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  1. Sterling students graduate from D.A.R.E. programRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    Cora Allen, a fifth-grader in Mrs. Hesser's class at Lincoln Elementary School in Sterling, grabs her D.A.R.E. graduation certificate Friday from Sterling Police Officer Josh Weber. More than 100 students at the school graduated from the anti-drug program.

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  2. A green day at Sterling schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    First- and second-graders from Jefferson Elementary School in Sterling takes turns Friday digging a hole for one of three trees that were planted at the school. The Sterling Tree Commission planted nine trees at city schools to commemorate Arbor Day.

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  3. Police reports for Friday, April 29, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    Evelyn J. Bowman, 84, of Polo; 1:07 p.m. Thursday at Lynn Boulevard and Locust Street; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; given state citation. Vivika O. Trujillo, 18, of Sterling; 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Avenue G and West Third Street; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; given state citation.

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  4. The Departed: Turnover spurred by 'generational' differences, interim police chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Gazette

    Sterling Interim Police Chief Tim Morgan calls the problem of keeping his department fully staffed with officers is "generational." The department currently has 22 officers on the payroll, significantly less than its full strength of 30. The Sterling Police Department in 2015 logged notable decreases in traffic stops and tickets, DUI arrests, and community policing – a direct result of losing a fifth of its workforce, according to its latest year-end report.

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  5. After industrial exodus, recession, low-income student numbers still risingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | The Daily Gazette

    ... said Rude, now principal at Merrill Elementary School in Rock Falls. His father, Mike Rude, now works at Sterling Steel, but was working at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in 2001 when it announced it was closing. “Having my dad deal with ...

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  6. Freshman leads Dixon past rival SterlingRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    STERLING – The first several minutes of Thursday's soccer match between the Dixon Duchesses and Sterling Golden Warriors was a bit of a feeling-out process, as both teams tried to adjust to each other and the soggy, cold conditions at Roscoe Eades Stadium. Fox assisted on all five first-half goals in Dixon's 6-0 victory, filling in for the ill Lauren Pollom by facilitating the Duchesses offense from the outside.

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  7. Books and bridles: Retired Sterling teacher connects kids with horsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Gazette

    Joan Harms of Copper Bit ranch meets with one of the newest members of the stable, Metallica. Retired Sterling teacher Joan Harms hosts a Horse Lovers Book Club at her of Copper Bit Ranch, north of Sterling.

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  8. Ronald D. JohnsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Gazette

    ... Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at his home. He was a carpenter for more than 20 years. He was born June 25, 1961, in Sterling, the son of Vernon and Mary (Chapman) Johnson. He married Donna Sanner on Feb. 21, 1998, in Morrison. Survivors include his ...

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  9. Police reports for Thursday, April 28, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Gazette

    Alexander L. Shaw, 23, of Sterling; 7:47 a.m. Wednesday at LeFevre Road and Sixth Avenue; speeding in school zone; given state citation. David Chavez, 50, of Sterling; 8:40 a.m. Wednesday at West Fourth Street and Avenue L; speeding; given state citation.

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  10. Is there a doctor in the schoolhouse? M.D. visits Sterling classRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Gazette

    Doctor Kelley Guthrie talks to Amanda Spohn's third-grade class Thursday at Washington School in Sterling about what it takes to become a doctor. Guthrie was chosen as a guest celebrity by the class' student of the week, London Almeida , to come to the school and talk about her profession.

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  11. Building trades program offers students skills, referencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | The Daily Gazette

    Sterling High School senior Steven Knapp , 18, and Newman senior Logan Whitman work together to screw drywall in place Wednesday afternoon at the 3-story house at 505 Fourth Ave., Sterling. The second-year students of the building trades program through Whiteside Area Career Center have learned "so much, it's ridiculous," in Knapp's words, and have also landed jobs because of what they've learned through the program.

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  12. Vacated Dixon manufacturing building soldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Daily Gazette

    The Caterpillar subsidiary that makes hydraulic hose parts announced on June 6, 2014, its plans to consolidate the operations of its Dixon plant and two Sterling sites. The local plants were closed and manufacturing moved to the subsidiary's corporate headquarters in Menominee, Michigan, costing the Sauk Valley 170 full-time jobs.

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  13. Reservations due Monday for prayer day luncheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Daily Gazette

    STERLING – Lunch reservations are needed by Monday for a National Day of Prayer program at 11:30 a.m. May 5 in the Holloway Center at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave. This year's theme is "Wake Up, America." The Rev.

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  14. If you renovate it, they will come backRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | The Daily Gazette

    Sterling High School senior Steven Knapp , 18, and Newman senior Logan Whitman work together to screw drywall in place Wednesday afternoon at the 3-story house at 505 Fourth Ave., Sterling. The second-year students of the building trades program through Whiteside Area Career Center have learned "so much, it's ridiculous," in Knapp's words, and have also landed jobs because of what they've learned through the program.

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  15. Police reports for Wednesday, April 27, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | The Daily Gazette

    Elizabeth Gonzales, 43, of Sterling; 3:42 p.m. Tuesday at West 12th Street and Avenue J; Whiteside County warrant; posted cash bond. Milford Rogers, 25, of Chicago; 4:08 p.m. Tuesday at East Fourth Street and Woodlawn Road; DeKalb County warrant for failure to appear – obstructing justice; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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  16. Softball roundup: Sterling tops Erie-ProphetstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | The Daily Gazette

    Abri Hale clubbed a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, to lift Sterling to an 8-6 victory against Erie-Prophetstown in a nonconference game Tuesday in Prophetstown. The slam in the top of the fifth helped the Golden Warriors erase a 5-2 deficit.

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  17. Soccer: Hickey scores twice for DeKalb in win over SterlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | The Daily Gazette

    DeKALB – Hannah Hickey scored two goals in the first half, and the DeKalb Barbs kept constant offensive pressure on the Sterling Golden Warriors in a 5-0 victory Tuesday in a NIB-12 contest. After taking first place at BarbFest over the weekend, DeKalb kept rolling.

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  18. Rock Falls beats Stillman in 7th inningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | The Daily Gazette

    ... got into a game where we're down 4-1 in the seventh inning against a fantastic team – who almost beat Sterling – and we battled back and we beat them … and not on errors, on hits. “I hope it's a turning point for them to ...

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  19. Warriors blank CavsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | The Daily Gazette

    A run in the fourth and another in the seventh were all Sterling needed to beat LaSalle-Peru 2-0 on Tuesday in Peru. Winnebago 2, Rock Falls 1: Indians ace Jace Warkentien shut down the Rockets in a Big Northern West game in Winnebago.

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  20. Editorial: Relic needs a new lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | The Daily Gazette

    Sterling officials are looking for ways to give the run-down former Lawrence Brothers hardware factory a new look. Residents should share their thoughts.

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