Sounds of the season

I am in the Rochelle Rotary Club and we had a treat at our weekly meeting Tuesday.

The Rochelle Township High School Madrigals performed a sneak peek of their upcoming dinner. They sounded great.

The dinners are Dec. 6 and 7 at Flight Deck Bar & Grill. Tickets are $25 each. Contact the high school for tickets.

I’ve always enjoyed these dinners in the past. Unfortunately, I can’t go this year and after listening to the group I really wish I could.

When members introduced themselves they told how long they were in madrigals and their year in high school. I am guessing 99 percent of them have been in the group every year they have been in high school.  

If you want to jump start your Christmas, this is a great way to do it.


I see the auction house in the Rochelle Commons has closed.  I think it’s Rochelle Commons, but I admit I still call it the May Mart Center.

That leaves a lot of empty space in the center.

I think it would be a great location for an entertainment complex. The old grocery store could have an indoor miniature golf course on one half, with a roller rink on the other half. You could incorporate a climbing wall and an arcade if you have a talent for that type of design. The now empty auction center could be an indoor paint ball course, or an indoor driving range.

I know there was an indoor mini golf in the center at one time.  But put a twist to it…like the popular black light mini golfs in Las Vegas…and you could draw a crowd.

There would be nothing like it in the area. Families would come from Dixon, Sycamore, Mendota and other nearby communities to take part in a night of family fun.

The space is there, the parking is there, hopefully the price for the property is reasonable…now all we need is someone with a vision and a desire to take a chance.

Any takers?


M-M-Good! Campbells’ Soups are delicious. The company has been in business for 150 years and according to an article I just read, the granddaughter of the founder still gets dividends from the family company. Her take? $200,000 per day.  

More in a week than I made in my lifetime and all because she had a soup master for a grandfather.

Have a happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget the soup.

Terry Dickow is a retired elementary school teacher with lots of opinions, some you will like, some you won’t. He can be contacted at [email protected]


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