• Big plans for park district this year

    With several repair and upgrade projects on tap for 2018, Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District board members unanimously approved an ordinance to issue $860,000 General Obligation Park Bonds on Monday night.

  • High school to withdraw from conference

    Rochelle Township High School will officially withdraw from the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference following approval by board members Monday night.

  • Assistance available for Ogle County veterans

    For all Ogle County veterans that need financial assistance or transportation to VA medical appointments at the clinic or hospital, there is help.

  • Nominations open for SWCD Board

    To all persons of legal voting age who own or reside on land located within the boundaries of the Ogle County Soil and Water Conservation District, nominations are being accepted for three, two year terms as directors of the Ogle County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Making memories

The pinewood derby provides a fun, competitive activity for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the country, but it’s not only about the event — it’s the memories that are made in the process.

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History of the Hub City Senior Center

“Everything begins with an idea.” — Earl Nightengale That idea came nearly 40 years ago as a quest to find a place for area seniors to go to play cards, watch TV, or socialize following their lunch at the United Methodist Church.

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Staying warm in winter for less

Old Man Winter has arrived in Northern Illinois and brought bitter cold temperatures with him. Many in the area are staying inside and turning up the heat to keep warm during the winter months.

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Coal mining has a deep history in southern Illinois

The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com.

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Awarded for membership recruiting

American Legion post 403 of Rochelle received an award for outstanding membership recruiting.

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