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Adams new planning, zoning administrator for Ogle county

After a closed session at a special board meeting Tuesday night, the Ogle County Board appointed Harry Adams Jr. as the county’s new planning and zoning administrator.

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Vote for your favorite in Ogle County!

This is the first Reader’s Choice Awards focusing on Ogle County. The The Rochelle News-Leader and Ogle County Life have produced a contest that has the first online voting platform for county-wide readers.

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Personal information compromised

Parents in Rochelle Elementary District 231 are being notified of a data breach in conjunction with a testing platform previously used within the district. On Aug. 5 the elementary district received a confirmed communication from Pearson Clinical Assessment that one of its testing platforms, AIMSweb, had experienced a data breach back in November of 2018.

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Little Miss Peanut crowned

The annual Rochelle Kiwanis annual event was held Friday night to kick off the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival.

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Local high school students began EMSA program at Kishwaukee College this summer

Kishwaukee College’s Engineering, Math & Science Academy welcomed 27 local high school students into the program this summer, making it the largest class since 2016. The 2019-2020 EMSA class consists of students from DeKalb High School, Genoa-Kingston High School, Sycamore High School and Oregon High School.

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Annual Governor Lowden Dinner held

The Ogle County Republicans held their annual Governor Lowden dinner on Aug. 8 at the Cedar Stone Banquet hall in Polo.

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Kersten celebrating 95th birthday

Shirley Kersten will be celebrating her 95th birthday — she was born Aug. 24, 1924 and has lived in the Rochelle/Steward/Ashton area most of her years.

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Ladies Night Out at the Shed Aug. 23

Ladies Night Out at The Serenity Shed will be Friday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

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Reaching a milestone

If anyone understands the history of the Village of Progress, it’s Donna Mattison — she has been there pretty much from the beginning, when it was a day care in a Mount Morris Church. Now serving adults with developmental disabilities from across Ogle County, Village of Progress will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Aug. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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August Remarkable Resident named

Geri Hayden was recognized as the August “Remarkable Resident” during Monday night’s Rochelle City Council meeting for her community involvement and leadership in helping promote and improve the “Hub City” through volunteer work.

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