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  • Internet kills the TV star

    One thing I hate about television is all the advertisements. I go out of my way to avoid them. The funny thing is, now that I’m in college, that’s wha ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Christmas tree care tips offered

    URBANA – The National Fire Protection Association has reported that from 2007 to 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixonite becomes fraternal life officer

    DIXON – Czechoslovak Society of America Fraternal Life in New York named Matthew Koski of Dixon as the group’s executive secretary Nov. 14.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Annual fundraiser results announced

    The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. helped local 501c-3 nonprofit organizations raise more than $5.8 million through its semi-annual Community Days event.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chamber program helps students

    ROCK FALLS – Brent Bolland-Prom joined the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce Intern Team in November.Th ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time to move on: Nichols Greenhouse closing after 41 years

    DIXON – Just below a small hill in southwest Dixon sits a storefront-style sign at the top of Nichols Greenhouse, where a favorite local flower source ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Rochelle hospice earns recognition

    ROCHELLE – The “We Honor Veterans Program” of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has awarded Unity Hospice of Western Illinois with ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dollar General encourages reading

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General stores will collaborate with Disney and First Book to bring the Give a Book, Get a Book Program to more than 11 ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Donaldson board members retire

    MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. announced that Trudy Rautio has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 30.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Business notebook: Downtown eatery opens in Sterling

    STERLING – There’s a new place to grab breakfast or lunch in the downtown. Mom’s Diner, 23 E. Third ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • It’s closing time for Jackass BBQ in Oregon

    OREGON – A place to get BBQ in Oregon will be closing PDQ. Jackass BBQ will be closing its doors – f ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • CGH Medical Center honored

    STERLING – In addition to the Top 5 percent ranking in the nation for patient experience and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 3 years, CGH ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Pinecrest earns foundation grant

    MOUNT MORRIS – Pinecrest Community has received a foundation grant to fund a specialized pilot program to help those with memory loss remember better ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Donaldson Co. reports profit

    Donaldson Co. Inc. announced net earnings rose 9 percent and diluted earning per share, 2 percent ,during the first quarter.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Overseas Rotary volunteers needed

    Rotary District 6420 will send a vocational training team in June to Combarbala, Chile.The six-perso ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Company to collect items for shelter

    MORRISON – R.C. Smith Transportation, 606 Portland Ave., is collecting items for shelter animals housed at the Sauk Valley Humane Society.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Roehl Transport earns recognition

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. – For the second year, Roehl Transport has earned the Military Friendly Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Salons raise money for cancer research

    Customers and stylists at 50 Cost Cutters Hair Salons in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois donated $3,640.50 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:16 am
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