Big winner


Rochelle Foods was the winner of the Jan. 1 Rotary Cash Calendar drawing of $1,000. Rochelle Foods has donated the money back to From The Heart which is raising money for seven not-for-profit groups in the area.  Pictured left to right are Rochelle Foods plant manager Bill Rice, Dave Eckhardt, Rochelle Foods plant controller Matt Thimjon and City of Rochelle economic development director Jason Anderson. Anderson sold the Rochelle Rotary Cash Calendar to Rochelle Foods. The calendar sale proceeds are used in conjunction with the proceeds made during the annual From the Heart event to benefit the not-for-profit groups. Tickets for this year’s Feb. 6 virtual event are currently available at