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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 ...



Park District hires new recreation director  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The Park District's new recreation director brings a background in athletics and teaching to the position. The district hired Dixon native Seth Nicklaus on ...



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

DIXON – Funeral arrangements are being made for a former Dixon woman killed Monday in Colorado by her husband.



Dr. Kate M. McDowell  SaukValley.com

BROOMFIELD – Dr. Kate M. McDowell, DDS, of Broomfield, CO, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at age 40. She was born on Dec. 6, 1978, in Peoria, IL, to Kim and ...



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, ...



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 ...



Funeral services set for Dixon native who died in murder-suicide  WIFR

A Colorado coroner determines Dixon-native and dentist Kate McDowell died from a gunshot in a murder-suicide earlier this week.



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 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 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 senior wounded by officer after firing shots near gym  WQAD Moline

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 ...



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 ...



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.



SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES  SaukValley.com

Wednesday. Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena ...



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, ...



Judge refuses to lower bail for 19-year-old accused in Dixon High School shooting  Chicago Tribune

A judge refused Friday to lower the bail for Matthew Milby, 19, accused of firing a rifle this week in Dixon High School and shooting at a police officer.



Teen accused in Dixon High School shooting appears in court  WQAD Moline

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 November Student of the Month: Addison Schmall  SaukValley.com

Addison Schmall, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's November Student of the Month. His parents are Brett and Jackie Schmall, and he has a sister, Ashley, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dixon High School honors heroes at graduation ceremony  WQAD Moline

Dixon students march forward to a new beginning just days after a student opened fire during at Dixon High School.



Dixon High School resource officer adds another award to list  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Cop named city's Citizen of the Year, honored by the Illinois Sheriffs' Association.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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.



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 High School shooting: DHS students call ex-classmate, shooter a 'troublemaker'  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The Dixon High School shooter was identified by several eyewitnesses as former senior Matt Milby, 19, who recently was expelled. Police are declining ...



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 ...



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

School resource officer who ended shooting recounts incident.



Lost and found: Schools fill in cancelled days  SaukValley.com

Some 3-day weekends and spring breaks will be compromised thanks to the wrath of Old Man Winter: School districts have lost 5 to 8 days due to ...



Monte D. Long  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Monte D. Long, 66, of Dixon, IL, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at his home in Dixon. Monte was born February 22, 1952, in Dixon, IL, the ...



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 ...



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.



Officer who thwarted Dixon school shooting receives congressional honors  WIFR

16th Dist. U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger gives official copy of message he read to Congress after Officer Mark Dallas halted a school shooting in May.



Dixon teen accused of shooting at school resource officer faces new charges  WQAD Moline

The teenager accused of shooting at a Dixon High School is facing new charges for fighting with two other inmates.



Trump honors Dixon officer for stopping school shooting  Herald & Review

DIXON — The police officer credited with stopping a Northern Illinois school shooter has been praised by President Donald Trump after being named Officer of ...



Dallas to attend State of the Union  SaukValley.com

WASHINGTON – Dixon Police officer Mark Dallas, who stopped the Dixon High School shooter before anyone could be killed, will be U.S. Rep.



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 ...



Dixon School Board lines up $7 million more in construction projects  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The school board moved forward with nearly $7 million in improvement projects Wednesday and plans to start issuing bonds next month to afford the ...



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 ...



'I was not going to let him get away' – Dixon High resource officer recounts gunfight with Milby  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The acclaimed hero of the Dixon High School shooting said he just did what any trained officer would have done in that situation.



Longtime Quincy assistant is new basketball coach  SaukValley.com

Dixon High School named its new boys basketball coach on Wednesday, as Chris Harmann was officially approved at the monthly school board meeting.



Dixon school resource officer earns international accolades  SaukValley.com

ORLANDO – Dixon High School resource officer Mark Dallas' actions during a school shooting in May have earned him acclaim as a hero on the local, state and ...



Area students to t-e-s-t their skills at three-county spelling bee  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Learn a new word or two, courtesy of the best grade school spellers in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties as they take part in the Regional Office of ...



Dixon High senior signs letter of intent  SaukValley.com

Dixon High School senior Kylie Shaw (center) signed her letter of intent April 30 to swim for Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also pictured are her ...



Boys basketball: Nick Oraham leaving Dixon for Elk Grove  SaukValley.com

After 2 years in Dixon, Nick Oraham is headed back closer to home. The Dukes boys basketball coach accepted the same position at Elk Grove High School, ...



Bicentennial: Reagan’s Illinois a place of honor, integrity  Herald & Review

On Feb. 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was riding high as he celebrated his 73rd birthday in Dixon, the county seat of Lee County and the town where he ...



Community leaders honored at awards night  SaukValley.com

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



Dixon officer earns a promotion: Honorary captain for the Bears  SaukValley.com

Dixon school resource officer Mark Dallas and Chicago Bears tight end Ben Braunecker run onto the field Monday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears ...



Oregon schools launch emergency hotline app  SaukValley.com

OREGON – In the wake of the Dixon High School shooting, the Oregon School District has implemented a confidential emergency hotline app students and ...



Holiday happenings coming up this weekend and beyond  SaukValley.com

With a beautiful blanket of white show on the ground and Christmas carols wafting through every store, it's hard not to feel the holiday spirit rising.



Rauner signs “gun law”, visits Dixon police officer Mark Dallas  WQAD Moline

School Resource Officer Mark Dallas and Illinois Governor Rauner will meet and speak at Dixon High School at 1 p.m. on July 16.



More than 100 Sauk Valley students named State Scholars  SaukValley.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which provides information and financial assistance to college-bound students, Tuesday released ...



