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  • Amboy Student of the Month

    Elizabeth Ortgiesen, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jamie and Kathy Ortgiesen, 45, and 42. ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Teachers with many talents at Christ Lutheran School

    Christ Lutheran School kindergarten teacher Rose Andermann shows students how she makes floral arrangements. Many faculty members from the Sterling sc ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • 157-year-old Carroll County Jail in disrepair

    MOUNT CARROLL – The last time the Carroll County Jail had a serious renovation was after an inmate escaped in 1972, went to Savanna, and stabbed someo ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Child endangerment charge dropped

    DIXON – A charge of child endangerment, filed against a Dixon man accused of abusing his son, will not be reinstated after a petition to do so was dro ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Jobless rates inch up in most local counties

    While jobless rates dropped in most Illinois counties in December, four of five Sauk Valley counties saw slight increases.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • The People's Voice: Meeks inherited important calling

    ROCK FALLS – His eyes were always open. But last Wednesday, the Rev. Dalmus Meeks' eyes grew wide and misty.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Ogle County won't transfer money from tow fund

    OREGON – Ogle County won't transfer money from its administrative tow fund to the general fund, as it had planned to do in October.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Parents increasingly decline to vaccinate

    Increasing numbers of Sauk Valley parents are choosing not to get their children vaccinated. Althoug ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Sterling reviewing gaming code

    STERLING – Many Illinois cities are looking to the state Legislature for guidance in tightening up local video gaming ordinances.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Spend some Idol time Saturday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Alex Fisch­bach, a current “American Idol” contestant from Morrison, will perform Saturday night at Rock Falls High School.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Bustos serving on two ag committees

    Northern Illinois has a familiar face helping to make farm policy in Washington.Second-term Rep. Che ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Clinton Farm and Fleet to expand

    CLINTON, Iowa – Blain’s Farm and Fleet is remodeling and expanding its Clinton store, the company said in a news release.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Sign-ups for Feb. 9 blood drive to open at SVCC

    DIXON – A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in the east mall at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • The weekend forecast

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Sauk Valley from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Rock Falls declares snow emergency

    ROCK FALLS – The city of Rock Falls on Friday declared a winter snow emergency from 4 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • School day ends with liftoff in Rock Falls

    Students from St. Andrew Catholic School cheer as their balloons get taken away by the wind Thursday afternoon in Rock Falls. The children released th ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Newman December Student of the Month: Ken Ellorando

    Ken Ellorando, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School’s December Student of the Month. He is the son of Nep and Pam Ellorando and has a ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Raising biliterate kids: Voluntary dual language program coming to Jefferson elementary

    STERLING — Sophia Lopez may be only a preschooler, but her mother already is preparing for her future.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Day Trip: Annual museum fundraiser to feature treats

    FREEPORT – The Freeport Art Museum will again tantalize taste buds with its annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Trial date set in Rock Falls teen shooting

    MORRISON – A Rock Falls teen accused of accidentally shooting and killing his best friend nearly a year ago will be tried March 23, a judge decided at ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:17 pm
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