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  • Writing program set at Books on First

    DIXON – Tricia Lewis, with the help of other Sauk Creative Writer’s Group members, is organizing Write Time for Children from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at B ...
    NEW: Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Drivers must watch for farm machines during harvest time

    DeKALB – Ray Heinisch considers himself lucky that he hasn’t been in a farm-related accident in his 37 years of farming.
    NEW: Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Brass quintet to kick off SVCCA season

    DIXON – Alliance Brass Quintet, a young brass group, will open the Sauk Valley Community Concert Association series at 7 p.m. Monday at Historic Dixon ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Manufacturing Day message: Skills gap creates opening for kids

    STERLING – Manufacturing is making a comeback, and the Sauk Valley needs to make sure it’s ready to take advantage.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Powder flies in annual showdown at Sterling High

    Sterling High School senior Lauren Fritz stiff-arms a junior defender Wednesday during the annual powder puff football game at Sterling Chevrolet Fiel ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Dixon students having a dodgeball during homecoming week

    Dixon High School senior Evan Grady chucks a ball at the opposition across the gym Wednesday evening during a game of dodgeball, part of an annual tou ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • D.C. media outlet: Schilling ad might have violated FCC rules

    STERLING – The "How Could You?" television advertisement the Bobby Schilling campaign had been airing received more national attention Wednesday.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Rock Falls Tourism Board gets meeting with city

    ROCK FALLS – After termination of their working agreement, Tourism’s move to a different building, and the threat of a lawsuit, the Rock Falls Tourism ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Official: Dixon prison warden will 'be hard to replace'

    DIXON – Although Nedra Chandler has retired as warden of Dixon Correctional Center, the Illinois Department of Corrections continues to investigate th ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Free program offers stress-busting advice for caregivers, others

    DIXON – Registration is due Friday for a free stress relief program to be held Wednesday at Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Attorney general hopeful: Office should be more proactive with corruption

    STERLING – The Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general wants the office to be more proactive in fighting government corruption throughout t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Need for technology, bigger classrooms echoed at forum in Dixon

    DIXON – There was an echo effect Tuesday night at Dixon High School. The need for more technology, e ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • House fire victims, their cat, safe in Dixon

    DIXON – The day after a cat woke up two Dixon women while their house was on fire, all three are safe and staying with friends, Dixon City Fire Chief ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Freeport Road project hits snag in Sterling

    STERLING – Sanitary sewer work along Freeport Road could take longer than planned. City Manager Scot ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Tickets available now for Ladies Night Out at Brandywine

    DIXON – The annual Ladies Night Out event, featuring products and exhibits for women of all ages, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Brandyw ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Reporter at Books on First today

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours” from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • 149 years later, vet honored in Rochelle

    OREGON – At the annual Memorial Day services at Riverside Cemetery in 2013, John and Sandy O’Rorke learned about Civil War veteran James Butterfield o ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Bison again will thunder across Nachusa Grasslands prairie

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Cody Considine couldn’t help but smile as he stood on a high hill overlooking the old Holland farm site at Nachusa Grasslands on a cl ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • After investigation, Dixon prison warden retires

    DIXON – The Dixon Correctional Center warden has retired, Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said today.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Council support for rental inspection waning in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The proposed rental inspection program, and the need for a half-cent sales tax increase were discussed at a Committee of the Whole meetin ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:17 pm
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