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Dixon Park District Says Go Ahead and Feed the Geese, Just Do it Over There

Dixon Park District Says Go Ahead and Feed the Geese, Just Do it Over There

The Dixon Park Board has been coming up with a strategic plan to deal with the large number of ducks and geese who inhabit Page Park. However, Duane Long, Executive Director for the Park District, admits in order for this to work they need the public’s cooperation.  The idea to contain the birds in one…

A Magical Time As People Return to Rock Falls for Hometown Holidays

A Magical Time As People Return to Rock Falls for Hometown Holidays

It is becoming that magical time of the year when people come back to their hometown for the holidays. The City of Rock Falls is helping that magic along with the Hometown Holidays which starts Friday night at 6pm.  Bethany Bland of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce says everything starts with the traditional lighting…

Amboy Police Investigating Theft of Bike, Asking Public’s Help

Amboy Police Investigating Theft of Bike, Asking Public’s Help

On Wednesday November 7th Amboy Police Department began an investigation of a theft that occurred at the Jr. High bus parking area. Taken was a dark green Huffy Roadmaster bike.  Amboy Police say the suspect had a backpack and could have been a student. If you have any information on the identity of the subject…

Dixon Knights of Columbus Offering Annual Free Thanksgiving Meal

Dixon Knights of Columbus Offering Annual Free Thanksgiving Meal

The Dixon Knights of Columbus #690 will have their annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 22. Serving time will be from noon-3pm at the K C Club Hall at 506 West 3rd Street in Dixon. Organizers say carry out is available and delivery is also available.  For a delivered meal (s) call Betty at…

Local Sports

Girls Basketball Scoreboard for 11/14/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard for 11/14/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard for 11/14/2018: Dixon 44 Stillman Valley 31 Sterling 49 Sterling Newman 47 LeWin 50 Milledgeville 22 Mendota 48 Erie-Prophetstown 39 Oregon 34 West Carroll 31 Kewanee 68 Genoa-Kingston 33

Boys Bowling Scoreboard for 11/13/2018

Boys Bowling Scoreboard for 11/13/2018

Boys Bowling Scoreboard for 11/13/2018: Oregon 3742 Erie-Prophetstown 1937 Oregon boys hosted Erie-Prophetstown at Town & Country Lanes on Tuesday November 13, 2018. Oregon won the match with 3742 total pins to Erie-Prophetstown had 1937 total pins.  Erie-Prophetstown is a brand new club team this season. Oregon had an outstanding performance on the lanes tonight. …

IHSA Football State Semifinals Schedule

IHSA Football State Semifinals Schedule

1A Game 29 — Forreston (10-2) at Lena (L.-Winslow) (11-1) (map), Sat., Nov. 17, 2:00 pm Game 30 — Camp Point (Central) (11-1) at Argenta (A.-Oreana) (12-0) (map), Sat., Nov. 17, 1:00 pm 2A Game 29 — Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) (12-0) vs. Lanark (Eastland) [E.-Pearl City Coop] (12-0) at Lanark (Eastland) (map), Sat., Nov. 17,…

Music News

Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride & more to help light NYC’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride & more to help light NYC’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

NBC UniversalIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and several country stars will help celebrate the occasion by taking part in the annual lighting of New York City’s famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Brett Eldredge, Marina McBride and Kellie Pickler will help kick off the holidays with performances on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center, airing on November 28 at 8…

Brad Paisley, Keith Urban & more country stars reflect on Roy Clark’s passing

Brad Paisley, Keith Urban & more country stars reflect on Roy Clark’s passing

Donn Jones/CMAThe country world lost a beloved member of its community today when Roy Clark died of pneumonia, and now many of his fellow country stars have issued statements or taken to their socials to express their sadness at his loss. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ole Opry member, Roy was well known…

After skipping CMA Awards, Vince Gill postpones concert dates due to kidney stones

After skipping CMA Awards, Vince Gill postpones concert dates due to kidney stones

ABC/Image Group LAVince Gill was scheduled to perform on Wednesday’s CMA Awards with Ricky Skaggs but had to cancel his appearance because he’s being treated for kidney stones. The two singers and longtime friends were planning on performing Ricky’s “Highway 40 Blues” together, but after Vince had to bow out, Keith Urban and Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne stepped in. Vince’s publicist tells ABC…

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