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Internationally-known standup comic Andy Beningo will perform at the Lincoln Arts Center at 108 S. Main St. in Rochelle on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

At its meeting Monday, the Rochelle City Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing water reclamation rates for Rochelle Municipal Utilities that will take effect Aug. 1.

The Rochelle Fire Department saw another record in total emergency call numbers in 2023. Firefighter/paramedics responded to 2,674 EMS calls and 455 fire calls for a total of 3,129. 

On Monday, Jason Harper, superintendent of both Rochelle school districts, made an informational presentation to the community on the county school facilities sales tax referendum item that will be appearing on the March 19 election ballot.

After being born and raised in Rochelle, Carl Hansen made the decision to enlist into the United States Army in 1949. 

Foundation for Focus House has opened the application for its 2024 scholarships, Executive Director Jeni Hardin said. 

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Ogle County Board unanimously approved a resolution of support for an amendment to the Lee-Ogle Enterprise Zone that would see it grow in size. 

At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Rochelle School District 212 Board of Education received an update from Principal Chris Lewis about upcoming events at the high school as well as recent awards presented to Rochelle Township High School staff members.

On Jan. 29, Carol Weidmann of Rochelle passed away at age 77. She leaves behind a legacy of education and theater work in the local community. 

At its monthly meeting Monday, the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a bid from Martin & Company Excavating for the removal of the competition track at Helms Field for $137,031.

The Rochelle Public School Districts recently announced that four of their teachers have been recognized as part of the “Those Who Excel” teacher recognition program through the Illinois State Board of Education.

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Rochelle Elementary School District Board of Education unanimously approved a $437,000 paving bid for Tilton Elementary School. 

At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Hillcrest Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved the awarding of a bid contract to Elliott & Wood, Inc. for $1.037 million for its priority 1A water main project that will take place this year. 

On Tuesday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Rochelle Recovery Center at 242 May Mart Drive in Rochelle. 

At its meeting Monday, the Rochelle City Council unanimously approved three items related to phase two of upgrades to the Rochelle Municipal Utilities wastewater treatment plant.

Ogle County Coroner Lou Finch will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming March 19 election. Finch has served as coroner since 2004. 

Steve Korth of Lindenwood served in the United States Army from 1966-1969 during the Vietnam era as a wheeled vehicle mechanic at Pruem Air Force Base in Germany.

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Creston Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a $14,404 bid from Queens Trucking & Construction for the demolition of a home in disrepair that the village acquired at 308 E. North St. 

At the beginning of its club year in October, Will McLachlan became the new president of the Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K Club, succeeding Ric Taylor. 

Byron Middle School saw a brief lockdown on Wednesday morning after a report of a person carrying an item resembling a gun case was made by a student, Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said.

The 16th annual From the Heart Gala & Auction was held Saturday, Feb. 3 at the hangar at Flight Deck Bar & Grill in Rochelle. The event saw 311 people attend and raised a record $90,000, breaking its previous mark of $80,000 in 2023.

On Friday, Feb. 2, a groundbreaking ceremony was held by the City of Rochelle and New Directions Housing Corporation at 405 Lake Lida Lane in Rochelle for The Grove, a new family housing complex. 

The Rochelle Township High School Speech Team competed in the IHSA Regional at DeKalb on Saturday, Feb. 3.  As a team Rochelle placed second behind DeKalb.

Rochelle Township High School dismissed for the day after a serious medical emergency involving a student Thursday morning, a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Jason Harper said.

Rochelle Community Hospital Fitness Center Assistant Katherine Slattengren has been working her way back from a recent triple bypass heart surgery at a familiar place: In the RCH Cardiac Rehab program in the hospital’s fitness center, where she works.

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