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At its June 20 meeting, The Kiwanis Golden K Club of Rochelle accepted a $3,000 donation from Cain Millwork. The donation came from proceeds from Cain Millwork's golf outing.

Members of the Rochelle FFA chapter attended the 96th annual Illinois State FFA Convention June 11-13 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisors, and guests. With a 2024 theme of “United As One,” the three-day event annually recognizes achievements of Illinois FFA members, elects the major state officer team, and celebrates agriculture. 

Rochelle Township High School District #212 and Rochelle Community Consolidated School District #231 recently announced that Celeste Canfield has been hired as a shared English language learners (ELL) director for both local districts.

The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce recently presented its Lawn of the Week award for the week of June 14 to Ted and Vonnie Wilkinson. They received a sign and a $25 Rochelle ACE Hardware gift card, presented by Rochelle Ace Hardware Manager Jesse Lopez.

City of Rochelle Public Works Director Tim Isley has announced a road closure in the 800 block of North 6th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue for a stormwater repair.

Purchased in 1924, Ol’ Gertie is still around and as part of today’s fire department’s year-long 100th birthday celebration for Gertie, the museum is holding Gertie Day on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 2,200 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University in May.

Kishwaukee College is proud to announce the graduates for the Spring 2024 semester.

Kishwaukee College has announced the students named to the Spring 2024 Dean’s List.

Kishwaukee College has announced the students named to the Spring 2024 Part-Time Student Honors List.

Rochelle Township High School recently announced that Aiden Ramsey has been named its 2023-2024 Critical Thinker of the Year. 

Northern Illinois University recently announced its spring 2024 Dean's List students.

On Tuesday, O'Reilly Auto Parts in Rochelle hosted its yearly Customer Appreciation Day at its 144 May Mart Drive location. Staff at the location offered free lunch to customers.

City Engineer Sam Tesreau has announced the closure of 9th Street between 10th Avenue where the street jogs at 9th Street and 10th Avenue near Tilton School, beginning Tuesday at 7 a.m. June 3 through the end of the day on Thursday, June 6.

The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce recently presented its Lawn of the Week award for the week of May 25 to Kenny Dougherty. He received a sign and a $25 Rochelle ACE Hardware gift card, presented by Rochelle Ace Hardware Manager Jesse Lopez.

The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce recently presented its Lawn of the Week award for the week of May 30 to Lee and Mary Metzger. They received a sign and a $25 Rochelle ACE Hardware gift card, presented by Rochelle Ace Hardware Manager Jesse Lopez.

Spring Lake Pool’s grand opening for the 2024 season will see a short delay, a press release from the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District said.

The Illinois Secretary of State Mobile DMV will be at Rochelle City Hall at 420 N. 6th St. on Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rochelle Rotary Club recently donated $1,500 to the Rochelle Township High School Library-Media Center for the 2024-2025 school year.

Kishwaukee College nursing students were honored during a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, at the College. Kish recognized 23 students for completing the Registered Nursing program and presented each graduate with a special pin before family and friends during the ceremony.

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Flagg Township Museum on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. Tom McDermott will be showcasing stories and memorabilia about local veterans who have died while serving in the military.

St. Paul Lutheran School recently released its honor roll information for the fourth quarter of the 2023-2024 school year.

The Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department in Lindenwood is holding its 71st Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on Friday, June 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Lindenwood Fire Station (15940 E. Lindenwood Road, Lindenwood).

The Roberts Armory World War II Museum will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 from 1-4 p.m.

Last year, Jim Beardin initiated the establishment of the Kay and Jim Beardin Community Endowment, a tribute to his late wife Kay, and a testament to his deep affection for our community. Through the steadfast support of donors, this fund has flourished, and May 14, Jim once again made a remarkably generous contribution to ensure its continued growth.

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