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Top Coat!

Posted: Sunday, Dec 21st, 2014
Kishwaukee College students in the Collision Repair Technology (CRT) Program displayed their expertise in painting and refinishing on December 11, in a friendly competition to determine whose work was the "top coat."  Students in the CRT 114 Introduction to Coating and Painting class displayed finished automotive projects for evaluation by Kishwaukee College staff. The students' entries were judged on the
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Eagle’s Nest Art Group receives gift from The Fields Project

Posted: Sunday, Dec 21st, 2014
OREGON -- The Fields Project recently made a gift of over 80 high quality artists' brushes to the Eagle's Nest Art Group. For many years, the two groups have worked to further the creation of art in the Rock River area and have supported one another. This most generous gift will be used by ENAG members and will
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The Royal Palace

Modified: Sunday, Dec 21st, 2014
On Wednesday, Dec. 10, the HUB Project at Rochelle Middle School got a very special treat from some of their own students. Nine sixth and seventh grade students had been planning, preparing, and learning how to open their own restaurant. They were taught and led by Mr. Vic Worthington, the school's tech teacher. They learned about all the positions in
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Cookies, cocoa and caroling

Posted: Sunday, Dec 21st, 2014
On Monday, Dec. 15, the HUB program held their "Cookies, Cocoa, and Caroling" family event at Lincoln Elementary School. Students and their families from each school involved in HUB were able to come together to celebrate this wonderful holiday season! HUB site coordinators worked together to set up the cafeteria for an exciting time of crafts, treats, and songs.
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KC’s Automotive Technology and the hybrid factor

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
MALTA -- Henry Ford once said of his famed auto, "You can have any color you want, as long as it is black." How things have changed! Today's cars come in a variety of colors and styles. But in Kishwaukee College's Automotive Technology department, color and style are almost irrelevant. It is the engineering that matters most.
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Flood help has been more than a coincidence with Hub Cluster

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
"WE had four really strong age 20 something guys lift that up there," noted Kirby, the Marseilles home owner referring to the incredibly heavy 13-foot iron I-beam that they had used to straighten sagging wooden beams going across his kitchen.
"It shouldn't be any problem taking it out," I laughed, "We have multiples of that" since most of the men
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A well choreographed number

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Observing the Rochelle Township High School Dance Team Tuesday night at the fire station was like watching a well choreographed dance number. The girls arrived at the firehouse about 5:45 and by 7 p.m. they had broken down cases of dry goods to create enormous gift boxes of groceries, plus all of the gift-wrapped presents donated to the
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RTHS students provide Christmas gift cards for 15 local senior citizens through Holiday Service Project

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School Holiday Service Project was a huge success thanks to the support of the extended RTHS family and the community.
Leaders of the RTHS service clubs -- the Student Council, Key Club, Interact and the FFA -- pooled resources in cooperation with the Culver's. During a promotion held on Dec. 4, 10
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Christmas HOPE for many

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- This holiday season the HOPE of Ogle County staff and board would like to thank all those who graciously went out of their way to make the lives of HOPE clients brighter.
For several years, Sawicki Motors has generously donated their time and cost of repairs to maintain and repair client vehicles around the holidays. This
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Center presented with funds

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
OREGON -- Organizers and members of Oregon's Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 8739) presented Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center a check to support our Christmas Programs.
The donation has allowed Oregon Living and Rehab, which is home to a number of veterans, to purchase many items to enhance it's already strong activities department. The check was delivered by Lee
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Donation

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Rochelle Elementary District 231 teachers donated $300 to the Needy Families Food and Toy Drive on Tuesday. Pictured, Tammy Mellor and Patti Bond, May School representatives, hand the check to NFFTD representative Lois Hultgren, center. (Photo by Lori Tepinski)
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Memorial Christmas Tree

