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  • Dixon police warn of phone scam

    DIXON – Dixon residents are asked to beware of phone calls from someone who claims to be with the U.S. Treasury.
    April 24, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • SHS takes home the silver in national rankings

    Sterling school board members learned Wednesday that Sterling High School has earned national academic recognition from U.S. News and World Report.
    April 24, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Homeowner wakes up to burglary

    A homeowner woke up to noise early this morning and interrupted a burglary in progress, police said. It happened about 3 a.m. in the 1100 block of Eas ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Benefit concert set for performer with cancer

    ROCK ISLAND – Kimberly Kurtenbach Furness has performed for audiences for the past two decades in the area.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Youth orchestra’s final concert May 4

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Black, will present the final concert of the 2013-14 season at 3 p.m. May 4 at t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Fourth Fridays alters direction, purpose

    STERLING – Sterling Main Street and the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a change in direction for Fourth Fridays, encouraging resi ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Auditions Sunday in Mount Carroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for qualified musicians for their summer season at 2 p.m. Sunday at the theatre, 8215 Black ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Will dogs’ owner be charged?

    Although Ogle County impounded the pit bulls that attacked a rural Ashton woman Monday and got the owner's agreement to euthanize the dogs, no action ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Republicans 'coming around' to Rauner

    DIXON – Bruce Rauner didn't have the endorsement of either state Sen. Tim Bivins or Rep. Tom Demmer in last month's Republican Party gubernatorial pri ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Washington teacher hands out books in Dixon

    Washington School teacher Jenny Brown recognized World Book Night by handing out copies of the book "Miss Darcy Falls in Love" to those who don't norm ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • New tennis courts on tap at SHS

    STERLING – There will be a new bounce to the Sterling High School tennis courts come next school year. The school board Wednesday approved paying $493 ...
    April 24, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Robbery at Sterling Casey's

    STERLING – Casey's General Store at 2806 W. Fourth St. was held up about 2 a.m. Wednesday. An employ ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Official: Thomson inmates' families won't move in

    FULTON – Expect to see "tough guys" at the new federal prison in Thomson. That was the prediction of ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Dog attack victim looking ‘considerably better’

    ASHTON – A woman who was severely attacked by two pit bulls Monday "looked considerably better" Wednesday, her family says. Aneda Ebert, 63, 3413 Dugd ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • SVM 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.
    April 23, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • April House renovation in the works in Morrison

    Six members of the Twin Cities Sunrise Rotary Club showed up at 501 N. Madison St. on Tuesday afternoon, ready to work. The reason? The renovation of ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Official: Woman severely injured by pit bulls

    ASHTON – Officials have euthanized two pit bulls who severely injured a rural Ashton woman when they attacked her as she was jogging near her home ear ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Invenergy confirms Nelson Energy Plant timeline

    NELSON – Invenergy on Tuesday confirmed that its Nelson Energy Plant is on schedule to go online early next year.
    April 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Business contest program set for today in Dixon

    DIXON – An informational program on the Dixon Business Competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. today at Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • More space for big equipment in Ogle County

    OREGON – Crews are busy building shelter from the elements for the Ogle County Highway Department's heavy equipment.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:47 pm
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