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December 31, 2013

Looking Back

A glimpse into yesterday

throughout the Sauk Valley

Old pictures coupled with memories take us back in time where we recall both pleasantries and tragedies. )ZMI ZM[QLMV\[ OI\PMZML ITT \PM XQK\]ZM[ \PMa KW]TL Ă…VL \W PMTX ][ XQMKM \WOM\PMZ aM[\MZLIa  I \QUM _Ia JIKS _PMV

A supplement to Sauk Valley Media

Captions were written from information supplied by the owners of the photographs.


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Cream of Feeds Soybean Plant - W. 2nd, Rock Falls (behind Texaco) Edward J. McGinn, Owner Community High School City & Intercity Champions Diocesan Champions 1943-44

Soybean Plant moved to new building at E. 10th St. along the Hennepin Feeder Canal, Rock Falls in Fall of 1947

Northwestern Steel New Plant Addition, Early 1960s

St. Andrew Musical 2/7 & 8, 1956 Photos submitted by Clarise A. McGinn

Established 1832 Incorporated 1859

Established 1851 113 S. Peoria,Ave. Dixon, IL 815-284-2222

Mayor James Burke Commissioners David Blackburn, Colleen Brechon, Jeffrey Kuhn, Dennis Considine

Established 1860

3200 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, Illinois 815-625-3600

Established 1854 Established 1865

H.I. Lincoln Store 136 North Elm Street Franklin Grove, IL 61031 815-456-3030

Lincoln Highway Association National Headquarters

Established 1880

Franklin Grove Bank 108 North Elm Street Franklin Grove, IL 61031 815-456-2311

Established 1909

Established 1919

Dixon Family YMCA 815-288-9622 w w w. d i xo n y m c a . o rg

 ,INCOLN 3TATUE $RIVE s $IXON 815-284-6816 )$50 2:1(56 ‡ +20( 2:1(56

Established 1883

Established 1897

Jones Funeral Home

Patrick Jones, Sr.

201 W. 1st St., Dixon, IL (815) 284-6626 www.treinsjewelry.com

Celebrating 130 Years!

Established 1910

formerly

 % ,E&EVRE 2OAD s 3TERLING ),  www.cghmc.com

Established 1872

Patrick Jones, Jr.

One Family Serving Other Families Since 1997

Dixon 204 S. Ottawa 288-2241

Established 1919

Amboy 303 E. Main 857-2611

Hill’s Electric Motor Service, Inc.

Rock R River Printers

 )NDUSTRIAL $RIVE s 3TERLING ),    s    www.pinney.com

Established 1926

Jeff & Ann Guthrie Keeping the Sauk Valley running smoothly for 95 years!

Phone (815)625-0305 Fax (815) 625-0494

305 First Avenue P.O. Box 190 Rock Falls, IL 61071

Established 1930

“Expert Shoe Repair Service� “Great Deals - Great Service Since 1926�

815-849-5232 or 1-800-227-5203

5RXWH  1RUWK ‡ 6XEOHWWH ZZZYDHVVHQEURWKHUVFRP

815-849-5251 After 6pm

1309 N. Galena Ave. & Dixon & 1-815-284-3007 -ON &RI  AM PM s 3AT  AM  PM


4UESDAY $ECEMBER 

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Scott Store - Locust & W. 3rd, Sterling Submitted by Clarise A. McGinn

Re-building Rt. 30 near Round Grove Submitted by Jim Mathew

Moore Monument Submitted by Darren Haan

Round Grove School 1941-42 Back Row, L-R: John Tiesman, Jack Sathoff, George Sathoff, Jim Mathew, Bob Fellows, Don Ewers, Dorothy Hamstra, Leona Jellericks, Lorraine Mathew, Unknown, Mrs. Farwell, June Meyer. Front Row, L-R: Virgil Tegler, Angela Weeks, Jerry Mathew, Betty Weeks, John Ewers, Claus Tiesman, Vada Meyer, Unknown, Nancy Vock, Joan Stokes. Submitted by Jim Mathew

