William J. “Bill” Apple

William J. “Bill” Apple, 78, of Amboy died Tuesday Sept 15, 2020. He was born March 17, 1942 in Amboy, IL. the son of Charles and Mildred (Bushman) Apple. He was an Electrician with IBEW Local 364 until his retirement in 2004; twenty years of which he spent at the Byron Nuclear Station. He was…read more »


Donald W. Berogan

Donald W. Berogan, 85 of Sterling, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Donald was born on May 10, 1935 in Amboy, the son of Harry C. and Laura May (Hobbs) Berogan. He was a United States Army Veteran. He married Mary Christina Rice on December 13, 1957 in…read more »

Judson “Judd” W. Rutledge

Judson “Judd” W. Rutledge, 67 of Walnut, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA. Judd was born on June 28, 1953 in Moline, the son of Willis and Jean (Elliott) Rutledge. He was a self employed contractor and owner of Judd’s Building and Remodeling. He was a very talented…read more »


Sally Hopkins

Sally Hopkins, age 65, died at her home in Sterling Sunday, September 13, 2020. Sally was born on January 19, 1955 in Sterling the daughter of Vernon and Irene (Murphy) Williams.  She married Sherman Hopkins in Sterling on August 11, 1995.  She was an Entertainer for many years.  Sally was a member of Macedonia Baptist…read more »

Carol Anne McCrystal

Carol Anne McCrystal, daughter of Robert C. and Helen M. (Buske) McCrystal went home to her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 14, 2020. She was a graduate of Dixon High School and from Midstate Business School in Peoria, IL. Carol Anne worked at BorgWarner in Dixon for 30 years until her retirement. She was…read more »

Carolyn Greenwood

Carolyn Greenwood, age 72 of Sterling, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Carolyn was born on May 6, 1948 in Sterling, the daughter of Edward E. and Lila A. (Schwarz) Maynard. She worked at Frantz manufacturing in Sterling for many years. Carolyn was a wonderful cook and baker. She enjoyed…read more »

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Larry Lee Taylor

Larry Lee Taylor, 83, passed away peacefully on September, 10th, 2020. He served the Dixon Public Schools for over 40 years in many different capacities, but was most proud of the 26 years he spent as Principal of Lincoln Elementary School. He was born March 21st, 1937 in Homer, Illinois. It was there that he…read more »

Allen Wayne Snyder

Allen Wayne Snyder, 78 of Sterling, died Monday, September 7, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home. Allen was born on February 5, 1942 in Sterling, the son of Verlyn and Vivian (Cox) Snyder. He was a United Air Force Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He worked at NWS & W for 30…read more »

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