The generosity of the people


I stopped out at Prescott Brothers Ford Thursday for the Coyote’s 2 Ton Food Drive.

There were several donations of food items stacked in the showroom, and a lot of cash donations.

That is one of the great things about Rochelle: The generosity of the people.  

It’s evidenced in the volunteers at the Kitchen Table who give their time, and the others who donate money to food drives, the Rochelle Area Community Foundation and other local groups.

Times are tough. People need help. When that happens, Rochelle-area folks pitch in.

The cash donations to the food drive exceeded last year’s at the time I was out there, with several hours to go. 

Nicely done, folks.

Layers of government

Sometimes random thoughts run through my head. Here is one of them.

Rochelle has several layers of government: township, city, library, park district and school districts to name some.

They all seem to work together. If one group or department needs a favor, or extra help, another group pitches in with assistance.

It doesn’t always work that way in other communities. Sometimes there is a “me first” attitude and units don’t work together.  

To me, Rochelle is doing it the right way. Help each other, help the citizens, make life better.

If only the people in Springfield and Washington had the same philosophy.

Speaking of Washington, I see Michael Koolidge is running for congress.  There are a couple of signs up around town, but he is not running for Congress from our district.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Koolidge, a DeKalb resident, is running in the 14th Congressional District.

Lights on

Since the time change, I have noticed a lot of cars without lights on at 4 p.m. It is getting dark then, so driving with your lights on may prevent an accident.

I am always amazed when I see people driving in fog, or snow, or rain without headlights on. In Illinois if your wipers are going, your lights should be on.

Maybe every car should have day time running lights as standard equipment.

Misplaced priorities

Another random thought:  If you are one of those people who wants to make  kids to pull up their pants so you don’t see their boxers, but you don’t want people to force kids to wear masks to prevent the spread of a deadly disease, you may have misplaced priorities.

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, friendship, good food and most of all, love.

Terry Dickow can be contacted at [email protected]

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