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  • The People's Voice: Fifteen years later, man keeps outworking MS

    Lamont Johnson is surrounded by shrieking children, oblivious to his therapeutic session at the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA pool.
    July 5, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • The People's Voice: Forrest? More like a rock

    Imagine being afraid of losing your best friend, just because you told him you're sick. Last time I ...
    July 5, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Paintbrushes, pups and Porsches take over Petunia Fest

    Ruby Burger, 5, of Dixon, makes handprints on her square on First Street during the Brush, Bloom and Boom event, one of many festivities that took pla ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • 'Now, we're the adversary': Legislators leave agencies scrambling, frustrated

    Social service agencies and contractors in the Sauk Valley are in the deep end as financial resources dry up. It’s putting clients and customers at ri ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Grants freeze looms over projects in Whiteside County

    The state budget impasse has not only brought uncertainty to service programs, it has put grant-funded projects in limbo.
    July 3, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Part of East River Street closes Monday

    DIXON – Starting Monday, East River Street will be closed from Galena Avenue to state Route 2. Drive ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Dixon man 'truly a lifelong learner'

    DIXON – Most students who enroll at Sauk Valley Community College stay on campus for 2 years.But for ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • It's an honor and a privilege

    On April 30, a flight touched down at Washington Dulles International airport. The passenger list looked more like a duty roster from a decades-old wa ...
    July 3, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Sterling veteran has the right stuff

    ROCK FALLS – For the past 5 years, Kyle Pletsch has spent his working days as a paramedic for CGH Medical Center in Sterling, which can sometimes be b ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:37 am
  • For WWII veterans, re-enactment is therapy

    DIXON – Leonard Norman has packed in a lot of memories in his nearly 100 years. Some he’s kept packed away.
    July 3, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Darkhorse Lodge: Out of the worst tragedy imaginable, a vision of hope rises

    PARIS, Tenn. – Marine Lance Cpl. Alec Catherwood died a hero, killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, nearly 5 years ago, on Oct. 14, 2010.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Sterling WWII veteran remembers war

    STERLING – Edward Stralow doesn’t like talking about his World War II service. The Army soldier watc ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • The Fulton Dodger: Professional baseball had to await military duty

    Walt Fields was just a boy, 17, standing in line, waiting, waiting, waiting until it was his turn to decide his fate: Marines or Navy.
    July 3, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • The bomb: The end of the war

    On Aug. 6, 1945, Ron Johnson was floating about half a mile off the coast of Japan.He and his crew w ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Clean-up efforts in full force at Woodhaven Lakes

    SUBLETTE – It’s been a little more than 2 weeks since an EF-2 tornado ripped through the southern portion of a Sublette campground, and just 1 week si ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Petunia Fest carnival takes off in Dixon

    Laura (from left), Gabe, 8, and Marc Valdez, all from Dixon, enjoy a ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the Petunia Festival carnival Thursday evening a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Dixon man charged with dealing crack

    DIXON – A 32-year-old Dixon man was in Lee County Jail on Thursday on $150,000 bond after being arrested on a charge of dealing crack cocaine.
    July 2, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Looney for petoonies DIXON – Hey, don't know whether you've heard yet, but the Petunia Festival is b ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • History affixed to back of gallery in Dixon

    Artist Douglas Kitto and Bonnie Kime, executive director of The Next Picture Show in Dixon, watch as a new mural is placed on the back of the gallery' ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Medical Product Group moving

    DIXON – Starting Wednesday, Medical Products Group will be doing business at 641 Palmyra Road.The mo ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:44 pm
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