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  • Dixon home damaged by fire; no injuries reported

    DIXON – No one was injured in a house fire Sunday morning, but the blaze kept several area fire departments busy.
    May 1, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • Amboy High School February Student of the Month: Drake Barlow

    Amboy – Drake Barlow, 19, of Amboy, is Amboy High School's February Student of the Month. He is the son of Darrin and Deanna Barlow, and he has a brot ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • A tree planting in Polo

    Parks employee Judy Shipman pulls the burlap off the root ball of a red sunset maple donated by ComEd and planted for Arbor Day on Friday at Polo Comm ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:54 pm
  • Sterling students graduate from D.A.R.E. program

    Cora Allen, a fifth-grader in Mrs. Hesser's class at Lincoln Elementary School in Sterling, grabs her D.A.R.E. graduation certificate Friday from Ster ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Former Amboy mayor arrested during sex investigation

    ROCKFORD – Former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel was arrested Thursday during a 2-day Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department operation in county forest ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • A green day at Sterling school

    First- and second-graders from Jefferson Elementary School in Sterling takes turns Friday digging a hole for one of three trees that were planted at t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • After industrial exodus, recession, low-income student numbers still rising

    When Brody Rude accepted the assistant principal job at Rock Falls High School in 2006 and moved back to his hometown, the world he came from had chan ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • The Departed: Turnover spurred by 'generational' differences, interim police chief says

    The Sterling Police Department in 2015 logged notable decreases in traffic stops and tickets, DUI arrests, and community policing – a direct result of ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Care Mobile coming to Oregon

    OREGON – On May 5, uninsured or underinsured kids in the Oregon School District can get free physicals, free immunizations, free restorative dental wo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • Sauk won't pay spring MAP grants retroactively

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College’s share of the $164 million released by the comptroller’s office Thursday will repay the college for the fall MA ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:18 pm
  • Lots more room: Majeski Motors expanding space, inventory

    STERLING – Majeski Motors is putting in another parking lot to make room for its larger inventory. ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Prophetstown Main Street needs new blood

    DIXON – After 5 years, Eileen Detra is stepping down Dec. 31 as executive director of Prophetstown Main Street.
    April 29, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Landfill death that claimed Dixon man's life under investigation

    ROCKFORD – OSHA is investigating the death of a Dixon man killed Thursday afternoon at the Winnebago Landfill.
    April 29, 2016 - 7:56 pm
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