Author Archives: Tim

Olga B. Bon

Olga B. Bon, age 87 of Sterling, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehab. Olga was born on November 6, 1931 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the daughter of Eduardo and Francisca (Nivar) Bon. She was an architect and had a love for art, music and flowers. Survivors include her three…Read more »

Betty J. Clark

Betty J. Clark, 85 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her home. Betty was born on July 9, 1933 in Tampico, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Lenora (Brown) Law. She married William D. Clark on April 23, 1949 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on January 12, 1989. Survivors include…Read more »

Dr. Kate M. McDowell

Dr. Kate M. McDowell

Dr. Kate M. McDowell, DDS, of Broomfield, CO, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at age 40. She was born on Dec. 6, 1978, in Peoria, IL, to Kim and Mary (Slain) Brokaw of Dixon, IL.  She graduated Dixon High School in 1997, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bradley University in 2001, and then earned her…Read more »

Rock Falls Chamber Celebrates Those Who Put Their Shoulder to the Wheel

Rock Falls Chamber Celebrates Those Who Put Their Shoulder to the Wheel

Thursday night the Rock Falls Chamber wanted to celebrate and say thank you to all of the individuals and organization which help to make the community and the chamber run smoothly. It was the gathering for the annual Chamber Dinner and the presentation of the Shoulder to the Wheel Awards.  Rock Falls Chamber President, Bethany…Read more »

Jeanette E. “Nettie” Gascoigne

Jeanette E. “Nettie” Gascoigne

Jeanette E. “Nettie” Gascoigne, age 91, of Amboy, died Monday, February 18, 2019, peacefully in her home. She was born August 27, 1927, in Dixon, the daughter of Arthur and Nora (Gottel) Naffziger. After the death of her mother, Nettie was raised in the Lutheran Children’s Home in Muscatine, IA with her siblings. As a…Read more »

Snow Covered Roadway Sends Auto Rolling Into Ditch

Snow Covered Roadway Sends Auto Rolling Into Ditch

On Wednesday shortly be 8:00 in the morning the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle roll-over accident with injuries on I-39 southbound. The vehicle being driven by 22 year old Faris Alyami of Rockford lost control due to the snow covered roadway, left the road, striking a snow bank and rolled over…Read more »

Roundtable Discussion Held to Look at Impact of New Minimum Wage

Roundtable Discussion Held to Look at Impact of New Minimum Wage

On March 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Dixon Chamber & Main Street will be hosting a roundtable discussion for businesses to explore the impacts of the increase in minimum wage. Professionals from Rock River Human Resource Professional Association and Manpower Staffing Services, and Professor of Economics, Erwin Antoni from Sauk Valley Community College…Read more »

Rock Falls High School Will Rock With the Percussion Palooza

Rock Falls High School Will Rock With the Percussion Palooza

You are invited to Feel the Rhythm at the 6th annual Percussion Palooza! The event will be held at Rock Falls High School at 101 12th Ave for a day full of Rockin’ beats! Featuring Solo and ensemble festival, steel drum performances and percussion ensembles! This event is held in honor of Rock Falls native…Read more »

Early Voting Begins in Ogle County

Early Voting Begins in Ogle County

Early voting for the April 2nd Consolidated Election begins today at the Ogle County Clerk’s office in Oregon along with other county clerk offices in the area. Residents can vote early between today and April 1st. The last day to register to vote or change your address is March 5th. There is a grace period…Read more »

Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

The final word was Dalliance and with a very careful, but deliberate delivery the remaining contestant for the 2019 Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee spoke the letters. Then with a slight pause for effect Moderator Tom Wadsworth boomed out the line Rebekah Zeigler has heard four times before: You’re going back to Washington. For an unprecedented…Read more »