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AMBOY – There has been a lot of success surrounding Amboy High School as of late.

DIXON – At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man with a gun on McGrirr Road near Interstate 39.

STERLING – Two 4-H clubs in Whiteside County were recently honored for their achievements with a statewide Excel Club Award.

AMBOY – Addison Shaw, daughter of Jay and Beth Shaw, has been named the Amboy Student of the Month for February.

AMBOY – It is well known, staffing at fire departments is dangerously low.

SUBLETTE – If spring can’t get here fast enough, neither can the 42nd Annual Sublette Antique Tractor & Toy Show.

DIXON – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office announce the following charges that stem from the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident that occurred near the intersection of Sterling Road and Walton Road at approximately 9:29 p.m. on December 4th.

AMBOY – The Third Annual Trivia Night hosted by the Amboy FFA Alumni comes to the Amboy Community Building on Saturday, March 2.

The Amboy Community Building could hardly contain the attendees of the Amboy Lions Club’s and Lee Center Church’s Chili Luncheon & Basket Raffle on Sunday, Jan. 28.

AMBOY – Frank Stenzel has tried to be civic minded, and a community advocate his entire life.

AMBOY – Over the last year Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy has held many fundraising events in part of its “Save Our Steeple” project as the church’s roof was in bad shape.

Donna Unrath, the former accounting administrator for Woodhaven Lakes who pleaded guilty for embezzling over $300,000 from Woodhaven on Thursday, Nov. 30 was originally given a sentencing hearing of Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    AMBOY – The central theme of the Amboy City Council meeting held on January 15 was new appointments and promotions.   

  AMBOY – The Amboy School Board met in session on a chilly Thursday, January 18. The first order of business was a public hearing to adopt the resolution authorizing an interfund transfer …

   At approximately 3:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was notified a train from Union Pacific Railroad had struck a tractor-trailer that was blocking the railway on Willow Road at Track Road just east of Franklin Grove. 

SUBLETTE – Snow and below zero temperatures were not going to stop the Village of Sublette meeting on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Ellice Dinges Center.

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. The Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels across the country, and blood and platelet donors are urged to make a donation appointment to help alleviate the shortage and help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not put on hold.

AMBOY – Doug Bybee has been a lot of places, done a lot of things, and seen a lot of scenes.

AMBOY – Kirstyn Carter wanted to do something different in Amboy.

NAPERVILLE – As temperatures drop and snowfall is expected throughout much of its northern Illinois service territory, Nicor Gas’ teams are prepared and ready to meet customers’ needs around the clock.

AMBOY — Emma Dinges, daughter of Nick and Stacey Dinges, has been named the Amboy Student of the Month for January.

AMBOY — Amboy High School announces its Fall 2023 Honor Roll.

AMBOY — Kimber Zitelman, daughter of  Mikael and Kelly Zitelman, has been named the Amboy High School Student of the Month for December.

MENDOTA – First State Bank, Mendota, announces a special conference for area farmers.  The 24th Annual First State Bank Ag Conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Mendota Civic Center.

AMBOY – During an informational hearing Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Amboy fire station, Amboy Fire Chief Jeff Bryant Sr. and Harmon Fire Chief Dave Carrington addressed the matter of the Harmon Fire Department merging with the Amboy Fire Department.

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