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Dixon Councilwoman Honored by Dixon Rotarians

Dixon Councilwoman Honored by Dixon Rotarians

A Dixon Councilwoman was recently honored by the Dixon Rotarians.  Dixon Rotarian Mary Corning Oros was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship award at their recent meeting. Linda Giesen presented. The group said Mary Oros dedication to bringing awareness on PTSD is appreciated by the club and our community.Read more »

SVCC Ag Department Continues Partnership with Dixon Public Schools

SVCC Ag Department Continues Partnership with Dixon Public Schools

Sauk Valley Community College Ag department has entered the fourth year of their partnership with Dixon Public Schools. The partnership entails SVCC’s Ag department to farm over 50 acres of land at DPS’s Brinton Avenue property. Profits from corn and soybean farming are divided between the school district and SVCC’s Ag department. On March 30,…Read more »

Area Health Departments Pause the Use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

Area Health Departments Pause the Use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

The Whiteside County Health Department announced 48 new cases and 1 recovery of COVID-19 in Whiteside County. Following recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC),  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Illinois recommendations the Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) will be pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. This pause is…Read more »

Norma J. Bushman

Norma J. Bushman

Norma J. Bushman age 78 of Maytown died on Monday April 12, 2021 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford IL. She was born on June 23, 1942 in Amboy IL the daughter of Arthur and Clara (Sibigtroth) Leffelman. Norma farmed with her husband in Maytown for many years, worked at Josten’s in Princeton…Read more »

Dale “Gene” Eugene Erisman

Dale “Gene” Eugene Erisman

Dale “Gene” Eugene Erisman, 63, of Franklin Grove, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He owned and operated Erisman Garage for many years. Gene also worked for Kreider Services as a caregiver prior to his passing. Gene was born April 30, 1957, in Dixon, IL, the son of…Read more »

Dorothy “Dot” Nell Brunett

Dorothy “Dot” Nell Brunett

Dorothy “Dot” Nell Brunett, 82, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Allure of Prophetstown in Prophetstown, IL. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Dot was born October 21, 1938, in Stockton, GA, the daughter of William and Brunelle (Clardy) Barker. She married George “Dick” Brunett…Read more »

James “Jim” Russell Haywood

James “Jim” Russell Haywood

James “Jim” Russell Haywood, 78, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home in Dixon, IL, surrounded by his family. He worked for Rochelle Printing Company, for 14 years prior to his retirement. Jim was born August 7, 1942, in Clearlake, CA, the son of Colin and Mary (Kent) Haywood. He married…Read more »

Individuals Involved in Weekend Fatal Crash Near Amboy Identified

Individuals Involved in Weekend Fatal Crash Near Amboy Identified

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the victims in the weekend car crash near Amboy.  They also released the condition of the two injured in the crash.  The driver of the vehicle, 19 year old Draven Webb of Dixon was transferred to OSF St. Anthony in Rockford and is listed in…Read more »

KSB and Northridge Properties Agree to “Building Exchange”

KSB and Northridge Properties Agree to “Building Exchange”

In 2017, with much fanfare, it was announced that KSB Hospital in Dixon had purchased the former Midlands State Bank building at the corner of 1st Street and Galena Avenue and renamed the building the Lovett Building.  The purpose was to move the administrative functions of the hospital to the new building so it would…Read more »

Two Sublette Men Honored for Heroism for Life Saving Actions

Two Sublette Men Honored for Heroism for Life Saving Actions

The Sublette Fire Protection District over this past weekend recognized two Sublette men for Heroism Saving a Child from a Burning Home On March 14th, 2021, Sublette Firefighter Matthew Stephenitch and friends, Curtis Kessel and Nick Wilson, were returning home, when Matt looked up and noticed a fire and smoke venting from a window at…Read more »