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  • Amboy Student of the Month

    Elizabeth Ortgiesen, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jamie and Kathy Ortgiesen, 45, and 42. ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Changes made to relay

    STERLING – The American Cancer Society Relay For life is a family-friendly team event, which celebrates those who have survived cancer and provides an ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Girlfriend kept in shadows begins to see light

    Dear Abby: I am 21 and confused. My boyfriend, “Ethan,” and I broke up 5 months ago, but we recently ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas in Denmark: American discovers new ways to celebrate holiday away from home

    Editor’s note: Tess Schaefer, a Rock Falls High School junior, is spending 10 months in Denmark in the Rotary Club’s Student Exchange Program. She has ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 S. Chicago Ave., D ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Bi-County sets screening schedule

    STERLING – School districts in the Bi-County Special Education Cooperative will have preschool screenings from February through April.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Upper Mississippi photo contest winners named

    THOMSON – The Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge had a photo contest in conjunction with the Clinton Bald Eagle Watch in Clinton, Iowa.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Local man named Friend of the Fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs recently gathered in Springfield.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • College honors

    Parkland CollegeCHAMPAIGN – Bret M. Rosenow of Prophetstown, Lori A,. Van Beek of Paw Paw, Kayla A. ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Sterling soldier completes course

    Army Pfc. Ivan Chino has graduated from the 9-week Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. T ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Farm Service Agency reminds farmers to update records

    AMBOY –  Foreign investors with an interest in agricultural lands in the U.S. are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. S ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • December election results announced

    NORMAL –  Michael Pratt of Dixon was re-elected to serve a 4-year term on the 1st Farm Credit Services’ Board of Directors.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon High students receive recognition

    DIXON – Dixon High School students have been named to the January Hall of Fame.They are Devin Vaughn ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Benefit to help restoration project

    MOUNT MORRIS – A February Finds Antiques and Collectibles Market fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Moose Lodge 1551 Family Center ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Board ready to receive scholarship applications

    STERLING – Applications are being accepted by the trustees of the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
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