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Dixon Habitat for Humanity Hands Over Keys for a Better Future for Dixon Family

Dixon Habitat for Humanity Hands Over Keys for a Better Future for Dixon Family

Earlier this summer the Dixon Habitat for Humanity broke ground on this year’s Habitat Home Project. The goal, just as every year, has been to have the home completed and the new family moved in by the Thanksgiving Holiday.  On Sunday the goal was reached again as during the annual open house the Spotts family…

Hunting Seemed Good Over the Weekend, Tests for CWD Back in a Few Weeks

Hunting Seemed Good Over the Weekend, Tests for CWD Back in a Few Weeks

This past weekend in Illinois was the first firearm deer hunting season in Illinois. It is a time many sportsman look forward to every year.  According to most hunters and officials spoken to, the preliminary evidence shows a good harvest this year. In Ogle County every deer taken there must be taken to the deer…

Rock Falls Driver Loses Control on Slippery Roads and Strikes Tree

Rock Falls Driver Loses Control on Slippery Roads and Strikes Tree

Early Saturday morning Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, Oregon EMS, and Mt Morris EMS responded to a one vehicle accident with an injury. After investigation Deputies learned 44 year old Andy Mcclearin of Rock Falls was traveling northbound in the 1,000 block of North Daysville Rd.  Mcclearin was driving around a curve when he lost control…

Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies Stepping Up Patrols Over Thanksgiving

Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies Stepping Up Patrols Over Thanksgiving

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement throughout Illinois will be working around the clock through Thanksgiving and the remainder of the year to make certain that travelers are buckled up and driving sober. The Sheriff’s Office is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, and nearly 200 local police and sheriff’s offices to remind…

Local Sports

Sam Ramirez High School Football State Semifinals Predictions

Sam Ramirez High School Football State Semifinals Predictions

Sam Ramirez High School Football State Semifinals Predictions. Sam is 138-32 so far picking games in 2018. Picks are in BOLD 1A Forreston at Lena Winslow Camp Point Central at Argenta Oreana 2A Gibson City Melvin Sibley at Eastland Pearl City Maroa Forsyth at Decatur St Teresa 3A Byron at Herscher Carlinville at Monticello 4A…

Oregon Boys Bowling Improves to 3-0 on the Season

Oregon Boys Bowling Improves to 3-0 on the Season

The Oregon Hawks boys bowling team traveled to Mendota on Thursday night  to take on the Trojans.   Oregon rolled a 3302 series to Mendota’s 3293 series. The Hawks were lead by Kyle Strite with a 620 series.  Strite was followed by by Charlie Bachman with a 592 series, Jacob Smith with a 561 Series, Justin…

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 11/15/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 11/15/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 11/15/2018: AFC 46 Erie-Prophetstown 29 Hall 54 LeWin 32 Oregon 41 Fulton 39 Amboy 64 Genoa-Kingston 27 Winnebago 56 Stockton 43 Eastland 48 Rochelle 32 Polo 67 South Beloit 33 Bureau Valley 60 Midland 41

Girls Basketball Scoreboard for 11/14/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard for 11/14/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard for 11/14/2018: Dixon 44 Stillman Valley 31 Sterling 49 Sterling Newman 47 LeWin 50 Milledgeville 22 Mendota 48 Erie-Prophetstown 39 Oregon 34 West Carroll 31 Kewanee 68 Genoa-Kingston 33

Country News

Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt among most played artists at Waffle House

Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt among most played artists at Waffle House

Courtesy Waffle House Tunie AwardsCountry music was well represented at the first-ever Tunie Awards on Thursday. The TouchTunes Jukeboxes, located in over 1,900 Waffle House restaurants, celebrated the most selected songs over the past 12 months. Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt and Keith Urban were among the winners. Chris, who ranked at number six with “Tennessee Whiskey,” had the most country…

Maddie & Tae invite young cancer patient to CMA Awards

Maddie & Tae invite young cancer patient to CMA Awards

Sara Kauss Photography Maddie & Tae had a very special evening planned for one young fan at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards. The singers invited five-year-old cancer patient Caroline Lantz and her family to attend Country Music’s Biggest Night. In partnership with Aflac, the country duo surprised Caroline, who is a pediatric cancer patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s…

Kelsea Ballerini will be hosting her first Thanksgiving this year

Kelsea Ballerini will be hosting her first Thanksgiving this year

ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini will host her first Thanksgiving dinner at her home in Nashville next week with husband Morgan Evans. “I will be learning how to baste the turkey,” she tells People. “Wish me luck!” While she describes Morgan as a “great cook,” he recently became a vegetarian, which leaves cooking the turkey up to her. “He…

Dylan Scott releases new single “Nothing To Do Town”

Dylan Scott releases new single “Nothing To Do Town”

Curb RecordsDylan Scott returns to country radio with a new, feel-good single called “Nothing To Do Town.” The singer co-wrote the song with John Taylor and Matt Alderman, and in it, he sings about a small town that’s “a little town square /middle of nowhere /ain’t even big enough to be a map dot.” “I’m really excited about the…

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