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Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

The Sublette Fire Department says Thursday morning smoke detectors Saved Lives. At approximately 04:12 am today, the Sublette and Amboy Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to Rural Amboy for a House Fire with 2 Children trapped on the 2nd Story. Quick thinking children escaped to the roof and were rescued by family. All family members…Read more »

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Based on the current National Weather Service river level predictions Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle will implement the NO WAKE ordinance Friday June 22 at 8:00a.m. Travel on the Rock River in Ogle County is limited to 5mph. A chart indicating river levels is available on the Ogle Safe smartphone app. #OglesafeRead more »

Summer Splash a Go, Rain or Shine

Summer Splash a Go, Rain or Shine

From the wild game cookout to the Comcast fireworks in the night sky, Rock Falls’ summers start with Summer Splash! Join the fun June 22-23 at Bowman Park on the Rock Falls Riverfront. Summer Splash features two full days of family-friendly Fun, 11 am – 10 pm, packed with unique live entertainment, fresh food sizzling…Read more »

Boat Races at Rock Falls Postponed Because of Rising River Levels

Boat Races at Rock Falls Postponed Because of Rising River Levels

Stock Outboard boat racing on the Rock River has been postponed in Rock Falls, IL. According to Rock Falls Chamber President Bethany Bland the rising water levels of the Rock River has brought about the postponement. She said the races should be rescheduled for a different date. As the river rises, Rock Falls is currently…Read more »

United Way of Dixon Will Have Day of Caring this Saturday

United Way of Dixon Will Have Day of Caring this Saturday

The United Way Day of Caring celebrates volunteerism throughout Lee County by bringing together teams from local businesses, schools, churches, civic groups, and families to complete projects and make significant impact on the nonprofit community. This event is a remarkable team builder for groups and allows volunteers to see firsthand the great work accomplished by…Read more »

World War 2 Returns to Dixon This Weekend

World War 2 Returns to Dixon This Weekend

Each June WWII is recreated in Dixon, IL at Elks Page Park to commemorate the Second World War. This spectator event gives a glimpse of life on the front lines in France, 1944 through Living History by members of the World War Two Historical Reenactment Society. You will be able to see firsthand the typical…Read more »

Paul Van Oosten

Paul Van Oosten, 94, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Rock River Home and Hospice.  He was born on June 5, 1923 in Newton Township to Adolf and Marie (Lantinga) Van Oosten.  He married Frances Stultz on November 15, 1946 in Dixon.  Paul served proudly in the US Marine Corps during WWII…Read more »

Robert Lee Ashford

Robert Lee Ashford

Robert Lee Ashford, 84, of Dixon, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL. He worked for KSB Hospital, Dixon, for 44 years, retiring as a purchasing agent. Mr. Ashford was born May 26, 1934 in Dixon, the son of Leonard and Stella Ashford.  He married Annette Hereford on July…Read more »