On March 5, State Rep. Bradley Fritts (R-Dixon) welcomed Haley Brill and Sam Setchell to the Emerging Women Leaders Event in Springfield. The event consisted of a brunch, listening session, and informational seminars from other women in leadership roles.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Rochelle for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31.

Zekelman Industries recently continued annual support of the Rochelle Area Community Foundation (RACF) with a generous donation of $10,000 directed towards building the RACF Endowment Fund.

Small Business Bingo will be holding a spring kickoff event on April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the hangar at Chicagoland Skydiving Center at the Rochelle Municipal Airport, Event Organizer and AP Massage Therapy Owner Ashley Patrick said.

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.

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 …

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.

The members of the Ogle County Democratic Central Committee made a difference in their community by recently donating a total of $800 amongst eight Ogle County food pantries, an idea that originated during the pandemic as a unique way to celebrate the holiday season together since in person gatherings were not possible.

Rochelle Township High School District #212 recently announced that RTHS Assistant Principal Dr. David J. Perrin has been recognized as the Illinois Principal Association (IPA) Assistant Principal of the Year for the state's Northwest Region.

The Rochelle Area Community Foundation (RACF) is honored to partner with Central Bank through their associate payroll deduction program.

On Monday, a ribbon cutting and grand opening event was held for K&K Creative Links, a new business that offers custom-fit permanent jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces and anklets. K&K Creative Links resides inside The Cypress House at 718 10th Ave. in Rochelle and does private parties as well. 

Michelle Pease (president) and Lance Charnock (president-elect) currently serve in leadership positions of the Rochelle Rotary Club. 

A new design has been chosen for the City of Rochelle’s water tower off the Illinois Route 251 overpass after a social media vote. 

At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Rochelle School District 212 Board of Education received an update from Principal Chris Lewis about upcoming events at the high school as well as recent awards presented to Rochelle Township High School staff members.

The Freedom of Faith, Places of Worship in Rochelle exhibit recognizes many of our places of worship, some that date back to the 1850s. A reception with refreshments will be held on Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m. at the museum.

Fairways Golf Course will be open for play Sunday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 22. Tee times start at 10 a.m. The Pro Shop will be open to take tee times over the phone on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Additional days may be added as weather permits.

Rochelle Township High School’s speech team competed in the IHSA Sectional Speech Tournament on Feb. 10. As a team, Rochelle placed third out of the 32 teams that were in the sectional.

Rochelle Township High School recently released its high honor roll and honor roll information from the fall 2023 semester.

The City of Rochelle recently released its 2024 events schedule.

The City of Rochelle recently announced its 2024 electronics and bulk trash drop-off events.

The Kishwaukee College Foundation is pleased to announce the student scholarship recipients for the Spring 2024 semester. The foundation awarded 196 scholarship awards totaling $181,972.

Kishwaukee College has announced the students named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List.

Kishwaukee College is proud to announce the graduates for the fall 2023 semester.

Kishwaukee College has announced the students named to the Fall 2023 Part-Time Student Honors List.

Are you looking for a fun, friend-filled, free club to learn about vegetables and gardening? Ogle County 4-H is excited to partner with Flagg-Rochelle Public Library and the Ogle County Master Gardeners to teach youth about growing vegetables. This new horticulture club, Rochelle Green Thumbs 4-H Club, is open to any youth in Ogle County, ages 8-18, by Sept. 1, 2023.

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