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  • Baseball: Dukes fall to Cavs

    DIXON — Brandon Jagitsch left Thursday's baseball game against visiting LaSalle-Peru hoping it's not his turn to do the laundry at home. The Dixon se ...
    April 25, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Green remembered for service to MHS athletics

    Less than a month ago, Morrison athletic director Gus Linke paid a visit to the home of Mike Green.G ...
    April 25, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Marcos run away with title

    Brad Cavanaugh was part of three wins to lead the Polo-Forreston Marcos to victory at the eight-team Amboy Invitational on Thursday.
    April 25, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Two Golden Warriors, one Comet to swim in college

    Listen up, this is chemistry 101. What do Sterling seniors Charli Wike and Keaton Dir, and Newman's ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Clippers hold off Raiders’ rally

    The Amboy softball team survived a late surge from the AFC Raiders for a 9-8 victory in a nonconference road test Wednesday. The Clippers (8-5) were l ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Filly freshman Stralow outduels Rockets’ Ward

    ROCK FALLS – As a freshman, Morrison pitcher Brooke Stralow isn't all that comfortable yet doing postgame interviews.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Sports briefs for April 24

    COLLEGE BASKETBALLDollmeyer commits to Sauk ValleyPolo High School senior AJ Dollmeyer signed a nati ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Donoho caps Rockets’ 6-run seventh with walk-off homer

    ROCK FALLS – Trailing 11-7 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Rock Falls Rockets refused to panic.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Skyhawks’ Eissens to take swing at juco nationals

    Before Evan Eissens wraps up his academic career at Sauk Valley Community College, he's got some unfinished business to take care of athletically. A ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Mayberry leads Mustangs

    Ryan Mayberry had a big night for the Morrison boys track team at the 94th annual Gateway Classic on Tuesday night in Clinton. Mayberry won the 100 (1 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Steve M. Dorenbos

    CAROL STREAM – Steve M. Dorenbos, 57, of Carol Stream, formerly of Villa Park, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Susan Hohlen

    DIXON – Susan Hohlen, 49, of Dixon, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Roland L. Williams

    CHANA – Roland L. Williams, 86, of Chana, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Rochelle Community Hospital.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Beverly J. Albrecht

    STERLING – Beverly J. Albrecht, 77, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was an elementary school teacher. 
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Frank J. Petkewicz

    CHADWICK – Frank J. Petkewicz, loving husband, dad, and grandpa, passed into heaven at the age of 75 on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Carroll County Good ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Marilyn J. Jeanblanc

    DIXON – Marilyn Jean Jeanblanc, 79, of Dixon, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at her home.  Marilyn ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Ellis S. Smith

    WALNUT – Ellis S. Smith, 89, of Walnut, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa. 
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Raymond C. Panice

    ROCK FALLS – Raymond Charles Panice, 70, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He worked as a truck loader ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Nancy L. Dykstra

    FULTON – Nancy L. Dykstra, 69, of Fulton, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Jean McCue

    STERLING – Jean McCue, 83, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • It pays to be proactive

    The Dixon Police Department has engaged in two proactive programs recently that should lead to positive results.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Though illegal, patronage is alive and well in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Several boxes of old index cards turned up the other day that demonstrated politics in the 1980s and ’90s played a role in people gettin ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Two contracts see light of day

    We recently used this space to criticize local school districts for voting on new teachers’ contracts before allowing taxpayers to see the details on ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • San Jose stowaway did us all a favor

    The 16-year-old Santa Clara, Calif., boy who hopped a fence onto the tarmac at Mineta San Jose Inter ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Editorial: Salute to a valuable service

    Last week’s visit to the Dixon Public Safety Building by a medical transport helicopter and crew is a reminder of how valuable the service is during a ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Group plans to watch film on financial crisis

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to view and discuss the fine DVD “Inequality for All,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Disappointed that confidential source was used

    When I arrived here in Lee County 4 years ago from California, the only positive thing I could find was the local newspaper was willing to take a “no ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Durbin’s fourth term would put him at elite level

    Of the 49 men and one woman who have served Illinois in the U.S. Senate since 1818, only two have been elected to a fourth term.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Wherefore art thou, Shakespeare?

    Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?Sorry, Juliet. He’s hard to find on many college campuses.To ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Building site, towing policy need answers

    I attended the April 15 Ogle County Board meeting and found it very interesting. A couple items gave me reason for concern.
    April 21, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Publisher of 9 years resigns

    Trevis Mayfield, publisher of Sauk Valley Media and vice president of Shaw Media, has resigned effective May 2, the company announced Thursday.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • CenturyLink closing downtown Dixon business office

    DIXON – In yet another sign of the changing way in which companies and customers interact, CenturyLink is dropping its downtown business office. The r ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • New board members named

    Sterling Federal Bank has announced the appointment of Dean Ahlers of Sterling to its board of directors. He has been with the bank since 2007, having ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Public comments sought for plan

    ROCK FALLS – The Blackhawk Hills Regional Council has posted the draft of its 5-year Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy plan on its ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Grants available for county youth

    LOVES PARK – The Mill Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that provides funds to other nonprofits, recently adopted an annual grant cycle.
    April 17, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • BorgWarner wins eighth award

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner Inc. received an Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award for its collaboration with General Motors on the E ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • RE/MAX earns recognition

    CHICAGO – RE/MAX Sauk Valley and its associates recently earned several honors from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for 2013 achievements. 
    April 17, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Roofing firm wins excellence award

    STERLING – Sterling Commercial Roofing Inc. received the Master Contractor Award, a commercial roofing quality honor.
    April 17, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Recyclable disposal May 3

    OREGON – An electronic recycling collection will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 the Ogle County Farm Bureau parking lot, 421 W. Pines Road.
    April 17, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Local agency earns top spot

    The Cornerstone Agency Inc. in Morrison and Tampico recently was named to the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. President’s Club.
    April 17, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Day Trip: Walk, don't crawl on tour of churches

    The Hilltop Campus Village Altar Crawl features eight churches in Davenport, Iowa. This is the second year of the crawl, which has free admission.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, April 26Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815- ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Thomson author to sign books

    STERLING – Tom Hoch, a Thomson resident and author, will sign copies of his book “Discovering Balance” from 1 to 3 p.m. May 3 at Book World, 2900 E. L ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Justice series to continue Monday

    STERLING – The third installment of a justice series sponsored by Sauk Valley Interfaith Peace Action will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Met ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Sign-ups open for emerald ash borer talk

    OREGON – The state Department of Agriculture last week confirmed that Oregon is the latest city to fall victim to the emerald ash borer, a destructive ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Dixon police warn of phone scam

    DIXON – Dixon residents are asked to beware of phone calls from someone who claims to be with the U.S. Treasury.
    April 24, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, April 25Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Longtime Fulton volunteers to serve as grand marshals

    Bob and Trudy Feldt have been dedicated to Fulton for decades. Whether it be Trudy's 27-year commitment to teaching at River Bend School District, Bob ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Cars and more sought for show set for Saturday

    STERLING – A car, truck, tractor, and bike show will take place Saturday at Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, April 24Women, infants and children clinic and family planning services, all by appointmen ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Roll the dice with spice

    Jerry Rivas leaves work at the end of the day, but it doesn’t always leave him.He recalls times he’s ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Move To Win program can help you lose

    Our third Operation Move to Win program began Jan. 6. On that day, the temperature outside was a brutal minus 41 degrees. After 12 weeks, the program ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Brunching it up for Easter

    First comes church, for those who go to church. Then comes brunch.Easter brunch has become almost as ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Nuts and seeds are good nutrition

    Many weight-conscious people know that nuts and seeds are high in calories and might shy away from them for that reason. While you need to watch your ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Stalk some asparagus this spring

    A sure sign of spring is asparagus poking out of the ground. This vegetable is crazy good for you and has amazing flavor.
    April 8, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Fresh from the plant

    Nuts. And water. That’s really all there is to nut milk.Maybe you’ve noticed all the dairy-free milk ...
    April 9, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Salute spring with strawberry shortcake

    Skip the salutation. Follow the lead of strawberries, which offer no preamble, no “Dear Eater.” One fine day they simply appear – entirely welcome, ne ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Need cheering up? Have a tapas party

    I’d had enough of the snow and freezing temperatures. And I was bored. So, it was time to throw a party – a tapas party.
    April 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Masters Tournament known for its green jackets -- and simple sandwiches

    The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is one cheesy place. The first time my husband, Roy, and I w ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Reporter puts kitchen to test

    I’m not a germaphobe. But for a few hours, I tried to become one.A City of Milwaukee health inspecto ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:54 pm

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