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  • A Sorry State: They knew, and admitted him anyway

    Editor's note: These articles are part of a series on nursing homes in the Sauk Valley. Additional articles will be published over the next week.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Happy Tails gives animals home for the holidays

    ROCK FALLS – By Dec. 30, Happy Tails Humane Society will have rescued about 40 pets this month from being euthanized at animal control centers.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Questions linger in death after jail release

    MORRISON – On the surface, it seems like such a violation of common sense, of basic human decency. How could jail staff allow a mentally ill woman to ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Feds negotiate Morrison Hospital changes

    MORRISON – Morrison Community Hospital has promised unspecified “physical plant improvements” to avoid losing its Medicare certification.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Vet seeks lights for Christmas tribute

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls veteran Burt Fuller is looking for a few more lights for his holiday tribute to fellow service members.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Donor pledges match for kettle donations Friday, Saturday

    STERLING – An anonymous donor will match up to $7,500 of donations made Friday and Saturday at Salvation Army kettles.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Newman High October Student of the Month: Noah Leffelman

    Noah Leffelman, 17, of Oregon, is Newman Central Catholic High School's October Student of the Month. He is the son of Curtis and Debbie Leffelman, 49 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • At least one taken to hospital after Sterling accident

    Sterling firefighters and CGH Medical Center personnel take an injured person to the waiting ambulance Thursday evening after an two-car accident near ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Window wonderland on display in Dixon

    DIXON – A forest of sparkly Christmas trees and a blizzard of delicate paper snowflakes await shoppers in downtown Dixon.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • After 29 years, YWCA executive director stepping down

    STERLING – After serving the community for more than 29 years as executive director of the YWCA of the Sauk Valley, Carol Fitzgerald will retire in Ju ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Coloma nixes closed meeting

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township’s supervisor decided against holding a closed session this week after an attorney publicly questioned the legality of the ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Milledgeville police seek leads in home invasion

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Milledgeville police are seeking information on a home invasion that happened about 4 a.m. Wednesday.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Sauk Chamber names new executive director

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce didn't have to look far for a new executive director.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Firefighter gets jail time, probation for molesting teen

    MORRISON – Former Sterling firefighter Philip D. Johannsen has been sentenced to 3 months in jail and 2 years' probation for molesting a 14-year-old g ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Toys for Tots still needs gifts, especially for kids 8 to 14

    ROCK FALLS – It's coming down to the wire: Whiteside County Toys for Tots has until a week from today to gather up toys for the area's needy children.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Ogle planning, zoning groups cancel December meetings

    OREGON – This month’s Ogle County regional planning commission and zoning board of appeals will not take place because of a lack of business.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Dec. 12-14, 2014

    Venier headlines Second SaturdaysDIXON – Hometown singer-songwriter Gina Venier will perform at 8 p. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Day Trip: Islands shelter unique species revealed in film

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Visitors to the Putnam Museum and Science Center can escape the cold with a side trip to the Galapagos Islands.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Crundwell loaned Ortgiesens $182,862

    DIXON – Between November 2008 and January 2012, then-City Comptroller Rita Crundwell made loans to then-City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen and his wife, An ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:14 pm
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