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Dixon Habitat for Humanity

Dixon Habitat for Humanity is happy to announce that our 2017 project home will be dedicated on Sunday, October 29th, and we invite all of our volunteers, contributors and supporters to attend this joyful event. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The dedication ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m.   Pastor Wade Buzzard of The Gathering Place Church will offer the prayer

of dedication.  Habitat President James Dixon will present the keys to our new homeowner, Jennifer Groll.

 

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Sterling's Nick Ceruzzi Finishes 27th in IHSA Class 2A Boy's State Golf Individual Tournament

On October 14, 2017, Nick Ceruzzi, a Senior at Sterling High School and had a 11-over-par 153 to finish 27th in the IHSA Class 2A Boy's State Golf Individual Tournament.    Ceruzzi placed 27th out of 109 players in the individual tournament.  Congratulations to Nick!

 

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Dodgers 4 v. Cubs 1...FINAL

Thank you for joining us this evening.  Join us on Tuesday, October 17th at 8:01 p.m. to listen to the Chicago Cubs take on the LA Dodgers on WSSQ 94.3 FM.

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Cubs and Dodgers tied 1 to 1 in the top of the 6th

Please join us as the Chicago Cubs battle it out agains the LA Dodgers in game two NLCS on WSSQ 94.3 FM.  

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Dodgers 5 v. Cubs 2...FINAL

Thank you for joining us.  Tune in tomorrow at 6:38 p.m. on WSSQ 94.3 FM and listen to the Cubs take on the LA Dodgers.

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CARROLL-LEE-WHITESIDE UNIT CALENDAR OF EVENTS FALL 2017

 

 

All About Apples, October 16- 5:00-6:00pm- York Township Public Library, Thomson

This interactive workshop is open to preschoolers and their parents or grandparents.  Featuring developmentally appropriate learning activities, your child will have fun learning about all things apple! Cost to attend the workshop is $3 per child/adult.  Pre-registration is required and available at the library or by calling 815-259-2480. 

 

  Caregiving Series, Next Date Oct 17, 24 & 31- 12:30pm- Whiteside County Senior Center, Sterling

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer as she presents a Caregiving Series at the Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W 9th St, Sterling, IL starting October 10. Topics include The Mixed Emotions of Caregiving, Grief Issues for Caregivers, Relationships and Communication in Caregiving, and Caregivers Need Care Too. Register online for the series at go.illinois.edu/caregivingseries

 

Brain Health Series, Next Date Oct 19- 1:30-3:00pm- Polo Public Library

Join the University of Illinois Extension for an interactive, three-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. Each session will cover information related to brain health research, as well as fun and interesting strategies and exercises to challenge ourselves. Register by calling 815-632-3611 or online at: go.illinois.edu/polobrainhealth

HEA Monthly Lessons for Living, Next Date-October 19, 2017- Lee County Extension Office

Join the HEA for their monthly lessons for living at the Lee County Extension Office in Amboy. Open to the public and free of charge. Call the office at 815-857-3525 to register at least one week prior to the event.

 

October 19- New Ways to Cut Electric Bills-10am

November 8-Celebrations and Traditions-1pm

 

Let’s Live Well Series, Oct 19 at 10 am, November 2 at 1pm, and December 5 at 10:30 am- Thomson Public Library

Join the University of Illinois Extension for Let's Live Well, a series featuring timely, researched informed information on    

relevant topics to help you live well! The series begins on October 19 with Simplify Your Life by Clearing the Clutter. Does the clutter in your house cause you stress? Do you have at least one room that is off limits to company?   Do you want less clutter but you are too overwhelmed to begin?  Come and learn ways to organize your life in order to de-clutter and reduce stress. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 815-259-2480.

 

Fall Decorating With Gourds, October 19- 5:30 pm- Mt. Carroll Public Library

 Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners learn all about growing and drying gourds. Make an arrangement to take home. There is no fee to attend but limited registration is available so call the Mt. Carroll Library at 815-244-1751 to participate.

