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  • Helen Axelson DeBord

    STERLING – Helen Axelson DeBord, 97, of Sterling, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Glenda S. Johnson

    NASHUA, Iowa – Glenda S. Johnson, 76, of Nashua, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Vivian M. Tenboer

    CLINTON, Iowa – Vivian M. Tenboer, 82, of Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Morrison, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Mercy Living Center North in Clinton.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Herbert A. Youngren Jr.

    DIXON – Herbert Axel Youngren Jr., 85, of Dixon, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. He worked at Hey Brothers Ice Cream from 1954 ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Larry L. Berard

    ROCK FALLS – Larry Lee Berard, 65, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home.Further arr ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Randall V. Courtright

    FORT ATKINSON, Wis. – Randall Vernon Courtright, 48, of Fort Atkinson, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home. He worked as a truck driver.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Julia K. Jacobs

    ROCK FALLS – Julia K. Jacobs, 87, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Jenni J. Eversoll

    SAVANNA – Jenni JoEllen Eversoll, 26, of Savanna, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home.Law-Jones ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Sister Margaret Fitzgerald

    NERINX, Ky. – Sister Margaret Fitzgerald, formerly Sister Gerald Ann, of Nerinx, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014.  
    July 7, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Vernus L. ‘Vern’ Johnson

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Vernus L. “Vern” Johnson, 83, of Tucson and Sterling, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Tucson. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Again, vote no on proposed sales tax hike

    Insanity [is defined as] doing something over and over again and expecting different results. The Prophetstown-Tampico-Lyndon School District comes to ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Scripture is not relevant to Constitution

    There have been letters to the editor where people have quoted the Bible to try to justify their point of view on a particular subject.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Agrees with letter writer on God’s law

    Thank you, Jane Anderson, for telling it like it is [“God’s law supersedes Illinois’ law,” The Reader’s Voice, June 26]. Praise the Lord, keep it up.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • In search of an alderwoman

    Last week’s resignation by First Ward Alderman Mark Vandersnick provides the opportunity to end the longtime male domination of the eight-person Rock ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Political emails unrelenting from Dems and GOP

    WASHINGTON – Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Health risks associated with energy lines

    Grain Belt Energy is a high-voltage, direct-current transmission line proposed to traverse your area. I’m extremely concerned for residents who may be ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • ‘Al the Pal’ will be missed

    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • From our archives: ‘Fine effort’ saves factory jobs

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • ‘Chicken fat’ song may sound mighty familiar

    A tune has been stuck in our head since the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it’s not “Chelsea Dagger.”It’s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Fracking film to be shown on Thursday

    The public is invited to a showing of “Gasland Part II” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Library, sponsored by the Rock River Open Forum. T ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Judge reads Welling sentence

    Judge Ron Jacobson sentenced Matthew Welling to 90 years in prison: 60 for fatally beating and slashing 79-year-old Leroy Daniels, and 30 more for the ...
    June 25, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Clips: Victim impact statements

    Family of Leroys Daniels read victim impact statements on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Click here to se ...
    June 25, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • SVM All-Star Classic: Girls Game

    The Telegraph won 48-25 over the Gazette team. Click here to see video ...
    June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • SVM All-Star Classic: Boys Game

    The Gazette hit 51 percent of its shots – including 41 percent of its 3-pointers – to pull away for a 95-74 victory.
    June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • 3A softball final: Sterling, St. Ignatius

    The Sterling Golden Warriors won the third-place match against St. Ignatius 4-0 at EastSide Centre in East Peoria on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
    June 14, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • 3A softball semifinal: Sterling, Manteno

    The Sterling Golden Warriors softball team faced off with Manteno Panthers in the 3A state semifinal, Friday, June 13, at EastSide Centre in East Peor ...
    June 13, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Area law enforcement in Torch Run

    Area law enforcement in the Sauk Valley participated in the Torch Run, Wednesday, June 11, which was meant to raise awareness for the Special Olympics ...
    June 11, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Sterling Wins Barrington Supersectional

    The Golden Warriors clinched their second consecutive trip to state with a 3-1 rematch victory over Wauconda Monday.
    June 10, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Clippers, Pioneers in 1A state semifinal

    The Amboy Clippers fell 6-1 on Friday, June 6, at EastSide Centre in East Peoria, at the IHSA 1A state softball semifinal.
    June 6, 2014 - 6:10 pm
  • Amboy Wins Super Sectional

    The Clippers clinched their first ever state berth with a 1-0 victory over Putnam County. Freshman Delany Wilhelm had the games lone RBI, and fellow f ...
    June 2, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Wipfl named to VARs list

    CHICAGO – Wipfli has been named to the Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 Value-Added Reseller for 2014.Th ...
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Casey’s to help weather victims

    The Midwest River Region of the American Red Cross has teamed up with Casey’s General Stores in Iowa and Illinois. 
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Byron man earns surveying license

    DIXON – Jeffrey B. Rohde, an employee of Willett, Hofmann & Associates Inc., has become an Illinois Professional Land Surveyor.
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Election topic of board meeting

    SAVANNA – Members of the Savanna Army Depot Restoration Advisory Board elected three community members June 12.
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • A ‘fun’ place to eat in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – From “real” ice cream to a thick deli sandwich, Ken Foss aims to please his customers at the McKendrie Street Café.
    June 27, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • CGH names new chief of quality control

    STERLING – Longtime local physician Dr. William Bird is CGH Medical Center's new vice president and chief of quality and process improvement, CGH said ...
    June 22, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Magazine lists local company

    DIXON – For the 20th consecutive year, Thrivent Financial was named 335th on FORTUNE magazine’s FORTUNE 500 list.
    June 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • BorgWarner unveils product

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner now produces next-generation HY-VO chain drives transfer cases for the Lexus GX and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, 4 ...
    June 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Whiskey Barrel Saloon quietly opens in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The idea to open up Whiskey Barrel Saloon was a long time in the making. Raul Molina, who owns the new Rock Falls bar at 305 West Second ...
    June 20, 2014 - 7:43 pm
  • Area bank hires new loan officer

    ROCK FALLS – Michael Clark has joined Sauk Valley Bank at the Rock Falls branch.Clark, a graduate of ...
    June 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm
 

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