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RTHS math team earns 3rd place finish

At the Interstate 8 Mathematics contest, the Rochelle Township High School team earned a third-place finish due to some admirable performances. Hub seniors lead the I-8 conference in trigonometric application.

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Hub speakers earn 14 top-3 finishes

On Saturday, Jan. 28 the Rochelle Township High School speech team competed in the Rockford Jefferson Invitational.

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Rochelle Fire saw record number of calls in 2022

The Rochelle Fire Department saw a record number of total calls during the 2022 calendar year, RFD Chief Dave Sawlsville said Jan. 25.

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Boulton has been resident Hubs wrestling superfan since 2009

Jim Boulton hasn’t missed a Rochelle Hubs wrestling match since he moved to town in 2009.

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Ribbon cutting held for Essential Infusions Plus

On Friday, a ribbon cutting was held for Essential Infusions Plus for its new location at 604 N. Main St. in Rochelle.

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VFW donates Queen of Hearts proceeds to RACF

On Jan. 24, the Rochelle Area Community Foundation accepted a check of almost $2,000 from the VFW's Queen of Hearts.

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Kiwanis donates to Crawford Foundation, food pantry

The Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K Club recently presented donations to the David Crawford Foundation and the Rochelle Food Pantry.

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City hopes to work with May Mart on redevelopment, TIF incentives in the future

The City of Rochelle hopes to work with ownership of May Mart/Rochelle Commons to begin a redevelopment project that includes tax increment financing (TIF) incentives in the future, City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh and Community Development Director Michelle Pease said Jan. 18.

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Owner of Rochelle gun shop Down Range, LLC reacts to firearm legislation

Matt Gerard estimates that 10 percent of his sales since opening Rochelle gun shop Down Range, LLC in May 2022 came from guns and items that will now be illegal under new state gun legislation that bans the sale and manufacture of assault weapons in Illinois.

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RMU offering energy audits to residents and small business owners

Rochelle Municipal Utilities is now offering energy audits to residents and small business owners looking to reduce home energy costs. The city council approved an agreement with PanOptic Solutions to provide the audits and RMU will pay half of the cost.

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City looking for employers to participate in March 10 job fair

The City of Rochelle is seeking employers to participate in the Rochelle RTHS Community of Opportunity Spring 2023 Hiring Expo on Friday, March 10.

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From the Heart’s 15th annual gala and auction is Feb. 4

From the Heart will host its 15th annual gala and auction on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Flight Deck Bar & Grill starting at 6 p.m.

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City council: Ordinance to allow for MightyVine upgrades approved

At its meeting Monday, the Rochelle City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to create an Illinois Finance Authority PACE area to allow for MightyVine to get financing for clean energy upgrades to its hydroponic greenhouse business.

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City wins distinguished budget award for 3rd straight year

The City of Rochelle recently received notification that it received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Award for the third year in a row.

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RTHS names honor roll students for fall 2022

Rochelle Township High School recently named its honor roll students for the fall 2022 semester.

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RTHS names high honor roll students for fall 2022 semester

Rochelle Township High School recently named its high honor roll students for the fall 2022 semester.

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RCH Auxiliary scholarships available for 2023

Scholarships are available through the Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary to area students who are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare field.

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Kiwanis donates to RTHS Key Club

The Kiwanis Golden K Club recently donated $500 to the Rochelle Township High School Key Club.

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Kishwaukee College announces fall 2022 part-time student honors list

Local students were recently named to the fall 2022 part-time student honors list at Kishwaukee College.

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Kishwaukee College announces fall 2022 dean’s list

Local students were recently named to the fall 2022 dean's list at Kishwaukee College.

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Railfan Park gift shop improvements slated for spring completion

The City of Rochelle’s improvements to the Railfan Park gift shop are slated to begin in coming weeks with completion planned for the spring.

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County board: Bond abatement for new jail approved

At its monthly meeting Monday, the Ogle County Board unanimously approved an ordinance abating taxes to pay for the recently-constructed new Ogle County Jail.

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Updates presented to RTHS board at Monday meeting

Rochelle Township High School Assistant Principal David Perrin and Dean of Students Brett Zick presented an update on academic performance and disciplinary trends to members of the District 212 Board of Education during its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.

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St. Paul releases second quarter honor roll students for 2022-2023 year

St. Paul Lutheran School in Rochelle recently released its high honor roll and honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2022-2023 school year.

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Three from RTHS Speech team named conference champions

The Rochelle Township High School Speech team can boast five conference champion designations which were determined at the Jan. 14 tournament RTHS hosted and took second place in.

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Locals graduated from NIU in fall 2022

Local students graduated from Northern Illinois University following the fall 2022 semester.

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Local students named to fall 2022 dean's list

Northern Illinois University recently announced its fall 2022 dean's list students from the local area.

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Park district board: Update given on winter projects

At its monthly meeting Monday, the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District Board of Commissioners heard an update from Executive Director Jackee Ohlinger on ongoing maintenance projects.

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Sheriff speaks out against new state gun legislation

On Jan. 11, Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle and approximately 80 other sheriffs in the state issued statements saying they’ll refuse to enforce a provision of House Bill 5471, a recently-signed state law that bans the sale and manufacture of assault weapons in Illinois.

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Rochelle native Moffitt and Do Art Productions looks to inspire area artists

Do Art Productions creates comics and art and offers a variety of workshops in different art mediums to inspire community members.

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