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  • A celebration of Seuss at Dillon School

    Dillon Elementary School students wear their favorite hats to school Friday in celebration of Dr. Seuss Week. The students were treated to a reading o ...
    March 6, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Election calendar for voters

    March 10 – Last day to register to vote or transfer registration for April 7 election March 19 – Can ...
    March 6, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Dixon council hopefuls urge quality search for city manager, no set timeline

    DIXON – Candidates running for City Council seats will have an important job right away, and they know it. Before the transition from the commission f ...
    March 6, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Sterling woman heading home after snowmobile crash

    WAUSAU, Wis. – A Sterling woman was to be released today from a Wisconsin hospital after being involved in a serious snowmobile accident last weekend.
    March 6, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Mother, daughter still recuperating after head-on crash

    MADISON, Wis. – A Sauk Valley mother and daughter are still in a hospital in Wisconsin, 11 days after being injured in a head-on crash in Monroe, Wisc ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Taking a biker-friendly path in Twin Cities

    STERLING – The Tempo Velo Cycling Club wants the Twin Cities to be more biker-friendly, and that’s right in Ed Barsotti’s lane.
    March 6, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Challand middle-schoolers fit right in

    STERLING – Tyson Pace, a seventh-grader at Challand Middle School, slowly pedaled a stationary bike.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • State settles Rock River ethanol spill-fish kill case

    ROCKFORD – A settlement has been reached with a railroad company responsible for an ethanol spill that caused a significant fish kill in the Rock Rive ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Business notebook: Shoe shop in Dixon changes hands

    DIXON – After 37 years of owning a shoe shop, it’s time for Gary and Karen Michel to put their feet up.
    March 6, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Day Trip: Parade, races, parties to liven downtown districts

    ROCK ISLAND – Green apparel is the style again as those of Irish descent and the Irish at heart get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
    March 5, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 6-8

    Farm toys on display in PoloPOLO – The 30th annual Polo Farm Toy Show, sponsored by the Polo Lions C ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Brrr!!! Local police, probation, firefighters taking the plunge for Special Olympics

    Would you like to tell a cop to go jump in a lake? Would you pay for the privilege? Ten men and wome ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Mayors meet to discuss proposed state funding cuts

    DIXON – Five area mayors gathered in Dixon Thursday morning to talk about what might happen if they lost revenue as a result of state budget cuts. The ...
    March 6, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • Family of man slain by conservation officer suing local officials

    The parents of a man shot and killed by a state conservation police officer on Interstate 88 west of Rock Falls in November 2013 are suing the officer ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Sterling woman updated to 'fair' after weekend snowmobile crash

    WAUSAU, Wis. – A Sterling woman injured in a weekend snowmobile crash has been upgraded to fair condition at a Wisconsin hospital.
    March 4, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • WACC students create recording studio

    STERLING – Bradley Davis said a new studio created by the Whiteside Area Career Center is where all the magic happens.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Police find marijuana in raid of Dixon home

    DIXON – Officers seized 38 marijuana plants and 35 pounds of dried marijuana during a raid at a home south of Dixon on Monday, they reported Wednesday ...
    March 4, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • New Greyhound service running behind schedule

    DIXON – Residents will have to wait a little longer to catch a Greyhound out of Dixon.In August, Lee ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Parents have mixed feelings on budget cuts

    ASHTON – Cutting staff in the Ashton-Franklin Center School District may not be a popular solution, but Andrew Kida says the school board has to make ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Nine to share passion for fine arts in Dixon

    The 19th annual Sauk Valley Youth Talent Showcase will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Next Picture Sho, 113 W. First St., Dixon. Sponsored by the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:02 pm
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