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  • Sportshorts for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

    Boys and girls in grades 7 to 11 can try out for the Sauk Valley Magic AAU basketball program from 5-7 p.m. on March 15 at Westwood Sports Complex.
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Duchesses bowl over Byron

    The Dixon Duchesses survived a bit of a slow start to take all seven points from the Byron Tigers in a girls bowling match at Plum Hollow on Thursday. ...
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Clippers win TRAC East

    The Clippers clinched the Three Rivers East title with a 44-26 win over Kewanee on Thursday in Amboy.
    NEW: Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • AFC freshman Lyles eyes big goals with Byron co-op

    Looking at Wade Lyles, one can see why he might be underestimated. But whomever does that – especially in a swimming pool – does so at their own peril ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Raiders roll at home, on road

    The AFC Raiders rolled to a nonconference victory Wednesday in Ashton, never looking back from an early lead to beat the Amboy Clippers 86-45. Bret Gi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • BBK: Marcos hang on to beat Aquin

    POLO – If Polo was going to remain a factor in the NUIC East boys basketball race, it needed to hold serve against Aquin.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Boys basketball: Rockets pick up first BNC West win

    OREGON – In a 53-39 win over Oregon, there was little question among the Rock Falls coaches and players on what made the difference in getting their f ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Cougars rip into Hawks in Lanark

    The Eastland Cougars outscored the Oregon Hawks 14-4 in the second quarter to take control in a 65-35 win in Lanark. 
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Warriors cool off Boilermakers

    The Sterling Golden Warriors took control in the second quarter in a 67-58 win at Kewanee on Tuesday.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Rocket wrestling wins two

    The Rock Falls Rockets improved to 17-5 on the season with a sweep at Tabor Gym on Tuesday, beating Alleman 54-21 and Mercer County 60-18.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Mary K. Miller

    MENDOTA – Mary K. Miller, 71, of Mendota, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Mendota Lutheran Home.Sh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Arthur L. 'Art' Johnson

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Arthur L. “Art” Johnson, 61, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. He was employed by Sterling Steel for 43 years, most recen ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Walter L. Frank

    WALNUT – Walter L. Frank, 89, of Walnut, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Louis O. Ukena

    STERLING – Louis O. Ukena, 83, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Barbara E. Petticord

    DIXON – Barbara Emma Petticord, 99, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Franklin Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Roger E. Groff

    PERRY, Missouri – Roger Eugene Groff, of Perry, formerly of Rock Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home, at the age of 54.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Arthur L. 'Art' Johnson

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Arthur L. "Art" Johnson, 62, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.McDonald ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Edward H. 'Ed' Harris

    CASTLE ROCK, Colorado – Edward Harold "Ed" Harris, formerly of Dixon, and a recent transplant to Castle Rock, Colorado, passed away last Friday mornin ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Phyllis E. Lofgren

    PROPHETSTOWN – Phyllis Eileen Lofgren, 91, of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society – Prophets Riverview in Prophetst ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Charles F. Murr

    MACHESNEY PARK – Charles H. Murr, 90, of Machesney Park passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. 
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Fundraiser raises money for youth

    Bergner's announced that it has raised $430,000 in donations, in partnership with Mario Lopez, through its Give the Gift of a Great Future Campaign.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • CUB to offer lower cost ideas

    DIXON – Local residents can learn how to lower their natural gas and electric bills from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 during a program at Lee County Council on ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Representative earns recognition

    POLO – Jeanette Linker of the Lanark, Polo area has been named to the COUNTRY Financial Emerald Club.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Family rallies around 'Dad's place'

    ROCK FALLS – When Chaley Lamb was born a quarter-century ago, she went straight from the hospital to the bar.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Dixon plant earns honors for safety

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. –  BorgWarner’s facility in Dixon received a gold Optimas Award in the business impact category for its ongoing commitment to empl ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Byron songwriter completes exam

    BYRON – Mark Schwendau recently completed a certification exam of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Transportation firm recognized

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Roehl Transport and Roehl Logistics have earned the 2014 Logistics Award from the AGCO Corp. in Duluth, Georgia.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Area bank ranks on national list

    WEST BROOKLYN – Gehant bank has earned BauerFinancial’s 5-Star Superior rating for strength and security.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Water company to offer grants

    BELLEVILLE – Illinois American Water has announced that the application process is open now for its 2015 Environmental Grant Program.  
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls chamber to hear YMCA speaker

    ROCK FALLS – The Quarterly Members meeting of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce will begin at noon Wednesday at Rock Falls Community Building, 610 W. ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Dress donations sought for February sale

    DIXON – Dresses and accessories are wanted for the seventh annual Second Look prom and homecoming dress sale.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Folk singer to perform, discuss civil rights music

    MORRISON – A program on “Music of the Civil Rights Movement” will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at United ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 30Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Jan. 29Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Jan. 28Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Reception Sunday for Coleta artist

    CLINTON, Iowa – A reception for Coleta artist Stuart Roddy will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the River Arts Center, 299 Fifth Ave. S., where his ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Jan. 27Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Drop off recyclables Friday in Oregon

    OREGON – The monthly residential electronics recycling day of the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday a ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Uniform sale set for Friday at CGH

    OREGON – The monthly residential electronics recycling day of the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday a ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • Birds ease winter doldrums

    If you are a person who would just as soon stay indoors in winter, there are things you can do to continue enjoying nature from your kitchen window, o ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
 

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