Vietnam vet ceremony planned

Event to be held Friday, March 29 at Roberts Armory in Rochelle

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Kennay's celebrate with grand opening of distillery

City leaders, including the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and members of the community officially welcomed Kennay Farms Distilling to downtown Rochelle Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public reception.

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Smiths celebrating 50th anniversary with open house

Event to be held March 31 at Hickory Grove.

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Acoustic Circus to perform March 29

Band set to play in Franklin Grove.

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Ward completes basic training

Airman's father resides in Rochelle.

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Businesses, city development highlighted during event

League of Women Voters, Rochelle Chamber team up to host annual dinner.

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Backing Bearrows for mayor

Former Rochelle police officer throws to challenger.

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VIEWPOINT: Get the facts about rec center

Columnist asks voters to seek correct information about proposal.

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OPINION: Supporting Olson for mayor

Former Rochelle police officer and local business owner endorse current mayor.

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OPINION: Letter writers say tax payers can't afford increase

Two citizens don't want to see taxes go up due to recreation center.

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Improv and musical on tap for VCCT

Fans of live musicals and improvisational performances are in for a treat next month.

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Man dies following alleged burglary

An Oregon man involved in a burglary in Mt. Morris early Monday morning died after suffering injuries in a car crash fleeing from the scene.

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RTHS Board approves new PA purchase

Rochelle Township High School board members approved a recommendation Monday night to update the school’s aging PA system.

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Candidates share views

All three candidates running for Rochelle Mayor and five of seven candidates running for Rochelle City Council were present at a public forum this past Sunday to share their platforms and answer questions about local issues facing the city.

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Spring-like weather makes an appearance

I am not a fan of spring. Thursday’s weather reminded me of that. Yes, it felt nice to shed a winter coat but the sun, rain, sun, rain and ever constant wind had me unsettled.

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College has good track record of fiscal responsibility, transparency

Two-year institutions across this nation offer people affordable and convenient educational opportunities. Kish is no different. We have been offering quality education to our community since opening our doors over 50 years ago. Here is some recent data on how we’ve remained good stewards of student tuition and state and district taxpayer money.

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Trump's proposed budget bad for Ogle County

The Trump administration proposed budget hits Ogle County head on. If you or a relative is 65 or older, expect cuts to Medicare of $845 billion over the next 10 years. More rural hospitals will close as they won’t be able to absorb the costs.

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Couple celebrating 50th anniversary

Britt (J.B.) and Joyce James of Rochelle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 21.

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Science Siesta scheduled for April

“Science Siesta is once again being offered this year for both boys and girls,” said Johnna Jennings, University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator.

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City of Rochelle receives financial excellence award

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Rochelle has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) for the fiscal year 2017 by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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RMU Crew to light up Navajo Nation through National Power Association

Rochelle Municipal Utilities is proud to partner with the American Public Power Association on the Light Up Navajo project.

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Last chance to purchase Girl Scout cookies this weekend

A fan favorite will take its final bow this weekend.

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History comes to life in Rochelle

Pieces of Rochelle’s history will be coming to life in a special presentation from members of the community, including members from Vince Carney Community Theatre at a fundraiser for the Flagg Township Museum.

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Ogle County Sheriff will conduct extra patrols on St. Patrick's Day

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office announced it will conduct extra patrols on St. Patrick’s Day to arrest impaired drivers and to encourage use of seat belts.

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New National Honor Society members inducted

Rochelle Township High School Chapter of the National Honor Society President James Hart led the Pledge of Allegiance and then lit the green candle representing service Monday night during the annual induction ceremony.

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Standing water on area streets

Standing water on several streets; more rain is expected overnight Wednesday.

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Celebrating Irish heritage

There was plenty o’ green, good food and fun at the annual Lucky’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade and Irish Hooley last Saturday as the Rochelle community celebrated the Irish heritage in a big way.

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