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Lost and found

It’s a scenario that plays out more and more with the advent of social media — helping reunite a lost item with the original owner — and it happened right here in Rochelle.

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Rochelle’s Koritz gets another U of I term

Dr. Timothy N. Koritz was re-elected to a second one-year term as chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees during the board’s annual organizational meeting Thursday at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Ready, set, Derby!

The pinewood derby provides a fun, competitive activity for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the country, but it’s not only about the event — it’s the memories that are made in the process.

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RTHS alum takes broadcast world by storm

Rochelle Township High School alum Susan Saunders-Spring has made quite a career for herself in the broadcast world.

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Annual From the Heart gala approaching

Preparations for the Rochelle Rotary Club’s 11th annual From the Heart gala are underway. The event is being held Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Stillman Room at Abraham’s Grille and Lounge.

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Winterland joins Central Bank Illinois

Jennifer Winterland recently joined Central Bank Illinois as an Assistant Vice President, Ag/Commercial Loan Officer.

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Serenity Hospice nurse to be honored at reception Jan. 26

Serenity Hospice and Home reluctantly announces the retirement of Peggy Richard, who has been with the organization for 19 years.

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Staying warm in winter for less

Old Man Winter has arrived in Northern Illinois and brought bitter cold temperatures with him. Many in the area are staying inside and turning up the heat to keep warm during the winter months.

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Coal mining has a deep history in southern Illinois

The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com.

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Awarded for membership recruiting

American Legion post 403 of Rochelle received an award for outstanding membership recruiting.

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Kings School basketball teams hosting fundraiser at Culver’s on Jan. 24

Some local athletes are shooting for an opportunity to play in the big league. Kings School varsity basketball players, hoping to participate in a tournament at Northern Illinois University in March, have been raising funds to make it so.

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Police investigating counterfeit money at local banks

Rochelle Police are investigating counterfeit money that was discovered at a local bank.

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Area students learn about Christmas tree farms

Grade school students throughout Ogle and Carroll counties learned about Christmas tree farms. There were 62 programs presented to 1,275 students during the month of December.

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Housing market on upward trend

Positive. That is how local realtors expect the housing market to look in 2018. December 2017 ended the year on a positive note and realtors expect the trend to continue into the new year.

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Couple celebrating 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Judith) Stavrakas will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Friday, Jan. 12.

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Speech team takes first place at Lena-Winslow Invitational

his past Saturday the Rochelle Township High School Speech Team competed in the Lena-Winslow Invitational. The team captured first place among the 16 teams competing.

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  • U of I System freezes in-state tuition for fourth straight year

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted Thursday to freeze tuition for in-state freshmen next fall for the fourth straight year, extending an affordability initiative that seeks to help keep more talented students in Illinois for college.

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