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

The suspected gunman accused of opening fire inside Dixon High School Wednesday may have gotten the gun from his mother, officials said Thursday.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



Top 5 things to do this weekend: Jan. 4-6, 2019  SaukValley.com

At Books on First. DIXON – Dixon High School math teacher Ryan Hoffman will be playing piano and guitar and singing a variety of songs, from rock to ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Dixon High School shooting suspect appears in court; investigator describes scene  WLS-TV

During a preliminary hearing for Dixon High School shooting suspect Matthew Milby, an investigator described the scene when the 19-year-old allegedly ...



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 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 ...



'Alice's Adventures' playing at Dixon High  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Take a trip down the rabbit hole this weekend as Dixon High School's theater department presents “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.”



Dixon High School March Student of the Month: Jonah Fulton  SaukValley.com

Jonah Zachary Fulton, 17, of Dixon is Dixon High School's March Student of the Month. His parents are Gretchen and Zachary Fulton, and he has three brothers, ...



Dixon High puts limits on Friday walkout  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Another nationwide protest against gun violence in schools is happening Friday, and Dixon High School Principal Mike Grady has set up parameters ...



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: 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 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.



Penny Ann McIntire  The Ogle County Life

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



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 ...



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

School resource officer who ended shooting recounts incident.



President praises Dixon school resource officer  SaukValley.com

ORLANDO – President Donald Trump is the latest person to join the officer Mark Dallas fan club.



Officer Who Stopped Dixon High School Shooting Gets Royal Treatment From Bears  CBS Chicago

Dixon, Illinois (WQAD) — Dixon resource officer Mark Dallas was honored at Soldier Field in Chicago as Honorary Captain as the Bears took on the Seattle ...



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 ...



2018 In Review: Stateline's Top Crime Stories  WIFR

STATELINE (WIFR) -- As the year comes to a close, we look back at several crime stories around the Stateline that made a major impact in 2018. Deaths of ...



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.



'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.



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, ...



'I was not going to let him get away': Officer recounts stopping gunman at Dixon school  Chicago Daily Herald

DIXON -- The school resource officer authorities say stopped a gunman who began firing inside an Illinois high school says "I was not going to let him get away.".



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 ...



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 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 ...



Dixon High School Shooter's Mom Bought Gun Used in Shootout  CBS Chicago

CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports from Dixon High School. The shooting suspect's mom purchased the gun used in the shooting, according to Dixon Police.



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 ...



Dixon High School band scholarship winners  SaukValley.com

Dixon High School band's Spring Concert was Sunday. Pictured (in alphabetical order, with awards) are: Cameron Crone, Outstanding Marching Sophomore; ...



Amboy School District to host open houses ahead of referendum for new junior high  SaukValley.com

AMBOY – With a vote on a nearly $16 million school project less than a month away, the Amboy School District is inviting people to tour the nearly 100-year-old ...



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, ...



Newman Central Catholic High School's November Student of the Month: Mary Powers  SaukValley.com

Mary Powers, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School's November Student of the Month. Her parents are David and Jeanne Powers, and she has ...



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 ...



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.



Dixon High Graduation Cermony Honors Officer Who Protected Students  CBS Chicago

Just days after taking cover as a gunman opened fire at their school, seniors at Dixon High School celebrated graduation, and paid tribute to the school resource ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



'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.



Milby fingerprint analysis complete, next hearing scheduled  SaukValley.com

DIXON – A fingerprint analysis for the Dixon High School shooter is complete, and the state's attorney is requesting discretionary sentencing in the case.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dixon High School Class of 1947 celebrates 70th reunion  SaukValley.com

Members of Dixon High School Class of 1947 celebrated their 70th reunion Sept. 9 at Galena Steak House in Dixon. They are (seated, from left) Delores Lloyd ...



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 ...



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.



Local schools' report cards a mixed bag  SaukValley.com

Eight of 54 schools in Lee, Whiteside and Ogle counties are under-performing, while five are designated exemplary, according to the annual Illinois State Board ...



SHS student athlete, 16, collapses, dies  SaukValley.com

STERLING – A 16-year-old Sterling High School athlete collapsed Sunday and died while playing basketball during an open gym session at the school.



Milby will submit more prints, judge rules  SaukValley.com

Fingerprint found on the gun not good enough to ID him, prosecution says.



Making friends with Flavien  SaukValley.com

ROCK FALLS – Flavien DuPont, 17, from Lille, France is Rock Falls High School's foreign exchange student for the 2018-19 school year. His parents are Aline ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



Sterling High School October Student of the Month: Trevor Carrell  SaukValley.com

Trevor Carrell, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. His mom is Tiffany Bowers, and he has an older sister, Haley ...



September Student of the Month: Mackenzie Olson  SaukValley.com

Mackenzie Marie Olson, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School's September Student of the Month. Her parents are Jude and Brian Olson, she has two ...



It's all a part of the plot: Sauk Ag program completes first harvest  SaukValley.com

DIXON – As ag students fired up a combine and harvested their first crop of corn and soybeans, Sauk Valley Community College became a fully functional farm.



Amboy High School has a new principal  SaukValley.com

Sterling High grad takes over as her predecessor becomes her superintendent.



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, ...



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.



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.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Shannon St. Clair Hoff  SaukValley.com

GARDEN CITY, Mo. – Shannon St. Clair Hoff, 47, of Garden City, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, at his home. Shannon was born May 2, 1971, in Dixon, the son of ...



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 ...



Former student used mother's gun in high school shooting: Police  WLS-TV

No victims were injured in the Wednesday morning shooting.



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.



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:



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 ...



'Unspecified threat' puts Morrison High School on soft lockdown  SaukValley.com

MORRISON – Morrison High School was put on soft lockdown Wednesday morning after staff was notified of an anonymous threat made against a student.



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 ...



From slow learner to enthusiastic teacher  SaukValley.com

Dixon native finds a home at Franklin school in Sterling.



Sauk Valley Community College hires first resource officer  WREX-TV

LEE COUNTY (WREX) – Months after a resource officer stopped a school shooting at Dixon High School, Sauk Valley Community College now has its own ...



Oregon High School getting new principal  SaukValley.com

OREGON – Oregon High School has a new principal. The Oregon Board of Education hired Heidi Deininger Monday night to replace current Principal Andrew ...



Newman Central Catholic High School March Student of the Month: Jillienne Roe  SaukValley.com

Jillienne Roe, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School's March Student of the Month. Her parents are Jason and Heather Roe and she has four ...



Mark Dallas to be made honorary captain of the Chicago Bears  WQAD Moline

DIXON, ILL – Dixon school resource officer Mark Dallas will be designated as the Chicago Bears honorary captain Monday night in their game against the ...



Virginia E. Smith  SaukValley.com

DIXON – Virginia E. Smith, of Dixon, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, following a short illness at Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Live Tweeting: Matthew Milby initial court appearance  WQAD Moline

DIXON, Illinois -- WQAD digital producer Ghazala Irshad is inside the Lee County Courthouse in Dixon, live tweeting the first appearance of alleged Dixon High ...



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 footsteps of Ronald Reagan, the only president born in Illinois  Chicago Daily Herald

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 ...



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 ...



Sterling High School's May Student of the Month: Sebastian Heeren  SaukValley.com

Sebastian William Heeren, 18, of Dixon, is one of Sterling High School's May Students of the Month. His parents are Polly Guthrie-Hammes and Jerry Heeren, ...



Dixon School Board inks $1 million land deal, despite residents' objections  SaukValley.com

District brings in 73.5 acres for future development.



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