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  • Polo High’s Student of the Month

    Madison Merdian, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Denny and Karla Merdian, and has a ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Birds ease winter doldrums

    If you are a person who would just as soon stay indoors in winter, there are things you can do to continue enjoying nature from your kitchen window, o ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Quilt designer gives tips, tricks

    ROCKFORD – Mickey Depre, a quilt designer and quilter, will present lectures Feb. 5 for Sinnissippi Quilters at Bethesda Covenant Church, 2010 E. Stat ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Registration open for farmer course

    BLOOMINGTON – Registration is underway for the Class of 2017 in the Cultivating Master Farmer Mentor Program.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Area farmer attends training

    The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of 2016 was provided in-depth communication skills training at Dec. 15-17 at John Deere World Headq ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Fruit, vegetable growers to meet

    ROCKFORD – The University of Illinois Extension’s 19th annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Feb ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Annual updates on Alzheimer’s

    PEORIA – The 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Legislative Event is set for 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Central Illinois Chapter office, 612 W. Glen Ave.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • God gives needed materials

    I must admit that sometimes pastors forget things. After all, we are human. Immersed in the daily tasks of ministry, we do forget matters that many me ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • New reads hit shelves

    DIXON – New books have arrived at Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave.They are:Fiction: “Littl ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Two continue to next contest

    FULTON – After 16 rounds, Mariam Elahmady correctly spelled “berserk” to win the championship of this year’s River Bend Middle School Spelling Bee Jan ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Senator gets tour of SVCC

    DIXON – State Sen. Tim Bivins, R–Dixon, recently toured Sauk Valley Community College.His guides wer ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Sessions explain self-understanding

    MORRISON – A five-part series on self-compassion will begin Monday at Morrison Meditation Center, 635 E. Lincolnway.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Redesigned website loaded with information

    URBANA – Farmers and landowners are encouraged to check out recent updates to the online Farm Bill Toolbox to help with decision-making.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Benefit breakfast includes sausage

    DIXON – A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Veterans Memorial Park will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 state ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Members draw for Secret Sisters

    DIXON – Petunia City Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Third St.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
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