 

Share Your Life Story, Next Date Oct 20, 2017-Every Friday-10:00 am- Community Room, Sterling Public Library

Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will take place Sept 22- Nov 3 and will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is not required. Register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17114

 

Tea Gardens, October 21-1:00-2:00pm- Winifred Knox Memorial Library, Franklin Grove

Lee County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a program on Tea Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on October 21 at the Winifred Knox Memorial Library. We will enjoy an afternoon learning all about the kinds of tea gardens and what plants to grow to enjoy you own herbal tea at home.  There are no fees to attend but registration is appreciated by calling the library at 815-456-2823.

 

 

4-H Quilting SPIN Club, Meets Monthly starting October 21, 2017- 2-4 pm, Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll

A Quilting SPIN Club will start in October for ages 8-18 and run through April on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm at Naaman Diehl Auditorium in Mt. Carroll.  Three levels of quilting will be available and class size is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling the Carroll County Extension Office at 815-244-9444. Check out the flier for cost information: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw/downloads/69407.pdf

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop, October 24, 2017- 9-5pm, Focus House, Rochelle

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course designed for adults who work with youth between the ages of 12-25.

Just like CPR and First Aid training prepares you for a physical emergency, YMHFA prepares you for a mental health challenge. Register online at go.illinois.edu/youthmentalhealth

 

Wits Fitness, Next Date Oct 24-Monthly Workshop-10-11:30am-Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class. Class is FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to join the class at any time! We will be offering this program at the Sterling Public Library. Register online at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

 

4-H Jr. Ambassador Meeting, October 24, 2017-6:30 pm-Carroll County Extension Meeting Room, Mt. Carroll

Do you enjoy building new friendships, discovering new talents, and embarking on new adventures -- then the Carroll County Jr. Ambassador Group is for you.  Check it out!  We look forward to seeing you on October 24.  If you have any questions or are interested but unable to attend, please call the Extension Office. Jr. Ambassador Group is for all current sixth through eighth graders. The group is also open to non-4-H’ers so bring your friends. Please RSVP by October 20, to the Extension Office at 815-244-9444.

 

Share Your Life Story, Oct 30- Dec 4, 2017-Every Monday-2:00 pm- Post House Community Center, Dixon

Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and will include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is not required. Register online at go.illinois.edu/2017dixonwriting

 

Wits Fitness, Monthly Workshop- Next Date November 2-10:30am- York Township Public Library,Thomson

Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class. Class is FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to join the class at any time! We will be offering this program at the Thomson Public Library. Register online at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness2

 

Exploring The Night Skies, November 8 & 15, 2017- 6:30 pm- Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Extension and take a tour of the solar system and night sky. Make your own star chart and hear the stories of the constellations. Please call the library to register at 815-625-1370.

 

LTC Webinar Series, Next Date November 14, December 13-2-3pm- At Home Webinar Series

Featuring three dynamic sessions presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators, the "LTC Webinar Series: Learning, Thinking, Caring" will provide you with helpful information and strategies to assist you in providing quality care to your clients. All sessions offered 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. No cost to participate! Participate individually or as a facility! CEU's available for a fee! Register online at: go.illinois.edu/2017LTC

 

Carroll County 4-H Achievement Program, November 19, 2017 – 6pm- Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the County Achievement program at 6:00 p.m. at Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll.  4-H’ers and volunteers will be honored and awards presented for their accomplishments for the past 4-H year.

 

Holiday Evergreen Workshop, December 6- 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm- York Township Public Library, Thomson

 Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners learn which evergreens make the best decorations and last the longest.  Take home your own holiday swag, wreath, kissing ball or center piece. Ribbons supplied, but please bring any personal decorations to adorn your holiday piece. There is a $5 supply fee and limited registration is available so call the Thomson Library at 815-259-2480 to participate. Sign up for one time please.

