Author Archives: Tim

Lumberjack Show and Beard Contest Cancelled for This Year

Lumberjack Show and Beard Contest Cancelled for This Year

Rock Falls Tourism and Selmi’s Family Farm are announcing the cancellation of the Rock Falls Lumberjack Show and Beard Contest which was to be held on October 3, 2020. Rock Falls Tourism says they knew this was going to be a well-attended event, but due to the recent state health guidelines in place, they cannot…Read more »

Dixon School Board Told They Are In a No Win Situation

Dixon School Board Told They Are In a No Win Situation

What do you think the Dixon School Board should do when it comes to how to start classes in the fall? The board is trying to decide if they should have 2 day or 4 day in class weeks, should school begin in September and will they be able to keep students, staff and the…Read more »

Sauk Valley College Awarded $66,000 Grant for CTE Programming

Sauk Valley College Awarded $66,000 Grant for CTE Programming

Sauk Valley Community College has been awarded $66,468 in grant funding to support its continued improvement and innovation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming. The college will develop a 3-tiered mentorship program for faculty that progresses from initial employment through retirement. The mentorship program aims to improve faculty retention and engagement. Statewide, 21 community…Read more »

Lee County Animal Control Offering $5 Microchip Clinic

Lee County Animal Control Offering $5 Microchip Clinic

August 15th is National Check the Chip Day! The Lee County Animal Control says to further their mission of returning lost pets home; they will be holding a $5 microchip clinic!  Each chip is only $5 and includes lifetime registration.  The microchip clinic will be held August 10th – 14th. Due to COVID, this will…Read more »

Two Residents of Milledgeville Facing Drug Charges After Search of Home

Two Residents of Milledgeville Facing Drug Charges After Search of Home

Just around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 220 E. 4th Street in Milledgeville. During the course of the investigation two individuals were reportedly arrested.  Deputies say they took 37 year old Fritz Bailer and 34 year old Casey Phillips, both of Milledgeville in to custody and charged…Read more »

Motorcyclist Injured and Charged With DUI Following Crash

Motorcyclist Injured and Charged With DUI Following Crash

Just after 9 pm Monday Ogle County Deputies responded to Illinois Rte 64 and Grandview for a single motorcycle crash. During the investigation it was learned that 25 year old Chad Chojnacki-Puffer of Sycamore was traveling east when he failed to negotiate a curve causing him to lose control of the motorcycle and enter the…Read more »

Lorna Jeanne Roberson

Lorna Jeanne Roberson

Lorna Jeanne Roberson, 79, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL. She worked as an Educator for Dixon School District up until her passing. Lorna was born October 29, 1940, in Dekalb, IL, the daughter of Charles “Ed” and Jeanne (Blank) Nelson. She married James H. Roberson.…Read more »

City of Rock Falls is Waiting and Waiting and Waiting Some More

City of Rock Falls is Waiting and Waiting and Waiting Some More

The current pandemic has caused many state and federal agencies to move at a snail’s pace when it comes to things such as deciding on and awarding grants. The Rock Falls City Council did receive some good news about a grant however.  During the City Council meeting Tuesday night the council learned the city has…Read more »