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Dixon School District Making Plans for Fall Online and Zoom Classes

Dixon School District Making Plans for Fall Online and Zoom Classes

Back in March when the first stay at home orders were announced they required the closing of all schools in the state.  Dixon School Superintendent Margo Empen said no one expected the closing of schools would last longer than 2 weeks.  She went on to say after that time everyone was scrambling to put into…

City of Oregon Will Begin Issuing Garage Sale Permits

City of Oregon Will Begin Issuing Garage Sale Permits

Now that Illinois has moved into Phase 3 the City of Oregon will begin issuing Garage Sale Permits. The city asks that you follow the Department of Public Health Covid-19 safety recommendations. City Hall will remain closed to the public while they continue to monitor public health numbers. The city says they have created a…

Death in Whiteside County on May 19th Now Determined to be Caused by COVID-19

Death in Whiteside County on May 19th Now Determined to be Caused by COVID-19

The Whiteside County Health Department announced 4 new laboratory confirmed cases and 6 recoveries of COVID-19 in Whiteside County on Friday. The cases are 2 in their 20’s, 1 in their 30’s and 1 in their 60’s. The department further reports the death of an individual in their 90’s.  The death occurred on Tuesday May…

Local Sports

Dixon’s Nate Long Signs to Play Football at Iowa Central CC

Dixon’s Nate Long Signs to Play Football at Iowa Central CC

Dixon High School Senior Nate Long recently signed to play football at Iowa Central Community College. Dixon football qualified for the playoffs in 2019 for the sixth consecutive season. Long said “This was a turnaround season for me. My junior season was sort of iffy for me. I spent a lot of time in the…

Stockton High School Hires Leitzen to Lead the Football Program

Stockton High School Hires Leitzen to Lead the Football Program

Stockton High School has hired a new head football coach. Matt Leitzen was hired to take over the Blackhawks program that hasn’t missed the state playoffs since 2010. Leitzen, a 1995 graduate of Stockton High School had been the head coach at West Carroll for the past four seasons. Leitzen will take over for Jesse…

Dixon High School Hands Out Their 2020 Sports Awards

Dixon High School Hands Out Their 2020 Sports Awards

Dixon High School handed out their 2020 awards, virtually on Monday night, with several seniors winning sports awards. Ed Trotter Award (Male Athlete MVP) – Sebastian Quintana Mark Appleman Memorial Award (Female Athlete MVP) – Madelyn Chesley 3 Spor Athlete for 4 Years- Madelyn Chesley Class of 1951 Winger Memorial Award- Logan Griswold Jack Jordan…

Music News

Josh Groban sets online livestream concert for June 27, tickets on sale June 3

Josh Groban sets online livestream concert for June 27, tickets on sale June 3

Andrew EcclesJosh Groban isn’t able to perform live in person for his fans, so he’s doing the next best thing. On June 27 at 4 p.m. ET, Josh, his guitarist and piano player will perform a livestream concert of his greatest hits, fan favorites and new songs.  Tickets for the concert go on sale to…

Watch Jason Mraz & Tiffany Haddish fly through space together in video for “You Do You”

Watch Jason Mraz & Tiffany Haddish fly through space together in video for “You Do You”

Jen Rosenstein/BMGBelieve us, your life isn’t complete until you’ve seen Jason Mraz and actress Tiffany Haddish fly through the universe together in the video for Jason’s latest song, “You Do You.” The reggae-flavored tune, from Jason’s upcoming album Look for the Good, features a rap segment from Tiffany.  Jason, Tiffany and members of his band…

Lady Gaga postpones ‘Chromatica’ listening party and encourages fans to vote

Lady Gaga postpones ‘Chromatica’ listening party and encourages fans to vote

Brandon BowenLady Gaga is postponing her Chromatica listening party, which had been scheduled for today, and is instead encouraging her fans to register to vote.“As much as I want to listen to Chromatica together as a global group of kindness punks right now, our kindness is needed for the world today,” she tweeted. “I’m going…

Don’t try to go to Taco Bell wearing a $28 million diamond, says Lady Gaga

Don’t try to go to Taco Bell wearing a $28 million diamond, says Lady Gaga

Steve Granitz/WireImageIf you’re ever invited to the Oscars and Tiffany & Co. loans you a priceless diamond to wear for the evening, don’t try to go grab fast food afterwards.  That’s the lesson Lady Gaga had to learn the hard way last year. Appearing on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show, Gaga related a hilarious story…

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