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Cathy Lynn (Knox) Spates

ROCKFORD – Cathy Lynn (Knox) Spates, 58, of Rockford, IL, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 23, 2019, surrounded by friends.

Morrison High School  Quad City Times

MORRISON (Illinois) High School has selected these outstanding seniors from its class of 57 students:

'Unspecified threat' puts Morrison High School on soft lockdown

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

Oetting takes over Morrison football program

Morrison did not have to look very far to find its next varsity head football coach. Ryan Oetting, defensive coordinator for the Mustangs' *fresh*-soph team in 2017, ...

Thomas John Butkus

OVERLAND PARK – Thomas John Butkus, 63, of Overland Park, KS passed away on February 4th, 2019, after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

Dorrine J. Deter

MORRISON – Dorrine J. Deter, 88, of Morrison, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Resthave Home in Morrison. She retired from the Morrison High School cafeteria.

Morrison teen killed in car crash

JANESVILLE, IOWA — A Morrison teen was killed and a passenger injured in a car crash Friday afternoon in Bremer County, Iowa. According to an Iowa State ...

14-year-old accused of making threats against Morrison High School students  KWQC-TV6

Police say they detained a male juvenile and charged him with disorderly conduct, a class 3 Felony.

Morrison: New coach Oetting looks to speed past opponents  Clinton Herald

The Morrison Mustangs have a new head coach, but it's one from within the program. Ryan Oetting served as sophomore coach and defensive coordinator for ...

Injury sidelines Orion football's Lee for remainder of season  Quad-Cities Online

One of the top-ranked football teams in Illinois will be without one of its top players for the rest of the season.

Top 5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 8-10, 2019

CLS Family Fun Fair. STERLING – Christ Lutheran School Boosters' second annual CLS Fun Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school at 2000 18th ...

David J. Green

MORRISON – David J. Green, 45, of Morrison, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Morrison Community Hospital. David was born April 1, 1973, in Clinton, Iowa, the ...

High school graduation ceremonies begin this week

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

ROE programs giving local students a second chance

STERLING – When he was kicked out of Sterling High School in 2003, Gustavo Medrano was handed a pamphlet for a GED program.

Ottawa High names Hall of Fame inductees

Six individuals and one team have been selected as 2019 inductees to the Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame. A banquet is scheduled Saturday, Feb.

Richard "Dick" A. Lamb  Quad City Times

June 3, 1941-July 27, 2018. FULTON, Ill. - Richard 'Dick' A. Lamb, 77, of Fulton, died Friday, July 27, 2018, at his home. The funeral *service* will be 12 noon ...

Looking back, going backward

MORRISON – The night started with Morrison High School celebrating the past by acknowledging the 2017 Hall of Fame Class before Friday's game against ...

State track champs from Morrison

Members of Morrison High School's seventh-grade boys track team won the state track championship May 11 and 12 in East Peoria. Competitors are (from left) ...

Coaching spots open up, get filled at board meeting

MORRISON – For a brief moment during Thursday's school board meeting at Morrison High School, its athletic program was looking to fill five head coaching ...

Burdette F. Burch

STERLING – Burdette F. Burch, 96, of Sterling, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling. Burdette was born Sept. 17, 1921, in ...

Betty J. Finkle

ROCK FALLS – Betty June Finkle, 84, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Citadel of Sterling. She was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Elgin, the daughter of ...

Ruth Reed

MORRISON – Ruth Reed, 90, of Morrison, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. She was born June 10, 1927, to Carl and Effie (Dykema) Kuehl in Morrison.

LEARN AND LIVE: Morrison mourns longtime teacher, coach

Visitation 4-7 this evening; no classes tomorrow, when funeral will take place.

John 'Jack' Stoudt

MORRISON – Jack Stoudt, longtime resident of Morrison, passed away late in the evening of his 84th birthday, Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Seven Lakes Memory ...

Morrison's Citizen of the Year: John Martin  Prairie Advocate

MORRISON – When John Martin helps his friends and neighbors, he doesn't ask for anything in return. On Thursday night, the community he calls home gave ...

Morrison defends the home floor  Clinton Herald

MORRISON, Ill. — Ben Brackemyer refused to lose on his home floor Monday night.

Iowa-bound Orion standout Lee to play prep football finale in Hawaii  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — After signing his national letter of intent Wednesday, Logan Lee took photos with friends and family, the excitement visible on his face.

Bringing cheer to Resthave Home  Prairie Advocate

Morrison High School football players and cheerleaders recently put on a pep rally for residents at Resthave Home in Morrison. The cheerleaders performed ...

Leave your mark at Paint the Town in Morrison

MORRISON – Paint the Town will return for its 23rd year from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 on Main Street downtown.

Grant helps healing process in Morrison schools

MORRISON – The good news keeps coming for Morrison elementary schools counselor Steve Braasch. His application for a state grant was rewarded with ...

Local sports: Morrison mourning death of teen

The Morrison community is in mourning following the weekend death of junior Payton Cook.

Brackemeyer hangs up cleats for cross country shoes

Koby Brackemeyer was always going to be running for Morrison High School, but it was just a question of where. A sophomore, Brackemeyer is off to a fast start ...