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University of Illinois Extenstion Office

Programming in Carroll, Lee & Whiteside Counties

 

Let’s Live Well Educational Program Starts in Thomson

Does the clutter in your house cause you stress?  Do you want less clutter but are too overwhelmed to begin?  Do you have a plan for your non-titled property?  Have you ever thought about the legacy you will leave for your family?  The University of Illinois Extension Let’s Live Well series can help you find the answers to these questions and more!

University of Illinois Extension offers programs create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work and aim to make life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities.  Join Extension Educator, Karla Belzer for a three-part series featuring timely, researched informed information to help you live well!  All series sessions will be held at the Thomson Public Library, 1005 West Main Street, in Thomson and are free and open to the public.

  “Simplify Your Life By Clearing the Clutter” will be offered on Thursday, October 19th at 10 a.m.  This session will feature practical ways to help you de-clutter and de-stress.  The second session of the series, “Who Get’s Grandma’s Pie Plate?,” will be offered on Thursday, November 2nd at 1 p.m.  Provided in partnership with the Carroll County TRIAD, this session will include an open discussion on non-titled property and other legal issues for adults.  Emily Hardy, lawyer with Prairie State Legal Services, will present information on Advanced Directives.  The final session of the series, “Stories from the Past – A Legacy for the Future,” will be offered on Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 a.m.  This session will help participants understand the history of storytelling and help explore ways to preserve individual and family stories for future generations.  To pre-register for the series, please visit or call the Thomson Public Library at 815-259-2480.   For more information, visit the University of Illinois Extension event calendar online at go.illinois.edu/letslivewell or call 815-632-3611. 

Fall Decorating with Gourds

Carroll County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a program on Fall Decorating with Gourds at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at the Mt. Carroll Library. Participants will learn all about growing and drying gourds and make an arrangement to take home. There is no fee to attend but limited registration is available so call the Mt. Carroll Library at 815-244-1751 to participate.

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Dodgers 5 v. Cubs 2 end of the 7th inning

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Dodgers 5 v. Cubs 2 end of the 7th inning

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Dodgers 4 v. Cubs 2 bottom of the 7th inning

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect Until 4:00 a.m. for Bureau, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Flash Flood watch for Bureau, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties until 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.   A Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of Illinois and Iowa, including the following areas, in Illinois, Bureau, Carroll, Henry IL, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Clinton, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott.  Additional rounds of storms with heavy rain and intense rainfall rates could produce flash flooding later today and tonight.  Hazardous travel conditions are possible due to urban street flooding, water flowing over roads, and gravel road washouts.  A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible.  Monitor forecasts and take action if flash flood warnings are

issued or flash flooding develops.

 

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Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1:00 a.m. for Lee and Whiteside Counties

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Tornado watch for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.   A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms called a supercell that are capable of roducing tornadoes. A tornado watch therefore implies that it is also a severe thunderstorm watch.

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Dodgers 3 v. Cubs 2 bottom of the 6th inning

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Cubs v. Dodgers...tied 2 to 2 top of the 6th inning

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Cubs 2 v. LA Dodgers 1 bottom of the 5th inning

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Cubs are up by 2 against the Dodgers in the bottom of the 5th Score 2-0

Join us on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen game one of the NLCS against the LA Dodgers.

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Friday Night High School Football for October 13, 2018

Sterling 49 v. Ottawa 0…FINAL

 

Dixon 48 v. Rock Falls 6…FINAL

 

Newman 34 v. Fulton 6…FINAL

 

Stillman Valley 37 v. Oregon 20…FINAL

 

Amboy 20 v. Galena 14…FINAL

 

Byron 49 v. Rockford Christian 14…FINAL

 

Forreston 44 v. West Carroll 6…FINAL

 

Milledgeville  26 v. River Ridge 16…FINAL

 

Rochelle 38 v. LaSalle 0…FINAL

 

Rockridge 42 v. Morrison 20…FINAL

 

Orion 61 v. Bureau Valley 18…FINAL

 

Hall 52 v. Erie Prophetstown 20…FINAL

 

Polo 28 V. AFC 13…FINAL

 

Kaneland 28 v. Geneseo 7…FINAL

 

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Milledgeville 26 v. River Ridge 16...FINAL

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Forreston 44 v. West Carroll 6...FINAL

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Newman 34 v. Fulton 6...FINAL

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Stillman Valley 37 v. Oregon 20...FINAL

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Sterling 56 v. Ottawa 0...FINAL

Congrats to the Warriors!

