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  • Dad's lesson learned and remembered

    The time I almost went to jail was when I was a small child at the Royal Blue Grocery Store in downtown Rock Falls on First Avenue.
    June 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Safe Harbor group grateful for support

    On April 24, the Safe Harbor community group held our inaugural event, “Planting Seeds to Grow as a Community.” The goal of the event was to bring com ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Dixon pantry salutes public, letter carriers

    The Community Food Pantry of Dixon would like to express our gratitude to the generous residents of Lee County who donated to the Postal Food Drive on ...
    May 30, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Kudos to DHS students, others for cabin project

    On behalf of the executive board of the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society, I would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the students of ...
    May 30, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Fish Pantry is grateful for donated food

    The Fish Food Pantry gives a huge thank you to all who helped with the May 9 Postal Food Drive. The publicity was great, and the response from the com ...
    May 30, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Opposes bill as an infringement on conscience

    How can the Illinois General Assembly pass a law that forces health care professionals to violate conscience? That’s essentially what the deceptive la ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Litany of failure for Republicans leading Congress

    While Washington, D.C., and the country continue to burn, congressional Republicans are awfully busy fine-tuning their fiddles, as the nation goes to ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • PRISM is making strides

    In early March, the Lee County Anti-Heroin Task Force was formed. Heroin use is not a new issue in our area, but the tragic overdose deaths of three i ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Critics of Texas miss the mark

    I find the cartoon, featured in a local paper on May 16, which depicted the characters as Texas dimwits, insulting.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • ‘Present’ votes help nobody

    It is very discouraging for our elected Republican legislators to vote “present” for votes on bills. This tactic was done repeatedly by a former Illin ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Scholarships aid DHS seniors

    The awards assembly held on May 21 at Dixon High School not only highlighted the efforts, achievements, and successes of our students, but also showed ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • More stories of interest from World War II

    Christopher Kelly's SV Weekend May 23 guest column, titled "On Memorial Day, remember America's World War II heroes," prompts my putting forth other t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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    Reader Poll

    The Cabela's King Kat fishing tournament makes a stop June 5-6 in Dixon. Do you ever go fishing in the Rock River?
    Yes, regularly
    Yes, occasionally
    No, but I go fishing elsewhere
    No, I don't fish