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Taylor plans continued community service

After more than three decades in public education, Steward's Superintendent Lowell Taylor is planning a transition to "the next phase of service and teaching."

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Enbridge donates crane to Kishwaukee College

The Kishwaukee College Welding and Diesel Power Technology Programs were the recipient of a hydraulic crane truck and diesel-powered service level welder, courtesy of Enbridge, Inc.

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Ogle County Sheriff's Department adds new K9

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $13,000 grant has been used to purchase an expertly trained K9, fulfilling a critical need within the department.

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Kishwaukee College honors outgoing board members

Kishwaukee College recognized two outgoing Board members at Tuesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting. Dr. Roberta “Bobbi” Burke of Rochelle and Ken Doubler were both commended for their dedication to the College and each received a plaque to recognize their service to Kishwaukee College.

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District 231 votes to close May School

In the end it was of little fanfare when the Rochelle Elementary School Board voted unanimously to close May School.

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Delisca welcomed during Meet & Greet

Mayor John Bearrows welcomes new RCH orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gadini Delisca, to the community at a Meet and Greet in his honor on Wednesday.

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American Legion holds bimonthly meeting

The bi-monthly meeting of the Arnold Heltness American Legion Post 403 was held at the Moose Lodge in Rochelle on April 14. The speaker was Chuck Roberts who talked on the service of Jim Moorehead as a submarine crew member in World War II.

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VCCT hosting online production

The show must go on!

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Hillcrest board moves forward with infrastructure project

Hillcrest trustees voted to move forward with infrastructure improvements to the village water, sewer and roadway systems during their April meeting Wednesday evening.

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Fairways Golf Course in good shape

If we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s to make the best of a not-so-great situation. That’s what they did at Fairways Golf Course in Rochelle.

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Celebration of life planned

Please join us on Saturday, April 24 for a Celebration of Life Ceremony to honor the memory of Pastor Al Roose.

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Kersten celebrating 92nd birthday

Rose Anne Kersten will be celebrating her 92nd birthday on Tuesday, April 20. A family celebration is planned. She is the proud mother of four daughters and enjoys six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Pasta with a Purpose

Come out and help support a local man battling cancer, enjoy some delicious pasta at the same time.

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Remembering Franklin Kruger

The Flagg Township Museum will present a reception for the new exhibit “Franklin Kruger Remembered” at the museum on Sunday, April 18 at 1 p.m. The exhibit currently is on display and continues through May.

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Rochelle City Council recognized dispatchers

Last year the city worked with the local restaurants and bars to help them reopen to their customers safely. This involved allowing them to serve customers on the sidewalks and in some areas, such as Cherry Avenue, even on the street.

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Board members retiring from District 231

The highlight of Tuesday’s Rochelle Elementary School board meeting was recognizing two retiring board members, but that moment was bittersweet as both women have been important leaders on the board for 20 years and will be missed.

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Focus House hosting drive-thru spaghetti dinner

After having to cancel what would have been the Foundation for FOCUS House’s annual spaghetti supper last year due to COVID, the foundation hopes that this year’s event — which has been revamped to accommodate new COVID guidelines — will be more successful than in years past.

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Graduation back on the football field

Taking it back to the field, Rochelle Township High School graduation will be outdoors once again.

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Cleaning up wreaths

As part of spring cemetery cleanup activities, members of the Rochelle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently picked more than 160 faded wreaths that originally were placed on veterans' graves as part of the Wreaths Across America program last December.

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RCH hosts Meet and Greet for Delisca

Rochelle Community Hospital invites the community to a “Meet and Greet” to welcome their new orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gadini Delisca.

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Creston trustees approve building permit resolution

Creston trustees approved a resolution waiving building permit fees amounting $15,000 or greater for residential construction or remodeling. The resolution, which was approved during the April village board meeting, will run through Feb. 28, 2022.

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Felker celebrating 90th birthday

On April 12, Sue Felker will be celebrating her 90th birthday. Suzanne was born on April 12, 1931 in Chicago.

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Hub Project summer school program set

The Hub Project Summer School is expecting a large turn out this summer.

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RCH scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments

The Triage Line at Rochelle Community Hospital is now scheduling Covid-19 vaccination appointments for the general public, ages 18 and over, who live or work in Ogle County.

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City receives sewer grant funding

If you’ve lived in the “Hub City” long enough, you know the areas in town which have chronic water issues.

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City council has new member

Traditionally, voter turnout is higher when there are important, contested races. But that wasn’t the case here, even though Rochelle City Council had a highly-contested race with six candidates running for three seats.

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Cupp elevated to Fellowship Degree

ROCHELLE — Woodrow Cupp, Sr., of rural Steward received his Fellowship Degree of Honor in Pekin on March 21.

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Searching for service dog

STILLMAN VALLEY – A Stillman Valley woman is continuing to search for her service dog, nearly a year after it escaped during a crash.

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Never too young to be a hero

ROCHELLE — Heroes come in all sizes and are of all ages. But a 5-year-old? That’s one brave little man.

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  • Rochelle students named Illinois State Scholars

    The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce the 2021-22* Illinois State Scholars. These top performing students are selected annually based on their ACT or SAT exams and sixth semester class rank and are recognized for their exceptional academic achievement. Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top ten percent of graduates from Illinois high schools.

  • Rochelle school board holding special meetings

    The Rochelle Township High School Board of Education will hold a special meeting on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a board reorganization meeting following the April election.

  • Biden visiting Sauk Valley Community College

    On Monday, April 19, first lady Dr. Jill Biden, along with education secretary Miguel Cardona, will travel to Dixon to visit Sauk Valley Community College.

  • 'Hello Rochelle' app introduced

    As part of the citywide software system upgrade, a new mobile app has been designed to give residents and businesses a way to access the City of Rochelle at their fingertips.

  • Lions Club accepting donations for Rose Day

    The Rochelle Lions Club annual Rose Day is underway and the club is now accepting donations and orders.

  • Everything's coming up roses

    ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Lions Club annual Rose Day is underway and the club is now accepting donations and orders.

  • Local election Tuesday

    ROCHELLE — Come Tuesday, there could be a change on the Rochelle City Council when voters hit the polls.

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