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Making teachers out of teens

Posted: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
Teen Teachers Kenzie Bialis, Whitley Freeman-Russell, Lindsey Rissman and Faith Williams spend most of their after-school time volunteering to teach younger kids lessons on character education. They are Illinois 4-H Teen Teachers trained on the program Good Character Grows Here. Through literature-based lessons and hands-on activities, they were able to teach 50 second and third graders about the importance of
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Medical pot talk set for Feb. 6

Posted: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
OREGON, Medical cannabis, aka medical marijuana, is now available in Illinois, and a lot of people are undecided if it's a benefit to our society or not.
Many people don't know much about medical marijuana at all, except that it's had a bad reputation since the 1960s. Don't we already know what there is to know about the plant
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Kersten celebrates 90th birthday

Posted: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
ROCHELLE -- On Sunday, Jan. 29, Wayne G. Kersten will celebrate his 90th birthday. He has lived his entire life in the Rochelle area. A private family luncheon is being planned in his honor.
He and his wife, RoseAnne, have four daughters, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cards can be sent to 5180 S. Center Road, Rochelle, IL 61068.
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Annual Hub Cluster soup fundraiser planned for Feb. 4

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
ASHTON -- The Hub Cluster annual soup and dessert fundraiser will be held from 4:30, 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Ashton United Methodist Church.
Cost is $5 per person. There will also be a special dessert silent auction. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Hub Cluster mission projects.
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Trauma informed care is the best care

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
DIXON -- The experience of traumatic events throughout one's life is one of the most significant predictors of major mental illness, substance abuse, learning disabilities, and the experience of later trauma in the family. That trauma can be re-experienced in any given situation or setting, which can even include a caring treatment setting. With this knowledge, Sinnissippi Centers has embarked
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Women’s group to focus on self defense at February meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Taking a proactive approach can be beneficial, much the way of regular medical checkups or vehicle maintenance. Learning self-defense is also a proactive measure intended to help prepare for unexpected situations.
The Rochelle Area Women's Connection will be hosting a self-defense presentation at their winter event on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
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Girls’ Night Out at The Shed

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
OREGON -- The ever popular painted quilt squares are coming to The Shed. This month's Girls' Night Out at The Shed will be Jan. 27 and ladies can arrive anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Shed will provide all the supplies needed for you to make a beautiful wooden quilt square.
Think you can't paint? Think
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County to partner with Wisconsin company for electronic recycling

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
OREGON, Once again in 2017, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will partner with Dynamic Recycling, Inc. from La Crosse, Wis., to collect and recycle electronic items from Ogle County residents. The first collection for 2017 will be on Friday, Jan. 27.
Collections occur on the last Friday of each month at the County Annex Building at 909
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KishHealth offers variety of medical services in Rochelle

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- KishHealth System Physician Group in Rochelle is located at 450 Coronado Drive. This location features a well-known family medical practitioner, KishHealth System Laboratories and Radiology services, a community room, and comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Persaud is the primary care physician in this location and is a staple in the care of residents of Rochelle.
Radiology services offered at
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Elementary board moving forward with dual language program

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- A new dual language program designed to bring Spanish and English-speaking students into the same classroom will be making its way to the Rochelle Elementary School District as soon as this fall.
The program aims to create a bilingual culture for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Central Elementary School Principal Justin Adolph discussed the benefits of the
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Library to host blood drive

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE,, The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library, 619 Fourth Ave., is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Jan. 30. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will be at the library to draw blood from 1 p.m. to p.m.
If you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds
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Carmichael named bank director at Holcomb State Bank

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Holcomb State Bank's Board of Directors and CEO Perry W. Byers are pleased to announce the appointment of Noah Carmichael as Director of Holcomb State Bank.  
Carmichael is employed by Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental as a Principal/Branch Manager in their Rochelle branch.
"We are very pleased to have Noah join the Holcomb State Bank Board of Directors,"
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A walking miracle

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Three months ago Cole Thomas stated he was a fighter and would not give up. This January he is proving that he is determined to continue moving forward and will not give up.
On Sept. 19, 2016 Thomas was involved in a car accident that left him unable to walk. Days after the accident Thomas posted a video plea
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