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  • Blanche L. Josephsen

    DIXON – Blanche Louise Josephsen, 91, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. She worked for Reynolds Wire a ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Stephen D. Brkljack

    SAVANNA – Stephen Daniel Brkljack, 91, of Savanna, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Brian L. Dixon

    SEDALIA, Mo. – Brian Lee Dixon, 42, of Sedalia, formerly of Dixon, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at his home.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Vernie M. Miller

    DIXON – Vernie M. Miller, 96, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Jeanne E. Matzen-Fiet

    MORRISON – Jeanne E. Matzen-Fiet, 69, of Morrison, formerly of Fulton, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at her home.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Laury M. Kaups

    DIXON – Laury M. Kaups, 52, of Dixon, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.She ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Iola Hammelman

    STERLING- Iola Hammelman, 94, of Sterling, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Betty A. Krigbaum

    ASHTON – Betty Ann Krigbaum, 70, of Ashton, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Pearl Garren

    ROCKFORD – Pearl Garren, 103, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at River Bluff Nursing Home in Rockford.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Patricia K. 'Trish' Welty

    AMBOY – Patricia K. "Trish" Welty, 63, of Amboy, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Green Acres Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Amboy. She was a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vote Bustos and Smiddy

    I’m proud to have been a lifelong Democrat, born during the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and grew up in a household that idolized Harry Truman.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fire captain thanks all who helped at crash

    Tragically, lives were lost, and several children were seriously hurt in the car accident on state Route 2 on Sept 11. Words cannot describe the amazi ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Help to change Dixon; attend meeting tonight

    You are invited to attend an important meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Loveland Community Building. Join the volunteers who are working to bring muc ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: Vote 'yes' on South Dixon parks

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Burning issue of the day? Not D.C. statehood

    WASHINGTON – The other day, a few senators remembered they have rather well-paid jobs, which they ha ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Disappointed in Bustos’ vote on waterways

    Your Sept. 10 online article “Industry to seek changes in ‘fracking’ rules” highlights a major threat to Illinois’ waterways, but fracking isn’t the o ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Behind the Reader’s Voice: Tom Slothower

    Note to readers: This is the second in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor to Sauk Valley ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Use gaming to fund foundation to aid all of city

    I recently read that Dixon is considering how to use the approximately $180,000 in revenue the community is receiving from video gaming. That money co ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • More control needed for safer streets

    It happens all over town. I would like to plead to the Dixon Police Department to start pulling people over when they are talking on their cell phones ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • A wonderful weekend in the Sauk Valley

    Not to be presumptuous, but I trust that you had a good weekend [Sept. 13-14]; I did.Saturday I firs ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 4 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Polo Marcos take down Milledgeville Missiles

    Final: Polo 52, Milledgeville 27. Click here to see video ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • Kelly Miller Circus comes to Dixon, met by protesters

    Dixon Assembly of God hosted the family-friendly event while a handful of protesters stood outside the entrance to voice their thoughts on animals as ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:29 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 4

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • First day at Thomson job fair

    A visit to Thomson Correctional Facility in Thomson, Illinois on the first day of a job fair designed to help hire at least 300 workers by the end of ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 3 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Rockets fall to Hawks

    The Hawks used a powerful running game, among other things, and rolled to a 40-0 victory against Rock Falls.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 7:41 pm
  • Students sing anthem at elementary school

    Students at Jefferson School in Dixon gathered around the flagpole Friday morning to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangl ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 3

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 2 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Department store teams up with Goodwill

    The Goodwill Sale at Bergner’s continues through Oct. 4.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tech savvy students share their knowledge

    STERLING — Two local 20-year-olds want to help bring Sauk Valley residents into the 21st century. "T ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • The ‘BEST’ way to move forward

    STERLING – The Business Employment Skills Team is one of the best programs Sterling has to offer, according to Alicia Olalde of Rock Falls.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Comcast closing Rock Falls service office

    ROCK FALLS – Time is running out for local Comcast customers to pay their bills at the company’s service center at U.S. Route 30 and 13th Avenue.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • High demand for laid-back local duo’s antiques

    FRANKLIN GROVE – It’s so laid back, it doesn’t even have a name.Dale Stinnett and Kim Meyer, both of ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Blue Moo dishin' up the dogs in Dixon

    Bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dogs slathered with slaw? You must have died and gone to heaven. Or at least to Dixon.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Energy efficiency programs offered

    ROCK FALLS – Blackhawk Hills Regional Council has announced Heat, Air Ventilation And Cooling and custom energy efficiency incentives through the stat ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shipping store on target for November opening

    ROCK FALLS – Milledgeville native Jamison Wiersema has spent the past 7 months traveling the country for his marketing job with a Chicago-based compan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Donaldson plants earn recognition

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. has announced its Mexico, Cresco, Iowa, and Greeneville, Tennessee, facilities have received the 2013 Master of Quali ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chamber plans network events

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce will host its first quarterly members’ meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at 601 W. 10th St.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • VFW, Legion join forces in food fundraiser in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5418 Ladies Auxiliary members and the Junior American Legion Unit 902 will sell food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Ogle recycling day is Friday

    OREGON – The monthly residential recycling day of the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 909 W. Pin ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Drop off unused, unwanted prescriptions Saturday

    STERLING – The national Prescription Drug Take-Back day, when the public can drop off unwanted and/or unused prescription drugs, will run from 10 a.m. ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Sept. 24Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family pla ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Race fundraiser Saturday for African missions

    FULTON – Mission: Impact Africa, a race/walk to benefit an African mission, will be held Saturday at Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valle ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Sept. 23Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Uniform sale set for Friday at CGH

    STERLING – CGH Auxiliary will sponsor a Life Uniform sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in Ryberg Auditorium at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Moose bazaar to return this weekend in Sterling

    STERLING – Sterling Women of the Moose will have their annual bazaar Friday and Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 2601 E. Lincolnway.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Skills, drills part of camp

    The Sterling Park District will host a camp for all middle-school basketball players in July.This ca ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Murder mystery benefit planned for Reagan home

    DIXON – The second mystery dinner fundraiser for the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home will be Oct. 24 at the Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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