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Mary Lucille Nepil

Mary Lucille Nepil

Mary Lucille Nepil, age 98, of Dixon, died Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Dixon Healthcare Center.  She was born July 12, 1920, in Dixon, the daughter of John and Katherine (Haley) James. Mary had worked for Commonwealth Edison in Dixon for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Dixon…Read more »

Debby Smith

Debby Smith, age 64, of Dixon, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  She was born in Greenville, MS, June 9, 1954, the daughter of Richard and Thelma Bernice (Hunt) Schafer. She had worked for Borg Warner. Debby was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling. She married Randy Smith…Read more »

Gladys M. Welch

Gladys M. Welch

Gladys M. Welch, age 88, of Amboy, and formerly of Maytown, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at Maple Crossing.  She was born January 5, 1930, in Hazlehurst, GA, the daughter of Enoch and Lucille (Bryant) Newborn. Gladys had farmed with her husband in Maytown, and raised and sold Christmas Trees.  She also drove school bus…Read more »

Rock Falls Hires New Director of Rock Falls Tourism

Rock Falls Hires New Director of Rock Falls Tourism

Following the executive session of the Rock Falls City Council it was announced the city has hired a new director for Rock Falls Tourism. City Administrator Robbin Blackert said the city reached up to Freeport to bring in Danielle Rogers to be the Director and Events Coordinator for Rock Falls Tourism. About a month and…Read more »

Ultimate Tailgate Returns for One More Year

Ultimate Tailgate Returns for One More Year

The Ultimate Tailgate Cook-off is set for Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Beanblossom Parking Lot in Downtown Dixon. This is the 11th annual cook-off event that features a tailgate cook-off, along with a bags tournament hosted by Dixon Chamber and Main Street. Admission to the Ultimate Tailgate is $5…Read more »

Three Sterling Businesses Awarded Grants for Employee Training

Three Sterling Businesses Awarded Grants for Employee Training

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) earlier this year awarded an Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) grant to the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA). The IMA notified area manufacturers that funds were available to reimburse companies that make investment in training their full-time workforce. On Monday, October 3rd, the IMA (Illinois Manufacturers’ Association)…Read more »

It is Pumpkin Time in Mount Carroll

It is Pumpkin Time in Mount Carroll

It’s all about pumpkins in downtown Mount Carroll from 10am – 2pm on October 27th during the annual Pumpkin Fest. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce and suitable for all ages, it will offer a variety of activities to help get you in the spirit of Halloween. From kids and pets in costume to the…Read more »

Amboy Lions Hosting Community Health Fair

Amboy Lions Hosting Community Health Fair

The Amboy Lions Club will host a free Community Health Fair Saturday from 10:30-2pm. The event will be at the Amboy Community Center. The Lions of Illinois Foundation Mobile Unit will be present.  The medical staff will perform tests for Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration Screening and Hearing Checks. There will also be door prizes throughout…Read more »