Trip benefits two groups

Trip benefits two groups

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Be cautious on roads in cold weather

As bitter cold creeps into Illinois, the state’s frontline weather responders remind motorists that preparation can help take the bite out of winter this season. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Tollway encourage motorists to prepare for wintry driving conditions and remember: “Winter Weather – Get it Together.”

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Ogle County part of national horse judging contest

Illinois 4-H placed sixth out of 22 teams at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup Horse Judging Contest held Nov. 3 at the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

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High school math team returned from the conference meet with lots of ribbons

The Rochelle Township High School mathematics team participated in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference math contest Tuesday.

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OPINION: “Green Book” movie highlights obstacles minorities can face

OPINION: “Green Book” movie highlights obstacles minorities can face

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OPINION: Not all proposed solar farms should be dismissed

Writer believes not all proposed solar farms should be dismissed.

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Schwitters honored

The Moose Valued Veteran program was introduced on Feb. 1, 2017. This program honors all Moose members that are veterans for their service to our nation whether in time of war or peacetime.

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Stewart, Chesney sworn in

Senator Brian Stewart and Representative Andrew Chesney were sworn in Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Lincoln Douglas Debate Square in Freeport, Illinois, by the Honorable Michael P. Bald, Presiding Judge of Stephenson County.

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Memorial Christmas tree honors families

In honor of the families the Beverage-Lyons Famliy Funeral Homes of Rochelle, Ashton and Sandwich have assisted throughout the year, a Memorial Christmas Tree has been established.

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K-Kid officers elected

The 2018-19 K-Kids are signed up for another fun and service-filled year.

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County board members sworn in Monday

Newly elected and re-elected members of the Ogle County Board were sworn in for their terms at a special organizational meeting in Oregon on Monday, Dec. 3.

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Ballot positions drawn

Ballot positions were determined by a lottery held early Monday for the Consolidated General Election on April 2, 2019.

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Chadwick shares tales from time in service

Veteran Bob Chadwick captivated his audience of marching band students at Rochelle Township High School last month.

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Kings students travel back in time to celebrate Illinois

Students in Kings School celebrated the state’s bicentennial with a birthday party and an all-school play Monday, complete with time traveling.

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First Fridays remembers Pearl Harbor

With this month’s First Friday falling on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, it is a perfect opportunity to blend music and patriotism at the Mt. Morris Moose Family Center.

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Passerby alerts family of burning house

A passerby alerted a family that their house was on fire early this morning.

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Volz' latest piece honors veterans

Rochelle artist creates impressive new piece for Chicago suburb.

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Hospital head expresses need for community center

Writer says new facility needed to improve quality of life for residents.

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Opinion: Columnist gets a dose of perspective

Major event puts stop to "big hit" appearance.

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Kennays expect to open distillery soon

It has been a project over two years in the making and the Kennay family is in the home stretch of construction of their distillery and brewery in downtown Rochelle.

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OPINION: ‘Fair’ is the operative word with Illinois pensions

A new governor has been elected and soon after he takes the oath of office in January, he will learn that mathematics can be quite unkind.

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December birthday party at Hub City Senior Center set

On Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. the Hub City Senior Center will be having the December Birthday/Christmas Party.

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Rochelle area kids earn 4-H club honors

Several Rochelle area 4-H members were honored recently with awards.

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County police traffic detail results in 122 citations, arrests

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office conducted traffic enforcement detail from Nov. 16–26, geared at reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired.

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Second radium removal plant planned

The city of Rochelle is moving forward with a second radium removal plant. This facility would be located at Well 12 near Steward and Hayes Roads, which is the city’s newest well in operation.

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All in the family for parachuters

Family time can be playing cards, watching a movie, or even visiting a museum or a beach. For Laurrel Hayes, family time is parachuting in Oklahoma with the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team.

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Early snow storm slams region

Area residents spent their Monday digging out of an early snowstorm that officially brought 12 inches to the area late Sunday.

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City announces downtown snow removal operations

The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced that snow removal operations will be taking place in the downtown area on Wednesday morning Nov. 28 beginning at 2 a.m.

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Residents asked to follow snow ordinance parking rules

The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced that the winter snow emergency parking ordinance is in effect for residential areas.

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Safe snowmobile course to be held

Snowmobilers will have an opportunity to learn principles of safe snowmobile operation at a Department of Natural Resource snowmobile safety education course scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at the Oregon Fire Department, 1000 W. Washington St. in Oregon.

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Creston garage fire

Ogle-Lee Fire Protection District responded to a garage fire in rural Creston Saturday evening.

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Area hit with early snow blizzard

The Rochelle area is digging out after the first snowstorm of the season brought anywhere between 7 and 12 inches. Locally residents have been reporting over a foot of snow in some places.

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