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Dixon School Superintendent Suggests Getting Back Into School Routine Before Monday Arrives

Dixon School Superintendent Suggests Getting Back Into School Routine Before Monday Arrives

The day some parents have been waiting for all summer will finally arrive on Monday. This is the day classes resume at Dixon schools. On Monday the busses will roll, the parents will be dropping off the kids and others will be walking and biking their way to classes.  Dixon Superintendent Margo Empen says during…

Dixon Park District Back to Square One Concerning Sale of Plum Creek

Dixon Park District Back to Square One Concerning Sale of Plum Creek

The Dixon Park District held a rather long meeting Wednesday night as the group sat through a report concerning the recent audit of the park district. They also dealt with several other items on the agenda.  One of the items had to deal with the sale of Plum Creek.  The district had been sending out…

Oregon Officer Commended for Preventing Possibly Dangerous Situation

Oregon Officer Commended for Preventing Possibly Dangerous Situation

At Tuesday evenings Oregon City Council meeting Police Chief Darin DeHaan presented a letter of commendation to one of his officers. According to Chief DeHaan Oregon Police Officer Tad Dominski on July 31st noticed a vehicle commit several minor traffic infractions.  Dominski reportedly pulled over the vehicle being driven by a 23 year old male.…

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Local 8/14/18 Golf Scoreboard

Local 8/14/18 Golf Scoreboard

Local 8/14/18 Golf Scoreboard: Boys Golf: Winnebago 157 Dixon 201   Rock Falls 166 Mendota 169   Rockford Christian 155 Oregon 182   Rock Island Alleman 145 Sterling 186   Sterling Newman 166 Ridgewood 176 Princeton 190   Eastland 187 East Dubuque 203   Forreston 192 Freeport Aquin 206   Girls Golf:   Winnebago 191…

Rock Falls Set to Host McThenia Tennis Tournament on Saturday

Rock Falls Set to Host McThenia Tennis Tournament on Saturday

The Coloma Township Park District will host the Jeffrey “Todd” McThenia Memorial Tennis Tournament to benefit the Whiteside County Cancer Fund. Todd was a 1983 Graduate of Rock Falls High School and played on the varsity tennis team.  He went on to play tennis for 2 years under Coach Frank Palumbo on a scholarship at…

Rock Falls Sweeps Oregon in Local Golf at Rock River

Rock Falls Sweeps Oregon in Local Golf at Rock River

In Boys and Girls Golf at the Rock River Golf and Pool in Rock Falls, the Rockets swept Oregon in a Big Northern Conference Meet. Boys Golf: Rock Falls 163 Oregon 181 Medalist: Grant Wasson (RF) and Jackson Buck (Ore) 39 Girls Golf: Rock Falls 222 Oregon 227 Medalist: Lizzy Villareal (Ore) 50

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Ten thousand fans turn out to celebrate “Tequila Tuesday” with Dan + Shay in Nashville

Ten thousand fans turn out to celebrate “Tequila Tuesday” with Dan + Shay in Nashville

Photo credit: Jeremy HarrisTen thousand fans crowded the street next to Warner Music on Nashville’s Music Row yesterday, as Dan + Shay delivered a high-energy “Tequila Tuesday” concert celebrating their recent multi-week #1. “This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen,” Shay Mooney said shortly after kicking off the free event. “This is my favorite show we’ve…

Charles Kelley’s turning Lady A’s summer tour into a playdate with son Ward

Charles Kelley’s turning Lady A’s summer tour into a playdate with son Ward

ABC/Randy HolmesEven though Charles Kelley’s son Ward isn’t even three yet, he’s already become quite the world traveler. Charles estimates the boy’s already been on more than one hundred flights and traveled to multiple continents, including Europe. The Lady Antebellum hitmaker brings Ward and his wife Cassie on tour as much as he can, because he doesn’t want to miss any of…

Thomas Rhett’s “Life Changes” bring him gold and platinum

Thomas Rhett’s “Life Changes” bring him gold and platinum

BMLGLess than a year since its release, Thomas Rhett’s latest album, Life Changes, has already been certified platinum. The top-five title track has also gone gold as well. TR got the news last weekend as he was opening Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun date in Music City. “I found out Life Changes went platinum and the single was gold the…

Watch Old Dominion cover Garth Brooks at the Wildhorse back in 2010

Watch Old Dominion cover Garth Brooks at the Wildhorse back in 2010

ABC/Mark LevineIf you’d like to hear what Old Dominion sounded like back in the days when they were just a bunch of songwriters playing in a bar in downtown Nashville, all you need to do is check out their socials. The reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year shared a clip from nearly a decade ago, captured…

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