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Dixon Park Board Nails Down Procedure for Sale of Plum Creek Property

Dixon Park Board Nails Down Procedure for Sale of Plum Creek Property

The Dixon Park Board Wednesday evening went through the procedure they plan to use for the sale of Plum Creek. Executive Director Duane Long said the voters approved the sale and they want to make sure they do it right.  Long said they plan to list the sale in areas such as Chicago and they…

Total Number of Students at Dixon High School in Extracurricular Activities Near 50%

Total Number of Students at Dixon High School in Extracurricular Activities Near 50%

During the Dixon School Board meeting Wednesday night the school heard a lengthy and positive report concerning the number of Dixon High School Students who participate in extracurricular activities at the school. Athletic Director for the Dixon High School Jared Shaner stated from his statistics over 44% of all the students at Dixon High School…

Dixon Municipal Band Plans to Stay High and Dry

Dixon Municipal Band Plans to Stay High and Dry

The Dixon Municipal Band would like to try and keep everything nice and dry this year. Due to the threat of flooding near the band shell, the Dixon Municipal Band Concert for Thursday June21 has been moved to the Historic Dixon Theatre at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and the Dixon High School Drama Department…

Local Sports

2nd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament is Coming on July 7th

2nd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament is Coming on July 7th

As we continue this week to spotlight sporting activities during the 54th Annual Dixon Petunia Festival, we spotlight the 2nd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament. This event will be held on Saturday July 7th at Plum Hollow in Dixon beginning at 8:30am. This is a blind draw adult co-ed volleyball tournament. The cost is $25 per…

Dixon Petunia Festival Bags Tournament to be held on July 4th

Dixon Petunia Festival Bags Tournament to be held on July 4th

The Dixon Petunia Festival will be holding a Bags Tournament on Wednesday July 4th along the Dixon Riverfront. The entry fee for the Social Division is $30 per team and the entry fee for the Competitive Division is $60. All teams in both divisions will be guaranteed to play at least four games with every…

34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Coming to Dixon

34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Coming to Dixon

The 34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic will begin on Tuesday July 3rd and wrap up on Sunday July 8th at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts in Page Park in Dixon. This is a doubles only tournament and is open to people of all ages. The Youth Doubles portion of the Classic will be held on…

Oregon HS – IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award Announced

Oregon HS – IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award Announced

The Oregon High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce that eight of its second semester athletic teams qualified for the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. The eight teams from Winter and Spring of 2017-18 are: Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Softball Girls Soccer Boys Track Girls Track The Illinois High School…

Music News

Watch now: Luke Bryan shows off his friends and family in new “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” video

Watch now: Luke Bryan shows off his friends and family in new “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” video

Capitol NashvilleWatching the new lyric video for “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” is a lot like flipping through Luke Bryan’s photo album. The new clip showcases snapshots of Luke’s nearest and dearest, including his wife Caroline, his kids, his manager and many more. If you watch closely, you’ll also spot Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley. You can check out the new…

It’s not just Dolly, Loretta, Willie and Eric Church: Ringo Starr and John Goodman pay tribute to “King of the Road” Roger Miller, too

It’s not just Dolly, Loretta, Willie and Eric Church: Ringo Starr and John Goodman pay tribute to “King of the Road” Roger Miller, too

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLate Country Music Hall-of-Famer Roger Miller is the focus of an all-star, multi-genre, two-disc tribute coming August 31. In addition to country stars like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, and Alison Krauss, Beatles legend Ringo Starr and alternative rock bands Toad the Wet Sprocket and Cake also contribute songs to the project. Brad Paisley covers one of Miller’s signature tunes, “Dang Me,” while his…

Walker Hayes set to resume his touring schedule next Wednesday

Walker Hayes set to resume his touring schedule next Wednesday

Monument/Arista NashvilleWalker Hayes will head back to work next Wednesday, as he resumes his touring schedule after the loss of his seventh child. His first date will be June 27 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a post on his socials. All his subsequent concerts are set to go on as well. On June 6, Walker was forced to…

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