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Sharing a story together

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
ROCHELLE,, World Read Aloud Day 2017 was celebrated by Central Elementary School's students and parents on Thursday February 16th. Why did the school celebrate World Read Aloud Day?
According to LitWorld, "World Read Aloud Day is all about spreading a love for reading. We think everyone in the world should get to read and write. Every year, people all
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RCH Auxiliary offers healthcare scholarships

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE, 
Scholarships are available through the Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary to area students who are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare field.
Six scholarships are available this year which includes the Ward A. and Mabel T. Miller Scholarship.
Scholarships
The $1,000 scholarships are available to those students who are currently attending or graduates of Rochelle, Ashton-Franklin Center or the Oregon
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Recycling event set for Feb. 24

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
OREGON, The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be holding its monthly electronic recycling event on Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.
The monthly events are held the last Friday of the month and are for Ogle County residents only and limited to household electronic items. If
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Middle-schoolers sing and play music

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Choir and band students in seventh and eight grades from Rochelle Middle School, Creston, Steward, Eswood and Kings School participated in a music festival at Rochelle Township High School Thursday.
The students had the opportunity to practice alongside the high school students and perform under directors Ron Duval and Cory Jones.
The event culminated with a free concert
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League hosting discussion on mental health services in Ogle County

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE,, League of Women Voters aim to keep all voter, citizens and community members informed in both political and community issues. To help Rochelle residents know what is happening in their community the local league hosts a monthly community forum.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH,) one in four persons will experience a diagnosable mental illness
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Third place finish at competition for middle school math team

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Middle School math team has met twice a week since the school year resumed after winter break. Their practice paid off on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the team competed in the Regional MathCounts competition at Sauk Valley College.
That was the only competition the students will compete in as they placed third as a team. Meghan
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Rochelle Middle School mathletes

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Rochelle Middle School math team has met twice a week since the school year resumed after winter break. Their practice paid off on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the team competed in the Regional MathCounts competition at Sauk Valley College.
That was the only competition the students will compete in as they placed third as a team. Meghan Thiravong placed
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Elementary district moves forward with bus purchase

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Following through with its plan established at last month's meeting, the Rochelle Elementary School District Board of Education approved the purchase of a new school bus in addition to a trade-in for the vehicle being replaced.
District Superintendent Todd Prusator said the total net cost after the trade-in will be $36,318. Prusator also said that the new bus
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Fehr Graham Awarded for Illinois Engineering Excellence

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ROCKFORD, Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, was awarded two 2017 ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL).
The firm was awarded a Special Achievement Award in the Waste and Storm Water category for the Second Street Pump Station & Force Main in Champaign, and received a Merit Award
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Grant money available from county for recycling programs

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
OREGON -- The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department has announced that limited funds are again available for waste reduction/recycling grants for the 2017 fiscal year.
The grants in the amount up to $2,000 are available to Ogle County businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations wishing to establish or improve on waste reduction and recycling programs and services. Applicants
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Hardin named Unity Hospice Employee of the Year

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
Rochelle -- Unity Hospice of Western Illinois proudly names Jeni Hardin as the 2016 recipient of the Employee of the Year Award.
Hardin serves as volunteer coordinator at Unity Hospice of Western Illinois, located in Rochelle at 1201 S. 7th Street. In the two years she has been employed with Unity Hospice, she has demonstrated commitment to excellence in upholding
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RCH Auxiliary offers scholarships

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Scholarships are available through the Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary to area students who are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare field. Six scholarships are available this year including the Ward A. and Mabel T. Miller Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarships are available to those students who are currently attending or graduates of Rochelle, Ashton-Franklin Center or the Oregon High
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Local writers needed for writing contest

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
DIXON -- The Phidian Art Club is looking for local writers to enter its Annual Literary Competition for poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
The deadline for entries is March 1,2016. All entries must be postmarked by this date. Mail or hand deliver entries to: Phidian Art Club c/o Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave. ,
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Isley receives University of Iowa degree

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Makenzie Isley, a native of Rochelle, received a BA-Health and Human Physiology degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the fall 2016 semester.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world, and a culture
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Using imagination

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
Students in Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Tobler's first grade classrooms at Lincoln Elementary School used their imaginations as they wrote their own version of Antoinette Portis' award winning book entitled "Not a Box." "Not a Box" captures the story of an imaginative bunny who took many adventures using a plain cardboard box. The students used cardboard boxes to create and write
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