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Brinton Avenue Property Beginning to Show Returns on Investment in Ag Classes

Brinton Avenue Property Beginning to Show Returns on Investment in Ag Classes

The Brinton Avenue property the Dixon School Board purchased seems to be starting to yield some profits. During the Dixon School Board meeting Wednesday night, Superintendent Margo Empwn gave a report on the Ag Class at the High School and the success they achieved.  Empen said the Dixon High School Ag Class planted soybeans this…

Country Star Chris Lane to Headline Petunia Festival and Something New is Added

Country Star Chris Lane to Headline Petunia Festival and Something New is Added

Just thinking about Petunia Festival in Dixon can warm a person up after a long cold winter. The Petunia Festival Board feels they have turned up the heat with a hot new up and comer in Country music as the headliner.  Nick Escobar of the Petunia Festival Board and head of entertainment announced Thursday morning…

Rock Falls Man Arrested After Leaving Roll-over Crash

Rock Falls Man Arrested After Leaving Roll-over Crash

Early Tuesday morning Whiteside County Deputies came across a roll over crash that occurred around 10:55 PM on Lyndon Road north of Wayne Road. The driver, 22 year old Leather R. Lewis of Rock Falls was originally traveling northbound on Lyndon Road when his vehicle left the roadway into the west ditch and then came…

Royal Court for 55th Petunia Festival Named

Royal Court for 55th Petunia Festival Named

The Royal Court for the 55th Petunia Festival has been chosen.  Each of the students who applied for the court had to go through a rigorous process and interview.  Finally this past weekend the crowning moment arrived and the court was named. This years court will be Pinky Petunia: Julia Heller Male Attendant: Collin Fassler…

Local Sports

Boys Baseball- Dixon Sweeps Mendota

Boys Baseball- Dixon Sweeps Mendota

Boys Baseball Scoreboard 4/16/19: Dixon 17 Mendota 8 Dixon 10 Mendota 0 Stillman Valley 2 Rock Falls 1 Winnebago 11 Oregon 4 Sterling 5 Ottawa 0 Forreston 6 Milledgeville 4 (8 innings) Polo 14 AFC 0 Amboy 10 Du-Pec 0 Sterling Newman 12 Kewanee 1

Girls Soccer- Oregon Blanks Princeton, Dixon Routs Stillman Valley

Girls Soccer- Oregon Blanks Princeton, Dixon Routs Stillman Valley

Girls Soccer Scoreboard 4/16/19: Oregon 1 Princeton 0 Oregon defeated Princeton on Tuesday by a score of 1-0. The goal was scored by Katelyn Byerley off a corner kick from Hannah Donaldson. Katelin Pudlas had 16 saves in goal with the help of the defense. Oregon recorded their seventh shutout of the season.Oregon is 6-5-1…

Music News

Thanks to the late Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow says “Redemption Day” has finally arrived

Thanks to the late Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow says “Redemption Day” has finally arrived

Big Machine Label Group Thursday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for “Redemption Day” for a small group of music industry insiders. The new recording is a duet with Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Sheryl’s new album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, and Don Henley, as…

Is Bebe Rexha’s plan for a curvy girls clothing line “Meant to Be?”

Is Bebe Rexha’s plan for a curvy girls clothing line “Meant to Be?”

Steve Granitz/WireImageEarlier this year, Bebe Rexha revealed that some designers refused to dress her for the Grammys because they considered the singer, who’s a sixe 6-8, to be “too big.”  But now, after the outpouring of support she received — not to mention the gorgeous red Monsoori ballgown she ended up wearing — Bebe thinks she’d…

Jon Bon Jovi to sail with fans in the Mediterranean this summer

Jon Bon Jovi to sail with fans in the Mediterranean this summer

David BergmanJon Bon Jovi will be cruising into the summer with a few thousand of his closest pals. Following his recently completed Runaway to Paradise Caribbean fan cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas last weekend, Jon has announced another edition of the cruise for this summer, this time in the Mediterranean.  The cruise…

Lionel Richie may say “Hello” to marriage again: “I am a hopeless romantic”

Lionel Richie may say “Hello” to marriage again: “I am a hopeless romantic”

ABC/Craig SjodinLionel Richie has been married and divorced twice, and both splits, from ex-wives Brenda and Diane, were painful.  But the American Idol judge says he’s not ruling out another trip down the aisle with his current girlfriend, Lisa Parigi. In the new issue of People magazine, Lionel says, “I am a hopeless romantic. At…

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