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Polo FFA Accepting Donations for Tornado Relief for Taylorville

Polo FFA Accepting Donations for Tornado Relief for Taylorville

Stephanie Schultz who teaches in Polo and is also the FFA Advisor for the area came from Taylorville and started her career in the area. Recently, a tornado ripped through the area leaving many families displaced.  Schultz said her students knew this and approached her about helping those affected by the tornado. The Polo FFA…

Langloss Receives Justice Leadership Award for Work With Safe Passage Initiative

Langloss Receives Justice Leadership Award for Work With Safe Passage Initiative

Even though Dixon City Manager Dan Langloss is not associated or in charge of the Safe Passage Initiative Program any more, he is still being honored for his work in its development and expansion. This past week Langloss was honored by the Justice Advocacy Group in Chicago.  Langloss received the Justice Leadership Award.  The City…

Dixon PD Make Three Arrest For Cocaine Trafficking

Dixon PD Make Three Arrest For Cocaine Trafficking

Following an investigation into illegal drug activity in the Dixon area Dixon Police made three arrests on Thursday in the 600 block of West Second Street. Officers arrested 24 year old Hunter l. Ristau, 23 year old Mariann C. Poff and a 15 year old female juvenile, all from Sterling. All three were charged with…

Oregon to Hold Brush Pick Up Day on Monday

Oregon to Hold Brush Pick Up Day on Monday

Due to the recent storm damage the Oregon Street Department has announced that they will hold, (Weather Permitting) an additional Brush Pick Up day December 17th. Be sure to follow the guidelines if you put brush out for pick up.  Brush is considered branches larger than 1 inch in diameter.  Smaller is considered yard waste. …

Local Sports

Boys/Girls Bowling Scoreboard, Oregon Sweeps

Boys/Girls Bowling Scoreboard, Oregon Sweeps

Boys/Girls Bowling Scoreboard for 12/13/2018: Boys- Oregon 3561 Spring Valley Hall 2874 Dixon 3112 South Beloit 2760 Rochelle 3176 Sterling 2995   Girls- Oreogn 3287 Spring Valley Hall 2589 Dixon 3020 Kewanee 2177 Sterling 2759 Rochelle 2073

Girls Basketball Scoreboard, AFC Takes Down Amboy

Girls Basketball Scoreboard, AFC Takes Down Amboy

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 12/12/2018: AFC 47 Amboy 44 AFC handed the Amboy Clippers their first loss of the season with a 47-44 road win. Tristan Munroe led the Raiders with 14 points. AFC (12-2) Amboy (11-1) Eastland 66 West Carroll 36

Oregon Boys Bowling Rolls to Win, Dixon Falls Short to Royal Lions

Oregon Boys Bowling Rolls to Win, Dixon Falls Short to Royal Lions

In Boys Bowling, Rockford Christian picked up a close win against Dixon Tuesday night. All games were decided by 37 pins or fewer. The Royal Lions won the match  3377-3298. The Dukes were led by Junior Trevor White with a match high game of 234 and match high series of 639. Senior Jon Rivera added…

Country News

First-ever live Linda Ronstadt album coming in February

First-ever live Linda Ronstadt album coming in February

Rhino It’s hard to believe, but in her long and successful recording career, Linda Ronstadt has never released a live record — until now.  February 1 brings the release of Live in Hollywood, an album featuring 12 performances from a 1980 Ronstadt concert that was recorded for an HBO special. The show took place on…

Ed Sheeran-designed shirts now on sale to benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation’s program

Ed Sheeran-designed shirts now on sale to benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation’s program

Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran has designed a limited-edition t-shirt to raise funds for a campaign to help a program in Nairobi, Kenya, that encourages young men to test themselves for HIV. Kenya’s population has the fourth largest percentage of HIV/AIDS-infected people in the world.  Many aren’t aware that they’re HIV-positive. The program, sponsored by the Elton…

Lady Gaga reacts to SAG Awards noms, adds more Vegas residency performances

Lady Gaga reacts to SAG Awards noms, adds more Vegas residency performances

Peter LindberghThe nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced earlier this week, but Lady Gaga is just getting around to acknowledging them on Twitter. Gaga and her A Star Is Born colleagues Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott were all nominated for individual SAG acting honors, while all the actors were collectively nominated for…

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