Author Archives: Tim

What a Difference Three Weeks Can Make

What a Difference Three Weeks Can Make

According to the Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team a total of 184 Lee County residents have been tested at KSB Hospital.  54 tests are pending, 130 are negative, 2 are positive, and 6 people remain in quarantine.  16 people were screened Friday through the KSB drive-thru testing and KSB received 1 negative test result. …Read more »

Rayovac Center in Dixon Closing in May

Rayovac Center in Dixon Closing in May

Energizer Holdings is closing its battery distribution site in Dixon, laying off 125 employees. Layoffs will begin in May at the Rayovac packaging and distribution center in Dixon, according to a notice filed with the state. The center has been open since 2003 and ships about 11 million cases of batteries each year. In 2018,…Read more »

KSB Prepares for Possible Surge in COVID-19 Patients

KSB Prepares for Possible Surge in COVID-19 Patients

In KSB Hospitals effort to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge in our area, 57 beds from the former Maple Crossing at Amboy nursing home were moved to KSB Friday thanks to the efforts of many in the surrounding communities. KSB Board Member, Ray Neisewander III, donated a Raynor Garage Doors semi and driver to…Read more »

Emelie I King

Emelie I King

Emelie I King age 70 of Amboy died Wed. April 1, 2020 at OSF St Anthony Medical Center in Mendota.  She was born Jan. 13, 1950 in Portland, OR the daughter of Gerald and Helen (Aycock) King. Emelie had worked atCamco and Mutual Management both in Rockford and the Credit Bureau in Dixon. She was…Read more »

James “Jim” Lewis Burgess

James “Jim” Lewis Burgess, age 85 of Sterling, formerly of Decatur, IL, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jim was born on April 17, 1934 in Vienna, IL, the son of Louis Edward and Naomi Ruth (Jones) Burgess. He graduated from Gridley High school. He is a United States Army…Read more »

Joan A. Stage

Joan A. Stage, 85, of Rock Falls, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at her home. Joan was born in Sterling on August 19, 1934. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church in Sterling. Joan worked as a teacher’s aide for many years. She  volunteered for Red Cross, and enjoyed donating to…Read more »

Wanda Miller

Wanda Miller

Wanda L. Miller, age 88, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Heritage Woods Assisted Living in Sterling. Wanda was born on November 28, 1931 in Taylorville the daughter of William and Katherine (MCain) Asbury.  She married Gordon Miller on April 22, 1948 in Sterling.  He died October 14, 2005.  Wanda was a homemaker and lifelong…Read more »

The Virus Cannot Beat Mother Nature

The Virus Cannot Beat Mother Nature

While COVID-19 make be causing problems in everyone’s daily life, there is one place where the virus does not stand a chance.  Mother Nature is not allowing Corona Virus to slow it down one little bit.  Many people are looking for something to do these days and a good portion is going to Lowell Park. …Read more »