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  1. Pickleball? It's kind of a big dill around hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Gazette

    Sherry Hess, Nancy Breed, Don Mekeel, and Tom Breed meet at the net Monday after a game of pickleball at the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA. STERLING – Looking to kick cabin fever? Folks of all ages and levels of athletic abilities are recommending pickleball fever as the cure – and you probably don't have to go far to get your fix.

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  2. Police reports for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Daily Gazette

    ... of uninsured motor vehicle, disobeying stop sign; given notice to appear in court. Dima A. Valladares, 38, of Rock Falls; 8:05 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Avenue D; driving while license revoked, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; ...

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  3. Kids were like icing on the cake in TampicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Daily Gazette

    ... and then Tampico, where they moved when they retired, for about 80 years, and had three sons. Don still lives in Rock Falls with his wife, Pat, and they have two sons and two grandkids. They chip in a lot to help out Bertha. “All I can do is ...

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  4. Police reports for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Daily Gazette

    ... warrant for failure to appear – consumption; taken to Whiteside County Jail. Brittany M. Johnson, 25, of Rock Falls; 12:29 p.m. Saturday on First Avenue Bridge; talking on cellphone; released with promise to comply. Boy, 16, of Erie; 3:11 ...

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  5. Police, fire pensions are 'broke' - fix themRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Daily Gazette

    ... learned in November. The city's unfunded liability is expected to rise from $12.6 million to $15 million. In Rock Falls, the City Council in November raised its real estate tax rate by 10 percent to cover the city's increased obligation for police ...

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  6. Police reports for Friday, Feb. 5, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Daily Gazette

    ... East Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue; improper turn; given notice to appear in court. Benjamin J. Howard, 48, of Rock Falls; 8;28 p.m. Thursday at Second Avenue and East Fifth Street; operating vehicle with expired registration; given notice to ...

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  7. Kids karate class will focus on anti-bullyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Daily Gazette

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township Park District will offer a Karate Fit Kids class for ages 8 to 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. this Saturday and next in the Merrill School gym, 602 Fourth Ave. Children will learn basic martial arts skills, with an emphasis on anti-bullying. Each class will end with a discussion on a core life skill.

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  8. Top 5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 6-7Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Daily Gazette

    ... $75, $150 and $300 gift certificates to use at the vendor of their choice, plus more than 30 door prizes. ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township Park District is sponsoring a free-throw contest at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rock Falls Middle School gym, ...

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  9. Alleman comes back in 4th quarter to beat Rock FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Daily Gazette

    Rock Falls' Zachary Wildman shoots the ball while Alleman's Jacob Sheldon tries to block Wildman's shot during the Rockets' home game Wednesday night against the Pioneers. Rock Falls' Jonathan Ross and Alleman's Nathan Graves collide as Ross' shoots the ball during the Rockets' home game Wednesday night against the Pioneers.

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  10. Utilities changes on the horizon in Rock FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Daily Gazette

    ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott has called a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the city's plans to establish a utilities board. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in council chambers at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. No action is taken at Committee of the Whole meetings.

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  11. Police reports for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Daily Gazette

    Joshua M. Reyes, 35, of Sterling; 6:22 a.m. Tuesday at East 13th Street and Sixth Avenue; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – driving under the influence; posted cash bond. Tracy J. Wolzfelt , 49, of Rock Falls; 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Avenue and East Fifth Street; speeding, operating uninsured motor vehicle; given notice to appear in court.

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  12. Police: Wife fatally poisons former Sterling manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Daily Gazette

    In this 2014 file photo, Ed Gutierrez of Geneva poses for a photo as he prepares to reopen First Avenue Coin, 221 First Ave., in Rock Falls. Gutierrez was found dead in his Geneva home Thursday.

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  13. SportShorts for Wednesday, February 3, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Daily Gazette

    ... weigh-in at 4:30 p.m. at Cragel's bar in Prophetstown. For more information, contact Doug Harms at 815-499-4763. Rock Falls senior Braeden Westfall will sign a national letter of intent today to attend Knox College in Galesburg and continue his ...

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  14. Taxes and rebirth: Whiteside schools planning, executing projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Daily Gazette

    ... and replacement, as well as toilet partition and stall repair and replacement. In addition to tax abatement, the Rock Falls elementary and high school districts both have roof repairs, security cameras, parking lot fixes and upgrades, heating ...

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  15. Free throw competition Saturday in Rock FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Daily Gazette

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township Park District is sponsoring a free-throw contest at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rock Falls Middle School gym, 602 Fourth Ave., for anyone 8 or older. The limit is 100 participants, who will compete in one of 18 age brackets.

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  16. Elwin D. SwansonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Daily Gazette

    ROCK FALLS – Elwin D. Swanson, 87, of Rock Falls, formerly of Harmon, died Sunday, Jan 31, 2016, at Franklin Grove Living Center. Elwin was born March 30, 1928, in Sterling, the son of Elmer L. and Helen Swanson.

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  17. Practicing what they preachRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Daily Gazette

    But for churches in the Sauk Valley who practice what they preach, it is a conspicuous confirmation that they live the faith they proclaim. The Twin Cities PADS Homeless Shelter got its start about 25 years ago when churches in Sterling and Rock Falls joined forces to launch the first PADS homeless shelter.

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  18. Sportshorts for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Daily Gazette

    Rock Falls senior Bailey O'Brien will sign on Wednesday to play volleyball for Sauk Valley Community College beginning this fall. O'Brien was SVM's co-volleyball player of the year with Sterling junior Kaylee Martin.

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  19. Police reports for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Daily Gazette

    ... Street and Eighth Avenue; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear in court. Dustin C. Simester, 24, of Rock Falls; 11:31 a.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of First Avenue; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Vanessa M. Echartea , 39, of ...

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  20. Douglas D. RobbinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The Daily Gazette

    MORRISON – Douglas D. Robbins, 59, of rural Morrison died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, peacefully at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Douglas was born July 17, 1956, in Rock Falls, the son of James Lloyd and Beverly J. Robbins.

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