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Dixon 48 v. Rock Falls 6...FINAL

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Dixon 41 v. Rock Falls 6...3rd quarter

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Sterling 49 v. Ottawa 0...3rd quarter

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Rockridge 20 v. Morrison 14...at the half

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Kaneland 28 v. Geneseo 7...at the half

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Newman 21 v. Fulton 6...at the half

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Forreston 20 v. West Carroll 6...at the half

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Polo 14 V. AFC 7...at the half

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Sterling 42 v. Ottawa 0...at the half

Running clock going into the 3rd quarter.

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Dixon 34 v. Rock Falls 6...at the half

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Congrats to the Chicago Cubs NLDS Champions! Cubs defeat Nationals 9-8

Thank you for joining us this evening on WSSQ 94.3 FM.

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Cubs 9 v. Nationals 8...bottom of 8th inning

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Cubs 9 v. Nationals 7 bottom of the 7th inning

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Cubs 9 v. Nationals 6 top of the 7th

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Cubs 8 v. Nationals 6 top of the 7th inning

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Cubs 5 v. Nationals 4 top of the 5th inning

Join us on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen to the Chicago Cubs take on the Washington Nationals for the NDLS Championship!

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Nationals 4 v. Cubs 3 bottom of the 4th inning

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Trout Fishing at Centennial Park Pond in Rock Falls Begins October 21

The 2017 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, October 21st, at the Centennial Park Pond in Rock Falls at 5:00 a.m. T he Illinois catchable trout program is funded entirely by those who use the program through the sale of inland trout stamps. Approximately 80,000 trout are stocked by IDNR at the locations just prior to the opening of the fall trout season. No trout may be taken from any of the stocked sites from October 1st until the fall trout season opens at 5:00 a.m. on October 21st. All anglers must have a fishing license and an inland trout stamp, unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. For more information about all site regulations, anglers should contact individual sites that will be stocked with catchable-size trout. The daily catch limit for each angler is five trout. Questions, please call the park office at 815-625-0272.

 

 

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Harvest Moon Festival at the Twin City Farmers Market October 14 in Sterling

The Twin City Market in Sterling is having their annual Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 8:00 a.m. to noon.   The Scarecrow Café at the market will have a special menu prepared by Chef Myra Sargent and will include: Biscuit Egg Casserole (Biscuits, Onions, Peppers, Bacon, Eggs & Cheese), Apple Slices with Caramel, Harvest Moon Stew (Hamburger, Carrots, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers), Savory Squash Soup.  All soups served with cheesy garlic bread.  They will have activities for the kids including: Petting Zoo, Free Face Painting, Games & activities, and Basket Giveaway
 

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Rock Falls Uptown Trick or Treat on October 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The businesses of Uptown Rock Falls and The Rock Falls Chamber invite children and their families to Trick or Treat in Uptown Rock Falls on Friday, October 27th from 4-6 pm. Businesses and organizations from our area, offer games, activities, and festive fun, all in a safe environment! Kids can come dressed in their Halloween costumes and fill up their buckets with tons of FREE candy and treats. The route for Uptown Trick or Treat is along 1st Avenue, 2nd Street, and 3rd Street. Last year over 1,000 people filled the streets of Uptown Rock Falls dressed in their Halloween costumes. This is a growing event with more participants and businesses every year! Look for signs and scarecrows in the windows of participating businesses.   Join the party! You can participate by handing out candy and hosting activities for kids. If you do not have a store front in the Uptown Rock Falls area, you can still join in by setting up a table, or booth along the Trick-or-Treat route. Free booth spaces are available by calling the Rock Falls Chamber @ 815-625-4500 or visiting our website http://www.rockfallschamber.com/uptown-trick-or-treat

