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It’s been one year since the shooting at Dixon High School  WQAD Moline

Seniors at Dixon High School were getting ready for graduation practice when they heard gunshots.



Officer who intervened Dixon High School shooting continues to protect students  WQAD Moline

Restricted access and more than 120 security cameras help keep the halls of Dixon High School safe, but a familiar face helps students feel secure.



Dixon High construction costs increase by $2.5 million  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Construction costs at Dixon High School have gone up about $2.5 million since major renovations began in May, and the School District is looking at ...



Dixon High School steps up security one year after shooting  WREX-TV

Tomorrow marks one year since a shooting inside Dixon High School. A year later, the high school says its made several security upgrades since that shooting.



Fans invited to turn out tonight for Dixon NBA draft pick Roby  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The city is inviting fans from all over the Sauk Valley to a rally tonight to congratulate Isaiah Roby, Dixon High School's first graduate to be drafted by ...



Welcome to the real world  SaukValley.com

DIXON – A different kind of tackling was being done on the A.C. Bowers football field Sunday at Dixon High School. Before 174 seniors received their diplomas, ...



Dixon school shooter fit to stand trial  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Despite severe depression and odd and delusional thoughts that have caused him to stop eating properly – to the point of being hospitalized last ...



Dixon High School December Student of the Month: Madeline Blackbourn  SaukValley.com

Madeline May “Maddie” Blackbourn, 17, of Dixon is Dixon High School's December Student of the Month. Her parents are Brian Blackbourn and Darla Pearson, ...



Dixon police officer named National Officer of the Year  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois-- Dixon High School resource officer Mark Dallas is being named National Officer of the Year by the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum.



Dixon High School to spend thousands on security upgrades  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois — The Dixon School Board approved a plan to spend $117,000 to increase security at Dixon High School. The plan comes after a student ...



Dixon High shooter unfit for trial  SaukValley.com

DIXON – School shooter Matthew A. Milby Jr. was recently found unfit to stand trial after a re-evaluation of his psychological state prompted by another ...



Matthew Milby found unfit to stand trial by court for Dixon High School shooting  OurQuadCities

Next month's trial for the suspect of the Dixon High School shooting last May will not move forward at this time. It's after Matthew Milby is found unfit to stand trial ...



Dixon officer who stopped school shooting named Citizen of the Year  WQAD Moline

The school resource officer who stopped a shooting at Dixon Highschool was named Citizen of the Year by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce.



Greenhouse taking root at Dixon High  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Work on Dixon High School's newest classroom has started. A 576-square-foot greenhouse is being built on the north side of the school, near the ...



Matthew Milby, accused Dixon school shooter, ruled unfit to stand trial  WIFR

Matthew Milby, a man accused of opening fire at Dixon High School last May, was recently ruled unfit to stand trial, according to court records.



Dixon High School senior wounded by officer after firing shots near gym  WQAD.com

A 19-year-old recently expelled male student of Dixon High School was shot and wounded by a school resource officer around 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning ...



Inaugural hall of fame class to be honored this week  SaukValley.com

Dixon High School Athletic Director Jared Shaner has a full plate on Saturday, and he couldn't be happier about it. There is a nine-team Class 2A wrestling ...



Changing culture one student at a time  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Dixon High School Assistant Principal Doug Stansford remembers when paddles were an effective form of changing behavior in school. Discipline has ...



Ofc. Mark Dallas to retire, Dixon schools will get new resource officer  WREX-TV

Officer Mark Dallas, the Dixon High School resource officer who stopped an armed former student back in 2018, is retiring.



Opponents to new Dixon High School: Respect our history, and don't spend what you don't have  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Opponents of building a new Dixon High School say abandoning "the castle" flies in the face of the city's history and undermines the resources put into ...



Judge rules Dixon man fit for trial in school shooting case  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 20-year-old man is mentally able to go to trial on charges he opened fire at a northern Illinois high school.



Dixon officer Mark Dallas provides children ride to school  WIFR

Dixon School Resource Officer Mark Dallas provided a ride to school for two children last Friday after a raffle to benefit a local family.



School Board candidates differ on path for success  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Transparency, bonds, test scores, and facilities were at the forefront of a forum Tuesday at Dixon High School for five school board candidates in the ...



Changing of the guard  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Mark Dallas had an experience as a student resource officer that not many have. The celebrated Dixon police officer will conclude his 5-year ...



Graduation times and dates for 2019  SaukValley.com

Amboy High School: 2 p.m. May 26, 11 E. Hawley St. Ashton-Franklin Center High School: 10 a.m. May 25, 611 Western Ave., Ashton. Bureau Valley High ...



