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St. Paul announces honor roll for 1st quarter

St. Paul Lutheran School announced its high honor roll and honor roll students for its first quarter last week.

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Wendt retires from Sheriff’s office after 28 years

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office congratulated Lt. Ken Wendt on his retirement after 28 years in a Facebook post Thursday.

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NIU invites community to celebrate STEM Fest Oct. 23

Northern Illinois University’s STEM Fest started more than a decade ago as a festival to celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Roberts speaks at Kiwanis Golden K meeting

Lydia Roberts, a member of the Rochelle Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution spoke to Kiwanis Golden K at its Thursday meeting about Wreaths Across America.

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Crest Foods to host job fair Oct. 22

Local dry food manufacturer, Crest Foods Co, Inc., is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mills & Petrie in Ashton. The company is hiring for a wide variety of positions including production, sanitation and maintenance. Crest Foods management will be hiring on the spot for all open positions across all three shifts.

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County recycling and food donation event Oct. 29

The second opportunity for residential electronics recycling and food donations will be taking place Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Annex Building located at 909 Pines Rd. in Oregon.

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City council: School resource officer program extended to 2024

At its Tuesday meeting, the Rochelle city council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the elementary school board to extend the Rochelle Police school resource officer position at Rochelle Middle School until Sept. 1, 2024.

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Williams graduates from USMC boot camp

Private First Class Dominic Williams, 18, of Rochelle graduated from the United States Marine Corp boot camp at Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego on Sept. 17.

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Bench dedicated by RTHS Key Club

A bench was dedicated to former Advisor Danae White from the Rochelle Township High School Key Club Tuesday morning.

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How Rochelle Police combat cyber crime

“You have entire charges, cyber bullying, the electronic thefts,” Rochelle Police Chief Eric Higby said. “All of this stuff, we never used to have. The child porn, all those crimes you never used to have. It's impacted us tremendously in terms of our resources. How you can clear these cases and how difficult they are."

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RCH implements employee vaccine mandate

After a late August COVID-19 vaccine mandate made by Gov. JB Pritzker for healthcare employees, Rochelle Community Hospital fully implemented the requirement last month.

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Northern Rehab hosting coat drive

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry and other local organizations. Needed items include new and gently used coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and other winter accessories.

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Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K elects new president, welcomes new member

The Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K elected new officers at a recent meeting.

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High dose flu vaccine now available

The Ogle County Health Department has received a limited number of high dose flu vaccines for those ages 65 and older. Please call to schedule your appointment at the Oregon or Rochelle office 815-562-6976.

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Harper details thinking behind COVID-19 student testing program

Rochelle Schools Superintendent Jason Harper said the districts’ new onsite COVID-19 student testing program ran about 15 tests per day after starting last week.

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RPD Chief: Car thefts and burglaries not up from last year

Rochelle Police Chief Eric Higby said last week that despite what you may see on social media, car thefts and burglaries in town are not up from last year.

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Pickin Station: ‘It's a really hometown type of a shop’

The history starts before you even get inside Pickin Station, the Rochelle antique shop that opened in February.

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Creston Village Board: Sewer rate increase finalized

The Creston Village Board unanimously approved the raising of its sewer rates in the village by 5.5 percent starting Jan. 1, 2022 at its Tuesday meeting.

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Rochelle Police raising money for breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Rochelle Police Department has partnered with the Pink Patch Project to sell pink patches and clothing to raise money for breast cancer awareness during the month.

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Free NIU STEM Cafés every Wednesday in October

Northern Illinois University STEAM is celebrating science, technology, engineering and math all month long with STEM Cafés every Wednesday in October at 6 p.m. Each café features expert speakers who will explore current STEM topics and new research. Some take place in person at Fatty’s Pub and Grille (1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb) and others are online. All are free and open to the public. Learn more and register for these free events at go.niu.edu/stemcafes.

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NIU offers family-friendly STEAM studio sessions

On Saturdays from Oct. 2 through Oct. 16, NIU STEAM is offering Saturday STEAM Studio sessions at NIU DeKalb for the whole family.

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City leaf vacuuming begins Oct. 18

The City of Rochelle will begin providing leaf vacuuming services for residents on Oct. 18. The vacuuming service will end Dec. 1 or upon an accumulating snowfall, whichever occurs first.

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Seebachs start another year of pumpkin sales

“To me, it just makes people happy to come out and pick out a pumpkin,” Scott Seebach said. “Just to see the people come out and have fun and have a nice family time together out here picking out pumpkins. We have several generations of people that have been out here.”

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Rochelle schools begin COVID-19 student testing program

Both Rochelle school districts began offering an onsite COVID-19 testing program for students on Monday.

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RMU participates in demand response program

The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities began participating in a demand response program this year through a third party company that could stand to save industrial businesses money and reduce load on the power grid during peak times in the future.

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Serenity to host camp for bereaved kids Oct. 16

Serenity Hospice will be hosting a day camp at the Nash Recreation Center in Oregon on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 5-13.

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RPD hosts hunter’s safety class

Rochelle Police Detective John Kaltenbach, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Officer Jamie Posateri, hosted a successful hunter's safety class last weekend.

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Rochelle Lions Candy Day is Oct. 9

The Rochelle Lions Club will be conducting their annual Candy Day fund raising event on Saturday Oct. 9.

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Transworld Plastic Manager speaks at Kiwanis Golden K

Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K held a meeting on Sept. 30 at The REC Center. Mr. Robert Burke, manager of TransWorld Plastic Co., was the guest speaker. The company makes TransPoly materials for tire manufacturers.

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Golden K donates to Pegasus Special Riders

Ric Taylor presented a check from the Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K to Pegasus Special Riders Administrator Katelyn McWechty on Sept. 29. Joining them for the presentation was Rachel, who was riding Casper.

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Exelon looking to fill 650 jobs, invest $300 million after legislation

Now that the Illinois General Assembly has passed sweeping clean energy legislation preserving the Byron and Dresden nuclear plants, Exelon Generation is moving quickly to fill 650 vacant positions across the state and jumpstart more than $300 million in capital projects over the next five years at its Illinois nuclear stations, an Exelon press release said.

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Rochelle DAR installs officers

The chapter's next meeting will be held at the Creston Opera House and via Zoom on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Regent Perry will be presenting a program recognizing the 100th anniversary of the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier." Guests are welcome to attend.

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County residential electronics recycling is Oct. 16 and 29

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will be hosting two residential electronics recycling events in the coming weeks. Events will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and on Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These events are by advance permit only and will be held at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Rd. in Oregon.

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City sets up appointments to review RMU bills with customers

“We want people to understand their bills and we certainly don't want people thinking we're trying to take advantage of them,” Rochelle City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh said. “At the end of the day, we're a locally-owned utility. We're here to serve the public. If people have a question, call our staff and get an answer from somebody who knows what they're talking about.”

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RE/MAX Hub City cuts ribbon on new location

RE/MAX Hub City cut the ribbon on its new location at 136 May Mart. Dr. Wednesday in a ceremony with the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce.

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Midwestern Clothing Company to open second location in Byron

During the week it celebrated its one-year anniversary of operation, Midwestern Clothing Company announced plans to open a second location in Byron later this month.

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Area farmers get early start on harvest

Area farmers got an early start on harvest this season and have dry weather conditions in the past couple of weeks.

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RTHS crowns 2021 Homecoming Court

Rochelle Township High School recognized the members of the 2021 Homecoming Court during Thursday's Pep Rally. Seniors Devansh Patel and Valeria Garcia were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen this year.

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