With the help from Pete Foust (left) and son Patrick Balsley, Kenneth Balsley hoists the first flag on the newly dedicated flagpole at Abiding Word Church in Sterling. Kenneth served during WWII and was given the honor of raising the flag at the church. Trauma nurse Karissa Kipping talks about the accident scene her and her husband came upon while traveling Route 88 a few weeks back. The two administered first aid to a badly wounded victim who survived the ordeal. Firefighters respond to the scene of a shed fire at 1602 McNeil Road in Rock Falls after a powerful storm rolled through the area Tuesday afternoon. Reisdents stand outside 68 Kilgore Road in Sterling while firefighters check out the house Tuesday November 10. The City Council, Sterling Main Street and the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce met Monday with planning consultants Mead & Hunt to discuss long-term visions for the city's riverfront and downtown areas. A storm front surges through the Sauk Valley Tuesday afternoon bringing drenching rains, high winds and visibility problems. First responders were dispatched to many scenes in the area. Members of Post 296 take aim as they perform a rifle salute Wednesday morning during a Veterans Day ceremony outside the Stelring American Legion. Members of the Marine Corps Honor Guard stand at attention during the playing of taps Wendesday to close the Veterans Day ceremony in Dixon. Kyle Wolfe, Newman golfer of the year. Jim Devine (left) and Mike Barney, veterans representing the Dixon American Legion, pay tribute Wednesday morning to Vernon Wright, army veteran and patient at Dixon Rehab. Devine and Barney made their way around the outside of the buiding to pay respects to the men and women who served this Veterans Day. Brock Woesnner, a volunteer for Rock River Hospice, packs up a costumers items Thursday at the Country Store at the mall. The annual Festival of Trees and Country Store kicked off this week to help fund Rock River Hospice. There's been a COVID-19 outbreak at Dixon Correctional Center. A deer watches traffic in Lowell Park in Dixon Saturday November 14.
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