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  • Community support swells on fifth anniversary of grain bin deaths

    MOUNT CARROLL – It’s been 5 years since two teenagers died in a Mount Carroll grain bin accident.  F ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Teen Turf signup Thursday in Amboy

    AMBOY – Teen Turf youth center volunteers will be at Amboy High School, 11 E. Hawley Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday during school registration ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Weekend cookout to rase money for Sauk scholarship

    DIXON – A cookout to benefit the Sauk Valley Community College Single Parent Scholarship will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Di ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Sauk east mall will be dedicated to Dillon

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College will dedicate its east campus mall to Peter W. Dillon, one of the college's founders and a member of its first b ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Dixon City Council welcomes new member

    DIXON – Two weeks ago, Jesse Arjes’ resignation from the Dixon Council left remaining members unsure what to do next. A week later, council members we ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Mount Morris band leader retiring after 59 years; last concert tonight

    MOUNT MORRIS – After almost 6 decades as director of the Mount Morris' Kable Concert Band, 91-year-old Warren Reckmeyer will hand off his baton at ton ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • New face on Whiteside County Board

    MORRISON – If you happen to wander in to next month’s Whiteside County Board meeting, you might notice a new face – that of Doug Crandall.
    July 29, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Seventh Avenue could be finished this year in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The Seventh Avenue road project won’t have a 2016 phase if the full council backs a recommendation made Tuesday by the Finance Committee.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • State's stalemate becomes cities' loss

    Local government officials have reached a point where nothing in Springfield surprises them, but some are tired of feeling like pawns in the state’s p ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Campers meet alpacas near Prophetstown

    Tracy Rhodes takes questions from Farm Camp members Tuesday morning at the Deitrick's Alpaca Ranch outside of Prophetstown. The ranch was one of the s ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Phone problems resolved at Sauk Valley Media

    Our phones were down at the Sterling office, but are now back up again. If you have trouble reaching ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Oregon considering $5.5 million in water system upgrades

    OREGON – Residents could see an 84 percent increase in water rates if a $5.5 million plan to upgrade the system is approved by the city council.
    July 29, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • New Ogle County jail on the horizon?

    OREGON – After years of discussing the need for a new jail, Ogle County officials are taking the first step to build one.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Senior Showcase returns to the mall Tuesday

    STERLING – The 2015 Senior Showcase, the premier local event for those “50 and better,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Northland Mall. ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Sauk board approves $14.9 million budget

    DIXON – Anticipating a dip in enrollment, the Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees on Monday night approved a budget a bit lower than previ ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Series of plaques commemorate downtown Dixon history

    DIXON – Owners of historical properties might get a call in the near future.By way of the Dixon Hist ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Still no lease for Hennepin Canal annexation

    ROCK FALLS – The city's efforts to annex 2.2 miles of the Hennepin Canal have been slowed by the very problem that was cited as a compelling reason fo ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Donation gets Fairdale victim on her feet

    FAIRDALE – Although Carole Poplin’s home was still standing after the April 9 tornado, it was uninhabitable, and she lost a lot of important everyday ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Going up: Rock Falls hotel project shaping up

    Workers position walls on the second floor of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites along the Rock Falls riverfront Monday afternoon. Last May, the city an ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Sterling girl celebrates birthday playing mini-golf in Rock Falls

    Cora Allen, 10, of Sterling hits her ball into the seventh hole at Rainbow Falls Adventure Golf, 1109 state Route 30, Rock Falls. Cora celebrated her ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:05 pm
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