinic's behav ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • The Next Picture Show on the hunt for new director

    DIXON – After a decade at the helm, Bonnie Kime is stepping down as executive director of The Next Picture Show.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:57 pm
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