A breakfast for champions

School administrators were keeping their eyes on the weather and road conditions Monday morning and the grounds crew at Rochelle Township High School had been out since before dawn preparing.

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Switchback concert rescheduled

The two-show Switchback Concert originally slated for Nov. 23 in Franklin Grove’s historic H.I. Lincoln Building will be rescheduled due to a broken leg injury suffered by key performer Brian Fitzgerald.

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Gas tax hurting small businesses

A few days ago, I pulled into Walt’s Service Station in Rock Island and as the manager filled my gas tank, I asked, “How’s business?”

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Have an impact on the future of your community

For a number of years, on a given Wednesday morning at the Presbyterian Church in Rochelle, you may find a host of retired educators volunteering through teaching and tutoring. Their students are members of the community who are interested in improving their English language skills in an effort to become more integrated into the community.

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Martinez graduates from SIU

Hillary M. Martinez, daughter of Delnora Martinez or Rochelle and the late Rudolfo Rodriguez Jr., and niece of Maria Martin, earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology – Environmental Minor in Aerospace Studies from Southern Illinois University in August.

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Stillman Bank honored by United Way

Stillman Bank was honored to receive the 2018 Award of Distinction from the United Way.

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A story of survival

I love a good story. Recently I read an amazing story about a plane shot down during WW II. The surviving crew members were stranded on an island before two of them made a makeshift raft and sailed off to find help.

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My love of records is getting a new life

I love records. They are a magical disk to me. They made me a dreamer, a music lover and a musician. I spent hours, days and weeks in my childhood bedroom listening to records and staring at their covers.

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Legionnaire of the Year

The Illinois Moose Association, consisting of over 80 Moose Lodges and now 60 chapters, chooses Dave Schwitters of Rochelle Lodge 903 as their annual Legionnaire of the year.

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Suspending previous practice

Just call it a state-supported scam. Once upon a time, parking enforcement was the purview of meter-maids on scooters tooling from spot to spot. Today, it is big business.

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Thanks community for support of annual Candy Day

The Rochelle Lions Club would like to say thank you to all who supported us on our Candy Day fundraising campaign.

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Thanks community for support of annual Candy Day

The Rochelle Lions Club would like to say thank you to all who supported us on our Candy Day fundraising campaign.

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Challenge brings out innovative business ideas

Kishwaukee College has recently announced the winners of its inaugural innovations “business idea” challenge.

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Ogle County Sheriff offers new program to check on seniors

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle announced this week the implementation of a new service, the Senior Check-In Program.

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Amador Award recipient

Rochelle Kiwanis member Dennis Swinton received the Amador award at a recent Illinois/Eastern Iowa district banquet.

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Great Halloween costume, fall

Wow…that was some Halloween costume. Fall dressed up as winter and it scared the heck out of me. But the weather also reminded me of a few things.

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Goodbye for now summer – you will be missed

Well, I am not happy about this at all. Some of you probably are. Those weird people who seem to enjoy the absolute torture that is the winter season in this region.

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