Handgun, rifles seized from Dixon High School student  WQAD.com

A handgun and two rifles were seized by police Wednesday, March 8, after reports were made that a Dixon High School student was armed with a gun.



Kyle E. Gallentine  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Kyle E. Gallentine, 61, of Dixon passed away at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at his residence.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



City OKs plan for school resource officer at Oregon High  SaukValley.com

OREGON – A new face appears likely to be headed for the halls of Oregon High School. The City Council voted to enter into an intergovernmental agency ...



Talk about living history!  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Take it one day at a time and eat your veggies: That's Stella Grobe's advice. The former Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society historian, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



William E. 'Bill' LaFever  SaukValley.com

DIXON – William Edous “Bill” LaFever, 98, a lifelong Dixon resident, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Heritage Square in Dixon, and now rejoins his ...



Reagan’s Illinois: A place of honor, integrity, kindness that inspired a president  Belleville News-Democrat

President Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, IL and also lived in Dixon, IL. Reagan was the only U.S. president born in Illinois. He served as president from ...



Paul D. Mekeel  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Paul D. Mekeel, 57, of Dixon, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon, following a long illness. He was ...



Martha I. Quick  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Martha Irene Quick, 87, of Dixon, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, holding the hand of her beloved husband of 67 years.



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 ...



Penny A. McIntire  SaukValley.com

OREGON – Penny Ann McIntire of Oregon passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at her home, at the age of 66.



Milby now facing attempted murder charges  SaukValley.com

DIXON – The 19-year-old charged in the May 16 shooting at Dixon High School pleaded not guilty Friday morning to three new charges of attempted murder, ...



Resident presents alternative plan for future DHS campus  SaukValley.com

DIXON – It's been a year since voters said no to building a new Dixon High School, and a retired geologist and longtime resident is telling the school district that ...



DHS February Student of the Month: Alyssa Kruger  SaukValley.com

Alyssa Christine Kruger, 17, of Dixon is Dixon High School's February Student of the Month. Her parents are Brent and Julie Kruger, and she has a sister, Hailey, ...



High school graduation ceremonies begin this week  SaukValley.com

High school graduations begin this week all across the Sauk Valley. The following ceremonies will be in the schools' gym unless otherwise indicated:



Officer shoots, wounds school shooting suspect in Dixon, Illinois | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Dixon, Illinois police chief Steve Howell says a police officer assigned to a Dixon high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the ...



Mary H. 'Mame' Cooper  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Mary Helen “Mame” Cooper, 91, of Dixon, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at her home in Dixon, with her loving family by her side. Mame was born Feb.



Returning to normalcy: It takes courage  SaukValley.com

Many eyes will be focused on the Dixon High School graduation Sunday afternoon, only 4 days after a school shooting. It takes courage to don caps and gowns ...



Nellie Mae Tieken  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Nellie Mae Tieken, 89, of Dixon, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Nellie was the Home Economics teacher at ...



School Shooting Suspect Was Real Sad For A Long Time, Mom Says  Patch.com

Mom Says Dixon School Shooter Was Bulled - Across Illinois, IL - VIDEO: Matt Milby's mother said her son was bullied and "his kindness kind of got taken for ...



Former Dixon resident grows acting career, lands role on 'Better Call Saul'  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Those watching the latest season of “Better Call Saul” were likely to see a familiar face on screen. Former Dixon resident Hans Obma landed a role as ...



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 ...



John Utley  SaukValley.com

Following graduation from Dixon High School, John worked for his cousin's traveling Dixon-based circus, the Ayres and Kathryn Davies Circus. After briefly ...



Donna M. Drew  SaukValley.com

GRAND DETOUR – Donna M. Drew, 79, of Grand Detour, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.



District play to begin in 2021; groupings may be known as early as 2020  SaukValley.com

Change is coming once again to Illinois high school football, and it's a big one. Illinois high schools have approved an IHSA by-law proposal Tuesday to ...



Milby will submit more prints, judge rules  SaukValley.com

DIXON – More fingerprints will be taken from the Dixon High School shooter, a judge ruled Friday morning, granting the state's request. His atttorney also is ...



Amboy High School has a new principal  SaukValley.com

AMBOY – Amboy High School has a new principal with a familiar face. Janet Crownhart will fill the vacancy left by Joshua Nichols, who was promoted last month ...



Dr. Donald W. Edwards  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Dr. Donald Wayne Edwards of Dixon, died peacefully on Thursday night, Sept. 27, 2018, at his home in Heritage Square in Dixon. He was 93.



In the wake of near tragedy  SaukValley.com

Traumatic moments in our lifetime stick in our minds like no other memory, and there's no easy way to heal from them. Eventually, time will help in the healing ...



Passion play: Dixon grade-schoolers will steal the show when they take the stage in play penned by one of their own  SaukValley.com

DIXON – At only 10 years old, Kathleen Keesey, it seems, has found her passion. The Madison Elementary School fourth-grader has adapted “The Lightning ...



Allen, Carolyn N. | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Carolyn N. Allen 75, of Decatur, IL entered into eternal rest at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Kindred Chicago Lakeshore Hospital.



'Heroic' resource officer hailed for stopping armed teen at high school, saving lives  WLS-TV

A police officer confronted and injured an armed man at an Illinois high school this morning, a city official said, adding that no students or staff were injured.



Dixon watercolor artist taps into her creativity  SaukValley.com

Sydni Reubin has managed to master a medium that's as fluid as the emotions it conveys.



Dixon resource officer Mark Dallas to speak out tonight on 13 News at 10  WREX-TV

The man being hailed a hero for stopping a shooter at Dixon high school last week spoke exclusively to NBC's Ron Mott. 13 WREX will share a portion of that ...



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 ...



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