 

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Dixon Police Department Announces Trick-Or-Treat Hours

 

The Dixon Police Department announces the Trick-or-Treat times for children this Halloween Season will be on Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Department will have additional personnel working throughout the evening to assist and monitor the event.  Citizens are also asked to illuminate their porch lights if they are participating in handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Any suspicious activity or candy should be reported to the Dixon Police Department at 288-4411.  The Department reminds citizens to exercise extreme caution while driving that evening, and he also lists several safety recommendations to make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable one. 

 

·         Wear light-colored clothing that is properly fitted to avoid the child from tripping. Reflective tape should also be incorporated into the costume if possible for safety and better visibility

 

·         Ensure that children can properly see through face masks, or use cosmetic face paint to increase the child’s visibility.

 

·         Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult while trick-or-treating

 

·         Flashlights and / or light sticks should be carried by children and adults while walking after sunset

 

·         Children should stay within their respective neighborhood and only accept candy from homes that they know

 

·         Children should only visit residences that have their porch light illuminated

 

·         Children should refrain from entering anyone’s home

 

·         Parents should inspect candy prior to allowing their children to consume it

 

·         Only properly packaged or wrapped candy should be accepted or given as gifts

 

·         Children in costumes should stay away from pets as it may not recognize the child and could become frightened.

 

·         Any obstacles or obstructions should also be removed from sidewalks and porches to prevent children from tripping and falling

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Nationals defeat the Cubs 5 to 0

Join us tomorrow on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen to as the Cubs take on the Washington Nationals to determine who will be the NLDS Champion.  Pregame show is at 6:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 7:08 p.m.

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Rock Falls Police Seek Public's Help

Rock Falls Police Department would like the help of the citizens of Rock
Falls, in identifying the young kids that are putting NAILS in random
driveways all over town. This has went on all summer and primarily most
times the NAILS are deposited sometime late Sunday night to early
Monday mornings. Several residents have put up cameras and we can say
for sure they appear to be young kids (11-16 year range) and at least one
of the subjects is on a scooter.  PARENTS: If you are missing large
amounts of NAILS recently, or your children have access to large amounts
of nails please check on your children during the late hours to make sure
they are home. We would assume that with the young age of these kids
and the very late hour they are out roaming around, that their parents are
not aware they have left the house. Any information please call the Rock
Falls Police Department at (815) 622-1140.

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Legacy Martial Arts 3

Taekwondo instructors are called "Sensei; which means teacher. Jane
Dillon, owner of Legacy Martial Arts located in Sterling began taking
Taekwondo lessons at the age of 2 at the urging of her father. She now
teaches Taekwondo to all ages. Not only has Dillon has success in this
discipline herself, but so have her students. Dillon proudly spoke with our
Andrew Paxton about her student’s success….
 
To hear audio click here
 
This final segment of Tammy Nehrkorn and Andrew Paxton’s series Legacy
Martial Arts.

 

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Man Dies in One Vehicle Accident on Tuesday Afternoon

A New Windsor, Illinois man, Michael A. Kness, age 61, died on Tuesday afternoon as a result of a vehicular accident in Rock Falls.   Whiteside County Deputies responded to Prophetstown and Riverdale Roads in Rock Falls for a report of a single vehicle accident at around 2:00 p.m.  Deputies determined that the International semi-truck that Kness was driving eastbound and had driven off the roadway and hit a utility pole before continuing several hundred feet and finally coming to stop in a cornfield.  Kness was transported to CGH Medical Center by CGH EMS in Sterling where he was pronounced dead.  The Whiteside County Deputies were assisted at the scene by: Rock Falls & Sterling Fire Departments, Rock Falls Police Department, CGH EMS, and the Rock Falls Electrical Department.  

