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  • Youth soccer: Local pair earn spots on prestigious team

    Carter Gearing and Lexy Langloss crossed paths a couple of years ago in DeKalb, playing together in an indoor soccer league.
    July 31, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Running: Reyes fares well in half marathon

    Dylan Reyes established himself as a top-notch distance runner, first at Newman, and then at the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, over the past 6 ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Mother Nature wins again

    Last weekend was a very busy one for me.It included bait fishing, then flathead fishing, then some m ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • What did you do this summer?

    There’s a classic scene in the movie, “A Christmas Story” where Ralphie’s teacher announces that she wants a class to write a theme. 
    July 31, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Dixon girl successful on court, showing goats

    DIXON – While almost all of the kids playing at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic this week would fail to understand the reference, Riley Bally has been a ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Players come to Hubbs Classic from three high schools

    DIXON – It all came down to one game in the 15 boys doubles division Thursday afternoon at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic. And with teams from three d ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 31, 2015

    SOFTBALLSterling Steam tryouts coming upThe Sterling Steam will be holding tryouts for their 2016 te ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Hubbs Classic finishes play

    The 25th annual Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic wrapped up play Thursday at Page Park in Dixon, as five full divisions took place, along with the conclusion ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Tennis: Meyer always on the go at Hubbs Classic

    Avery Meyer may live in Harmon, but Page Park in Dixon can be considered her home away from home this week.
    July 30, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Special tree at Shady Oaks

    Greg Ohlendorf smacked a tee shot into the right rough on the first hole at Shady Oaks Country Club late Tuesday afternoon.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Benjamin A. Amesquita

    STERLING – Benjamin A. Amesquita, 58, of Sterling, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at his home. He was employed for the past 27 years at Self Help Enterpr ...
    July 31, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Dean L. Winchell

    STERLING – Dean Lewis Winchell, 82, of Sterling, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 31, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • Lowell G. Bonnell

    TROY GROVE – Lowell G. Bonnell, 68, of Troy Grove, died peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his home with his family by his side.
    July 31, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Linda S. Glenn

    AMBOY – Linda S. Glenn, 65, of Amboy, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Chicago.Mihm-Jones Funeral Ho ...
    July 31, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • Judith A. Presley

    FORT MYERS, Florida – Judith A. Presley, 76, of Fort Myers, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myer ...
    July 31, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Virginia Gallardo

    STERLING – Virginia Gallardo, 90, of Sterling, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    July 31, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • Thomas C. 'Ced' Strouse

    BUDA – Thomas Cedric “Ced” Strouse, 85, of rural Buda, joined longtime buddy, Burton Doty, in heaven on Sunday, July 26, 2015, after dying at home, su ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Norris C. 'Cliff' Petersen

    ELIZABETH – Norris Clifford "Cliff" Petersen, 63, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Richard R. 'Rick' Percycoe

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Richard “Rick” Robert Percycoe, 46, of Bradenton, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 24, 2015.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Norma J. Ohlendorf

    AMBOY – Norma J. Ohlendorf, 82, of Amboy, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Sauk dealership earns recognition

    DELAVAN, Wis. – Kunes Country Ford-Lincoln, Kunes Country Chevrolet-Cadillac of Delavan, and Kunes Country Ford of Antioch, have earned the distinctio ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Blue Shirt Day campaign to start

    MILWAUKEE – The Bon-Ton Store Inc., including Bergner’s in Sterling, will participate in STOMP Out Bullying, a national bullying and cyberbullying pre ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Utility assistance sites open

    CHICAGO – ComEd announced it has activated its plan to help continue administering its CARE programs, which provides customers in need with financial ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Food trailer transitioning to restaurant

    DIXON – The "More" in The World's Sausage Cafe & More now includes a building. Former Navy chef Rich ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Business notebook: Bait shop still on the market

    DIXON – The longtime owners of Bunny’s Bait Shop still are trying to make a break for the river.In A ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Market week to highlight farmers

    MOUNT CARROLL – The Illinois Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, and Grain Handling Safety Coalition will provide safety training for farmers, fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Bank appoints new trust officer.

    Nick Emmerson of Morrison has recently joined the staff of Farmers National Bank.His duties as a tru ...
    July 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Business notebook: Chamber showcase agribusiness event Aug. 6

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual event that supports agribusiness students.
    July 24, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • K's Korners barn ready to open

    STERLING – One of the more unusual business expansions in the area is almost complete. A 2-story dai ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Tanks removed from former Oregon gas station site

    OREGON – Work to turn into a parking lot a downtown site once occupied by a gas station and, most recently, Jackass BBQ and Scoop's sub shop continues ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Plant provides home for many local creatures

    DIXON – Little bluestem Schizachryrium scoparium is the most common native prairie grass in the U.S. It grows in 46 of our 50 states. The four Pacific ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Oil recycling day planned

    OREGON – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department, in cooperation with the Illinois Recovery Group in Braceville, will have an oil and anti-f ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Spots open for SVCC AmeriCorps

    DIXON – Applications are being accepted for the fall semester ABC AmeriCorps at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Donations sought for benefit sale

    MOUNT MORRIS – Mount Morris Loaves and Fish food pantry is accepting donations for a yard sale to be Sept. 4 and 5 in the Friendship Hall at Mount Mor ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Local arts academy launches annual campaign

    STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy's annual appeal for 2015, 10 Years of Growth in Artistic Opportunities, is underway.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, Aug. 1Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Area students receive VietNow scholarships

    DIXON – Rock River Valley VietNow awarded scholarships for 2015-16 to three Sauk Valley students during the group's July meeting.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Hospice’s movie deals with grief

    OREGON – Serenity Hospice & Home’s Movie and Discussion Night will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home, 1658 S. state Route 2.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Chautauqua festival approaches in Franklin Grove

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The Franklin Grove Creek and Preservation Corp. will revive a 100-year-old tradition with a Singing Bird Chautauqua Aug. 15 and 16 at ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Run planned to help Kenyan children's center

    ROCK FALLS – Lift Up Africa will have fundraiser 5K and 2K fun run to raise money for Hanomi Children's Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am

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