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6 Covid Deaths Reported Wednesday With 5 in Ogle County

6 Covid Deaths Reported Wednesday With 5 in Ogle County

The Whiteside County Health Department announced 1 death of a person in their 70’s from Covid-19.  The department also announced 29 new cases and 6 recoveries in Whiteside County. The Ogle County Health Department announced 5 deaths from Covid-19.  Those who passed away are 1 male and 1 female in their 80’s, 2 males in…Read more »

Roger Lyle Landreth

Roger Lyle Landreth

Roger Lyle Landreth, 85, of Dixon, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021, after a short illness at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL. Roger was born December 25, 1935, in St. Elmo, IL, at his grandparent’s home, the son of James and Helen (Wurl) Landreth. He spent his early years in Moro, IL where…Read more »

Thomas E. Latta

Thomas E Latta age 66 of Amboy died Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021 at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1954 in Sterling the son of Donald and Fredleen (Ferguson) Latta.  Tom was a graduate of the Amboy High School class of 1973.  He worked at Allied Locke Ind. for 35 years and was Supervisor…Read more »

Mark Harold Eissens

Mark Harold Eissens

Mark Harold Eissens, 62 of Sterling, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home. Mark was born on December 15, 1958 in Sterling, the son of Raymond and Charlotte (McCullough) Eissens. He worked as a landscaper and had landscaped many local parks. Mark enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid cyclist. He is survived by…Read more »

Cimco Fire Starts Again Wednesday Morning

Cimco Fire Starts Again Wednesday Morning

TheSterling Fire Department reports the fire at Cimco Recycling at 13509 Galt Rd is once again burning this Wednesday morning. The crews were alerted the “waste pile” smoldering from last night’s fire had started once again, due to the winds this morning. They were dispatched approximately 615 am and remain on the scene. At this…Read more »

Robert Wright Jr.

Robert L. Wright, Jr., 83, of Dixon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Robert was born or November 21, 1937, in Dixon, IL, the eldest son of Robert and Edith (Volz) Wright, Sr. He married Sharon Gilbert on May 11, 1958, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove IL. They were married…Read more »

Roberta “Bobbi” Lee Berwanger

Roberta “Bobbi” Lee Berwanger

Roberta “Bobbi” Lee Berwanger, 76, of Dixon, left this world for Heaven on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL with her children at her side. Bobbi was born December 16, 1944, in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Grady) Young. Her senior year of High School her family…Read more »

To Reopen or Not to Reopen, That Was the Question

To Reopen or Not to Reopen, That Was the Question

For months, many communities and government bodies have met online for their meetings and many have not seen each other, except through a computer screen. With the Sauk Valley returning to Tier 1 mitigations and a relaxing of the restrictions, small gatherings such as committee meetings may now resume.  During the Dixon City Council meeting…Read more »

Long Time Rock Falls Alderman Tenders Resignation

Long Time Rock Falls Alderman Tenders Resignation

In a way you may say it is the end of an era in Rock Falls City Council history.  For 37 years Lee Folsom has been the Fourth Ward Alderman.  It turns out his current term, his 10th, will be his last. During the Rock Falls City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor William Wescott presented…Read more »

Fiery Car vs Semi Crash Takes the Life of One Person

Fiery Car vs Semi Crash Takes the Life of One Person

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Rock Falls Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, and CGH EMS responded to a 2-vehicle crash on Prophet Road just west of Luther Road.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered the vehicles were fully engulfed in flames and involved a semi-tractor trailer versus car. Further investigation revealed 61 tear old…Read more »