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  • Online, alternative learning program coming to Challand

    An alternative learning program at Challand Middle School will allow students who are struggling, for whatever reason, to isolate and focus on the cur ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 9:25 am
  • Nebraska man with Sterling ties breaks world running record

    NEW YORK CITY – Pete Kostelnick, a Lincoln, Nebraska, man with Sterling ties, just broke the 36-year-old record for running coast-to-coast – and he di ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Riding for a cause: Blackhawk Trail Riders help Shop with a Cop

    The Blackhawk Trail Riders raised enough this weekend to sponsor about a dozen children for the annual Shop with a Cop program.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • (Fund)raising the dead in Franklin Grove

    A young zombie beckons brave souls from a bloody bus to hitch a Halloween ride Saturday night during the Haunted Zombie Ride in Franklin Grove. Chapli ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • Touchdown for Ta-Tas: Running a strong defense against cancer

    Anna Nelson runs the ball for the Newman Pink Machine team Saturday afternoon in their game against the Rock Falls team during Touchdowns for Ta-Tas a ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Letting the good times – and pumpkins – roll

    Keeling, 4, Aedan, 5, and Logan Cox, 8, get things rolling Saturday with a game of pumpkin bowling during the Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest. The fall fes ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Sheriff's department seeks information on missing Dixon man

    DIXON – The Lee County Sheriff's Department and family members of a missing Dixon man are seeking information on his whereabouts.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • Tickets on sale for Granny Rose raffle

    DIXON – Tickets are available now for a raffle featuring a big-screen TV, a freezer, tools and a gas grill, proceeds of which will benefit Granny Rose ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Amboy High School October Student of the Month: Katelynn Pankhurst

    AMBOY – Katelynn Pankhurst, 17, is Amboy's October Student of the Month. Her parents are Marshall Pa ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Pool tournament fundraiser Saturday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Shooting For A Cure pool tournament will begin at noon today at Corner Spot, 510 Chicago Ave.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • They will, they will teach you ... music

    DIXON – Nolan Wegner had a sore throat Thursday evening. His voice teacher, Jon McLemore, had a back ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • Dixon to partner with state on railing repairs

    DIXON – The state will help pay to repair the corroded Galena Avenue Bridge railings – the cost of w ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Sterling updating capital projects costs

    Roads and riverfront needs may complicate the city's plans to pay for costly stormwater sewer projects.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Departing United Way director: ‘Don’t drop the ball; keep it moving’

    Parts of the 2016 campaign kickoff for United Way of Whiteside County were business as usual. Others were downright emotional.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 1:18 am
  • A day in the country at Sterling elementary school

    Students at Jefferson Elementary School in Sterling enjoyed Country Day on Friday. They learned line dances, and got to see and pet animals both insid ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Royalty runs in the family

    DIXON – When Sesily Gaffey was crowned Dixon High School homecoming queen, she continued a family tradition.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • IDOT: Rock Falls bridge to reopen around mid-November

    DIXON – The $1.7 million repair project that has shut down the U.S. Route 30 bridge over the Rock Ri ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:34 pm
  • Fulton boil order lifted

    FULTON – The boil order for the residents from 20th Avenue South from Fourth Street to Sixth Street was lifted Friday. If residents have any questions ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:05 pm
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