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  • Support of Candy Day appreciated

    On behalf of the visually and hearing impaired, the Lions clubs of Dixon wish to thank the citizens of Dixon and the surrounding area for their genero ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Behind The Reader's Voice: Tony Valentino

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Sterling should clarify the law on ATV usage

    The city of Sterling needs to look at an ordinance regarding ATVs – at least make the ordinance to where work can be performed in the city limits with ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Silent majority needs to stop being silent

    I applaud the courage shown by Jane Anderson on her SV Weekend letter on Nov. 15 titled “Marriage is God’s creation, not humanity’s.”
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Time for Dems to stand up and fight back

    The tea party didn’t win a single contest on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and the Democratic Party surrendered ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Troubled by anonymity of sales tax flier

    A plurality of readers answering SVM’s online poll said the election result that surprised them the most was the passage of the 1-cent sales tax incre ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Nighttime the right time for meetings

    The Lee County Board made a wise choice this week by scheduling half its monthly meetings for 2015 in the evening.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Goodfellows helps others enjoy holidays

    Goodfellows of Lee County, a United Way agency, helps people in need at Christmas. We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers. We work hard all ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Plan to attend fire museum open house

    You’re invited to a holiday open house at Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at 403 W. Second St. in Rock Falls during t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Democracy worth the wait

    In an age of smartphones, instant gratification is the rule, not the exception.Want to communicate w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Sportsmanship, civility too often missing in politics

    SPRINGFIELD – Recently, I watched my 9-year-old daughter, Gracie, shake hands with her opponents after a tough loss on the basketball court.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • School meeting attendance was disheartening

    I have attended the Dixon Public Schools Long Range Planning meetings, and I have some thoughts I would like to share.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Tobacco-free policy for city parks needed

    I am writing to express support for tobacco-free parks in our community. By supporting a tobacco-free policy, the Dixon Park Board can send a clear me ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Give voters a choice in April

    April 5, 2011, was not a red-letter day in the annals of Sterling voter turnout.In a citywide electi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Anti-smoking efforts need lawmakers' help

    The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout today is about helping people addicted to tobacco make a plan to quit. In some cases, this can b ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
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