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Can Dixon afford to wait?

DIXON – The city will likely hold off on deciding a path for a big-picture solution to growing pension obligations to see what changes might take place on the state level in the next year or so. The City Council recently discussed how to address increasing pension costs, but the majority are...

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DIXON – The city will likely hold off on deciding a path for a big-picture solution to growing pension obligations to see what changes might take place on the state level in the next year or so. The City Council recently discussed how to address increasing pension costs, but the majority are...

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Chief: Our police force needs a hand

MORRISON – Morrison Police Chief Brian Melton hopes voters realize he needs some help. When the polls open April 2 for the municipal elections, Morrison voters will find a referendum on their ballots asking them to approve giving the city the authority to increase the available police levy to a...

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Coliseum meeting canceled until after election

OREGON – The April 3 public meeting to discuss plans to lease the Oregon Coliseum has been canceled. City officials decided to postpone the meeting until after the April 2 election, when new City Council members will be seated. A new date will be announced later. At its March 12 meeting, the City...

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Eyes and ears

STERLING – Not many Sterling High School students walk through the double doors leading from the main floor hallway to the district’s offices. It’s become sort of a daily routine for Connor Bland. Bland, a high school senior, also is the district’s student liaison to Superintendent Tad...

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Candidates talk about their views for the future

STERLING – Ward 1 candidates talked about their views on what is needed in their part of the city as well as some ideas on how to push Sterling forward at a candidates forum sponsored by the Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce. Incumbent Alderwoman Retha Elston, 55, and Dasan Klingenberg, 23, are...

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City moving ahead with Coliseum museum

OREGON – Legal requirements have put a slight delay in the City Council’s ability to approve a long-term lease that will change the Oregon Coliseum into a museum. Because of laws governing proper public notification, the council must wait until April 10 to vote on entering into a 49-year lease...

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