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  • Ardetta B. ‘Toots’ Pilgrim

    STERLING – Ardetta B. “Toots” Pilgrim, 91, of Sterling, went to heaven on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.Arde ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Eleanor M. Gatz

    ASHTON – Eleanor Marie Gatz, 99, of Ashton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ivan J. Kaufman

    MORRISON – Ivan Joe Kaufman, 77, of Morrison, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his home.Joe was born N ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shirley Seidel-Wright

    CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa – Shirley Seidel-Wright, 78, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ora M. Halvorson

    ASHTON – Ora Marie Halvorson, 83, of Ashton, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center.
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ruth Ann Heiden

    DIXON – Ruth Ann Heiden, 77, of Dixon, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thomas W. Grove

    DIXON – Thomas W. Grove, 73, of Dixon, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.He was ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Susan K. Meusel

    DIXON – Susan Kay Meusel, 54, of Dixon, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was a cook for several years at St. Mary School and ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Donald L. Fischer

    ELIZABETH – Donald L. Fischer, 88, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at his home.Law-Jones ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Duane Schupbach

    THOMSON – Duane Schupbach, 84, of Thomson, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Serenity Hospice Center in Oregon.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Young black men victimized

    Back in the days of slavery, they would hang young black men in trees, and no one cared. They’d just walk on by.
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Charge gun owner, too

    How is it that the owner of a gun used by a child in the accidental shooting of his friend, is not being charged with reckless endangerment of a child ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kudos for fine Venetian Night

    Congratulations to Giana Bonneur of Dixon Main Street on a job well done for coordinating Venetian Night, which was a fun family outing on the Dixon R ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kudos to Rock River sweepers

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so the saying goes.On the banks of the Rock River, one ma ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: Nazis invade Poland; allies mobilize

    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 ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time to quell Export-Import Bank brouhaha

    WASHINGTON – The excitement is building. Only a few more weeks until the long-awaited mid-term elect ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Presentation Monday on labor principles

    The Labor Day holiday raises questions about the current status of relations between employees as collective bargaining groups and their employers.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pleased with new city street

    Thank you, Mr. Jeff Kuhn, for the nice new street we have (Mary Avenue). It is wonderful. Feels like we are driving on a superhighway.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fumigation must be an ongoing process

    More than 5 years ago, when Illinois was embroiled in the Gov. Rod Blagojevich impeachment process, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn boiled his solution to the corr ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fix roadways right the first time, please

    My road, Canal Street, is one of the many roads that were refinished with gravel. We (I and a few neighbors) thought the road was going to be built up ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Four Downs: Week 1 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Dixon vs. Monmouth-Roseville

    A 25-0 victory in the season opener for the Dukes, their first win at home since 2010. Click here to ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 1

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • 91-year-old Great-grandmother Skydives

    Surrounded by nearly 50 family members and friends on a hot and humid afternoon, a 91-year-old great-grandmother made her first skydive at the Chicago ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Amboy Teachers Honor Co-worker with Ice Bucket Challenge

    Teachers at Amboy Junior High School honored Richard Hubbard, a staff member who died of ALS in May, by accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge, on Friday, ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Dixon Dukes Football Season Preview

    If football is all about attitude and sheer "want to," the Dixon Dukes are looking good for 2014. Cl ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Meet Nicom, Whiteside's new K-9

    Whiteside County Sheriff's Department welcomes a new K-9 to the force, Nicom. Click here to see vide ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:36 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
  • Midnight magic in Morrison

    MORRISON – Creativity might be the sweetest ingredient at Matthew Henthorn’s Midnight Cake Shop.  Fo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 100 years later, Verucchi’s still in restaurant business

    SPRING VALLEY – It has stayed “la famiglia” for 100 years: Verucchi’s Ristorante in Spring Valley opened in 1914 at 600 N. Greenwood St., where it rem ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chamber hires new employee

