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Lloyd W. Bollman

Lloyd W. Bollman

Lloyd W. Bollman, 74, of Dixon, died Friday, December 07, 2018 at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dixon. He worked 34 years as a school teacher for the Dixon Pubic School System prior to his retirement.  Lloyd was also a local farmer in the area for many years. Mr. Bollman was born April 6, 1944…Read more »

Dennis M. Skinner

Dennis M. Skinner, age 73, died at his home Sunday December 9, 2018. Dennis was born on February 23, 1945 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of Laurence and Phyllis (Gott) Skinner. He graduated from Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Dennis married Brenda Burnes June 4, 1966 in Michigan.  Dennis worked in the Furnace Department…Read more »

Dean Oscar Coss

Dean Oscar Coss

Dean Oscar Coss, 86, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, IL. Dean had many occupations prior to his retirement. He worked for Coss Dairy, ran the Rustic Drive-in, Owner/Operator of Dixon Auction Service, worked as a Deputy for Lee County Sheriff’s Department, a Real Estate salesman,…Read more »

Avis R. Hultin

Avis R. Hultin

Avis R. Hultin, age 53, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her home. Avis was born April 10, 1965 in Palatine the daughter of Donald and Doris (Kramer) Weber.  She was employed at Wal-Mart in Sterling for 7 years.  Avis enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going for walks and loved the…Read more »

Paul D. Mekeel

Paul D. Mekeel

Paul D. Mekeel, age 57, of Dixon, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 9, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon following a long illness. He was born June 27, 1961, in Sterling, the son of Arthur and Margaret (Merlo) Mekeel. Paul was a Graduate of Dixon High School in 1980. He…Read more »

Donald E. Richards

Donald E. Richards, age 72, of Lyndon, died Monday, December 10, 2018 at his home. Donald was born October 24, 1946 in Streator the son of James and Fannie (Bryan) Richards.  He served in the US Army and later was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1998. Survivors…Read more »

Demmer Named Legislator of the Year by the CBHA

Demmer Named Legislator of the Year by the CBHA

In recognition of his advocacy on behalf of some of Illinois’ most vulnerable residents, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois. Demmer was nominated for the award by the staff and administration of Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., a community-based behavioral healthcare system…Read more »

Rum Rum Rudolph Event to Help PADS

Rum Rum Rudolph Event to Help PADS

Grab your friends and your favorite holiday attire and join others downtown for some holiday fun! The event is called Rum Rum Rudolph. The 8 downtown bars will have drink specials, games, and prizes!  All of it may be fun, but, it is also to help out a worthy cause. Sing up your team of…Read more »