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Ogle County Fair Association Votes to Cancel This Year’s Fair

Ogle County Fair Association Votes to Cancel This Year’s Fair

The first Ogle County Fair was held in October of 1853 on the lawn of the Ogle County Court House. Since then, thousands of patrons have attended the fair each year. The Ogle County Fair Association met and reviewed the pros and cons amid COVID-19 pandemic. The Fair Association discussed when it`s legal and reasonably…Read more »

Lee County Tax Bills Being Mailed Friday

Lee County Tax Bills Being Mailed Friday

Paula Meyer, Lee County Treasurer, announced that her office mailed real estate tax bills on Friday May 22` to Lee County property owners. Taxes are payable in two installments due on June 26th and September 2nd. The County Treasurer asked that anyone not receiving a bill please contact the Treasurer’s Office (815) 288-4477.  Failure to…Read more »

Rebecca Ackerman

Rebecca Ackerman

Rebecca Ackerman, 70, of Dixon passed away on May 9th from kidney failure after being recently diagnosed with cancer. Becky was born on December 3, 1949 to Don and Marion Kordus of Beaver Dam, WI. After graduating from St. Peter’s in 1968, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from University of…Read more »

Charles “Adam” Angell

Charles “Adam” Angell

Charles “Adam” Angell, age 28, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Adam was born on March 3, 1992 in Glendale, Ariz. the son of Rodney and Tonya (Heather) Angell.  He was employed as a Diesel Mechanic with Andrew Trucking in Dixon.  Adam loved the outdoors. He enjoyed mushroom…Read more »

Richard (Dick) Arlen Walls

Richard (Dick) Arlen Walls

Richard (Dick) Arlen Walls, 88, of Dixon passed away on Tuesday, May 19th. Dick was born on May 31st, 1931, in Dixon, IL, the son of Earl and Edith (Marquis) Walls. He married Theresa Kresanek on July 24th, 1955, in Dixon. Dick was one of fourteen siblings. Dick was a long-time member of Christ our…Read more »

Lee County Stabilization Grants Extended for Another Round

Lee County Stabilization Grants Extended for Another Round

A few weeks ago, through the efforts of Dixon Councilwoman Mary Oros, Councilman Ryan Marshall and President of the Lee County Industrial Development Agency Kevin Marx, a Lee County Stabilization Grant Program was established.  This grant helps businesses impacted by the restrictions from the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the most recent Dixon City Council meeting, City…Read more »

You Can Either Watch or Be Apart of the Carroll County Car Show

You Can Either Watch or Be Apart of the Carroll County Car Show

Because of the pandemic, many car shows around our area have been canceled but here’s a chance to enjoy an afternoon of classic car cruising. The advantage of this cruise is that you can travel the whole route with us or join anywhere and leave anywhere that works for you. The route starts in downtown…Read more »