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  • Glenn E. Hammer

    STERLING – Glenn E. Hammer, 91, of Sterling, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at home.He was bor ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Artemus W. Pulford

    ROCKFORD – Artemus W. Pulford, 79, of Rockford, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home.He was bor ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kathryn S. Lee

    LIHUE, Hawaii – Kathryn Sara Lee, 92, of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at her home. She retired as a secretar ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Keith R. 'Robbie' Robison

    GRAND DETOUR – Keith R. "Robbie" Robison, 82, of Grand Detour, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his home. 
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Edward A. Frye

    KIRKLAND – Edward A. Frye, 72, of Kirkland, passed peacefully Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, surrounded by his family.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Marcie L. Leonard

    STERLING – Marcie L. Leonard, 95, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Good Samaritan Prophets Riverview in Prophetstown.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sharon B. Nichols

    SHEFFIELD – Sharon B. Nichols, 69, of Sheffield, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home.McDonald F ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bruce E. Conibear

    ATLANTIC, Iowa – Bruce Edwin Conibear, of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Peoria, departed this life Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Cass County Memorial Hospit ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Patricia A. Gaar

    SAVANNA – Patricia A. Gaar, 88, of Savanna, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Pinnacle Place in Savanna.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Marvin T. Yenney

    SAVANNA – Marvin T. Yenney, 71, of Savanna, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Treatment of animals is inhumane

    “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • With higher wage, people would prosper

    Teenagers and adults alike are struggling these days to make enough money to live. Working at any store is not enough anymore. With the federal minimu ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • 'Keep our region moving forward'

    Since taking office, I have dedicated myself to fighting for the right priorities – creating jobs and growing our economy, standing up for our veteran ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • 'Successfully advocate for people'

    I grew up in a working poor neighborhood in the west end of Rock Island. Through hard work and carefully watching every dime we spent, my wife, Christ ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Apt lesson on serving others

    Volunteering is the rent that people pay to live in a community, so the saying goes.Teaching young p ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • 'Create a better future' for Illinois

    I’m Neil Anderson. I’m a Moline firefighter and paramedic who is running for the Illinois Senate to create a better future for my family and for yours ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • 'Make it Here' in the Sauk Valley

    This month marks Manufacturing Month in Illinois, which includes National Manufacturing Day.This yea ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Vote ‘yes’ Nov. 4 for city manager

    The mayor of Dixon convened a task force nearly 2 years ago to study the best form of city governance following the Rita Crundwell crimes and the city ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • 'Work to improve residents' lives'

    It has been my honor to serve our community and work to improve the lives of the residents of the 36th Senate District. That seemingly simple purpose ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Wes Morrissey: 'A full return on your tax investment'

    For a year and a half, I was honored to represent the people of District 1 on the Lee County Board. Next to being married to my wife, it was the great ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 8 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Dixon Dukes roar back to beat Rockets

    After falling behind on Senior Night at A.C. Bowers Field, the Dukes blew past the Rockets for a 48-8 victory, cementing Dixon’s first playoff berth s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • David's story: A meeting on the field

    David Goken’s life seems pretty ordinary. The Dixon High School senior attends school, goes to football practice, jokes around with his friends, then ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 8

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 7 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Highlights: Sauk Valley Symposium

    Ideas for fixing Illinois were flowing Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Sauk Valley Community College, in the hope of starting and continuing conversation. ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 7

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 6 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Football: Clippers beat Panthers

    Amboy beat Erie-Prophetstown 18-14 Click to see video ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Newman beats Fulton

    The Comets rolled on the Steamers on Friday, Sept. 26. Click here to see video ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Blog: Engineering marvel

    Sterling High School's annual cardboard boat race makes me wish I'd had tried harder in school. I en ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • 2014 Fear Book

    The gang at Haunted Haven have always been fun to work with. I'm sure this comes as no big surprise.  Clowns and blood and other scary things, it's h ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Blog: Classic example of a great photo opp

    The 13th annual Riverfront Classic car show in Dixon, which took place Sunday, is a special event. Not many times do you get park car in the middle of ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • BLOG: Look forward to Mayhem in the Meadows

    I've worked on several stories with the Midwest Derby Divas Roller Derby team and always reserve a great level of respect for the team. Especially the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • The List: 25 bands proving that rock is not dead

    There was a time, very long ago, when Kiss was my favorite rock band. It was in the late 1970s, and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Volunteers, businesses, schools boost United Way

    DIXON – Members of United Way of Lee County met Oct. 8.Amboy and Dixon Public schools raised more th ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Staff recognized for dedication

    SPRINGFIELD – Kim Shuman of Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls and Linda Burda of Exceptional Care & Training Center in Sterl ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • YMCA beneficiary of grant

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley, a United Way agency serving Whiteside and Lee counties, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation as part of ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Solar electricity program planned

    OREGON – The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will offer a Hands-on Photovoltaic class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospital to merge with OSF system

    MENDOTA – OSF Healthcare System and Mendota Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF, pending appro ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Several promoted at bank

    First Federal Savings Bank recently announced several changes.Effective Oct. 1, Laurence E. Bartman ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New spa and salon coming to Sterling

    STERLING –People are always asking Yvonne Walker when her new day spa and salon is going to open.“Pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Adios, Fiesta Cancun in Sterling

    STERLING – Fiesta Cancun in Sterling is no more. The mail is piling up behind the restaurant’s locked door, and the phone number is “temporarily disco ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Chamber adds new staff member

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has named Kris Noble to its management team.Nobl ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College AmeriCorps area service project success

    The ABC AmeriCorps of Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, in partnership with American Red Cross Rock River Chapter Lee County branch, provided in ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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