Dixon mom arrested for driving with kids on roof of car, sitting in a pool  Northwest Herald

A Dixon woman faces multiple charges after being stopped Tuesday for driving her car with her daughters sitting in an inflated pool on the car's roof.



DHS cheerleaders set sights on the big stage  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The Dixon High School cheerleaders will be ringing in the new year in the national spotlight: The varsity and junior varsity squads are going to Orlando, ...



James R. Hill  SaukValley.com

DIXON – James R. Hill, age 61, of Dixon, IL, and Tomahawk, WI, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2019. Jim was born on June 23, 1958, in Dixon, IL, to Robert ...



Officer Mark Dallas speaks out after Dixon High School shooting  WIFR

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- The school resource officer being called a hero for stopping a shooter inside Dixon High School is speaking out about that day. "I couldn't ...



School's out, but construction's not  SaukValley.com

Several local schools renovating, repairing and replacing throughout buildings, facilities.



Dixon High School celebrates graduation  WIFR

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- Four days after a former student comes into Dixon High School with a gun during graduation practice, students walk the stage to receive ...



Dixon candidates election forum Tuesday  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Candidates for mayor, City Council and School Board will speak at a forum from Tuesday at Dixon High School.



Dixon's finest – and best: School resource officer named Citizen of the Year  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Mark Dallas is running out of room to put his awards. The Dixon High School resource officer was named the 2018 Citizen of the Year on Friday at the ...



Dixon HS students return to newly renovated school after spring shooting scare  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois -- The start of the 2018-2019 school year meant change for Dixon High School. Since January 2018, renovations have been underway to get the ...



Sheriff IDs 23-year-old Dixon man who drowned Monday  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The man who died Monday after his car went into the Rock River was Devon M. Jensen, 23, of Dixon, the Lee County Sheriff's Department said in a ...



Dixon High School Shooting: Video: Parents wait to pick students up at baseball fields in Page Park.  SaukValley.com

Parents wait to pick students up at baseball fields in Page Park in Dixon after a 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening ...



Dixon officer Mark Dallas honored as 'National Officer of the Year'  WIFR

Mark Dallas, credited for confronting a suspected school shooter at Dixon High School last year, was honored as the 'National Officer of the Year.'



Roby eagerly awaiting NBA Draft fate  SaukValley.com

The next phase of Isaiah Roby's basketball journey is about to begin, and he hopes it will be on the grandest stage of all. One week from today, Roby will be ...



Teen accused in Dixon High School shooting appears in court  WQAD.com

DIXON, Illinois — A preliminary hearing has been set for 19-year-old Matthew Milby, who was accused of bringing a rifle to graduation practice and exchanging ...



Dixon High School December Student of the Month: Valerie Miller  SaukValley.com

Valerie Miller, 17, of Dixon is Dixon High School's December Student of the Month. Her parents are Shane and Pam Miller, and she has a sister, Holli, and a ...



President Trump Praises Illinois School Resource Officer Who Stopped Shooting  TIME

President Donald Trump offered praise to an Illinois school resource officer who stopped a school shooting while addressing the International Association of ...



Timber Creek revival underway  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The historic Timber Creek golf course could soon be reopening its doors. The more than 100-year-old course and banquet facility, formerly the Dixon ...



New details emerge about Dixon school shooting during suspect's court appearance  Chicago Tribune

The man charged in connection with last month's shooting at Dixon High School pleaded not guilty in court Thursday as authorities offered more details of the ...



Attempted murder charges brought against 19-year-old accused in Dixon High School shooting  Chicago Tribune

The man accused of shooting at a gym teacher and a police officer at Dixon High School in May now faces charges that could land him behind bars for decades.



A curriculum reboot: Dixon High School wants to upgrade to computer-based learning  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Dixon High School plans to put a computer in the hands of each student as early as the 2019-20 school year. That will cost about $350000 – most of ...



Dixon High School shooter used mother's gun; students return for graduation rehearsal  WLS-TV

DIXON, Ill. (WLS) -- The suspected gunman accused of opening fire inside Dixon High School Wednesday may have gotten the gun from his mother, officials ...



A dream come true  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Isaiah Roby's dream of joining NBA has come true. Roby, 21, of Dixon was selected in the second round by the Detroit Pistons as the 45th pick ...



Dixon clinches trip to State with 1-0 Super-Sectional win  MyStateline.com

It has been a season of 'firsts' for Dixon High School's baseball team and there could be more to come.