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Governor's Opioid Task Force to hear stories of addiction at Chicago hearing Wednesday

The Governor’s new Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force will convene in Chicago on Wednesday and hear testimony from medical professionals, first responders, community groups, and those suffering from opioid abuse disorder, a growing epidemic that claimed the lives of 1,889 Illinois residents last year.   Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will co-chair the Chicago hearing that will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Dirksen United States Courthouse located at 219 S. Dearborn St. Several state agency directors and area legislators also will be in attendance.   Chicago is the first stop on the task force’s tour around the state to seek testimony from those impacted by opioid abuse disorder to help implement the Illinois Opioid Action Plan, which was unveiled last month with the goal to reduce the anticipated number of opioid-related deaths by one-third in three years. The task force will also hold hearings Thursday in Champaign-Urbana and Friday in Mt. Vernon. Further hearings are in the process of being scheduled.

 

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Cubs v. Nationals Game Postponed Until Wednesday due to Rain

The Cubs v. Nationals game is postponed due to rain until Wednesday, October 11th at 2:30 p.m.   First pitch is at 3:08 p.m.  Please join us WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen to the Cubs take on the Washington Nationals in game 4 of the National League Division Series.

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"When the Boys Came Home from World War One" Cemetery Walk

Tune into to WSDR AM1240 SaukValleyNow to listen to our interview about the Annual Cemetery Walk at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

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Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 2 to 1

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Gov. Rauner celebrates Italian-American culture

Participates in Columbus Day Parade 

 

Gov. Rauner joined other dignitaries and elected officials in leading the 65th anniversary of the Columbus Day Parade, celebrating Christopher Columbus’ voyage to America and Italian-American culture. This year’s parade theme was “Columbus Around the World.”   The parade is sponsored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) and Teamsters Joint Council 25. It featured more than 150 floats, bands and other marching units. Gisselle Castillo-Veremis, the Dominican Republic's consul general in Chicago, served as this year’s parade grand marshal. The parade went along State Street, starting at Wacker Drive and ending at Van Buren Street.    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois has the seventh largest population of Italian Americans.   “This parade is a wonderful testament to our vibrant Italian-American community here in Illinois,” said Rauner. “They, like other immigrant communities, have come from all over the world and continue to discover ways to help America and Illinois grow and prosper. I’m proud to be here today, celebrating and honoring those achievements.”

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Boil Order Issued for Portions of Franklin Grove

There has been a boil order issued for a portion of Franklin Grove, Illinois.  The affected areas include:

 

  • ·        West Hughes Street
  • ·        West Brown Street
  • ·        West of State Street
  • ·        South of Laham Street
  • ·        West Laham Street
  • ·        South State Street
  • ·        South of Laham Street

 

WSDR News SaukValleyNow spoke with Lee County Officials shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening and we were told that the boil order is still in effect. 

 

Please find below information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on safety tips during a boil order. 

 

 

Fact Sheet About What to Do During a Boil Water Advisory (CDC)

 

To boil water

 

•   Fill a pot with water.

 

•   Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.

 

•   Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.

 

•   Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.

 

•   Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.

 

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HRRV will become known as Rock River Hospice and Home

In 2014, Hospice of the Rock River Valley announced plans to build a hospice home in Sterling on land donated by Mr. Richard Prescott. Construction on the building began in November of 2016 and is now complete less than a year later.

 

Hospice of the Rock River Valley, a non-profit organization, has been providing end-of-life care to the Sauk Valley community for 35 years, beginning as Whiteside County Hospice in 1982. Following a merger in 1995 with Sauk Valley Hospice, the organization was renamed Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

 

We are proud to announce a name change encompassing our rich tradition of care and our growth in the community. HRRV will become known as Rock River Hospice and Home. “The name change will be phased in gradually upon the completion of the hospice home and reflects the long standing tradition of the organization, in keeping part of the current name and incorporating the future with the building of the hospice home,” said Randy Clark, HRRV Board President. “Our tradition of providing in-home hospice care will continue from the new facility, but we will now be able to offer another option for care with the addition of the hospice home,” Clark said.

