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Can Lee County Board Tell a Farmer They Can Only Farm and Nothing Else?

Can Lee County Board Tell a Farmer They Can Only Farm and Nothing Else?

Does the Lee County Board have the right to tell a property owner what they can and cannot do on their own land? There are ordinances which do apply for certain things as we all know.  However, Tuesday night the board decided this one time it really did not. The issue at hand was the…

Rock Falls Officer Promoted to Commander

Rock Falls Officer Promoted to Commander

The Rock Falls City Council held a very brief meeting and executive session Tuesday night. The council flew through the limited items on the agenda. Following the executive session it was announced that Sgt. Mark Davis will be moving up to the rank of Commander on August 2nd.  The opening came available due to a…

SVCC Selling Old Equipment

SVCC Selling Old Equipment

Come on out to the SVCC Dillon Mall this Thursday for the Obsolete Equipment Sale. Sauk has cleaned out its basement and is ready to sell a large variety of items. No advance sales and all sales are final. For more information about items for sale, please call SVCC Information, 815-288-5511.  

Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Favorite Reptiles

Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Favorite Reptiles

Have you ever wanted to pet an iguana or get eye to eye with a snake? The Rock Falls Public Library presents Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles.  Organizers call it an up close, live and hands on as visitors will be able to interact with reptiles and amphibians.  DiNaso said this is an educational…

Local Sports

28th Annual Emma Hubbs Classic Set to Begin on Monday July 23rd

28th Annual Emma Hubbs Classic Set to Begin on Monday July 23rd

The 28th Annual Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic will begin on Monday July 23rd and run through Friday July 27th. All of action will take place at the Hubbs Courts at Page Park in Dixon. This Classic is open to anyone 18 and under but only to students who are still enrolled in High School. The…

Stillman Valley 2018 IHSA Football Schedule

Stillman Valley 2018 IHSA Football Schedule

In 2018, the Stillman Valley Cardinals hope to get back into the State Playoffs for the first time since they won a State Championship to wrap up the 2013 season. Last season, the Cardinals just missed out on the playoffs finishing with a record of 4-5. Coach Mike Lalor will begin his 21st year as…

Kishwaukee Wins the 96th Annual Women’s Lincoln Highway Tourney

Kishwaukee Wins the 96th Annual Women’s Lincoln Highway Tourney

In Women’s Golf at the 96th Annual Women’s Lincoln Highway Tournament in Byron, Kishwaukee ended Dixon’s two year run as champions by winning the 2018 Tournament. Final Results: 1. Kishwaukee +118 2. Dixon Ladies Golf +100 T3. Prophet Hills and Indian Oaks +34 5. Sunset +31 6. PrairieView +24 7. Emerald Hill -18 8. Rock…

Rock Falls Rockets 2018 IHSA Football Schedule

Rock Falls Rockets 2018 IHSA Football Schedule

The Rock Falls Rockets begin a new era of football in the 2018 as Steve Disler takes over as the Head Coach of the Rockets replacing Rich Montgomery. The Rock Falls Rockets went 3-6 in 2017 and hope that 2018 is the year that they get back into the playoffs for the first time since…

Music News

Keith Urban is “Coming Home” to Nashville — and you’re invited

Keith Urban is “Coming Home” to Nashville — and you’re invited

ABC/Mark LevineKeith Urban is “Coming Home” to Nashville on his Graffiti U World Tour, and he wants to bring you and a friend to Music City to join him. To enter Keith’s contest, all you need to do is follow the Aussie superstar’s record label, UMG Nashville, on Instagram; like the post about the show; and tag the person…

Miranda Lambert hopes you’ll jump on the Bandwagon and help Fill the Little Red Wagon

Miranda Lambert hopes you’ll jump on the Bandwagon and help Fill the Little Red Wagon

Reid LongMiranda Lambert may be on the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town right now, but she’s bringing her Little Red Wagon too. For this summer’s trek, Miranda will continue her efforts to Fill the Little Red Wagon, by asking fans to bring dog food, supplies, toys, treats, and donations to help local no-kill animal shelters through her…

Miranda Lambert hopes you’ll jump on the Bandwagon and help Fill the Little Red Wagon

Miranda Lambert hopes you’ll jump on the Bandwagon and help Fill the Little Red Wagon

Reid LongMiranda Lambert may be on the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town right now, but she’s bringing her Little Red Wagon too. For this summer’s trek, Miranda will continue her efforts to Fill the Little Red Wagon, by asking fans to bring dog food, supplies, toys, treats, and donations to help local no-kill animal shelters through her…

Ones That Got Away: Michael Ray’s limited edition Pumas sell out

Ones That Got Away: Michael Ray’s limited edition Pumas sell out

ABC/Randy HolmesIf you didn’t get a pair of Michael Ray’s Limited-Edition Puma Classic Suede sneakers, the bad news is they’re all sold out. The good news is, Michael managed to raise a lot of money for his animal charity, Wrigley Cares, in the process. Michael named his mission after his rescue dog, Wrigley, that he adopted…

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