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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.



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 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 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, ...



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 ...



Final lap to top  SaukValley.com

One-to-one learning coming to Dixon High School next year.



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 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 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.



Sheriff: Accused Dixon High School shooter declared unfit to stand trial  WREX-TV

DIXON (WREX) -- Nearly a year after the Dixon High School shooting, accused shooter Matthew Milby has been ruled unfit to stand trial. According to Lee.



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 resource officer adds another award to list  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

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



Transparency a clear issue in Dixon school board race  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Who's transparent and who's not? It's an issue brought forward by Dixon School Board challengers Rachel Cocar, Melissa Gates and Rachael ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



"Countless lives were saved": Officer hailed for confronting gunman at Dixon High School in Illinois  CBS News

DIXON, Ill. -- A school resource officer is being hailed as a hero after confronting a gunman at an Illinois high school Wednesday morning, officials say.



Dixon PD release statement on the Reagan Middle School threat  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois- In a Facebook post police say they believe a threat made at a Dixon school is "non-credible". Tuesday morning March 5th, police say a threat ...



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 ...



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 ...



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. The forum will run from 6:30 p.m. to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

The suspect in the Dixon High School shooting, Matthew Milby Jr., who allegedly shot over his shoulder at school resource officer Mark Dallas while fleeing ...



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 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.



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 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 ...



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.



Throwback Thursday: Photos of Presidents in the Quad-Cities  Quad City Times

As the next wave of presidential hopefuls begin to stop in the Quad-Cities, lets look back at the former presidents who have visited the area over the years.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dixon High School honors heroes at graduation ceremony  WQAD.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



Candidates weigh in at forum  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Mayoral and City Council candidates had similar views Tuesday on the issues facing the city and goals of growth going forward.



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 ...



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

School resource officer who ended shooting recounts incident.



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 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 ...



Rita Crundwell recovery funds to fuel new projects in Dixon  WQAD Moline

Years after Rita Crundwell was arrested for fraud, the recovery money Dixon, Illinois received is fueling projects.



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.



Dixon man arrested for sexual assault of a child  WQAD Moline

Dixon Police say they began the investigation in October 2018.



Dixon man arrested after bar stabbing puts 2 men in the hospital  WQAD Moline

Two people are in the hospital and one has been arrested after stabbing outside a bar.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Charles Louis Brainerd  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Charles Louis Brainerd, July 9, 1940 to March 28, 2019.



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 ...



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 ...



Possible new I-88 signs at the Dixon exit may have you hitting the brakes  WQAD Moline

The City of Dixon is working with the Illinois Tollway to have more signs at the Dixon I-88 exit bringing more traffic to businesses.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Community leaders honored at awards night  SaukValley.com

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

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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 ...



Top 5 things to do this weekend: March 15-17, 2019  SaukValley.com

When the saints go running, and marching. DIXON – The Dixon YMCA's Sham-Rock 5K and Kids Run hits the streets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by ...



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, ...



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, ...



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.



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.



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 City Council begins looking for fixes to looming public safety pension crisis  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois -- Dixon City Council held a special meeting Thursday on how to ward off an impending financial crisis in coming years as the city's police and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dixon, Illinois officer Mark Dallas named "Officer of the Year"  KWQC-TV6

Officer Dallas was honored with the International Association Chiefs of Police 'Officer of the Year'.



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.'



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, ...



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 ...



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 public bathroom “extensively damaged” and police have no leads  WQAD Moline

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible up to a $1000.00 reward.



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, ...



Officer Mark Dallas gets royal send off to Chicago as honorary football captain  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois-- Dixon resource officer Mark Dallas was honored at Soldier Field in Chicago as Honorary Captain as the Bears took on the Seattle Seahawks.



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 ...



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 ...



Cop Who Stopped School Shooting Prefers Title Dad Over Hero  Patch.com

Dixon Cop Prefers Title Dad Over Hero - Across Illinois, IL - Dixon High School Resource Officer Mark Dallas says he was just doing his job.



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.



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