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Brown receives Northern Rehab’s annual Rochelle Sports and Health Scholarship

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists announced the annual 2020 Rochelle Township High School Sports and Health Scholarship recipient is Kaylee Brown.

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Family celebrating Pest’s first birthday

The family of Charlotte Rose Pest will be having an early celebration for her first birthday on May 24.

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Overton from SVHS chosen as Good Citizen

Sydnee Taylor Overton was chosen as the Rochelle Chapter DAR Good Citizen for Stillman Valley High School for exemplifying the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism through a process involving her fellow students and teachers.

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Real estate tax time

I have a birthday card that has to go to a friend in Nevada next week. Can anyone take it to her? I will give you 50 cents.

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Sharing some items from my lockdown diary

I have been keeping a “lockdown diary” of sorts just as a reminder of this time and thought I would share some of it with you.

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County fair canceled for 2020

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ogle County Fair Board has decided to cancel the 2020 Ogle County Fair.

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It’s a tough time to be a hog farmer

It’s a tough time to be a hog farmer. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected a variety of businesses, but perhaps none more than the swine industry.

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Local mother grateful for blood donors

The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in honor of Dina Bearrows, Friday, June 5, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Rochelle Kennay Farms Distilling, 416 Lincoln Highway, in Rochelle.

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Improvements coming to Spring Lake facilities

The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District Board of Commissioners held their monthly meeting Monday evening, with executive director Jackee Ohlinger presenting an outline for upcoming improvements to the Spring Lake Pool and Spring Lake Marina facilities.

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Sheriff won’t enforce order

While many communities throughout the state fight to reopen their economies before Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order expires, Ogle County Sheriff Brian Van Vickle announced his department would not take criminal action against any individual or business violating the governors order.

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Change of plans

May 15, 2020 was supposed to be the highlight of an unforgettable series of events for Jamie Wyatt and Tommy Sprowl. Unfortunately, COVID-19 had other plans, and the young couple was forced to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone their dream destination wedding.

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White Pines Resort closing

After 31 years of operating White Pines Resort, Beth George announced in a Facebook post on May 13 that she is filing for bankruptcy and closing down.

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Central Bank donates $15,000 to area food pantries

Central Bank Illinois recently donated $15,000 to area food pantries.

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A chance to make a change

I am guessing I am not the only person tired of Covid 19.

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Glad I made the decision I did in 1986

I remember the moment that I had to make the choice very well.

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Time for a new chapter

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department said farewell to one of its finest deputy sheriffs who served the community for nearly 30 years.

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Chapter to host first virtual educational program during Covid-19 shutdown

Nathan Kutok and Ben Davies will present a video program for the Rock River Valley Chapter of Wild Ones about the amphibians and reptiles found in natural habitats of northern Illinois, with an emphasis on habitat associations, relative distribution, and local conservation efforts on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

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Online auction raising funds for Foundation for Focus House

In an effort to recoup funding lost because of cancellation of the annual spaghetti supper fundraiser, Foundation for Focus House set up an online auction with donations from many area businesses.

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Holcomb Bank supports local communities with grant

Holcomb Bank is proud to support their community partners on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis with donations totaling $20,000.

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A courtesy for those around you

Believe it or not, a cap and gown won’t protect you from the Coronavirus.

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Additional Articles

  • Clothes Closet open June 5 and 6

    Chana Family Clothes Closet at Chana United Methodist Church will be open Friday, June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Exelon plants complete refueling

    Four of Exelon Generation’s six Illinois nuclear plants safely completed refueling outages during the COVID-19 pandemic, setting new operational records at each facility.

  • Executive order will help educator candidates and schools

    To address the educator shortage that Illinois faces, and a pandemic that has changed the educational experience for all students, Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed Executive Order 2020-31 to help teacher, paraprofessional, and other educator candidates gain licensure and join the workforce.

  • Chana UMC to host annual blood drive

    The Chana United Methodist Church, located at 606 Main St. in Chana is hosting their annual Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 27.

  • Beck, Carr promoted at local bank

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