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  • Local sports: The whistle has been silenced

    WALNUT – The whistle of one of the most distinguished officials in Illinois High School Association history has been silenced.
    July 5, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • TRAC teams looking to replace Amboy

    Several Three Rivers Conference football teams had a wrench thrown into their 2016 football schedule over the offseason. That wrench came from Amboy, ...
    July 5, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Running: Eller, Schwarz defend their titles at Reagan Run

    DIXON – The reigning champions of the Reagan Run were back to defend their crowns on Saturday, and both did so successfully. Kyle Eller, a Lowell, In ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Another record field for Reagan Run

    DIXON – Brayden Hamblen woke up willing to give it a try. The Rock Falls native had not registered for the Reagan Run and had never run it before, bu ...
    July 5, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • KSB Classic comes to close

    The adults took to the courts this weekend to close out the 32nd annual KSB Tennis Classic at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts in Dixon’s Page Park.
    July 5, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • ADVERSITY OVERCOME

    Before Dylan Binion could drive a car, he found a way to get to the gym.The summer before Binion was ...
    July 2, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Beware of the wild parsnip!

    Have you ever been driving down some old country road and just watching off to the side as things pass by? Trees and hills and cows and creeks and far ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Reagan Run thrives thanks to community

    The Reagan Run couldn’t be what it is without help from the Dixon community. That’s why the event organizers are pleased to be able to give so much ba ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Sterling native Steve Yemm finished 21st in prelims in the 100 butterfly at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday. The top 16 advance to the ...
    July 1, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • COMMITTED TO CRAFT

    The discus began its journey much like Tayla Schwarz’s. Both started from a standstill, needing an outside force to move it in the right direction.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 1, 2016

    In conjunction with Forreston Hometown Days, the boys basketball team will be hosting a 3-on-3 tournament on July 23.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Local tennis: Doubles play in four age groups on second day of KSB tournament

    Champions were crowned in four divisions Thursday in the 32nd annual KSB Tennis Tournament at the Emma Hubbs Courts in Dixon.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Two Gymnastics Divine athletes win national titles

    DIXON – When Robert Tourtillott is training at the Gymnastics Divine studio in downtown Dixon, sometimes his ankles bump up against the low ceilings. ...
    June 29, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Miles away from Homb

    This time around, the whooping I received from Mitchell Homb was far less painful.Let’s go back to t ...
    June 29, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • New-look BNC goes to 11 teams

    John Bothe has seen a lot of change in the Big Northern Conference in his 19 seasons at the helm of the Oregon Hawks football program.
    June 28, 2016 - 11:57 pm
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