Police reports for Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 21-22, 2017

STERLING POLICE. Alexander S. Hartzell, 21, of Sterling; 9:21 a.m. Saturday at East Third Street and Seventh Avenue; failure to yield at a stop intersection; ...

WACC honors achievers

STERLING – Whiteside County Area Career Center has announced its December Students of the Month.

Morrison has experience edge in 2A title game  Quad City Times

Outside the Morrison football team's locker room, a mural adorns the wall. It depicts two Mustangs holding aloft the 2A state championship trophy, with the ...

Mustangs hope small numbers bring big results  Clinton Herald

MORRISON, Ill. — Fortunes have changed greatly in Cory Bielema's decade of coaching the Morrison football team.

Meet the Mustangs and Fillies from Morrison High School  Clinton Herald

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of ...

Area Pacesetter: Orion's Lee continues to make his presence felt  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — To say that Orion senior end Logan Lee made his presence felt last Friday night in Princeton would be a bit of an understatement.

Morrison freshman Lauren Rice's college future already set  Quad City Times

Lauren Rice has a lot to worry about over the next few years — learning how to drive, getting rid of the braces, homecomings and proms, all the experiences a.

Morrison's Smith digs in to become complete athlete, person  Quad City Times

When Cory Bielema first saw Jason Smith on the field, he wasn't overly impressed.

'It's a miracle that he is even alive'

MORRISON – That Alex Cartwright is even living today is a blessing, his mother, Diane Williams of Morrison, said. It's been almost 5 years since Alex, who is ...

Morrison teen heads to Idol

MORRISON – You might know his face from the Whiteside County Fair, where he's been singing the national anthem every year since he was 12. Or you might ...

Seniors should have health care options available at home

A recent article in Sauk Valley Media highlighting the shortage of caregivers for older Americans [“Fallout from the boom: a caregiver crisis,” Dec. 13] should ...

Prep Report: Area teams hit the net in Thursday night action  Clinton Herald

PoP falls to Central City. CLINTON — Prince of Peace attempted to mount a comeback against Central City Thursday, but the efforts fell short as the Irish ...

Graduation ceremonies throughout the Sauk Valley

Area high school graduation ceremonies, all in the high school gym or auditorium, unless otherwise noted:

Morrrison students show that love is BLIND  Prairie Advocate

Morrison High School's Building Lasting Impressions that Never Die (BLIND) club members delivered valentines Feb. 14 to residents at Resthave Home in ...

Sanderson notches career-high  Clinton Herald

MORRISON, Ill. — Cody Sanderson tallied more than half of Fulton's points on Tuesday to lead the Steamers to their season's 20th win.

Jennifer L. Banks

STERLING – Jennifer Lynn Banks was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She cherished being a mother to her four children and her marriage to ...

Students earn scholarships  Clinton Herald

CLINTON — The recipients of the 2018 scholarships from Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Trust were recently notified of their successful application. A total ...

Owen Oetting

MORRISON – Owen Oetting, 15, of Morrison, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Owen was born Sept. 2, 2001, in Sterling, the son of Ryan and Jennifer ...

A shoe-in for success

MORRISON – Whether in a small Midwest town or the largest city on either coast, the limelight always finds Megan Linke. The 1995 Morrison High School grad ...

Softball: Morrison takes down Fulton

MORRISON — Diamond No. 2 at the Morrison Sports Complex is not just a place where the Morrison Fillies softball team plays its home games.

It's a grand canyon again: After floods, Fulton nature trail is ready for Christmas Walk

FULTON – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Heritage Canyon, which is a far cry from how it looked earlier this year.

Savy's Chic Bridal Boutique

DIXON – Savana Egan wants to make every little girl's wedding dress dream come true. Her new Savy's Chic Bridal Boutique showcases quality dresses from ...

Rice latest Filly to accept offer from Missouri  Saukvalley

Lauren Rice has yet to throw a pitch for the Morrison High School softball team, but she already has her college future mapped out. The 14-year-old Filly ...

Achievers honored for studies at WACC

STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center has announced its January Students of the Month.

Janet E. 'Jan' Wantland

SEMINOLE, Okla. – Janet Elaine “Jan” Wantland, 76, Seminole resident since 1999, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Seminole. She was born Feb. 27, 1941, in ...

Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 21  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 36th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 ...

Wrestling: Mena part of wrestling hall of fame class

Mena was about 7 years old at the time, and competing in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation state tournament. Dieterle was his coach, and Mena found ...

Daily planner: May 13, 2018  Quad-Cities Online

Scott County Kennel Club All-Breed AKC Dog Show: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. 309-496-2241. $5; free ...

Moline High School  Quad City Times

MOLINE High School has selected these outstanding seniors from its class of 510 students:

Area Illinois State Scholars announced  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the names of the 2016-17 Illinois State Scholars. This year's honorees join the ranks of ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Social news | Social  Quad-Cities Online

Marjorie Snyder. Marjorie E. Snyder, 205 W. B St., Alpha, will be honored Aug. 15 at a reception in observance of her 80th birthday. Relatives and friends are ...

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