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  • Amboy Student of the Month

    Madeline Ely, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s September Student of the Month. Her parents are Dennis and Linda Ely, and she has a brother, Trento ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Denmark vs. Rock Falls

    Editor’s note: Tess Schaefer, a Rock Falls Township High School junior, is spending 10 months in Denmark in the Rotary Club’s student exchange program ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Friday Night Football: Live Coverage

    Sports reporters Ty Reynolds, Brian Weidman, Patrick Mason and Cody Cutter are out and about at area football games tonight. Sports Editor Dan Woessne ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Freshmen experience today's manufacturing

    STERLING – The first Manufacturing Day observance in the Sauk Valley on Friday gave about 500 freshmen from 17 area high schools much to think about.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Dedicated to Ivy Faith in Milledgeville

    Jennifer (left) and Adam Drinkall thank the community, friends and volunteers Friday morning during a dedication ceremony for the Ivy Faith Drinkall M ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Dixon's form of government will be in voters' hands

    DIXON – In 11 days, Dixon voters will pick their government. They'll be asked a simple question: "Sh ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • The People's Voice: Mud thick as blood

    Shainah Briggs understands that with great horsepower comes great responsibility. Her parents know i ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Sterling students learn to serve

    STERLING – St. Mary’s School students had a simple assignment Friday: share smiles and goodwill. How ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • New car shop gets cookin'

    STERLING – Josh Cook has a big passion for engines.“I would take an engine over a woman any day,” Co ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Business Notebook: New consignment shop opening in Dixon

    DIXON – Atrium Antiques, a new consignment shop, opens Oct. 31 at 404 N. Galena, Suite 240. “People ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Self Help honors helpers during banquet

    STERLING – Julie Schroeder could not contain her excitement Thursday evening during the 46th annual Self Help Enterprises Awards Banquet.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Whiteside County Toys for Tots sign-up begins Saturday

    ROCK FALLS – Sauk Valley Marines Detachment 913 will sign up Whiteside County families for this year’s Toys for Tots program, starting Saturday in Roc ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Former Rock Falls man dies in wrong-way freeway chase

    OGDEN, Utah – A former Rock Falls man who was driving more than 100 mph in the wrong direction on Interstate 15 near Ogden, Utah, apparently intention ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • 'Noises Off' promises laughs on top of laughs at Sterling High

    Lloyd Dallas, played by James Schauff, directs the actors in "Nothing On," a production within the production "Noises Off," which Sterling students wi ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Rock Falls September Student of the Month Collin Marcum

    Collin Marcum, 17, of Dixon is Rock Falls High School’s September Student of the Month. He is the son of Tom and Kelly Marcum, and his siblings are Em ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Jobless rates down statewide

    For the fourth consecutive month, unemployment rates dropped in all 102 Illinois counties, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Illi ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 6:29 pm
  • Buzz builds at Northland Mall in Sterling

    STERLING – The word revitalization is heard often in Sterling, usually in reference to the riverfront and downtown. It might be time to add Northland ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Take in a play at SHS STERLING – Sterling High School presents the comic play "Noises Off!" at Cente ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Day Trip: World without electricity revealed

    ELIZABETH – For those who’ve ever wondered how it would be not to have a light switch, Apple River by candlelight is the answer.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Sen. Jacobs meet-and-greets today

    SAVANNA – State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, will meet with with 36th District constituents this morning in Savanna, then this afternoon in Fulton.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm

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