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Local band brings home awards

ROCHELLE -- A local band received high honors, learning the news while playing a gig in LaSalle Friday night.
The Lizzi Neal Band learned they were named ‘Blues Band of the Year' at the 23rd annual RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) awards. Band members high-fived

   Creston School one of 60 chosen for program

   Four injured in rollover

   A love for books

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Norma Jean Smith

ROCHELLE -- Norma Jean Smith, 81, of Rochelle, formerly of Creston and Homosassa, Fla., passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Rochelle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center surrounded by family and friends.
Jean was born on Aug. 12, 1932 in Rochelle, the daughter of

   Basil O. Beck Jr.

   Matthew McCulloch

   Emma Kissack

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Couple celebrating 50th

ROCHELLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Danekas of Rochelle will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on April 18.
Robert Danekas and Delores Thomas were married at the Methodist church in Rochelle.
A family/friends celebration will be held at a later date.
They are

   Hayenga named to Augustana Dean’s list for the winter term

   Card shower planned for Danekas’ 90th

   Good Citizen

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