    Kadina Hodges has been named the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce events coordinator. This new position is designed to help strengthen and build new eve ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Donaldson plants earn recognition

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. has announced it’s Mexico, Cresco, Iowa, and Greeneville, Tennessee, facilities have received the 2013 Master of Qual ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Rock Falls Chamber to have quarterly meetings with members

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce next month will kick off a new program for its members.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Her Heart’s Desire might be yours, as well

    PROPHETSTOWN – JoAnn Frederick is the heart in Heart’s Desire, and she has a shop full of things she loves and things she loves to make.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dari-DeLite doling out deliciousness once again

    PROPHETSTOWN – Dari-DeLite is back.During the ’60s and ’70s, Dari-DeLite was the place to go in P’to ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bistro brings French flair to downtown Dixon

    DIXON – Avez-vous faim? Well, there’s a brand new downtown restaurant with a French flair that can ease your hunger pangs, and it’s worth stepping aro ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • rtwork wanted for scholarship contest

    ROCK FALLS – Children up to 13 years can enter the “Color for College” scholarship contest from The Cellular Connection, a Verizon wireless retailer, ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Employer services help available

    STERLING – North Central Illinois Works workNet Center will host an open house and employer forum from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the NCI Works One-S ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Sept. 4Women, infants and children clinic and family planning services, all by appointment ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fire pump test set for Saturday

    DIXON – The fire pump near Bay Valley Foods, 820 Palmyra Road, will be tested Saturday, which might cause periodic rusty water in the area. The water ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fundraiser set at Skybox Sports Bar

    ROCK FALLS – A memorial benefit will be held Saturday for the family of a Rock Falls man who died unexpectedly.
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Food, games part of church’s fest

    POLO – The third annual Faith Festival will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Faith United Methodist Church’s parking lot, 702 E. Dixon St.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hampton author’s novel available

    Copies of “West Fork,” a novel by Tom McKay of Hampton, were donated to Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., and Rock Falls Public Library, 1007 ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area vocalist wins in Mendota

    MENDOTA – Sydney Friel of Sublette won first place Aug. 7 in the WGLC/Q Idol Contest at the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sign-up open for safe driving instruction

    DIXON – An AARP driver safety class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Walk registration accepted

    STERLING – The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention will have the Out of the Darkness Community Walk Oct. 11 at Sinnissippi Park, off Sinnissipp ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vendors sought for fall craft day

    STERLING – Vendor and crafter applications to exhibit goods at the Bi-County Cooperative Foundation Fall Expo Nov. 1 can be submitted now.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vehicles can get clean at fundraiser

    DIXON – The Dixon Rural Firefighters’ Association will have a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Dixon Rural Fire Department main station, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rediscover the joy of campfire cooking

    The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singein ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Exercise yields academic success

    I’m a firm believer in mandatory physical education in schools. Maybe you hated gym class, but I remember it as an opportunity to learn the fundamenta ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    CHICAGO (AP) – Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • A new look for your lunchbox: Hummus

    What’s the first lunch lesson of the school year?Embrace hummus.Yes, it has a weird name (say it lik ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • A new look for your lunchbox

    What’s the first lunch lesson of the school year? Embrace hummus.Yes, it has a weird name (say it li ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 5 light beers to try

    As the peak of light beer season starts to vanish faster than the head of Miller 64, and the appeal of Bud Lime-a-Rita sinks even more, it’s time to f ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shelf Life: Spicy snack bars; classic snacks; hot barbecue sauce

    n Bars with a kickGive your taste buds a kick with a Strong & Kind bar. They come in five flavors: m ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tomato time

    It’s the bruschetta phase of summer for Ariel Pressman, which makes him a happy farmer. He stands in ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Cool, make-ahead salads suit summer season

    Summer is a great time for boating, swimming or just plain relaxing. These quick salads will give yo ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Prioritize your produce

    I like most vegetables, in one form or another. But let’s face it, not everyone is a veggie lover.Wh ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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