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Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings, 95, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Prophets Riverview, Prophetstown. Janet was born May 13, 1923 in Ashton, the daughter of Aaron and Charlotte (Sanders) Meling. She married Dean Jennings on July 16, 1944 in Ashton. He preceded her in death on October 21, 1993. Survivors include one daughter,…Read more »

CGH RN Lyndsey Weber Receives DAISY Award

CGH RN Lyndsey Weber Receives DAISY Award

Lyndsey Weber, a registered nurse in the CGH Ambulatory Surgery Department, was recently recognized in front of her friends, family and co-workers, as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate…Read more »

Several Area Police K-9 Teams Search Amboy Schools

Several Area Police K-9 Teams Search Amboy Schools

On Thursday at the request of Amboy School Dist administrators, the Amboy Police Department, with the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 teams from the Dixon Police Department, Mendota Police Department and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a search of the high school and Jr. High school. During the search no…Read more »

Several Fire Fighters Respond to Garage Fire Friday Afternoon

Several Fire Fighters Respond to Garage Fire Friday Afternoon

On Friday around 4:15 in the afternoon several area fire crews were called to a structure fire in Lyndon. When crews arrived at 111 First St. E they found the blaze which started in the garage was spreading to the home.  The fire fighters were able to contain the blaze and prevent it from causing…Read more »

Final Meeting for Three Members of Dixon School Board

Final Meeting for Three Members of Dixon School Board

Wednesday night the Dixon School Board meeting marked the final meeting for three members of the school board. As stated before Board President Jill Stoker will be stepping away from the board.  Two other board members lost their bid to retain their seats on the board. Brandon Rogers and Scott Johnson attended their last full…Read more »

The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away

The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away

The Federal Government helps out many municipalities with funding for projects and repairs of facilities. This same Federal Government can ask for those funds back. This is the case with the Dixon Airport.  During the most recent Dixon City Council meeting Public Works Director Matt Heckman explained the Federal Aviation Authority wants to clean up…Read more »

Free Oak Trees Available From Dixon Park District

Free Oak Trees Available From Dixon Park District

Free Oak trees are available at the Ruth Edwards Nature Center at Lowell Park Saturday April 20 from 1 – 4 PM. Trees are available in bundles of 5 on a first come first served basis. Celebrate spring and Earth Day by planting a tree. Trees are courtesy of Living Lands and Waters, an organization that…Read more »