Mentor program launches in Dixon  SaukValley.com

DIXON – A new mentoring program connecting students with the community kicked off Thursday after 2 years of planning.



Dixon's Roby hopes to impress at NBA Draft Combine  WREX-TV

Dixon native Isaiah Roby entered his name into the NBA Draft following his junior year at Nebraska. This week he's going through the NBA Draft Combine in ...



Madison music teacher to retire at year's end  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Name a school operated by Dixon Public Schools in the past 4 decades, and Ruth Johnson has taught in each of them.



Dixon High School resource officer Mark Dallas has his day  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators honored the “hometown hero” who put a stop to the Dixon High School shooting Wednesday, giving ...



Dixon wrestling great to be enshrined by IWCOA  SaukValley.com

Jacob Hey was one of the most dominant wrestlers the Sauk Valley has produced. That point will soon be driven home with his induction into the Illinois ...



Roland Harold Falk  SaukValley.com

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Roland Harold Falk, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Heritage Pointe in Fort Wayne.



October Student of the Month: Madison Nicole Seggebruch  SaukValley.com

Madison Nicole Seggebruch, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's October Student of the Month. Her parents are Brent and Susan Seggebruch, and she has ...



Mary Jane Meyers  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Mary Jane Meyers, 95, of Dixon was called to her heavenly home on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.



Hazardous ice, waters force closures in Dixon  SaukValley.com

DIXON – What snow once covered, and ice now is covering, now is in danger of being blanketed by water as a result of the recent cold spell and fluctuating ...



Dixon High School Project  SaukValley.com

Renovate Dixon High School, or build new? School officials and the Dixon community have wrestled with that question for the past few months. The school ...



Two new businesses coming to Dixon  SaukValley.com

DIXON – A couple of new businesses are on the horizon in Dixon. One's a new spot to enjoy your java, the other is new place to buy your kicks. Coffee Crush will ...



TIMELINE: Dixon High School referendum from the beginning  SaukValley.com

... • Proponents of new Dixon High School: If you have to pay anyway, invest in the long term: shawurl.com/2uyr. • Opponents to new Dixon High School: Respect ...



Dixon High School shooter charged with 3 counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm  WLS-TV

Dixon High School shooting suspect Matthew Milby, a 19-year-old who police said brought his mother's rifle to school Wednesday morning and exchanged ...



Services set for man who drowned Monday  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Funeral services are set for the 23-year-old Dixon man who drowned Monday after his car went into the Rock River near St. Marys Cement.



Milby trial delayed  SaukValley.com

DIXON – A “projectile” yet to be retrieved from a Dixon High soccer goal has delayed the trial of school shooter Matthew A. Milby Jr. The trial was set to begin ...



Dixon school district plans more than $2.5 million in building upgrades  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The school district is planning more than $2.5 million in building upgrades in the next 2 years, including adding a new gym at Jefferson and installing ...



Rodney W. Senn  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Rodney W. Senn, age 61, of Dixon, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Rodney was born June 5, 1957 in ...



Dixon High School resource officer who stopped shooting, son recount incident  Northwest Herald

School resource officer who ended shooting recounts incident.



Dixon Police to hold celebration of Isaiah Roby on Friday  WREX-TV

DIXON (WREX) — Dixon Police are set to celebrate Isaiah Roby being drafted into the NBA. The Dixon Police Department posted on their Twitter page the ...



Top Illinois high schools ranked in national report  WIFR

Nearly 650 Illinois high schools were recently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 'Best High School Rankings.'



Former standout Rogers guides alma mater Dixon to banner season on the diamond  SaukValley.com

Candi Rogers has been around for some of the lowest depths of the Dixon High School softball program. She was a 4-year starting varsity player for the ...



Mock accident held at Dixon High School  SaukValley.com

Matt Klahn, the Lee County States Attorney, talks to Dixon High School students about the distracted and drunk driving and the charges that can pressed in ...



Mekeel feted at state tournament  SaukValley.com

CHAMPAIGN – A long and distinguished run in wrestling for Don Mekeel of Sterling added another highlight Saturday night at the IHSA State Wrestling ...



Case of teen accused of opening fire at Dixon High School will go to trial  WQAD Moline

Matthew Milby is accused of taking a semi-automatic rifle to Dixon High School on May 16 as graduation practice was taking place in the gym.



Charles Louis Brainerd  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Charles Louis Brainerd, July 9, 1940 to March 28, 2019. From a young age, Chuck was a wandering soul, moving around and about, trying new and ...



Dixon High School April Student of the Month: Patrick Johnson  SaukValley.com

Patrick Johnson, 18, of Dixon is Dixon High School's April Student of the Month. His parents are David and Ruth and his sister is Maribeth, 21, who attends ...