Round Grove School Submitted by Jim Mathew

Established 1937

Established 1940

Russ’ Automotive Service & Towing

2 % , ) ! " , % s! s ! & & / 2 $ ! " , % s0 s 02/&%33)/.!, Kim Thome, 3rd Generation Owner, Since 1937

 0INE 3TREET s 2OCK &ALLS )LLINOIS I CCMC 87113

815-625-1282

Established 1951

Boy Safety Patrol, Wallace School 1942 Submitted by Manuel Garcia

IL CC 1594MC

KNUTSEN CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS Area’s Leader in Customer Satisfaction, with Personalized Designs, Affordable - Quality Products & Professional Installation

Carr Oil

 : (YHUHWW 'L[RQ ‡  +RXUV 0RQ)UL DPSP 6DW DP1RRQ “We opened back in 1940 and have been locally owned ever sinceâ€?

Established 1952

Established 1947

Shipperts

Moving & Storage “Over 66 Years in Dixon� 404 N. Lincoln Avenue Dixon, IL www.alliedvan.com

288-3133 Lic.#ILL CC 10540 US DOT 076235

Established 1953

0ROUD TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER  YEARS

Family Owned Business For Over 60 years! Fine Mexican Food & American Favorites

101 East 2nd Street (Downtown Sterling)

815-625-4121 Established 1953

Angelo’s II

Established 1982 2525 E. Lincolnway, Sterling 815-625-5451

Angelo’s Delivery Established 1992 1804 Locust St., Sterling 815-625-5000

Angelo’s III

Established

Established 2012 800 N. Galena Ave., Dixon 815-285-0055

1956 with Bob & Russ 1984 Became Bonnell Downtown Sunoco 1988 Bonnell Repair & Towing, Inc.

3 Generations of Bob! “At Your Service To Help.â€?  )LUVW $YHQXH ‡ 5RFN )DOOV (815) 626-3849 :HEVLWH ERQQHOOUHSDLU#DWWQHW 0&  ‡ ,// && 0&&5

Established 1963

218 Locust St., Sterling 625-7969 (for carryout)

DINING HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11 am-9 pm; Friday: 11 am-10 pm & Saturday: 10 am-10 pm BAR HOURS: 8 am-1 am

Established 1954

Lyle Dirks

“Thank you for your business in 2013.â€?  WK $YHQXH ‡ 6WHUOLQJ ‡  

Established 1962

D.M.S.AUTOBODY Dixon Metal Specialties For your next autobody repairs See Rich or Eric Kanzler

$IXON 3TERLING &REEWAY $IXON ), s  Established 1964 2OCK 2OC K2IV 2IVER ER 6ALLE LLEY YY 3ELF (ELP %NTERPRISES

Dixon, IL 61021

Celebrating 130 Years!

Established hed 1956

Auctioneer

1350 Franklin Grove Rd. (815) 288-1462

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 7EST ,E&EVRE 2D 3TERLING ),    3ERVING OVER  PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY CHALLENGED CITIZENS OF 7HITESIDE #OUNTY SELFHELPENT ESSEXCOM $AY 4RAINING s 2ESIDENTIAL s 2ECYCLING

Distributors of Budweiser Since 1956! Established 1962

Stewart’s Heating & Air Conditioning 225 North Lincoln Avenue $IXON s   

Established 1965

3ALES 9OUR 3ITE OR /URS s /PEN $AILY

Auction City Sales 2505 W. 4th St., Dixon, IL 61021

Auctioneer: Lee Hollingsworth Phone 815-288-5814 IL. License #40000730


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Cutting down the water tower at 19th Ave. & E. 4th St. (behind Parkway Restaurant), Sterling Submitted by Marian (Reaver) Whitver

4UESDAY $ECEMBER 

Toboggan slide in Sinnissippi Park 1950s Submitted by Marian (Reaver) Whitver

Ronald Reagan In Mt. Morris 1963 Harold Ross, Dixon Mayor George Lindquist, Ronald Reagan, Mt. Morris Mayor Harold Ivens, Harold W. Hill, 4th of July Chairman Charles Himes

