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  • Dixon police warn of phone scam in area

    DIXON – Dixon residents are asked to beware of phone calls from someone who claims to be with the U.S. Treasury.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • SHS takes home the silver in national rankings

    Sterling school board members learned Wednesday that Sterling High School has earned national academic recognition from U.S. News and World Report.
    April 24, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Homeowner wakes up to burglary

    A homeowner woke up to noise early this morning and interrupted a burglary in progress, police said. It happened about 3 a.m. in the 1100 block of Eas ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Benefit concert set for performer with cancer

    ROCK ISLAND – Kimberly Kurtenbach Furness has performed for audiences for the past two decades in the area.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Youth orchestra’s final concert May 4

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Black, will present the final concert of the 2013-14 season at 3 p.m. May 4 at t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Fourth Fridays alters direction, purpose

    STERLING – Sterling Main Street and the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a change in direction for Fourth Fridays, encouraging resi ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Auditions Sunday in Mount Carroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for qualified musicians for their summer season at 2 p.m. Sunday at the theatre, 8215 Black ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Will dogs’ owner be charged?

    Although Ogle County impounded the pit bulls that attacked a rural Ashton woman Monday and got the owner's agreement to euthanize the dogs, no action ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Tourism radio station back up and running

    Drivers on Interstate 88 now have a chance to listen to what Dixon has to offer. The city’s low-powe ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Republicans 'coming around' to Rauner

    DIXON – Bruce Rauner didn't have the endorsement of either state Sen. Tim Bivins or Rep. Tom Demmer in last month's Republican Party gubernatorial pri ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • 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 - 8:54 pm
  • Jean McCue

    STERLING – Jean McCue, 83, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Dorothy B. Martin

    WALNUT – Dorothy B. Martin, 95, formerly of Sheffield, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Walnut Manor.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Kenneth R. Buck

    MADISON, Wis. – Kenneth R. Buck, 76, of Madison, formerly of Mount Carroll, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Jean McCue

    STERLING – Jean McCue, 83, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Florence A. Hieronimus

    ADELINE – Florence A. Wetzell Hieronimus, 98, of Adeline, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Edward D. Rosenberger

    ROSCOE – Edward D. Rosenberger, 83, of Roscoe, formerly of Sterling, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center in Beloit ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Valeria G. Reed

    STERLING – Valeria G. Reed, 102, of Sterling, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Marie Dean Drennen

    GRANVILLE – Marie Dean Drennen, 92, of Granville, passed away Sunday. April 20, 2014, at her home.Ma ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Harriet M. Hicks

    LA PORTE CITY, Iowa – Harriet M. Hicks, 83, of La Porte City, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Water ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:27 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 - 10:32 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 - 4:35 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 - 4:35 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 - 4:35 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
  • Sewer Equipment Company of America looking for more workers

    DIXON – OK, like the book says, everyone poops, but that's not the only reason Sewer Equipment Company of America is doing so well: Some good business ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:29 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 - 8:30 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 - 10:54 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 - 10:53 pm

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