Rochelle upsets Kaneland to reach playoffs

The Rochelle varsity football team knocked off Kaneland 31-13 on Friday to finish 5-4 and qualify for the IHSA Playoffs. Game pairings will be announced on Saturday and times will be published by Monday.

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  • 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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