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Brinton Avenue Property Beginning to Show Returns on Investment in Ag Classes

Brinton Avenue Property Beginning to Show Returns on Investment in Ag Classes

The Brinton Avenue property the Dixon School Board purchased seems to be starting to yield some profits. During the Dixon School Board meeting Wednesday night, Superintendent Margo Empwn gave a report on the Ag Class at the High School and the success they achieved.  Empen said the Dixon High School Ag Class planted soybeans this…

Country Star Chris Lane to Headline Petunia Festival and Something New is Added

Country Star Chris Lane to Headline Petunia Festival and Something New is Added

Just thinking about Petunia Festival in Dixon can warm a person up after a long cold winter. The Petunia Festival Board feels they have turned up the heat with a hot new up and comer in Country music as the headliner.  Nick Escobar of the Petunia Festival Board and head of entertainment announced Thursday morning…

Rock Falls Man Arrested After Leaving Roll-over Crash

Rock Falls Man Arrested After Leaving Roll-over Crash

Early Tuesday morning Whiteside County Deputies came across a roll over crash that occurred around 10:55 PM on Lyndon Road north of Wayne Road. The driver, 22 year old Leather R. Lewis of Rock Falls was originally traveling northbound on Lyndon Road when his vehicle left the roadway into the west ditch and then came…

Royal Court for 55th Petunia Festival Named

Royal Court for 55th Petunia Festival Named

The Royal Court for the 55th Petunia Festival has been chosen.  Each of the students who applied for the court had to go through a rigorous process and interview.  Finally this past weekend the crowning moment arrived and the court was named. This years court will be Pinky Petunia: Julia Heller Male Attendant: Collin Fassler…

Two Vehicle Roll-over Accident Sends One Driver to the Hospital

Two Vehicle Roll-over Accident Sends One Driver to the Hospital

Late Tuesday afternoon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Rochelle Fire Department and Ambulance, responded to the intersection of Ritchie Rd. and Locust Rd. for a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries. Upon investigation, Deputies learned that a Dodge Ram pickup, driven by 51 year old Cherie L. Hayes of Steward had…

Lee County Board Leaves the Bride at the Altar

Lee County Board Leaves the Bride at the Altar

Lee County is in need of new revenue; however, some on the Lee County Board feels the actions of the board Tuesday night sent a negative message. The board met for their monthly meeting and they had several issues on the agenda.  One issue looked harmless enough; however, it turned out to be the most…

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Boys Baseball- Dixon Sweeps Mendota

Boys Baseball- Dixon Sweeps Mendota

Boys Baseball Scoreboard 4/16/19: Dixon 17 Mendota 8 Dixon 10 Mendota 0 Stillman Valley 2 Rock Falls 1 Winnebago 11 Oregon 4 Sterling 5 Ottawa 0 Forreston 6 Milledgeville 4 (8 innings) Polo 14 AFC 0 Amboy 10 Du-Pec 0 Sterling Newman 12 Kewanee 1

Girls Soccer- Oregon Blanks Princeton, Dixon Routs Stillman Valley

Girls Soccer- Oregon Blanks Princeton, Dixon Routs Stillman Valley

Girls Soccer Scoreboard 4/16/19: Oregon 1 Princeton 0 Oregon defeated Princeton on Tuesday by a score of 1-0. The goal was scored by Katelyn Byerley off a corner kick from Hannah Donaldson. Katelin Pudlas had 16 saves in goal with the help of the defense. Oregon recorded their seventh shutout of the season.Oregon is 6-5-1…

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Man arrested after approaching historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gas can

Man arrested after approaching historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gas can

TriggerPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — A man was arrested in New York City on Wednesday night after he tried to enter a cathedral with gas cans, triggering worries about a possible arson attempt in the wake of a destructive fire at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.Sources with the New York Police Department said officers arrested…

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31,000 striking Stop & Shop workers poised to get boost from Joe Biden

31,000 striking Stop & Shop workers poised to get boost from Joe Biden

Scott Eisen/Getty Images(BOSTON) — As a strike by 31,000 unionized Stop & Shop supermarket workers throughout the Northeast stretched into its seventh day Wednesday, Joe Biden was ready to speak up.The former vice president is scheduled to join the striking workers at a rally at one of their picket lines in Boston on Thursday, according…

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Justice Department to release redacted version of Mueller report

Justice Department to release redacted version of Mueller report

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr is expected to transmit a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign to members of Congress, making public for the first time substantial portions of the nearly 400-page document.The Justice Department’s release of the redacted…

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Man arrested after approaching historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gas can

Man arrested after approaching historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gas can

TriggerPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — A man was arrested in New York City on Wednesday night after he tried to enter a cathedral with gas cans, triggering worries about a possible arson attempt in the wake of a destructive fire at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.Sources with the New York Police Department said officers arrested…