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Gunman Holds Up Store Monday Evening in Sterling

Gunman Holds Up Store Monday Evening in Sterling

Sterling Police are investigating an armed robbery which happened Monday night. According to Chief Tim Morgan an unknown black male entered the BP Station at E. 4th Street and Freeport Road around 9pm Monday. Reportedly the suspect displayed an unknown type of hand gun.  After getting an undisclosed amount cash fled the scene on foot.…

Sterling Council Discusses if it is Art or a Mural and What is the Difference

Sterling Council Discusses if it is Art or a Mural and What is the Difference

What is art and what is a mural and is there really any difference? This was one of the questions the Sterling City Council had to decide Monday night during their meeting.  The council discussed a proposal made by Dr. Edward Miles of Sterling to paint the silos in downtown. Dr. Miles had proposed to…

Kreider Services Opens Home for Adults With Autism

Kreider Services Opens Home for Adults With Autism

Kreider Services is hosting an Open House on Thursday, August 23 from 1-2 pm at their newest home for adults with Autism. The home is located at 325 Countryside Lane. Nearly two years ago, Kreider Services began the process of building a new residential home on the land behind the Accessibility Park at 500 Anchor…

National Straw Sculpting Competition Open in Mt. Morris

National Straw Sculpting Competition Open in Mt. Morris

The Third Annual US National Straw Sculpting Competition is now open every day through August 26th on the Mt Morris campus square. Six new sculptures for 2018 are featured. This year’s competition will be judged for two awards: ‘People’s Choice’ public voting by all visitors, and ‘Artist’s Choice’ voting by the competing sculptors. The winners…

Two Special Feathered Visitors Stop in at Nachusa Grasslands

Two Special Feathered Visitors Stop in at Nachusa Grasslands

The Nature Conservancy of Illinois spied a couple of very special visitors who stopped by Nachusa Grasslands! There are only 757 whooping cranes remaining in the world and two that were reintroduced by the International Crane Foundation were spotted at the preserve. This may be the first time we’ve witnessed whooping cranes, American bison, and…

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Dixon Boys and Girls Golf Rained Out on Monday 8/20/18

Dixon Boys and Girls Golf Rained Out on Monday 8/20/18

The Dixon Boys and Girls Golf meet scheduled for Monday August 20th at Lost Nation against was rained out. No make up date was immediately announced. Dixon Boys Golf will host Amboy on Tuesday afternoon at Lost Nation beginning at 4pm. Dixon Girls Golf will travel to Galena on Tuesday afternoon beginning at 4pm.

Week 1- Local High School Football Schedule for Friday August 24th

Week 1- Local High School Football Schedule for Friday August 24th

Week 1- Local High School Football Schedule for Friday August 24th: Big Northern Conference: Oregon at Rockford Lutheran 7pm (Game can be heard on Kool 95.7 and www.koolfm957.com) Stillman Valley at Dixon 7pm (Game can be heard on WIXN AM1460 and www.am1460wixn.com) Winnebago at Byron 7pm Genoa-Kingston at Rock Falls 7pm North Boone at Mendota…

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Body found during search for missing Iowa jogger

Body found during search for missing Iowa jogger

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — A body was found Tuesday in rural Iowa during the search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said. Authorities were “working to confirm the identity,” the state officials said. Tibbetts, a 20-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, vanished the evening of July 18 while jogging in…

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Body found during search for missing Iowa jogger

Body found during search for missing Iowa jogger

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — A body was found Tuesday in rural Iowa during the search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts, state officials said. Authorities were “working to confirm the identity,” the state officials said. Tibbetts, a 20-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, vanished the evening of July 18 while jogging in…