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Internationally-known standup comic Andy Beningo to perform at Lincoln Arts Center March 8

Internationally-known standup comic Andy Beningo will perform at the Lincoln Arts Center at 108 S. Main St. in Rochelle on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Internationally-known standup comic Andy Beningo will perform at the Lincoln Arts Center at 108 S. Main St. in Rochelle on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Community
Liquor ‘N’ Wine has continued its commitment to the Rochelle Area Community Foundation (RACF) with its second donation towards a multi-year pledged aimed at supporting the RACF Endowment Fund, which supports the overall well-being of the community.
Liquor ‘N’ Wine continues support of RACF through multi-year pledge
Liquor ‘N’ Wine has continued its commitment to the Rochelle Area Community Foundation (RACF) with its second donation towards a multi-year pledged aimed at supporting the RACF Endowment Fund, which supports the overall well-being of the community.
Rochelle Community Hospital will host the Northern Illinois Food Bank for a mobile market food pantry on Thursday, March 14 from 4-5:30 p.m.
RCH, NIFB to host mobile market food pantry March 14
Rochelle Community Hospital will host the Northern Illinois Food Bank for a mobile market food pantry on Thursday, March 14 from 4-5:30 p.m.
At the Feb. 19 Ogle County Fair Board meeting, two retiring members were recognized for their years of service on the board. Denny Alderks served on the board for 27 years and Rita Dauphin served for 25 years. The board wanted to thank both Denny and Rita for the many hours of dedicated volunteer service they provided to help build our fair.  Both received a plaque and lifetime passes for the fair.
Retiring Ogle County Fair Board members recognized for service
At the Feb. 19 Ogle County Fair Board meeting, two retiring members were recognized for their years of service on the board. Denny Alderks served on the board for 27 years and Rita Dauphin served for …
Former Rochelle student-athlete James Hart started all 15 games for the North Central College football team during the 2023 season.

Football: Hart's collegiate career concludes in NCAA Division III National Championship

Former Rochelle student-athlete James Hart has reached the highest level in NCAA Division III college football, helping the North Central College Cardinals to three national championship appearances as well as two national championship victories, including a 28-21 win over Mount Union to claim the 2022 championship, during his first three seasons with the program.

Sports
Junior Dempsey Atkinson medaled in fifth place at the IHSA State Championships in Bloomington over the weekend.
Wrestling: Atkinson medals in fifth at IHSA State Championships
A familiar face stood between Rochelle Lady Hub wrestler Dempsey Atkinson and a historic feat during the IHSA State Championships on Saturday afternoon.
The Rochelle Hub varsity wrestling team traveled to the Grossinger Motors Arena for the start of the IHSA Team State Championships on Friday. The Hubs fell to Montini 56-22 to conclude the season with a 24-7 record.
Wrestling: Rochelle's season concludes at IHSA Dual State Championships
The Rochelle Hub varsity wrestling team sent four individuals to the IHSA State Championships in Champaign earlier this month.
Fifteen members of the Rochelle Hub varsity football team earned All-Conference recognition from the Interstate 8/Kishwaukee River Conference in 2023.
Football: Twelve Hubs earn I-8/KRC First Team honors
Fifteen members of the Rochelle Hub varsity football team brought home All-Conference recognition from the Interstate 8/Kishwaukee River Blue Division coaches for the 2023 season.
Opinion
Reed Harris

Consider this: NATO member contributions

When you hear a statement like, “No I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay. You gotta pay your bills.”, what is the first thing you think of?  That some store owner has not paid their periodic “bill” for their protection to the Mafia (if it still exists)?  How about the IRS saying that you are required to pay your taxes?  Or did you wonder about who is “them” in this statement before anything else?

Letter: Vote for Christie Cox

I was initially supporting Christie Cox for coroner simply because I’ve known her for many years and always found her to be a person of integrity. 
(Paid letter) Dear editor, I have known Chad Horner for over 30 years. I had the distinct privilege of working with him for 19+ years during my career at Ogle County Hospice, now Serenity …
According to USDA about 97% of the United States’ 2.1 million farms are considered family farms and 88% of all U.S. farms have a gross cash farm income of less than $350,000 annually, putting them in the small family farm category.
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Obituaries
Obituaries
Brian Jude Jaeger
Brian Jude Jaeger
Brian Jude Jaeger, 68, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Illinois.
Elaine Mae (Hackman) Jacox
Elaine Mae (Hackman) Jacox
Elaine Mae (Hackman) Jacox, 97, of Steward, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Stonecroft Village in Mendota.
Stevie Lynn Dodillet
Stevie Lynn Dodillet
Stevie Dodillet, 33, of Rochelle IL passed away Sunday January 28th 2024.
Barbara Arlene Detig
Barbara Arlene Detig
Barbara Arlene Detig, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at her home in Lindenwood, Illinois. 
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Barry
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Barry
Rebecca “Becky” Barry, 80, of North Haverhill, NH passed away at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville on February 22, 2024.  
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