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  • Lovely time at ‘Sound of Music’ performance

    The musical, “The Sound of Music,” was awesome with great singers and, of course, beautiful, timeless music.
    June 25, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Kiwanis thanks all who helped to bring up grades

    The Kiwanis Club of Dixon wishes to thank everyone associated with the Bring Up Grades program during the 2015-16 school year.
    June 25, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • DHS thankful for support

    Dixon High School athletics and activities would like to thank the community for supporting our second annual “Rockin’ on the Rock.” 
    June 24, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Downstaters need own state

    This morning [June 22] while selfishly bemoaning the rain (no golf today), I happened across a post on Facebook that stirred the ol’ gray matter. It s ...
    June 24, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Perpetrator fully responsible for sexual assault

    Richard Rowland's commentary ["No sympathy felt for female assault victim," The Reader's Voice, June 14] on the Stanford sexual assault case showcases ...
    June 24, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Volunteer Care Center provides outreach to area residents

    In April 1994, the opening of the Volunteer Care Center of Lee County transformed a vision into a reality as a means of providing primary health care ...
    June 24, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • Be mindful of fireworks and veterans

    As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends, and all those who use consumer fireworks to ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Rape laws are very clear

    The YWCA Sauk Valley is the rape crisis center for Lee and Whiteside counties. Each year, we serve dozens of victims of sexual assault. And not one of ...
    June 22, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Anti-gunners use distortion and falsehoods

    This is in response to “Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms” [by The Associated Press] published online [] on Sunday.
    June 22, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Forum hosts latest Michael Moore film

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to view and discuss the latest Michael Moore film, “Where to Invade Next: Prepare to be liberated.”
    June 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • Give back hope to children with autism

    It has been more than a month since Gov. Rauner received Senate Bill 2038, a bipartisan measure that provides critical short-term funding for social a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
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