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  • What to do when an adult child is addicted to heroin?

    STERLING – Bill doesn’t know what to do anymore. And what is there to do, really? When your 30-year- ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • In with the new Dixon City Council

    DIXON – In the words of one councilman, change is exciting. In the spirit of change, five unproven leaders took charge of the city Monday night.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Sterling mayor, new council members sworn in

    STERLING – Mayor Skip Lee and four aldermen were sworn in for new 4-year terms during Monday’s council meeting.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Happy days for waterfowl in Dixon

    Pelicans and geese share tree space Monday afternoon in the middle of the Rick River. It'll be a good day to be a waterfowl today, with more rain expe ...
    May 4, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • In a league of his own in Dixon

    Dylan Cruz gets in some practice on the roller hockey rink at The Meadows on Monday afternoon in Dixon. Cruz used to be in a league through the Dixon ...
    May 4, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Ex-Sterling teacher named Retiree of the Year

    STERLING – It’s not so much the award, but what it represents that makes Jim Duffy so proud.The form ...
    May 4, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • Bureau Valley educators discuss concerns

    MANLIUS – As Bureau Valley has continued to explore future opportunities within the district, the board has asked teachers to meet and discuss concern ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • 'A symbol of strength and pride'

    MILLEDGEVILLE – As it has for more than 40 years, a finned artifact stands watch day and night on Milledgeville High School's front lawn.
    May 4, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Good, clean fun at Dutch Days in Fulton

    Town Crier Randy Boonstra orders the streets be cleaned at the the start of the Fulton Dutch Days parade. Decked out in traditional fashion, youngster ...
    May 4, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Pancake breakfast fuels Dixon Rural's community outreach

    Jessica Tucker, 4, licks her fingers while enjoying some sweet pancakes with her brother, Jacob, 9, on Saturday morning at a pancake breakfast at the ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Dixon High School March Student of the Month: Evan Grady

    DIXON – Evan Grady, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's March Student of the Month. He is the son of Michael and Renee Grady, and has two brothers, A ...
    May 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Polo man dies Saturday in motorcycle crash

    POLO – A 44-year-old Polo motorcyclist died around 9 p.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of North Union and West Can ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • AHS Student of the Month

    AMBOY – Samuel Owens, 18, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s February Student of the Month. He is the son of Larry and Dina Owens.
    April 2, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • HONOR FLIGHT: Guarding the guardians of freedom

    ARLINGTON, Virginia – If only Hannah Standley’s professors could have seen her in action Thursday. T ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • HONOR FLIGHT COLUMN: Freedom: We won't let you down

    I feel like a fish out of water. I’m a civilian through-and-through, who struggles with the concept of war.
    May 2, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • HONOR FLIGHT: Brothers in reluctant arms

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – It might not stack up quite as tall as the Washington Monument, or even the Lincoln Memorial, but the stockpile of letters in Richa ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • HONOR FLIGHT: Profiles of the local men of Honor

    Dozens of veterans from the Sauk Valley and surrounding areas were part of the latest group to take the Honor Flight to Washington, District of Columb ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • New Sauk president gets rave reviews from former co-workers

    DIXON – Officials at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Kentucky all seem to say the same thing about David Hellmich, the new president at S ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Excellent reception: Veterans overwhelmed by appreciation throughout Honor Flight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Greetings. They were sorely missing for so many Korean War veterans. But, at least for some, they received retribution in spades Th ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Kreider finds proper resting place for former clients

    DIXON – On a sunny day, four souls were finally laid to rest this week in Oakwood Cemetery.The remai ...
    May 1, 2015 - 8:51 pm
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