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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.

The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s Lawn of the Week program is starting back up for 2024.

Hope Chest in Rochelle recently thanked Rochelle Township High School student Becca Norris for her volunteer work over the past two years.

Rochelle Community Consolidated District #231 recently announced that Rochelle Middle School Science Teacher Ms. Kathy Prestegaard has been recognized as the recipient of the Illinois Principal Association (IPA)’s “Teacher Leadership Award” for the state's Northwest Region.

Rochelle Township High School junior Brisa Zepeda recently was awarded the Rochelle Rotary Service Above Self Award for April.

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to announce and present their annual 2024 Rochelle Township High School Health & Wellness Scholarship to Kendall Sachs.

On May 6, Rochelle Township High School held its annual honors night recognizing students for academic achievement and presenting over $175,000 in local scholarships.  

Rochelle Township High School recently announced the Critical Thinking Award recipients for January/February and March 2024.

The City of Rochelle is seeking proposals from area artists to provide art, in any form, to public spaces in the community. Proposals are due May 21 by 4 p.m.

Renee Page is known as an important advisor, problem solver, imaginative thinker and integral part of the Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) team. With nearly three decades of service to the university, the administrative assistant to the dean is a trusted resource for faculty, staff and students in college and a deserving recipient of the 2024 Board of Trustees (BOT) award.

Rochelle Community Hospital recently announced the revealing of its new employee recognition award as well as its first recipient. The first quarter recipient of the RCH Pillar of Excellence Award was presented to Christina (Tina) Neale, RN, of the Medical/Surgical department.

Girl Scouts from the Southern Ogle County Service Unit helped plant a tree at the Flagg Township Museum on April 23. Scouts from Troops 409, 1870, 2122, and 1168 took part in the tree planting ceremony.

Foundation for Focus House recently released the names of three area students that will each be receiving $1,000 scholarships from its 2024 application cycle.

Prom week is underway at Rochelle Township High School and 2024 Prom Court nominees were recently named.

The Ogle County Republican Party Precinct Committeemen met in Oregon on Wednesday night, April 17, to hold their biennial County Convention in the old Ogle County Courthouse building’s County Board meeting roo

The Rochelle Area Community Foundation (RACF) is delighted to announce, “Granting Futures: A Community Celebration”, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24. The event will be held at Luna, formally known as Salt 251, located at 531 S. 7th St., Rochelle, from 4-6 p.m., with the formal presentation to commence at 4:30 p.m.

Recipients of the 2024 Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 healthcare scholarships have been announced. Five students received scholarships which included the Ward A. and Mabel T. Miller Award.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Carol Weidmann on May 5 at the Lincoln Arts Center at 108 S. Main St. in Rochelle from 4-6 p.m.

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