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Illinois Hunters Bring in 153,000 Deer in 2019, Numbers Down in the Sauk Valley

Illinois Hunters Bring in 153,000 Deer in 2019, Numbers Down in the Sauk Valley

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19, 2020. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 151,709 deer in 2018-19. The Sauk Valley hunters took 1,349 in Carroll County, 1,413 in Ogle…

Both Drivers Arrested After Head-on Crash

Both Drivers Arrested After Head-on Crash

Just before noon on Saturday the Illinois State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on West Commercial Street just west of 2nd Avenue in Lyndon. The investigation revealed a vehicle driven by 39 year old Jason D. Roselieb of Fulton was travelling eastbound on West Commercial Street and another auto driven by 28 year old Caleb…

The Best of Dixon Honored and Robin Canode Named Citizen of the Year

The Best of Dixon Honored and Robin Canode Named Citizen of the Year

The Best of Dixon Awards were handed out Friday night at the Post House Ballroom. The event, Hosted by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street, recognized those people who work to help make Dixon a better place.  The Top Award of the evening was the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award. Chamber President…

Lee County State’s Attorney Plans to Come Down Hard on Meth in 2020

Lee County State’s Attorney Plans to Come Down Hard on Meth in 2020

According to Lee County State’s Attorney Charles Boonstra, the battle with methamphetamine in Lee County is an epic struggle. Boonstra said the drug can not only destroy people’s lives, but, it can destroy communities as well.  Boonstra said Dixon, Sterling and Rock Falls have to deal with being in a perfect transportation point for dealers.…

Local Sports

Oregon’s Kaltenbrun Advances to State in High School Bowling

Oregon’s Kaltenbrun Advances to State in High School Bowling

Boys Bowling- Sycamore Sectional Sterling, Dixon and Oregon did not qualify for the State Meet. As a team, Oregon finished in 9th place. Oregon Sophomore Issac Kaltenbrun rolled a 1310 to qualify for the State Meet as an individual. Dixon and Sterling were shutout of any individuals qualifying for State. Kaltenbrun will bowl at the…

Dixon High School Inducts the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Dixon High School Inducts the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020

2020 Hall of Fame Induction Class- Dixon High School Teams 1941-42 Boys’ Basketball 1974-75 Girls’ Bowling 1981-82 Girls’ Bowling 1990-91 Boys’ Baseball   Athletes Ben Brokaw Jeff Clausen Roger Coleman Lexy Duncan Mitchell Homb Ryan Matha Tara Michels Don Miller Joe Roth Rick Reubin   Coach Lyle Bogott     1941-42 Boys’ Basketball   The…

Music News

The Grammys: Goodbye to Kobe Bryant, hello to the new generation

The Grammys: Goodbye to Kobe Bryant, hello to the new generation

  Francis Specker/CBS Heading into the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the question on many viewers minds was how the awards ceremony would acknowledge the controversy that’s been swirling around it for several weeks regarding accusations of vote-rigging and other alleged misdeeds made by the Recording Academy’s ousted CEO.  But following the tragic death…

Madonna forced to cancel first London show “under doctors guidance”

Madonna forced to cancel first London show “under doctors guidance”

Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesMadonna’s Madame X tour continues to limp along after suffering yet another cancellation.  The “Vogue” singer announced Saturday that she was ordered to bow out of Monday night’s performance in London, which would have been the tour’s first UK performance. “I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday…

Demi Lovato performs heartbreaking ballad “Anyone” for the first time at Grammy Awards

Demi Lovato performs heartbreaking ballad “Anyone” for the first time at Grammy Awards

John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyMembers of the audience at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were moved to tears when Demi Lovato took the stage for the first time in years to perform her emotionally raw ballad “Anyone.” Accompanied by just a piano, Lovato, dressed in a flowing white gown, had to pause just seconds into her emotional…

In new doc, Taylor Swift reveals what attracted her to Joe Alwyn

In new doc, Taylor Swift reveals what attracted her to Joe Alwyn

Netflix Among the many revelations in Taylor Swift’s upcoming Netflix documentary Miss Americana: What drew the singer to her long-time boyfriend Joe Alwyn. According to People, Taylor says in the film that it was Joe’s “wonderful, normal, balanced kind of life” that attracted her to him in the first place. She also explains that having…

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