Dixon High School's April Student of the Month: Jacob Hunkins  SaukValley.com

Jacob Hunkins, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's April Student of the Month. Jacob's parents are Leonard and Traci Hunkins. Favorite class: AP U.S. history.



Dale L. Bollman  SaukValley.com

HARMON – Dale L. Bollman, 75, of Harmon, IL, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dale was born ...



Dixon school shooter charged with battery in jailhouse brawl  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Dixon High School shooter Matthew A. Milby Jr. heard new felony charges Friday that were levied against him after a jailhouse brawl with two other ...



Peace on the playground  SaukValley.com

Washington elementary's new program teaches ABCs – and cooperation.



Mary Jane Richardson  SaukValley.com

VAN WERT – Mary Jane Richardson, 79, of Van Wert, OH, died at 2:55 a.m., Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Meadows of Delphos. She was born on May 31, ...



Community leaders honored at awards night  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Several community members and organizations were recently recognized for their positive contributions to the city.



Officer Dallas passes the torch ahead of retirement  WQAD Moline

Officer Dallas has plans to give back in his retirement.



Fix or build options for Dixon High School  SaukValley.com

The school board has narrowed the district's long-range facility plan to two options. Both options include basic renovation and upgrades at Washington and ...



Student of the Month: Katie Drezen  SaukValley.com

Katie Drezen, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Brenda and Paul Drezen, and has two sisters, Ellie ...



Summer lunch programs to start soon  SaukValley.com

Free summer lunch programs in Whiteside and Lee counties soon will be back in action. The United Way of Whiteside County's Let's Feed Our Children program ...



Cathy Moore Hill  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Cathy Moore Hill, 56, of Dixon died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at her home. She was born in Dixon on July 24, 1962. She was the daughter of David ...



Dixon High School November Student of the Month: Gretchen Bushman  SaukValley.com

Gretchen Bushman, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's November Student of the Month. Her parents are Patrick and Elizabeth Bushman, and she has a sister, ...



Dixon High School shooting trial date is set for Aug. 20  The Herald-News

The jury trial is expected to take at least two weeks.



Richard Douglas 'Pete' Brenner  SaukValley.com

DENNARD, Ark. – Pete passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, while in the Conway, AR hospital. He was born in Dixon, IL, April 4, 1932, the son of Darrell and ...



Well, coach be praised!  SaukValley.com

DHS gym teacher who rushed students to safety named grand marshal of St. Patrick's Day parade.



These Dukes just wanna have fun  SaukValley.com

Who has more fun playing baseball than the Dixon High School baseball team?



Four facing cocaine dealing, possession charges  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Four people, including the father of the Dixon High School shooter, were arrested Wednesday in an ongoing drug investigation. Dixon police said ...



Dixon’s Roby to participate in the NBA Draft Combine  MyStateline.com

Dixon High School graduate Isaiah Roby is getting a chance to show NBA scouts what he can do. Roby has tweeted out that he'll be attending the NBA Draft ...



Dixon officer Mark Dallas to attend Tuesday's 'State of the Union' address  WIFR

Dixon School Resource Officer Mark Dallas will be joining Adam Kinzinger as a guest for Tuesday's 'State of the Union Address' in Washington.



Dixon High School March Student of the Month: Renata Young  SaukValley.com

Renata Young, 17, is Dixon High School's March Student of the Month. Her parents are William and Tracy, and her brother is Riley, 20.



Penguin Project marches into Sauk Valley  SaukValley.com

DIXON – A new troupe is being formed in the Sauk Valley to spotlight a unique cast of performers. A group of community members recently started the Penguin ...



John Eugene Devine  SaukValley.com

STERLING – John Eugene Devine, 96, of Sterling, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, while surrounded by family at Rock River Hospice and Home in ...



Local services to be held for former Dixon woman slain in Colorado  SaukValley.com

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Milby pleads in battery case; attempted murder trial set for April 18  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Dixon High School shooter Matthew A. Milby Jr. pleaded not guilty today to new charges involving a fight in the jail.



David J. 'Booga' Thompson  SaukValley.com

STERLING – David J. 'Booga' Thompson, 52 of Sterling, died Sunday March 31, 2019, at his home. He was born on February 26, 1967, in Dixon, the son of ...



Services set for former Dixon woman killed in murder-suicide  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Services are set for Dr. Kate M. (Brokaw) McDowell, a former Dixon woman shot and killed by her husband Monday in their home in Bloomfield, ...



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