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Virginia M. Belisle

Virginia M. Belisle

Virginia M. Belisle, 97, of Sterling, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 10, 1921 in Lanark to Fred and Ena (Atherton) Wentz.  She was united in marriage to Clifford Belisle on July 25, 1953.  He preceded her in death on March 22, 2011. Virginia was the manager…Read more »

Charlotte E. Burrs

Charlotte E. Burrs

Charlotte E. Burrs age 94, of Dixon, died Tuesday January 15, 2019, at Pinecrest Manor in Mt Morris. She was born April 20, 1924 in Dixon, the daughter of Walter and Florence (Lawton) Mueller. Charlotte had worked for LRB Distributors in Dixon and the Dixon Chamber of Commerce prior to her retirement. She enjoyed bowling,…Read more »

Mateo Barron, Sr

Mateo Barron, Sr, age 86 of Sterling, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mateo was born on September 21, 1932 in Mexico, the son of Herberto and Ramona (Gonzalez) Barron. He served in the National Guard. Mateo worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for over 35 years. He…Read more »

Washington School in Dixon Briefly on Lockdown Thursday

Washington School in Dixon Briefly on Lockdown Thursday

Dixon Police and the School District briefly had Washington Elementary School on lockdown Thursday afternoon. According to Superintendent Margo Empen the school was put on an external lockdown following a Dixon Police situation in the neighborhood.  Students and staff were not allowed to leave the building; however, classes and the like went on as normal. …Read more »

New 1st Ward Alderman Appointed to Rock Falls City Council

New 1st Ward Alderman Appointed to Rock Falls City Council

A new face will be on the Rock Falls City Council and it brings the council back up to full strength. During the Council meeting Tuesday night Mayor William Wescott appointed William Wangelin to the 1st Ward Aldermanic Term.  Wangelin will be taking the unexpired time on the council of George Logan Jr. who resigned…Read more »

Shopko Files Bankruptcy, Dixon Not on List of Stores to be Closed

Shopko Files Bankruptcy, Dixon Not on List of Stores to be Closed

Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday. While the company does plan to close around 100 stores nationally, the Dixon store is not on the list. The company also has no plans at this time to close either the Freeport or Belvidere locations. The company announced it needs a financial restructure…Read more »

Tammy Sue Schmitto

Tammy Sue Schmitto

Tammy Sue Schmitto age 51 of Franklin Grove died Tuesday January 8, 2019 at Mercy Health in Rockford. She was born December 19, 1967 in Dixon the daughter of Jerry and Glenda (Hollingsworth) Ragen.  She had been a delivery driver for Sauk Valley Newspapers and had been a CNA at Franklin Grove Living and Rehab.…Read more »