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  • Amboy Student of the Month

    Madeline Ely, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s September Student of the Month. Her parents are Dennis and Linda Ely, and she has a brother, Trento ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Denmark vs. Rock Falls

    Editor’s note: Tess Schaefer, a Rock Falls Township High School junior, is spending 10 months in Denmark in the Rotary Club’s student exchange program ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Friday Night Football: Live Coverage

    Sports reporters Ty Reynolds, Brian Weidman, Patrick Mason and Cody Cutter are out and about at area football games tonight. Sports Editor Dan Woessne ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Freshmen experience today's manufacturing

    STERLING – The first Manufacturing Day observance in the Sauk Valley on Friday gave about 500 freshmen from 17 area high schools much to think about.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Dedicated to Ivy Faith in Milledgeville

    Jennifer (left) and Adam Drinkall thank the community, friends and volunteers Friday morning during a dedication ceremony for the Ivy Faith Drinkall M ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Dixon's form of government will be in voters' hands

    DIXON – In 11 days, Dixon voters will pick their government. They'll be asked a simple question: "Sh ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • The People's Voice: Mud thick as blood

    Shainah Briggs understands that with great horsepower comes great responsibility. Her parents know i ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Sterling students learn to serve

    STERLING – St. Mary’s School students had a simple assignment Friday: share smiles and goodwill. How ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • 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. 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Hildred Buikema

    FULTON – Hildred Buikema, 93, of Fulton, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at her home.Bosma-Renkes Funera ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • E. Marshall Goble

    PROPHETSTOWN – E. Marshall Goble, 87, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his home. He was a furniture salesman for many years with Kroe ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Kevin Eckberg

    DIXON – Kevin Eckberg, 47, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Gloria J. Stone

    OREGON – Gloria Jean Stone, 63, of Oregon, a loving housewife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at her home, ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Ethel A. Douglass

    ROCK FALLS – Ethel A. Douglass, 95, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was employed at the former Ani ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Jeffrey L. Nelson

    ROCK FALLS – Jeffrey L. Nelson, 55, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Josephine D. ‘Jo’ Harshbarger

    DIXON – Josephine D. “Jo” Harshbarger, 94, of Dixon, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Betty S. Breedlove

    LA MOILLE – Betty S. Breedlove, 66, of La Moille, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Philip E. 'Phil' Bollman

    ROCK FALLS – Philip Eugene “Phil” Bollman, 88, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Joseph A. 'Joe D' Dravis

    STERLING – Joseph A. “Joe D” Dravis, 61, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home.Jos ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Vote for right politicians who work for us

    We have many problems in Illinois. These problems cannot be fixed by lowering our taxes because that will benefit only the rich and powerful.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Sen. Durbin’s words haven’t been forgotten

    It was with some gall, I thought, that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is running a campaign ad expressing his patriotism.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Professionalism lacking; Dixon needs manager

    As fall and spring elections are drawing near, I am very disappointed to see the lack of professionalism among candidates.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Behind the Reader’s Voice | G.G. Garcia

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • A vote to lower property taxes

    This Nov. 4, you will have a chance to vote for lower property taxes. You’ll be asked to vote for a 1 percent increase in the Whiteside County sales t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Rockets show true class after game in Dixon

    On Friday evening, Oct. 17, the Rock Falls Rockets lost a football game but went home winners. After losing the game to the Dixon Dukes, they particip ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Vote yes for Dixon manager

    On Nov. 4, the citizens of Dixon will have the opportunity to vote for a referendum to establish a managerial form of city government. The time has co ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Polo should welcome the honeybees

    It's simply amazing how two low-information people can keep "stirring the pot" relative to a few honeybees being kept as a hobby. What I read in the P ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Ogle should learn from tow fund mistakes

    When Ogle County Board members voted in 2011 to establish an administrative tow fee, they probably thought they had helped first-year Sheriff Michael ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Glazier: 'Continue to work hard to represent all residents'

    My name is Kurt Glazier. I am seeking re-election to the Whiteside County Board in District 1.I am a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:17 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. 25, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 9

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:09 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 - 3:43 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
  • Four Downs: Week 6 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:19 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 - 12:54 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 - 9:13 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. 24, 2014 - 12:57 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
  • graduation

    Recruit Training CommandGREAT LAKES – Navy Seaman Recruit Mandy J. Olds recently completed U.S. Navy ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Annual praise program set in Dixon

    DIXON – The sixth annual Community Praise Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the auditorium of Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Denmark vs. Rock Falls

    Editor’s note: Tess Schaefer, a Rock Falls Township High School junior, is spending 10 months in Denmark in the Rotary Club’s student exchange program ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Books, goodies wanted for sale

    MORRISON – Odell Public Library’s annual book and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in the community room at the library, 307 S. Madison ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Benefit to help local shelter

    DIXON – The 13th annual Fur Ball benefit for Granny Rose Animal Shelter will be Nov. 8 at the Brandywine, 441 state Route 2.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tickets available for Kiwanis raffle

    DIXON – Golden K Kiwanis members will sell tickets for their Golden K Raffle.Tickets are $1 each and ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Firefighters set time for contest, party

    MANLIUS – Members of the Manlius Fire Department recently gathered for their October meeting at the fire hall.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls graduate accepts honor

    KNOB NOSTER, Mo. – Air Force Guard Tech Sgt. Joseph J. Swanson accepted the Flag of Freedom Award Oct. 4.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Home meal coursed planned

    STERLING – Home cooking workshops will be available this fall and winter at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospice’s fundraiser starts with sweet treats

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley’s 25th Festival of Trees will kick off with the Holiday Designs and Desserts decorating show Nov. 12 at Bethel Reform ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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