Colwill named July Remarkable Resident


Wendell ‘Pal’ Colwill was nominated by Kim Montgomery for the July Remarkable Resident award. Colwill has been a servant to the Rochelle community in countless ways. Following a long career with Del Monte, he was instrumental in establishing the Rochelle Veterans Memorial, he is an active member of the Rochelle United Methodist Church performing acts of service such as painting and taking care of the grounds at the church and for other people in need. He is a longtime member of the Kiwanis Golden K organization. He served as a paid-on-call firefighter for the City of Rochelle for 41 years, served on the Rochelle City Council and is currently on the city’s planning and zoning commission. He was honored Monday night at the Rochelle City Council meeting. Colwill is pictured above (right) with Rochelle Mayor John Bearrows.