Stevens joins park district staff

Several new members have been added recently to the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District staff, including Scott Stevens.

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Four ways to protect your devices from hackers

In an increasingly digital world, consumers share their confidential information in so many ways. From online shopping to online banking, consumers’ personal information is being recorded in a frightening number of different places. It is because of this that 15.4 million U.S. consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2016 — a 16 percent increase from the previous year.

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Elementary schools receive extra funding

Elementary teachers in outlying schools received some extra funding for their classrooms, thanks to employees at CHS Rochelle.

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Kish College saves students more than $50,000 in textbook costs

The cost of attending college in the United States is higher than ever but Kishwaukee College is working to combat it. Many Kish faculty are eliminating and lowering textbook fees for selected courses through the use of open educational resources and inclusive access materials.

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BBB tips in the wake of Sears bankruptcy

The Better Business Bureau continues to monitor the proceedings which have led to Sears Holdings filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.

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Company chosen for KidsGround rebuild

In a 6-0 vote on Monday night, Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District commissioners approved to spend up to $454,000 to replace KidsGround at Cooper Park next summer. Play By Design was chosen by the board as the design and construction firm to handle the project, which will include a community build aspect of organizing volunteer residents to help with much of the labor.

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Hickory Nuts elects new officers

On Sept. 17 the Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club of Rochelle met for the first 4-H meeting of the year, electing officers and discussing future plans.

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Rad time had at retro prom

The Rochelle Township High School Education Foundation’s Retro Prom had all of the makings of the traditional high school formal, complete with the crowning of a King and Queen.

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Card shower to celebrate Coil’s 60th anniversary

There will be a card shower for Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Gwen Coil, who will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18 with family and friends.

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McDermitt speaks at American Legion meeting

Several in attendance at Oct. 10 event.

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Family surprises King with 90th birthday party

More than 35 people come from six states to celebrate milestone.

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Distillery piping plan in place

Rochelle City Council approved a series of easements in different projects throughout the city.

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The Liberty Bell of the West

Those traveling to the downtown area of Rochelle might have noticed the straw bell positioned in front of the Masonic Lodge.

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Language learners use Chromebooks to write, speak, hear themselves and others

The use of Chromebooks at RTHS increases computer access which is proven to develop higher order analytical skills in reading, writing, and communicating. That is the foundation of the school’s Foreign Language and English Language Learning advanced courses.

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