Bikes in Bloom returns

Start with an old bike and some flowers, add a pinch of creativity and voila — it becomes your very own masterpiece. The Rochelle Garden Club and Rochelle Chamber of Commerce invite the community to participate in the “Bikes in Bloom” event.

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Liberty Village groundbreaking ceremony held

Liberty Village held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officially beginning the construction of Manor Court, the new skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

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Like father, like son

Andre Brass acknowledged he had a shining example growing up. The Rochelle native was promoted last month to Assistant Deputy Chief of the Rockford Police Department after serving 26 years on the force.

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Petry named vice president of FFA state team

The all-female 2018-2019 Illinois State Officer Team was elected Thursday at the 90th annual Illinois State FFA Convention. This marks the first time in the Illinois Association FFA’s 90-year history when all major state officers are women. The officers will be installed Thursday afternoon to serve the Illinois Association FFA for the next 12 months. And the newly elected officers include Eliza Petry, of Rochelle.

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Salinas honored

The American Legion Post 403 had its bimonthly meeting on June 13, 2018. Britney Salinas was honored for her essay which won in the Local, District and Division levels of the American Legion essay competition.

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An annual show of pets

What could very well be the greatest show in Rochelle is returning Tuesday at the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library.

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Concert on the deck to feature Burn N’ Bush

The Byron Forest Preserve District will offer a free Summer Concert on the Deck featuring Burn N’ Bush on Sunday, June 24 starting at 7 p.m. at the Jarrett Prairie Center in Byron.

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Early morning rain leads to flooding in the area

Friday's early morning heavy rains in a short amount of time resulted in flooding throughout the Rochelle area.

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Funds for vets

Funds for vets

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Local Girl Scouts sending a positive message

Project earns kids Silver Award.

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Pascuas celebrating 30 years of helping others

Celebration being held on June 22 at Teen Town.

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48th Annual Chamber Play Day a success

It was a record day by all accounts at the Rochelle Chamber’s Play Day. The 48th Annual golfing event, sponsored by Tyson Foods, featured sponsor activities at nearly all of the holes throughout the course.

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Hoiness joins Foundation for FOCUS House board

Longtime resident passionate about helping others.

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Village of Progress seeking contributions for day camp

Since the Village of Progress began services to Ogle County adults with developmental disabilities VOP has offered some form of summer camp experience to the men and women enrolled in the programs.

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Holcomb Bank VP Tilton awarded graduate program scholarship

Holcomb Bank Vice President Jeff Tilton received a scholarship from the Illinois Bankers Association to attend the Graduate School of Banking. The scholarship covers the three-year program at the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

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Kiwanis club helps kids with fundraiser money

New park shelter example of community support.

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American Legion donates to local Scout program

Money to be used for various programs.

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Open House planned for Brink's 90th birthday

Event set for July 8 in DeKalb for former Lindenwood resident.

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Anniversary celebration planned for RACES

It has served as a place of refuge, a place for those needing temporary shelter in a time of emergency. The place — formerly the Rochelle Area Community Emergency Shelter (RACES), currently the Rochelle Area Community Emergency Services, is celebrating 30 years of assisting those in need with an event.

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Creston Road bridge remains closed

The Creston Road bridge over Interstate 39 is expected to remain closed until sometime next year.

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Rochelle Police warn of scam in area

The Rochelle Police Department is warning residents of a scam hitting the area after an incident on Monday. This time it also involved theft.

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