 

Rock River Hospice & Home (RRHH) is located at 2706 Avenue E in Sterling, IL and serves a five county area in Northern Illinois that includes Bureau, Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties, along with portions of DeKalb, Henry, Rock Island and Stephenson. RRHH is a United Way partner agency.

 

For more information or questions, contact Emily Taylor, Executive Director or Carolyn Spencer, Hospice Home Project Manager at 815-625-3858.

 

 

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Family Fun Night on Monday at the Rock Falls Library

The Rock Falls Public Library will be hosting a Family Fun Night on Monday, October 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  This event will be held at the library.  Events include: decorating a Halloween candy bag, play library mini-golf, and have a chance at door prizes.  Activities are free, but tickets are required, and are available at the library's front desk.  Please call the Library at 815-625-3958 or find the library on Facebook for more information.

 

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Cubs take on the Washington Nationals on Monday at 3:08 p.m.

Join us on Monday, October 9, 2017 on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen to the Chicago Cubs face-off against the Washington Nationals,  Pregame is at 2:30 p.m. and first pitch is 3:08 p.m.  

 

 

 

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Washington Nationals 6 v. Cubs 3...FINAL

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Missing Teen Located

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department have updated us on Taimar L. Lundy.  He was reported missing on October 2, 2017.  Officials say he has been located.  

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High School Football Scores October 6, 2017

 

Sterling 41 v. Rochelle 6…FINAL

 

Stillman Valley 38 v. Rock Falls 24…FINAL

 

Newman 46 v. Hall 8…FINAL

 

Byron 59 v. Mendota 7…FINAL

 

Dixon 46 v Genoa-Kingston 14…FINAL

 

Geneseo 21 v. L/P 0…FINAL

 

Rockridge 54 v. Bureau Valley 14…FINAL

 

Fulton 34 v. Riverdale 7…FINAL

 

Orion 35 v. Morrison 7…FINAL

 

Erie-Ptown 20 v. Sherrard 0…FINAL

 

Milledgeville 26 v.  AFC 0…FINAL

 

Stockton 49 v. Polo 21…FINAL

 

Forreston 48 v. Galena 7…FINAL

 

Dakota 47 v. Amboy 6…FINAL

 

 

 

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Gov. Rauner declares October Built in Illinois Month

 

‘Built in Illinois’ highlights importance of manufacturing to the state’s economy

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner today kicked off National Manufacturing Month by proclaiming October Built in Illinois Month to showcase the importance of the industry to the Illinois economy.  

 

“Illinois has a long, remarkable manufacturing history,” the governor said. “It is an economic engine responsible for much of our state’s growth and prosperity dating back 200 years.”

 

Today, the industry is the second largest in Illinois. More than 12,000 firms employ nearly 600,000 Illinoisans whose products account for 13 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. Ninety-two percent of the state’s exports are manufactured products.

 

The governor’s Built in Illinois tour began with a stop at Hoffer Plastics in Elgin. The retail packaging company was founded in 1953 and was the winner of the 2015 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award.

 

“We are honored to have Governor Rauner visit us today and talk about manufacturing and workforce development,” said President and CEO William Hoffer. “It is an important part of our mission to develop our employees as well as always retain the ones we have. So we're honored to have him here and hopefully we can work together on improving the employment situation in our area and certainly within the state.”

 

Illinois possesses many competitive advantages: transportation, logistics, technology, education, and, most important, the best trained, most productive workforce in the country,” Rauner said. “It is high time that government became an advantage, too, by reducing the cost of regulations you have to bear.”

 

The Built in Illinois tour will continue throughout the month of October.

 

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Stillman Valley 38 v. Rock Falls 24...FINAL

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Erie-Ptown 20 v. Sherrard 0...FINAL

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Geneseo 21 v. L/P 0...FINAL

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Newman 48 v. Hall 16...FINAL

Congrats to the Newman Comets!

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Cubs defeat the Nationals 3 to 0...FINAL

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Stockton 49 v. Polo 21...FINAL

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