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Race for county clerk: Three up for position

Posted: Saturday, Feb 13th, 2016
OREGON,, There will be three candidates on the ballot in the March 15 Primary Election for the position of Ogle County Clerk & Recorder.
The position opening comes with the retirement of current clerk Rebecca Huntley.
Two of the candidates are currently employees in the clerk's office and the third has experience in banking. The candidates are Laura Cook, Tiffany
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Rusty water causes concern in Hillcrest

Posted: Saturday, Feb 13th, 2016
HILLCREST -- Water issues in Hillcrest were once again a topic of discussion in this month's meeting, as many residents continue to have rust and sediment coming from their taps.
"We do have a problem, and I think it's a bad problem. I was out there flushing hydrants yesterday, and I've never seen this much rust," Village president Steve Dodson
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Brawl over bargaining bill resumes

Posted: Saturday, Feb 13th, 2016
SPRINGFIELD -- The hotly disputed interest arbitration or "no strike-no lockout" bill is back in play in the state Capitol.
While Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Winnetka, argues the measure is an expensive, taxpayer-funded gift to organized labor that Illinois can't afford, Democratic proponents say the bill would forestall a work stoppage and protect state workers and services.
At issue is House
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Pancake Day is Saturday!

Posted: Friday, Feb 12th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- This year's Pancake Day is Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Rochelle United Methodist Church, Hicks Hall from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, milk and coffee.
Prices for tickets are $7 for ages six and above, children five and under are free. The Kiwanis Golden K always gives 100 percent of the profits
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Kish leaders look to balance budget

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
MALTA -- At the regularly scheduled Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Trustees considered a draft plan to reduce the college's Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget in light of the Illinois budget impasse and declining enrollments. 
The plan includes $3.8 million in cuts and additional revenue strategies to balance the FY17 $19.4 million operating budget, which
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Eswood receives America’s Farmers Grow donation

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
LINDENWOOD -- Eswood C.C.S.D. #269 received a $2,500 donation from America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Rick Drendel of Ogle County.
Drendel was selected and given the opportunity to choose which non-profit organization received the funds.
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Ordinance violators beware

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
HILLCREST -- Ordinance and parking violators beware--Hillcrest is cracking down on violations as well as those who choose to ignore the no-parking signs on streets in the village.
After several months of discussions, violations such as unregistered vehicles, vehicles parked on the grass, and unkempt yards will be addressed.
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City development report approved, annual Fun Run event set for June 4

Posted: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle City Council approved several items on the consent agenda Monday evening including the Hospital Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk for June 4, 2016, and the resolution establishing the official zoning map for 2015.
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Eswood School receives donation courtesy of local farmer

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Eswood C.C.S.D. #269 received a $2,500 donation from America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Rick Drendel of Ogle County.
Drendel was selected and given the opportunity to choose which non-profit organization received the funds.
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Early voting open

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
OREGON -- Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Huntley has announced that Ogle County voters may vote early, by mail, and/or register to vote for the March 15 Primary Election.
Voters may apply for a ballot by mail, in person at the Ogle County Courthouse or go to www.oglecounty.org and download an application.
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Standing room only at Prewett and Sawlsville ceremonies Monday evening

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Standing room only crowd was on hand as Rochelle Firefighter Zach Prewett was promoted to Lieutenant, filling the vacancy following the recent promotion of David Sawlsville to Fire Chief. Prewett was sworn in to the position on Monday night at the Rochelle City Council meeting.
Also during the meeting, Sawlsville took the oath of fire chief. Sawlsville was
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From the Heart gala raises $40K

Posted: Sunday, Feb 7th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- According to From the Heart chairman Dave Eckhardt, Saturday night's annual dinner-auction, coupled with the Rotary cash calendar sales, will provide close to $40,000 for local non-profit organizations.
"We had a great night with more than 200 in attendance at the dinner-auction," Eckhardt said Sunday morning. "We are still tallying up all the numbers but it looks like
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Ogle-Lee fire board hoping for yes vote

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The Ogle-Lee Fire Protection District is one of just a few districts in the state without an ambulance tax district. Because of this, the OLFPD will be proposing on the March 15 General Primary ballot a referendum to create an ambulance district eligible for tax funding.
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RTHS hosting music festival

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Choir and band students in seventh and eighth grades from Rochelle Middle School, Creston, Steward, Eswood and Kings schools have all been invited to participate in a music festival at the high school on Thursday, Feb. 11.
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Unsung Heroes focus of 15th State of the Community dinner

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The public is invited to attend the 15th State of the Community dinner on March 10. All citizens are invited to attend this event and to learn how the Rochelle area benefits from the efforts of the Rochelle Childcare Center, FOCUS House and the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
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A work of art

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle residents have long been impressed with the snow sculptures created by Fran Volz. Last weekend, Volz and his teammates put their work to the test at the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition in Rockford last weekend.
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A long way from home

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
Foreign exchange student Ana Dultra is living the dream.
Since August, the Brazilian native has been living in Rochelle with host family, the Dodillets. Currently enrolled as a junior at Rochelle Township High School, Dultra is experiencing Midwest life including her first ever snowfall.
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Bushman recaps Idol experience

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
ASHTON -- In September, 18-year-old Tristan Bushman traveled to San Francisco with his parents and younger brother to try out for the American Idol.
For his initial audtion, he sang "Brother" by Needtobreathe.
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Construction progressing on greenhouse

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Construction is continuing on the BrightFarms greenhouse located on Steward Road in Rochelle.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held last August as the grower announced plans to build the $10 million, 160,000 square foot greenhouse that will produce a variety of ‘greens.'
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