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  • Joanne D. Boesen

    STERLING – Joanne D. Boesen, 70, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion.She ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • B.J. Wolf

    STERLING – Dr. B.J. Wolf, 65, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his home.He was born No ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Gloria J. Munz

    SABULA, Iowa – Gloria Jeanne Munz, 67, of Sabula, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at her home. Gloria w ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Billy D. Lamb

    ROCK FALLS – Billy Dale Lamb, 73, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was a truck driver ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Paul L. Bollinger

    DIXON – Paul Leroy Bollinger, 65, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He owned and operated Bollinger’s House ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Kathryn S. Lee

    LIHUE, Hawaii – Kathryn Sara Lee, 92, of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at her home. She retired as a secretar ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • John S. Landherr

    DIXON – John Sebastian Landherr, 54, of Dixon, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He worked for the last 17 years for t ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Eunice M. Balk

    FULTON – Eunice M Balk, 89, of Clinton, Iowa, formally of Fulton, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Prairie Hills Senior Living Center in Clinton, Iowa.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Verna Margaret Eads

    PROPHETSTOWN – Verna Margaret Eads, 83, of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.Born April 25 ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kevin D. Eckberg

    DIXON – Kevin D. Eckberg, 47, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vote Jacobs for state Senate

    I would like for you to consider re-electing state Sen. Mike Jacobs.Keep in mind that, like all thos ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote no on Whiteside sales tax issue

    An election is coming up, and once again in Whiteside, the schools are trying to sneak through a new sales tax, which has already been rejected severa ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Seeks answers to make an informed vote

    Could someone in Dixon help me understand what is really going on Nov. 4? We are to vote for the style of government we want in Dixon.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Don't damage, deface or steal campaign signs

    It is election season, and many political signs are sprouting up all over Whiteside County. Candidat ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote yes for city manager government

    I strongly urge voters to vote yes on Nov. 4 for the managerial form of government.The managerial fo ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote Wozniak and Anderson

    When I was a boy, my father showed me a political flier; enraged, he quickly taught me voting was my right, and no one should corrupt it. In the priva ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote yes for change in city government

    Voting yes to adopt the managerial form of government means common-sense change. However, not everything changes.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote Fritts for Lee treasurer

    At the recent candidate forum, Mr. Morrissey made a belittling comment to our Lee County Treasurer John Fritts, who was honored for distinguished serv ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote Rauner for governor

    On Nov. 4, Illinois citizens face many important decisions. Most important is who will be our governor for the next 4 years. Bruce Rauner offers us th ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Vote Morrissey and Sheridan

    We are fortunate in Lee County to have new leadership offered at the treasurer’s office and at the county board.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 9 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Newman shuts out Amboy for perfect regular season

    The Comets finished off their third perfect regular season in the last 5 years, downing their Three Rivers North rivals 44-0 by scoring on each of the ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 9

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 8 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Dixon Dukes roar back to beat Rockets

    After falling behind on Senior Night at A.C. Bowers Field, the Dukes blew past the Rockets for a 48-8 victory, cementing Dixon’s first playoff berth s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • David's story: A meeting on the field

    David Goken’s life seems pretty ordinary. The Dixon High School senior attends school, goes to football practice, jokes around with his friends, then ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 8

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 7 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Highlights: Sauk Valley Symposium

    Ideas for fixing Illinois were flowing Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Sauk Valley Community College, in the hope of starting and continuing conversation. ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 7

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Blog: Engineering marvel

    Sterling High School's annual cardboard boat race makes me wish I'd had tried harder in school. I en ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • 2014 Fear Book

    The gang at Haunted Haven have always been fun to work with. I'm sure this comes as no big surprise.  Clowns and blood and other scary things, it's h ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Blog: Classic example of a great photo opp

    The 13th annual Riverfront Classic car show in Dixon, which took place Sunday, is a special event. Not many times do you get park car in the middle of ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • BLOG: Look forward to Mayhem in the Meadows

    I've worked on several stories with the Midwest Derby Divas Roller Derby team and always reserve a great level of respect for the team. Especially the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • The List: 25 bands proving that rock is not dead

    There was a time, very long ago, when Kiss was my favorite rock band. It was in the late 1970s, and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Prepare pipes for winter weather

    Winter weather can pose many challenges to a homeowner, according to Illinois American Water.One of ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New car shop gets cookin'

    STERLING – Josh Cook has a big passion for engines.“I would take an engine over a woman any day,” Co ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Business Notebook: New consignment shop opening in Dixon

    DIXON – Atrium Antiques, a new consignment shop, opens Oct. 31 at 404 N. Galena, Suite 240. “People ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Volunteers, businesses, schools boost United Way

    DIXON – Members of United Way of Lee County met Oct. 8.Amboy and Dixon Public schools raised more th ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Staff recognized for dedication

    SPRINGFIELD – Kim Shuman of Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls and Linda Burda of Exceptional Care & Training Center in Sterl ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • YMCA beneficiary of grant

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley, a United Way agency serving Whiteside and Lee counties, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation as part of ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Solar electricity program planned

    OREGON – The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will offer a Hands-on Photovoltaic class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospital to merge with OSF system

    MENDOTA – OSF Healthcare System and Mendota Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF, pending appro ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Several promoted at bank

    First Federal Savings Bank recently announced several changes.Effective Oct. 1, Laurence E. Bartman ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New spa and salon coming to Sterling

    STERLING –People are always asking Yvonne Walker when her new day spa and salon is going to open.“Pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
 

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