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  • Sterling council approves 4.95 percent tax levy increase

    STERLING – The City Council approved the 2014 tax levy at a 4.95 percent increase compared to 2013. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Bay Valley discussion pulled from Dixon council agenda

    DIXON – The future of Bay Valley Foods as a city water customer remains unknown. The city and the co ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Dairy Queen closes in Dixon

    DIXON – The Dixon Dairy Queen will close, and if it reopens, it’ll be with new ownership.Owner Jeff ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Duo outperforms 524 other teams in state competition

    STERLING – They might not win millions of dollars investing in the stock market, but two Sterling High School students won first place in the fall sem ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Inspiring others: Dixon native's weight loss a transformation

    DIXON – Be your best self: It’s a philosophy that lifted Dixon native Greg Clausen from the depths of being overweight and unhealthy, and made him fac ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Tampico police seek help in solving tire slashings

    TAMPICO – Tampico police say that tires were slashed on 11 cars in the northern part of town earlier this month, and now they're seeking the public's ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Filing period starts for Dixon's April election

    DIXON – Liandro Arellano Jr. will be running for mayor in Dixon, but Bob Gibler will not.Arellano fi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Iron will drives Twin Cities man

    Talent and preparation can get us only so far. It’s at the point of exhaustion where inner strength defines us.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Santa visits Sterling for breakfast, gift requests and photo ops

    Ashley Meenen, 17, a volunteer from Rock Falls High School, helps Alex Cottrell, 8, of Sterling pick out gifts Saturday during the fifth annual Santa' ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Marshall built legacy of giving back in Dixon

    DIXON – Jane Marshall's legacy in Dixon will be more than just the family business. Marshall, 88, di ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Farm show in Sterling showcases gear, services

    Tyler Stepp, 4, of Chadwick, peeks over the steering wheel of a John Deere 5100E Tractor while his sister, Teagan, 1, sits on the lap of their grandfa ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Sterling business surprised by cash mob

    STERLING – The Beautiful You Boutique was having a typical quiet Sunday when about 10 customers, who had gathered in the parking lot, flooded the stor ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Sterling October Student of the Month: Zachary Alston

    Zachary Alston, 17, of Sterling, is one of of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. He is the son of Ted and Jill Alston and has a bro ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Sterling October Student of the Month: Abbey Zacharski

    Abbey Zacharski, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Brad and Lisa, and she has a ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Bathroom fire Saturday at Dixon apartment complex

    DIXON – A failed exhaust fan led to a small apartment fire in Dixon on Saturday morning, according to the Fire Department.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Police investigating armed robbery in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Police are investigating an armed robbery at Vapor City Outlet on First Avenue. Accordi ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • September Student of the Month

    Emily Ditzler, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s September Student of the Month. She is the daughter of David and Annette Ditzler, and has ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • A Sorry State: Half of local nursing homes cited for severe deficiency since 2012

    Editor's note: These articles are part of a series on nursing homes in the Sauk Valley. Additional articles will be published over the next week.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • A Sorry State: They knew, and admitted him anyway

    Editor's note: These articles are part of a series on nursing homes in the Sauk Valley. Additional articles will be published over the next week.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Happy Tails gives animals home for the holidays

    ROCK FALLS – By Dec. 30, Happy Tails Humane Society will have rescued about 40 pets this month from being euthanized at animal control centers.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
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