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League of Women Voters hosting meeting Thursday

The League of Women’s Voters will be hosting a meeting Thursday to discuss the current status and future of downtown Rochelle.

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Supler celebrating 102nd birthday

The family of Delbert Supler will be celebrating his 102nd birthday which is Sept. 27.

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Centennial Farm

Rich and Connie Mongan’s Ogle County farm, the Horst family farm, recently received the historical distinction of a Centennial Farm at the 2019 Illinois State Fair Ag Day Breakfast in Springfield.

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Preserving state historical sites

Good news and bad news for historic sites in the area. The good news is work has begun on the statue at Lowden Park that 99 percent of us call Blackhawk.

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County lost good public servant in Gouker

Good elected officials are hard to come by. And I mean that for all levels – local, state and federal. I have covered them all, and have met a few good ones and some really bad ones.

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Cederholm Award winners

For more than 35 years, the Creston Booster Club has been recognizing a Creston area resident with the Theodore Cederholm Community Service Award during the Creston Booster Day weekend.

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RCH Auxiliary fundraisers support hospital needs

Every year, the management team at Rochelle Community Hospital furnishes a “wish list” to the RCH Auxiliary listing desired items that were unable to be funded otherwise. Through their annual fundraising efforts, the Auxiliary was able to meet several requests.

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Hispanic celebration in the ‘Hub City’

The City of Rochelle celebrated the Hispanic culture within the community over the weekend. Rochelle hosted its second annual La Fiesta Hispana of Rochelle or the Hispanic party of Rochelle this past Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m., on North Main Street and Fifth Avenue in downtown Rochelle.

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Workers on strike

The great national labor leader John L. Lewis once was asked what organized labor wanted. His response was telling: “More.”

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Curbing the opioid epidemic starts with solving the border crisis

Opioid abuse and addiction are inflicting a grave and growing toll on communities across the nation, leaving users and their loved ones looking for answers on how to curb the destruction. There are numerous reasons the opioid epidemic has spread so far and wide, but there is no doubt the epidemic is made much worse by foreign drug cartels and smugglers that traffic deadly synthetic opioids to every corner of the United States.

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Having fun for funds

St. Paul Lutheran School in Rochelle hosted its fifth annual Fun Run Friday morning. The fun run is an event that takes place each year for kids in grades first through eighth at Atwood Park near the school. The event includes different activities ranging from a slack rope station, a milk jug relay, tire flip and a bouncy house obstacle course.

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Program helps eliminate more than 10 tons used tires in Ogle County

Ogle County, along with four other counties in the state, participated in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies’ used tire removal action in Northern Illinois recently.

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Kishwaukee College celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Kishwaukee College’s Diversity Committee is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with events scheduled throughout the month on campus.

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Volunteers make a difference

The Rock River Sweep Committee and Oregon Together would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in this year’s Rock River Sweep in the Oregon area.

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Event set to learn about home solar installation

A the prices of solar electricity has dropped dramatically over the past decade, catching the interest of many.

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Young people get involved

Nice to hear there was a good crowd for the Rochelle Revved Up meeting this week. There will be a series of meetings to help plan for the future of our community.

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Meetings: Performance art for bad managers

I recently read a great piece about how horrible meetings are. All I could do was say a silent, “amen, brother.” For most of my career in journalism, I have been fortunate to work in newsrooms, where the meetings are limited. Daily newspapers have a news meeting every day, but it is usually pretty short. When I was an editor at daily newspapers, I tried to keep ours to 15 minutes or so.

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3M awards stethoscopes to Kishwaukee nursing students

Ten nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M in DeKalb.

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No good deed goes unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished. As least that’s how Jessica Barron feels these days. She lives with her partner of 18 years, Kenny Wylie, and their three children on a quiet residential street in Granite City, a blue-collar Illinois community not far from St. Louis.

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Let’s be proactive in preventing suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, but it can be prevented.

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