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Here’s a roundup of local and regional events for the upcoming week:
Fulton, IL – On Monday, June 24, 2024, at approximately 4:09 PM, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office Telecommunications received a 911 call reporting a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 30 and Illinois Route 136 in rural Fulton.
Rock Falls Tourism will kick off the 4th of July weekend with the Independence Day Celebration Eats ‘N’ Beats @ The  District on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the RB&W Park (201 E. 2nd Street, Rock Falls).
Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) is announcing over $12 million in federal grant funding for Head Start education programs in Western Illinois. 
The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors welcomes Dallas Knack as the organization’s next Executive Director following the resignation of Kris Noble.
Calling all young food enthusiasts! The Kid-Cuterie Workshop, hosted by Illinois Extension, is set for Friday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Heritage Center in Lanark.
Larry Cooper and Julia Mendez, both of Sterling, were recently appointed as new trustees of the CGH Health Foundation Board.
Sauk Valley Unite, a non-profit organization, has decided to donate its remaining funds and supplies to local causes.
Here’s a roundup of local and regional events for the upcoming week:
Joplin Sell, a former resident of Sterling, appeared on a segment of Good Morning America (GMA) on June 19.
For many children in Olanchito, Honduras, education is now a possibility thanks in part to Providing Hope Ministries and the missions teams it brings in.
The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee is hosting the 39th annual Steak Fry in the Country on Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m.

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Larry J. Bushman, 72 of Sterling passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at University Hospital in Madison, WI.
Sherrie D. (Mellott) Henrichs, 53, of Amboy, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at KSB Hospital of Dixon.
Stephen Glenn Nichols, 84 of Rock Falls died Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Rock River Hospice & Home.
Josefina Torres, 86 of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.
Brenda S. Ward, 61 of Prophetstown passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the University Hospital in Iowa City rather unexpectedly.
Bonnie (Nicklaus) Kunde passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2024, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
Thomas A. Walters, 82, of Rock Falls, died on Friday, June 21, 2024, at Allure of Prophetstown.
Linda K. Day, age 81 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, June 20, 2024, at her home at Morningside Assisted Living, in Sterling, Illinois.

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