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Dixon Park District Not Forgetting About the Other Splash Pad in Town

Dixon Park District Not Forgetting About the Other Splash Pad in Town

The Water Wonderland Splash Pad, during this hot summer, has been a favorite destination and not just for Dixon residents. During the Dixon Park District Board meeting Wednesday night, Executive Director Duane Long went over the numbers concerning Water Wonderland.  He said at any one time since it has been open, 35-50 kids can be…

Sterling Man Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Sterling Man Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

The City of Sterling announced that shortly before 1pm the Sterling Police Department arrested 22 year old Terrell D. Walton of Sterling for unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, in the 900-Block of West 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois. Walton was taken to the Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond.

Sterling Teen Arrested for Public Indecency

Sterling Teen Arrested for Public Indecency

The City of Sterling announced the Sterling Police Department received several calls of a male operating a vehicle, who exposed himself to females walking, from July 21st through August 6th. At 6:29 p.m., on August 6 Sterling Police Department arrested 19 year old Josue C. Lucas of Sterling for public indecency, after receiving another complaint. …

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Dixon-Alleman Girls Golf Meet PPD till Wednesday at Lost Nation

Dixon-Alleman Girls Golf Meet PPD till Wednesday at Lost Nation

The Dixon Duchesses Girls Golf meet against Rock Island Alleman scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Lost Nation will now take place on Wednesday at 4pm. The meet was postponed because of the rain that hit Dixon on Tuesday morning. Dixon (1-0) is coming off a win over Stillman Valley on Monday afternoon. Alleman is opening…

Country News

Taylor Swift releases romantic video for album title track, “Lover”

Taylor Swift releases romantic video for album title track, “Lover”

Republic Records Taylor Swift has officially debuted the music video for the romantic title track of her album Lover. In a YouTube live stream right before the video premiered, Taylor revealed that the inspiration behind the video’s concept was a lyric from her song “You Are in Love,” from her 1989 album. On that song,…

Help the homeless and Backstreet Boys might send you on a trip to Hawaii

Help the homeless and Backstreet Boys might send you on a trip to Hawaii

ABC/Paula LoboBackstreet’s back…and giving back. The Backstreet Boys have teamed up with Prizeo for a contest to benefit New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless. For every $10 donation you make, you’ll be entered to win a trip to Hawaii for an upcoming BSB concert in November. The more you donate, the more chances you…

“Shallow” sets record as longest-charting winner of Best Original Song Oscar

“Shallow” sets record as longest-charting winner of Best Original Song Oscar

Neal Preston/Warner Bros.After 45 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has finally fallen off the chart.  However, as Billboard notes, it’s set a record in the process. “Shallow” has spent more weeks on the Hot 100 than any other track that’s won the Oscar for Best Original Song.   It…

You Need to Mix Down: Taylor teams with Apple for new Music Lab initiative

You Need to Mix Down: Taylor teams with Apple for new Music Lab initiative

Courtesy Apple MusicIf you’re the type of person who listened to Taylor Swift’s hit “You Need to Calm Down” and thought, “I could make that record sound better,” well, we’ve got good news for you. Taylor has teamed with Apple for Music Lab: Remix Taylor Swift, a new initiative that will teach fans how to…

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