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Guest presenter, Bruce Black, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, will lead a presentation and discussion regarding cicadas at Sauk Valley Community College on Wednesday, September 4.
Twin City Conservatives will be holding their monthly meeting, on Saturday, July 27th at 8:30 a.m. at A's Kitchen in Rock Falls IL.
From August 6 through 10, the Carroll County Fair returns to Schell Park in Milledgeville.
Local students had an opportunity this summer to experience what it was like to be the Sterling Mayor for a day. From attending council meetings to visiting departments to creating a proclamation, the two participants received a full overview of the duties of the Mayor.
State Representative Bradley Fritts (R-Dixon) is hosting an upcoming senior health fair at DeKalb High School, 501 Dresser Road, on Thursday, July 18th. 
The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will hold their July "Hike the Hennepin" event on July 21. The hike covers the 4.1-mile stretch of the canal from Bridge 33 to Bridge 28, known as the “Leopard Frog.”
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that, weather permitting, construction on Illinois 64 (Washington Street) in Oregon will begin Wednesday, July 24.
Entering one of its busiest construction seasons ever, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that major projects in the Rockford area are planned or underway, fueled by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.
State Representative Brad Fritts (R-Dixon) announced that he will be hosting his second annual school supply drive for local students in need.
Take a chance to earn some spending cash by entering the 50/50 raffle hosted by the Amboy Depot Days Car Show.
State Representative Brad Fritts (R-Dixon) will serve meals for the United Way of  Whiteside County's "Let's Feed Our Children" program on Wednesday, July 31st, 2024.

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Obituaries

Gary Alan Snapp, 61, of Prophetstown, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family. He worked as a Truck Driver for 32 years.  
David Charles Carter, 79, of Sterling, died on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at Rock River Hospice Home.
Goldie Louise Shull Roller, 94, of Dixon Il, passed away on July 10, 2024, at The Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, where she had been lovingly cared for by the staff during her one-month stay.
James "Jim" Earl Berg, of Dixon, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at his home with his family.
Darlene Yarbrough Webb, 63, of Dixon, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
A World War II Army Veteran, Earl E. Delhotal (102) of Sterling, formerly of Dixon, IL passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.
Matthew Jones age 48 of Falls Church, VA died unexpectedly on October 18, 2022.
JoAnne H Smith age 80 of Dixon, formerly of Oregon, died Sunday, July 7, 2024, at her home.

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