• Public invited to attend meeting on possible community center

    The possibility of a new community center being built in Rochelle will be the topic of an upcoming special park district public meeting. For the past several months members of the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District capital committee have been researching various aspects involved with building a possible community center on the south side property of the Helms Athletic Complex.

  • Democrats, Republicans ready for the November election

    OREGON — Being a Democrat in Ogle County can be a bit lonely. According to Ogle County Clerk Laura Cook, there are 31,242 registered voters in the county. Of that number, 13,689 are registered Republican, while only 5,488 are registered as Democrats. Undeclared voters account for 12,065 of the total number. But that doesn’t mean Democrats are not excited about their chances in the Nov. 6 election. In fact, Ogle County Democratic Party Chairman Christine Ballard said they are seeing a lot of enthusiasm and involvement in the party this year.

  • Rochelle Moose holding open house for Founder’s Day

    Founder’s Day is celebrated every Oct. 27 to commemorate the birthdate of the Founder of Mooseheart, James J. Davis.

  • RMU offering after-hours appointments

    Rochelle Municipal Utilities will offer monthly after-hours appointments for customers beginning in November.

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An unidentified pilot made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Creston Thursday afternoon.

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Football: Rochelle upsets Kaneland to reach playoffs

Senior lineman James Hart had an important message for his teammates before taking the field for Rochelle’s varsity football game against Kaneland on Friday.

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Welcome Home, Eden

A Rochelle family had a special homecoming this week.

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Raising funds for the arts

The Daniel and Stephanie Williams Fund for the Arts continues to grow following Thursday evening’s first ever live and silent auction fundraiser, hosted by the Artists’ Garden in Rochelle.

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Stevens joins park district staff

Several new members have been added recently to the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District staff, including Scott Stevens.

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Four ways to protect your devices from hackers

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Elementary schools receive extra funding

Elementary teachers in outlying schools received some extra funding for their classrooms, thanks to employees at CHS Rochelle.

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Kish College saves students more than $50,000 in textbook costs

The cost of attending college in the United States is higher than ever but Kishwaukee College is working to combat it. Many Kish faculty are eliminating and lowering textbook fees for selected courses through the use of open educational resources and inclusive access materials.

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BBB tips in the wake of Sears bankruptcy

The Better Business Bureau continues to monitor the proceedings which have led to Sears Holdings filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.

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