• Open house set for grantees

    The Rochelle Area Community Foundation has selected 26 applicants to receive a total of $61,500 in grant distributions for 2019.

  • Drug Court hosting dinner May 2

    In celebration of National Drug Court Month, Ogle County New Horizons Specialty Courts will hold its Annual Drug Court Awareness Dinner on Thursday, May 2 at Salt 251, 531 S. 7th St, Rochelle, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Society's annual banquet April 28

    The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County’s annual banquet will be held at the Lorado Taft Field Campus, 1414 N. River Rd., Oregon, on Sunday, April 28.

  • Wrapping up the school year

    In the words of principal Chris Lewis, Rochelle Township High School is going to be “a very busy place” the next few weeks as the current school year comes to an end.

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Rochelle Police continue to investigate the death of a woman Tuesday afternoon after she was struck by a train.

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Rochelle grad serving in Pearl Harbor

Navy machinist Frank Huftalin part of "Silent Service" force.

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Illegal dumping occurring at drop-off sites

Big increase of incidents at county locations.

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Display fit for a king

It was hard to tell who was more excited Saturday morning– Alva Valle or Carolyn Smith. Valle, an 18-year old Rochelle Township High School senior, was one of two dozen people who watched the mural she painted of Elvis Presley being installed on the brick wall of Ray’s Merchandise, which is co-owned by Carolyn and Ray Smith.

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Two graduate from IFB Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow Program

Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) created Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT), an agricultural leadership development program designed to give participants a head-start on tackling tomorrow’s responsibilities.

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Spring is coming

Could we have turned the corner? Is spring finally here? The crocus are up along Seventh Street, purple and also white ones.

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OPINION: Wants litter cleaned up

As representative of the citizens of Lynville Township, we want to raise our concern about the visible increase of litter strewn along the roads and blowing across the fields in our state of Illinois.

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RCH Auxiliary presents scholarships

Recipients of the 2019 Rochelle Community Hospital $1,000 healthcare scholarships were recognized at the annual RCH Auxiliary Volunteer-Scholarship Brunch on April 8.

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Stewart honored as Illinois Chiefs’ Public Official of the Year

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) has been named a 2018 Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Irish eyes were smiling

Community celebrated Irish heritage last Saturday.


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