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Dixon Park District Office Gets First Facelift in 30 Years

Dixon Park District Office Gets First Facelift in 30 Years

Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long says he believes if things look good and feel good than good things will happen. This is the reason behind the facelift happening at the Dixon Park District Office.  Long said it has been 30 years since the office received an upgrade and with so much happening it…

Sterling Council Discuss Rigid Rules and Flexibility

Sterling Council Discuss Rigid Rules and Flexibility

Some people believe rules are there for a reason and need to be followed to the letter. Others feel rules are there, but, they can be bent or changed to suit the situation.  It appears if you are big enough you may be able to get an exception from any rule. This seemed to be…

One Lucky Cat Finds It Still Haves Some of its Nine Lives

One Lucky Cat Finds It Still Haves Some of its Nine Lives

Talk about one lucky cat who found out it still had some lives left over. Wednesday morning personnel at Happy Tails in Rock Falls say they just barely saw the top of something buried in a snow bank at the end of the driveway.  When they went to see what it was they discovered a…

Weather Puts Garbage Pickup Behind, Say Put Totes Out Anyway

Weather Puts Garbage Pickup Behind, Say Put Totes Out Anyway

Republic Services of Dixon has cancelled all routes again Wednesday January 23, 2019 due to inclement weather and the safety of their drivers. They will be running 1-2 Days behind schedule through Saturday. Please leave all receptacles out so they can work ahead to the best of their abilities to get caught up. Weather caused…

Time to Putt-Putt for Amboy FFA

Time to Putt-Putt for Amboy FFA

The Amboy FFA Alumni and the Amboy FFA is hoping you would like to putt putt around a bit. The 4th Annual Machine Shed Masters, February 17, 2019 is a traveling putt-putt golf tournament open to foursomes or individuals, played in machine sheds.  At each hole, teams will have the opportunity to golf, purchase 50/50…

City of Sterling Announces Roads to be Repaired in 2019 and Why

City of Sterling Announces Roads to be Repaired in 2019 and Why

The City of Sterling will be working on some road improvements this upcoming spring and summer. During the Sterling City Council meeting Monday night City Manager Scott Schumard gave a two hour presentation on the roads to be worked on, how they were chosen and what the costs would be. One of the topics Schumard…

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AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 1/24/19

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 1/24/19

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school boys basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 4A No. Team W-L Pts Prv 1. Belleville West (10) 19-1 100 1 2. Curie 21-1 90 2 3. Bloom 18-1 76 4 4. Whitney Young 17-6 61 3 5. Danville 18-2 55…

AP- Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings 1/24/19

AP- Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings 1/24/19

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school girls basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 4A No. Team W-L Pts Prv 1. Maine West (8) 23-0 80 1 2. Rock Island 22-1 72 2 3. Fremd 20-4 61 4 4. Edwardsville 21-2 58 3 5. Boylan Catholic 22-1 47…

Girls Bowling- Sterling Wins Invite, Dixon Takes 2nd Place

Girls Bowling- Sterling Wins Invite, Dixon Takes 2nd Place

In Girls Bowling at the Sterling MLK Classic, Dixon fell short by 24 pins to Sterling to take 2nd place in Sterling’s MLK Invitational. Sterling finished in 1st place with a 5374 while Dixon rolled a 5350. Allie Bay led the Duchesses with a 1175 series which also won 1st place for high series of…

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Witnesses recount scene at deadly bank shooting in Florida

Witnesses recount scene at deadly bank shooting in Florida

Shooting suspect Zephen Xaver seen being escorted by law enforcement. (Highlands County Sheriff) (SEBRING, Fla.) — Were it not for Florida residents Victor and Deanna Sparks, the gunman in Wednesday’s deadly bank shooting may have gotten away.The retired couple said they were one of the first to call 911, just after 12:30 p.m., when Zephen…

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No Sweethearts this Valentine’s Day as candy company changes ownership

No Sweethearts this Valentine’s Day as candy company changes ownership

photogem/iStock(NEW YORK) — Fans of Sweethearts candy may be left heartbroken this Valentine’s Day. The popular, colorful, heart-shaped conversation candies featuring sayings on them like “Kiss Me,” “Cutie Pie” and “Be Mine,” will not be produced this year, according to the Spangler Candy Company, which purchased Sweethearts and NECCO Wafers in 2018.But don’t worry too…

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Trump says he will not give State of the Union until after shutdown ends

Trump says he will not give State of the Union until after shutdown ends

tupungato/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The back and forth between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump over when and where the State of the Union will be delivered — if at all — came to a conclusion, if temporary, late Wednesday night. Trump will not give a speech until after the partial government shutdown is over.The…

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Witnesses recount scene at deadly bank shooting in Florida

Witnesses recount scene at deadly bank shooting in Florida

Shooting suspect Zephen Xaver seen being escorted by law enforcement. (Highlands County Sheriff) (SEBRING, Fla.) — Were it not for Florida residents Victor and Deanna Sparks, the gunman in Wednesday’s deadly bank shooting may have gotten away.The retired couple said they were one of the first to call 911, just after 12:30 p.m., when Zephen…