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For Those Who Enjoy Boating on the Rock River, There are Some Do’s and Don’ts

For Those Who Enjoy Boating on the Rock River, There are Some Do’s and Don’ts

The Rock River is a popular place for boaters. It can also be a dangerous place. This past week it was Boating Safety Week in Illinois.  Conservation Police Officer A. J. Hyatt said they want everyone to have a good time when they are able to get on the Rock River.  He also said they…

No Wake Ordinance In Effect on Rock River in Lee and Ogle Counties

No Wake Ordinance In Effect on Rock River in Lee and Ogle Counties

A “No Wake Ordinance” is being put into effect in Lee and Ogle Counties as the result of all the rain, flooding forecasts and substantial increase in the current flow rate. In addition, buoys marking the dam cannot be put out due to the condition of the river. Sheriff Simonton is strongly encouraging everyone to…

Sterling American Legion Celebrates 100 Years

Sterling American Legion Celebrates 100 Years

May 20, 2019-The American Legion turned 100 and American Legion Post 296 in Sterling is planning to celebrate. The post, located in the Sauk Valley, was chartered on October 30, 2019. The organization, as a whole, traces its roots to March 15-17, 1919, in Paris, France, in the aftermath of World War I. The American…

Official Start of Dixon Farmers Market is in June, But, Do Not Tell Vendors That

Official Start of Dixon Farmers Market is in June, But, Do Not Tell Vendors That

The first official day of the Dixon Farmers Market is the first Saturday in June, however, who cares about being official. For the past month vendors have been trickling into Haymarket Square, setting up their tables and selling what they have.  The organizers of the Farmers Market say you can come by now and see…

Local Sports

Boys Baseball Scoreboard- Newman Advances into Sectional Finals

Boys Baseball Scoreboard- Newman Advances into Sectional Finals

Boys Baseball Scoreboard 5/23/19- Class 1A Sectional Semifinals- at LeWin- Sterling Newman 5 Dakota 2 Class 2A Sectional Semifinals- at Byron- Rock Island Alleman 8 Byron 3 Class 3A Regional Semifinals- at Rochelle- Rochelle 11 Freeport 1 (6 innings) Class 3A Regional Semifinals- at Rockford Lutheran- Stillman Valley 7 Rockford Christian 3

Boys Tennis- State Tennis Meet Local Results

Boys Tennis- State Tennis Meet Local Results

Boys Tennis- State Tennis Meet Local Results: Dixon’s Daniel Ferguson and Jonathan Rivera finished their state run with a record of 1-2. Jeff Andrews & Kyle Cacioppo, Bensenville (Fenton) d. Daniel Ferguson & Jonathan Rivera, Dixon (H.S.), 0-6, 6-1, (10-4) Daniel Ferguson & Jonathan Rivera, Dixon (H.S.) d. Connor Lukkarinen & Alai Stone, Macomb, 6-0,…

Boys Baseball- Dixon Rallies Past Sterling, Rock Falls Loses to Boylan

Boys Baseball- Dixon Rallies Past Sterling, Rock Falls Loses to Boylan

Boys Baseball Scoreboard 5/22/19- Class 3A Regional Semifinals- Dixon 5 Sterling 4 (8 innings) Rockford Boylan 7 Rock Falls 1 Kaneland 4 Genoa-Kingston 1 Class 2A Sectional Semifinals- Spring Valley Hall 7 Erie-PTown 3 Alleman 5 Byron 0 (Bottom 1st) – Game suspended. Game will resume on Thursday at 4:30pm in Byron Class 1A Sectional…

Country News

Annie Lennox releases surprise EP as soundtrack for her new museum exhibit

Annie Lennox releases surprise EP as soundtrack for her new museum exhibit

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicAnnie Lennox released a surprise instrumental EP on Friday, called Lepidoptera. The four-song piano instrumental serves as a companion piece to her new art exhibition called “Now I Let You Go…,” which debuts on Saturday at MASS MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts. Billboard reports the songs on the EP will play as the background…

Nick Carter and wife expecting their second child together

Nick Carter and wife expecting their second child together

David Livingston/Getty ImagesFather’s Day is going to be even sweeter for Nick Carter this year. The Backstreet Boy is expecting his second child with wife Lauren. He announced the news on Instagram Friday alongside a photo of himself cradling Lauren’s baby bump as their three-year-old son, Odin, kisses her belly. “Thank You God for giving…

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