Ronald Reagan In Mt. Morris 1963

Established 1965

Est Established ablished 1965

Auto Aut o Group

10 Franchises - One Location

928-1100 N. Galena Ave., Dixon www.KenNelsonAuto.com

Established 1967

Transitions Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 815-625-8510

1000 Dixon Avenue Rock Falls “Let our family help take care of yours.� s -EDICARE s 0RIVATE 2EHAB 3UITES s -EDICAID s 2ESPITE s ,ONG 4ERM #ARE www.transitionsnursingrehab.com

710 N. Galena Ave. Dixon 815-288-1010

Established 1969

Ron’s Automotive General Auto Repair

1217 Palmyra Avenue, Dixon 288-5444 Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30 Established 1974

Established 1973

WALNUT MANOR

Established 1967

(WY  s !MBOY s WWWGERDESSALESCOM

Established 1973

Nichol’s Greenhouse 1228 West 4th Street Dixon, IL 815-284-3805 Established 1974

MORRISON

Locally Owned

s 3KILLED .URSING #ARE s -EDICARE /3&  -EDICAID #ERTIlED s 0HYSICAL /CCUPATIONAL  3PEECH 4HERAPY !VAILABLE s (OSPICE #ARE s 3HORT 4ERM 3TAYS s  "ED &ACILITY

“Let Us Make Our Home Your Home� 308 S. Second St., Walnut, IL 815-379-2131

Heritage Square

 .ORTH /TTAWA s $IXON s    WWWHERITAGESQUAREDIXONCOM

Established 1976

Est Established ablished 1976

Endress

Pontiac & Buick  ,INCOLN 2D 2TE  7EST s -ORRISON )LLINOIS

815-288-4913

Shop is Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Dennis Weigle Owner

Established 1981

Pam’s Hallmark 1331 North Galena Avenue Dixon

815-288-6600

We appreciate your business! +RXUV 0RQ  )UL  ‡ 6DW  ‡ 6XQ  pamshallmark@gmail.com

815-772-3215 Established 1981

MCS

Moore Construction Services

2400 E. Rock Falls Rd., Rock Falls, IL (OME )MPROVEMENT s .EW #ONSTRUCTION 3PECIALIZING IN #OMPLETE 2EMODELS There is still time to re-roof / re-side and build your garage or addition.

Quality Products & Workmanship ~ Competitive Prices Randy L. Moore 1-815-626-1333

IL State Roofing Licensed - 1986 Bonded-Insured

104 S. Genesee

815-772-4810 Established 1979

Part of the Sauk Valley Community since 1979

E T EXCEPTIONAL CC Care & Training Center

2601 Woodlawn Road Sterling, IL 815-626-5820 www.exceptional-care.org

Exceptional Care. Exceptional Training. Exceptional People.

Established 1981

WILCO RENTAL 1825 Locust, Sterling 815-625-4323 www.wilcorental.com


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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The photos on the following two pages are from a publication titled “The Sterling Standard, Sterling and Rock Falls Illustrated 1897� Submitted and donated by Clarise McGinn

3rd St. looking East, Sterling

3rd St. looking West, Sterling

3rd St. West of Locust, Sterling 1861

C.B. & Q. Passenger Depot, Sterling

City Building, Sterling

Elite Market, Locust & 4th St., Sterling

Established 1984

Established 1985

Excelsior Brewery, Sterling

Established 1985

S E AT WA R M E RS

Morrison Auto Supply

CALL TODAY 815-625-3169  % ,INCOLNWAY s -ORRISON ),    

Dave Shelter took over ownership in 1984.

Est Established ablished 1987

405 Elm Avenue, Sterling bruph@comcast.net

E REMOT ! ERS S TA R T

Upholstery Convertible Tops Boat Covers

Car/Truck Accessories Tonneau Covers Audio & Video

Established 1987

Established 1987

TOWN & COUNTRY

Corner of Brinton and Bradshaw in $IXON )LLINOIS s    3TORE (OURS  AM TO  PM  $AYS ! 7EEK 7E ACCEPT 7)#  &OOD 3TAMPS

#OMPLETE ,OTTERY !GENT

Family Restaurant

Oliver’s Oliver’s

1135 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 815-288-1016

CORNER MARKET

Established 1987

Ahlstrand’s Corner Tap

Thank you for helping us celebrate 26 years!

