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It Was a Colorful Day in Dixon Saturday Morning with Fall Leaves and Brush and Bloom

It Was a Colorful Day in Dixon Saturday Morning with Fall Leaves and Brush and Bloom

The weather may have been brisk Saturday morning, but, it was still a beautiful day, with sun shine and colorful trees, to do a little painting. Saturday was the Scarecrow Day in Dixon.  The annual Scarecrow Festival could not be held this year so the Dixon Chamber and Main Street did what they could.  Earlier…

Dozens Join in on the MAGA Train Sunday Afternoon

Dozens Join in on the MAGA Train Sunday Afternoon

It is just a little over a week until the November 3rd election and on Sunday Trump backers joined together to show their support. It was billed as the Dixon Illinois MAGA Train.  Dozens of vehicles decked out in flags drove through not only Dixon, but, Rock Falls and Sterling.  The group gathered at the…

Monday CGH Medical Center Will Allow No Visitors With Few Exemptions

Monday CGH Medical Center Will Allow No Visitors With Few Exemptions

Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our area, CGH Medical Center has issued a revised visitor policy for the health and safety of our patients, staff and providers. Effective Monday, October 26, NO visitors will be allowed in the hospital. Some exemptions will be made for children admitted to the hospital, the…

Mobil Testing Site Over the Weekend Tests Over 500

Mobil Testing Site Over the Weekend Tests Over 500

The Whiteside County Health Department wanted to thank all those who helped with the IDPH Temporary Mobil Testing Site over the weekend. The testing was taken at the Whiteside County Health Department offices in Rock Falls on Saturday and Sunday.  Reportedly, 529 persons were tested over the two day period. Rock Falls Police and Whiteside…

Local Sports

Byron Coop Wins Swimming and Diving Sectional in Byron

Byron Coop Wins Swimming and Diving Sectional in Byron

Girls Swimming and Diving Sectional- at Byron Team Results- 1. Byron 215  2. Rockford Boylan 153  3. Rockton Hononegah 142  4. Rockford Auburn 140  5. Rockford Guilford 82  6. Harlem 58  7. Freeport 27  8. Belvidere North 13  9. Rockford Christian 7 First Place for Byron: Laci Long- Diving 364.25 Kate Schilling- 100 Yard Butterfly…

Class 1A Cross Country Regionals Results- at Oregon and St Bede

Class 1A Cross Country Regionals Results- at Oregon and St Bede

Class 1A Cross Country Regionals Boys: at Oregon 1. Rockford Christian 22  2. East Dubuque 81  3. Byron 116  4. Durand 122  5. Rockford Lutheran 131  6. Winnebago 148  7. Stillman Valley 184  8. Galena 184  9. Oregon 187  10. North Boone 224  11. G-K 297 Individual Results- 1. D’Artagnon Beaver (Rockford Christian) 17:13.1  8.…

Dixon Girls Finish 2nd at Rochelle Tennis Sectional, Dixon’s Bally Takes 1st

Dixon Girls Finish 2nd at Rochelle Tennis Sectional, Dixon’s Bally Takes 1st

Girls Tennis- Rochelle Sectional Girls: 1. Sycamore 28  2. Dixon 18  3. Rochelle 15  4. Freeport 12  5. Sterling 11  6. Rockford Boylan  T7. Rockford Lutheran, Belvidere and Sterling Newman  10. Rockford Keith Country Day Singles: 1st- Riley Bally (Dixon), 2nd- Ella Sharp (Sycamore), 3rd- Lexi Rodriguez (Sterling) Doubles: 1st- Emma Hardin and Abby Bourdage…

Music News

‘Justin Bieber: Next Chapter’ premieres on YouTube Oct. 30

‘Justin Bieber: Next Chapter’ premieres on YouTube Oct. 30

Courtesy YouTube OriginalsIf you’ve already been through Justin Bieber’s Seasons, get ready for his Next Chapter. That’s the name of the new YouTube Originals documentary that chronicles the star’s life today.  Debuting later this month, the 30-minute doc will feature Justin having what’s described as “raw” conversations about everything from his personal life, to quarantine,…

Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” covered by Garth Brooks & his wife Trisha Yearwood

Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” covered by Garth Brooks & his wife Trisha Yearwood

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyWhile some of Lady Gaga’s songs have a country feel to them — “Million Reasons,” in particular — she has yet to see one of her songs officially recorded and released as a single by a country star, until now.  And it’s not just one star, it’s two. Country…

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