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  • It pays to walk at St. Mary’s School

    Students at St. Mary's School in Sterling skip as they participate in the school's ninth annual walk-a-thon Friday morning. The students got pledges t ...
    May 6, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • New crafter's shop opens in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The Crafter’s Mill, a handmade, homemade gifts and home decor store, is open from 9 a.m ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Motorcycle work is 'a love and a joy'

    MOUNT MORRIS – Whether you were born to be wild, or just enjoy a casual ride on the open road, with the wind in your hair and the sun in your face, Ga ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Open house set for medical marijuana dispensary in Fulton

    FULTON – The building looks like a typical shopping center, but the first tenant to open its doors will be anything but typical.
    May 6, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Region targeted for shrimp farming

    MORRISON – Northwest Illinois has long been known for its agriculture might, but an opportunity exists to gain a reputation for aquaculture.
    May 6, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Parents discuss 'crucial' services for kids in Morrison

    MORRISON – Tina Bieneman doesn’t want to imagine her life without two Sinnissippi employees again.Bi ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • Grant helps healing process in Morrison schools

    MORRISON – The good news keeps coming for Morrison elementary schools counselor Steve Braasch. His ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • NPR host to sign, discuss book at Dixon shop

    DIXON – NPR Morning Edition host Dan Klefstad, who’s on the air weekday mornings on WNIJ-FM 89.5, will pop by Books on First on his day off Saturday t ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Reagan shines in Dixon

    The Ronald Reagan statue at the president’s boyhood home in Dixon got a spring cleaning Thursday. Abby Langner, 18, of Sterling, took advantage of the ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • Local fairs feeling impact of state budget impasse

    Add county fairs – and 4-H kids – to the growing list of those feeling the pinch of no state budget.
    May 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • How suite it is: Rock Falls hotel opens

    ROCK FALLS – The city observed a milestone today in its ongoing journey to make the riverfront a destination point.
    May 5, 2016 - 7:28 pm
  • Registration underway for College for Kids at Sauk

    DIXON – While planning College for Kids at Sauk Valley Community College, the school’s community education coordinator, Brenda Helms, learned somethin ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:32 pm
  • State's use of Google leads to child porn charges against Dixon man

    DIXON – A child pornography case involving a Dixon man is the Dixon Police Department’s first investigation to come from the Illinois Attorney General ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • Dixon native wins German brewery's art contest

    DIXON – Competing against three other national finalists, Dixon native and Chicago artist Nora Balayti won an art contest for a German brewery.
    May 5, 2016 - 7:35 pm
  • Your Weekend Top 5

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    May 5, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • Kiwanis Peanut Days coming up; case orders due Wednesday

    DIXON – Kiwanians, Key Club, and Aktion Club members will be wearing orange vests, handing out peanuts and accepting donations at various spots around ...
    May 5, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Free annual concert Monday at Dixon High

    DIXON – The Dixon High School choral department’s free spring concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive, and will ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Comic Captain Andy to dock at Mount Morris Moose

    MOUNT MORRIS – Captain Andy’s Comedy Hypnotic Cruise Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 101 Moose Drive.
    May 4, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Watercolor show opens Thursday at Dixon gallery

    DIXON – The 32nd National Exhibition of the Illinois Watercolor Society runs today through May 28 at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St.
    May 4, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Benefit concert to feature sing-alongs, comedy, trivia

    STERLING – “The Patty Waszak Show,” featuring a wide variety of music, from big band to hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s as well as Waszak’s original songs, ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:14 pm
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