Serving Lunch Monday - Friday

2400 W. 4th St., Dixon 815-288-2488

120 West Second Street Rock Falls 815-625-4463

Established 1988

Video Gaming Inside! Downtown Lottery Location

Willy’s Willy’ands Cocktail Restaurant Lounge

Sterling 815-626-0401 Authentic Mexican Cuisine Established 1993 Complete, Reliable Plumbing Service #OMMERCIAL s 2ESIDENTIAL Service, Repair, Installation 3XPS :HOO ‡ :DWHU +HDWHUV ‡ ,Q )ORRU +HDW ‡ %RLOHUV 53= 53=%DFNÀRZ3UHYHQWHU‡,QVWDOODWLRQ 7 53=%DFNÀRZ3UHYHQWHU‡,QVWDOODWLRQ 7HVWLQJ %DFNÀRZ 3UHYHQWHU ‡ ,QVWDOODWLRQ 7HVWLQJ HVWLQJ

815.626.5714

Established 1988

Compete Electrical Contractors, Inc. #OMMERCIAL s )NDUSTRIAL s )NSURED s"ONDED  7 TH 3T s 2OCK &ALLS

815-625-7142

Established 1988 CASA - 15th Judicial Circuit Serving Lee, Carroll Serving & Ogle Counties

 3 0EORIA !VE s 0/ "OX  $IXON ),   SEELEEINFO

Est Established ablished 1989

Joining hands for Childr en

Established 1992 Open 7 days a week!

612 W. St. Mary’s Rd. Sterling

Sun.-Thurs. 5am-3pm Fri. & Sat. 5am-9pm We serve dinner Fri. & Sat.

815-626-9020

www.coventrylivingcenter.com

we care for your loved ones like

Family

Established 1995

Tompkins Trucking & Excavating Inc.

STERLING On Rt. 40 N. Across From Pete Harkness Auto Mall 2511 N. Locust St.

Private room available Call for reservation 815-625-5160

Established 1996

Bruce Tompkins, Owner 2IÂżFH )D[

9904 Freeport Rd. Rock Falls, IL 61071 tompkinstrucking@thewisp.net

 86 5W  ‡ 6XEOHWWH 815-849-9010

Servicing all makes and models of farm equipment


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4UESDAY $ECEMBER 

Locust St. looking North, Sterling Keystone Manufacturing Building

Northwestern Passenger Depot, Sterling

Main St. looking West, Rock Falls

Scene on Rock River, Sterling

Water Works, Sterling

Works of the Rock Falls Manufacturing Company

Scenes from Sterling & Rock Falls

Riverfront, Rock Falls

Established 2001

Established Est lis d 2004

Established 2007

Jeff Byrd, Owner 29 Years Professional Exp. Factory Trained & Master Certified A.S.E. Certified 2601 Crandall Street Sterling, IL 61081

815-632-0815

“Quality Work You Can Depend On... Personalized Service You Can Trust�

113 West 1st Street $IXON s )LLINOIS 815-285-4924 thenextpictureshow.org

3506 E. Lincolnway, Sterling 815-564-0735

(OURS 3UN 4HURS AM PM s &RI  3AT AM PM

Monday thru Friday

Established 2009

EggsInParadise

Established 2009

Established 2009

Call today for a no-obligation review of your insurance needs!

Blackhawk Insurance Services 815-284-9515 www.blackhawk.vpweb.com

Established 2010

MAPLE PANCAKE HOUSE 405 5th Avenue, Sterling 815-564-0542

307 First Ave., Sterling (815) 564-9376

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 - 6p.m.; Sat. 9 -5p.m.; Sun. 10 -4p.m.

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