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  • Fireworks displays across the Sauk Valley

    The fireworks begin at dusk with a plethora of patriotic displays.July 1:Sterling: Gates open at 5 p ...
    June 22, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Rock Falls looks to close book on year of unexpected expenses

    ROCK FALLS – Spending exceeded fiscal year 2016 budget projections, but the city still managed to st ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • Foundation gives Whiteside County funds for K-9 vehicle

    MORRISON – Billionaire Warren Buffett’s son is making an investment in Whiteside County’s public saf ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • YMCA partnership bringing health and fitness center to Sauk

    DIXON – A partnership that would bring a YMCA extension to Sauk Valley Community College is in the works.
    June 21, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • Legislator backs Black Hawk restoration

    A local legislator promised Oregon residents he would "turn the pressure up" on state officials who have held up the release of funds to repair the to ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Oregon water and sewer rates will go up

    OREGON – City water and sewer rates will rise three times over the next 18 months to help pay for wa ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Lee County tables UTV proposal, amends wind turbine building fee

    DIXON – The Lee County Board today postponed moving forward with a proposed UTV trail pending furthe ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Woodhaven thriving 1 year after tornado

    One year after a tornado ripped through Woodhaven Lakes, the resort has recovered, and it's seeing numbers it hasn't seen in years.
    June 21, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • What's up with the docks? Dixon council to find out Monday

    The Dixon City Council on Monday will discuss amending the budget for building a boat dock down river from the dam, and will reevaluate the city's pri ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon City Council gives boat owners the slips

    The Dixon City Council moved forward with constructing a boat dock along the river with installation scheduled for late summer.
    June 20, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Hearings clear path for new TIF district in Sterling

    After conducting public hearings Monday, the Sterling City Council can take action on ordinances to set a new downtown TIF district, primarily for the ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Availing himself to some relief in Dixon

    With temperatures topping out at just above 90 on Monday, it was a perfect day to cool off at the splash pad at Vaile Park in Dixon, which is just wha ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Police: Charges pending for man who displayed gun outside Duis Center

    Two people are accused of taking part in a gun-related incident Sunday at the Duic Center in Sterling.
    June 20, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Rock Falls Community Development Corp. volunteers starting anew

    After the city cut off its primary source of funding, the Rock Falls Community Development Corp. is on a new path in pursuing its mission.
    June 21, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • In Rock Falls – Food: Slippery when wet

    A cormorant lost its lunch Monday along the lower dam in Rock Falls, as its midday meal slipped through its beak. Though this one had a tough time, th ...
    June 20, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Sterling school board expected to approve 1-year contract with teachers, support

    The Sterling school board will approve 1-year contracts with its teachers and support personnel Wednesday night.
    June 20, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Fans of bikes and trains will soon get a new view in Oregon

    A new viewing platform at Oregon's historic train depot likely will be done by the end of the month; nine scenic new bike trails in and around the riv ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:23 pm
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