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  • Bills to help ex-sailors with dioxin ailments

    Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Steve Daines, R-Montana, in bipartisanship March 9, introduced to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Sena ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Brooks: ‘I know a lot’ about area’s history

    My name is Tamera Brooks (notice the spelling of my first name), and my dad named me. He went to see a Tammy movie the night before I was born, and th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Marshall: City can be ‘better home to all’

    I look at Dixon, and I see a city that can grow and become a better home to all of us. I believe that we need to move on from our past, and look to th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Tribute to a fine physician, Dr. Maxwell

    It is a great loss to the Sauk Valley area that Dr. Paul Maxwell Jr. has retired as of March 6. His retirement is well deserved, but he will be sorely ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Bishop: ‘Challenges, opportunities ahead’

    I want to thank Sauk Valley Media for giving the voters this opportunity to get to know the candidates running in the upcoming election.
    March 27, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Brainerd: ‘Apply my skills to task at hand’

    I consider my plans as timely. I have just retired as an independent contractor of plastering work in Dixon and the surrounding area.
    March 27, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Gibler: ‘On threshold of a vast improvement’

    It’s not often that a government changes. We’ve had the commission form of it in Dixon since January 1911.
    March 27, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Venier: ‘I want to help build a better Dixon’

    I was born and raised right here in Dixon. I am the son of Louie and Marilyn Venier and the brother of Bob and Victoria Venier. I have been married to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Tucker: ‘A defining moment’ for Dixon

    I’m a self-starter and know what it takes to work with others to get the job done. My experiences have given me firsthand knowledge of street maintena ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Arjes: ‘Grow, prosper with the right leaders’

    I am a family oriented man who is dedicated to the city of Dixon as a firefighter/paramedic. My wife, Kristi, two daughters, and I moved here 7 years ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Whaley: ‘Devoted my life to public service’

    The first time that I visited Dixon was in 1973. I remember seeing the beautiful arch, the streets lined with pink petunias, and a friendly small town ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Considine: ‘I want to help move city forward’

    I truly appreciate Sauk Valley Media’s invitation to write a guest column. Initially, I thought I should write about my past and my qualifications for ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Brechon: ‘Not afraid to speak my mind’

    For the past 4 years, I have been privileged to be the commissioner of Public Property for the city of Dixon, which includes the Wastewater Treatment ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • ‘Maintain the momentum and growth’

    I am the only mayoral candidate with experience in city government and the vision needed to effectively lead Dixon.
    March 27, 2015 - 6:21 pm
  • Vote Gibler for city council

    As voters in the city of Dixon, you are now faced with the challenges of instituting a new form of government. The large list of council candidates gi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:21 pm
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