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  • Dixon event supports veterans in Lee County

    DIXON – The third annual Blues, Brews, BBQs and Bags for the Brave will run from noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 100 block of First Street.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Reading festival returning in Clinton

    CLINTON, Iowa – Clinton Public Library will host its second Clinton Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the main library, 306 Eighth Ave.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Dixon Park District discusses regulating dog park

    The Dixon Park District is looking at options to bring more regulation to the dog park to put pet owners' minds at ease.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Community mourns loss of longtime YWCA leader

    STERLING – Carol Fitzgerald lived the mission of the YWCA of the Sauk Valley, and because of her passion for women’s issues and social justice, has in ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Smiddy introduces bill to cut perks for lawmakers

    State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, was in Sterling to announce the filing of his bill to reduce perks for state lawmakers.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Sauk staffer is designed for success

    Sauk Valley Community College's senior graphic designer has won awards each of the 5 years she's been on the job.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Journeyman's story: Oregon visitor trying to visit all 413 national park units

    A very special guest will take a break from his 3-year journey to all 413 national parks to speak at Oregon Elementary School.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Traffic citation dismissed for Whiteside deputy involved in fatal crash

    A traffic citation was dismissed for a Whiteside County Sheriff's deputy involved in a fatal collision on July 25.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Main Street stipulation could be a sticking point in Dixon One progress

    The Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Dixon Main Street are on board for a merger, but they have conditions. The Dixon One advisory task force plans ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Happiness was waiting in the Q in Erie

    ERIE – If you’ve been surfing the local airwaves at all, you might have run across some new voices on the radio dial.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Former Whiteside development official names to state board

    STERLING – The former director of Whiteside County Economic Development, Betty Steinert, has been na ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Learn and Live: First-day-of-school jitters? For Dad, perhaps

    OK, what just happened? It seems like just a few months ago, my twins, Anna and Elise, were saying their first words, taking their first steps, going ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Event to address opioids’ effect on pregnancies

    STERLING – CGH Health Foundation will offer a free program on the risks of using opioid pain killers during pregnancy at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Ryberg Au ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Prosecutor drops attempted murder, other charges filed against former teacher

    DIXON – Attempted murder and other felony charges filed against a former Sterling elementary school teacher accused of attacking his then-boyfriend we ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Sterling making changes to liquor ordinance

    A greater emphasis on special events, and the desire to smooth out inconsistencies with state law are driving changes to Sterling's liquor ordinance.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Lowell Park roads to be resurfaced

    With construction progressing on the Page Park road, the Dixon Park District is looking to move forward with resurfacing the main road in Lowell Park.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Starting school in Dixon on a wing and prayer

    Karen Payan, lead administrator at St. Anne School in Dixon, managed a real coup for the first day of school on Monday.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • It’s another new beginning for Sterling students

    Jefferson Elementary school welcomed a new flock of students and new start to the school year Monday.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:23 am
  • Rifle raffle deadline nears in Morrison

    MORRISON – Sept. 1 is the last day to buy tickets for a $700 rifle being raffled to benefit Whitesid ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 8:59 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
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