Category Archives: WIXN News

CGH to Hold Open House for Pediatric Rehad Center

CGH to Hold Open House for Pediatric Rehad Center

Kids just want to have fun, whether on the playground or at the CGH Pediatric Rehab Center! CGH is asking the public to join CGH Medical Center on Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 6 pm as they celebrate  the  CGH Peds Rehab Open House! The center is located at 2600 N. Locust Street in…Read more »

Whiteside County Airport Completes New Lighting Conversion

Whiteside County Airport Completes New Lighting Conversion

The Whiteside County Airport recently completed a lighting conversion of inefficient and high energy consuming lights in the parking lots, driveway, exterior building and aircraft ramp lights to energy efficient LEDs.  The airport utilized a program through ComEd which reimbursed the airport for about one third of the costs associated with the conversion. The airport…Read more »

Phidian Art Club of Dixon Accepting Submissions for 73rd Art Show

Phidian Art Club of Dixon Accepting Submissions for 73rd Art Show

The Phidian Art Club of Dixon, IL has announced a call for artists to register for their annual Phidian Art Show. The 73rd Phidian Art Show opens on Tuesday, Mar. 31, at the Loveland Community House’s lower gallery, located at 513 W. 2nd St., in Dixon. Local artists will vie for over $3,500 in cash…Read more »

Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Thursday morning the Forreston Fire Department was called for a dryer fire in a basement of a rural home. Forreston arrived on scene and made an attack in the basement.   Crews were able to extinguish the fire and contain it. This helped to minimize the fire and smoke damage in the home. Forreston Fire wanted…Read more »

For First Time in 15 Years, Dixon Contestant Wins Regional Spelling Bee

For First Time in 15 Years, Dixon Contestant Wins Regional Spelling Bee

With the word Truculancy a new champion of the Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee was crowned. For the first time since 2005, a contestant from Dixon is given the title.  The 2020 Champion is Kathleen Keesey, a 6th Grader from Reagan Middle School.  Moderator Tom Wadsworth said it was a great spelling bee in every way. …Read more »

Dixon Park District Looking for a New Ice Master

Dixon Park District Looking for a New Ice Master

The Dixon Park District will soon begin a search for what they call, the Ice Master. This is the first year for the ice skating rink at Page Park.  The district admits the weather only allowed a few days for ice skating, but, it is still classified as a success.  The district has two people…Read more »

Mr. Wescott Goes to Washington

Mr. Wescott Goes to Washington

During the Rock Falls City Council meeting Tuesday night Mayor William Wescott said he will be leaving for Washington DC on Sunday. The reason for the trip, according to the mayor, is the to attend the Washington DC Legislative Rally for the American Public Power Agency.  Wescott said he will meet with Congresswomen Cheri Bustos…Read more »

Ogle County Sheriff On the Look Out for Registered Child Sex Offender

Ogle County Sheriff On the Look Out for Registered Child Sex Offender

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department says 27 year old Katherine Milliron of Rochelle is a registered child sex offender, who has been wanted on two outstanding Ogle County warrants for Failure to Register since August, 2019. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information regarding Milliron’s whereabouts…Read more »

Dixon Rural and Other Crews Rescue Man Trapped in Grain Bin

Dixon Rural and Other Crews Rescue Man Trapped in Grain Bin

Dixon Rural Fire Department Chief Sid Aurand said a grain bin entrapment Wednesday night had a happy ending. First responders were called to a farm in the 300 block of Palmyra Road shortly before 6pm Wednesday.  When they arrived on scene they discovered a man in a grain bin, up to his chest in corn. …Read more »