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
In honor of the families they have assisted throughout the year, Jeff and Sharon Beverage have established a Memorial Christmas Tree. The tree can be seen from the Richardson Avenue side of the Beverage-Lyons Funeral home. The tree will be lit from now until the New Year in honor of your loved ones. The Christmas tree has gold
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Pillen and Bunger medal

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- On Saturday, the Rochelle Township High School Speech Team hosted the RTHS Invitational and the following individuals represented RTHS in the finals: Sarah Pillen and Josh Bunger were first place in Humorous Duet Acting, Kara C. Thomas earned second in Oratory. Lexy LeMar and Wes Sanderson were fifth in Oratory and Impromptu Speaking respectively. Sanderson was also sixth
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Kara C. Thomas: Suburban transplant embraced FFA; earns Silver Emblem at National convention

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. --Rochelle Township High School junior Kara C. Thomas of the RTHS FFA Chapter was among 46 participants in the National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) during the recent 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky.
For her extra effort, Thomas was awarded The Top 16 Silver Emblem presented by FFA Advisor Donna
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Philanthropic and Education Organization host fundraiser

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
The Rochelle Chapter DL of the PEO Sisterhood recently met at the home of Adah Horner for a Christmas party with dinner and a silent auction. The chapter raised $1,000.00 with the fundraiser. The PEO Sisterhood is a Philanthropic and Educational Organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. Pictured are: (seated) Sue Felker,
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Students help through Giving Tree

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The RTHS Giving Tree, which supports Rochelle's Needy Family Food & Toy Drive, is a project of the Rochelle Township High School student council.
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Poms squad will work at NFFTD's base (the Rochelle fire station), to box up the canned and boxed foods donated by the community and combine them with the
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Serenity Hospice and Home offers support groups

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
OREGON -- The Breakfast Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 8:30 a.m. at River's Edge Inn, 2303 West 1st Street, Dixon. Start your day out right by sharing the most important meal of the day with others who have survived the death of a loved one.
For more information, call the Serenity Hospice and Home office
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Big winner

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
Dale Christopherson is the winner of a $1,000 shopping spree from Do It Best Hardware in Rochelle. There were 200 entries for the contest, which is done twice a year. Christopherson bought a snowblower and plans to purchase some Christmas gifts for his family. Pictured is Christopherson, left, with store owner Randy Wakenight. (Photo by Lori Tepinski)
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Remembering military veterans

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
OREGON -- As we remember those who have served in our Armed Forces during Veterans week, we ask that you pay tribute to those in your area who have served in one of the military branches, whether it be Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, or the Coast Guard.
If you have served in the military or know someone who has
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Santa Claus is coming to Rochelle

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
Rochelle, Unity Hospice of Western Illinois invites the public to meet Santa Claus on Friday, Dec. 19 from 3, 4 p.m. at 1201 S. 7th Street, Suite 101.
Unity Hospice staff, friends and community members are invited to attend. Santa Claus will be cheery and grateful for child guests to sit on his lap and tell him what they wish
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Isleys welcome baby boy

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Tim and Kathleen Isley of Rochelle are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Connor Tate Isley, born Nov. 27, 2014 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
Connor weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches in length at birth.
Big brother Andrew, 17, and big sister, Natalie, 20 months, welcomed him home.
Maternal grandparents are Marshall and
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Haws’ welcome baby girl

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
DIXON -- Nicholas and Angela Haws of Dixon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Austin Haws, born Nov. 20, 2014 at KSB Hospital.
Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches at birth.
Big sister, Lillian Rose, welcomes her.
Paternal grandparents are Gary and Shelley Haws of Rochelle. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Pam
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Minor accidents

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
Above, Rochelle police responded to a three-vehicle accident at Washington Street and First Avenue on Dec. 10 at 3:14 p.m. Arlene Beck, 87, of Rochelle, was traveling northbound on Washington Street when, according to Beck, was not sure she had stopped at the stop sign. She subsequently crashed into a 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Rachel Barber, 20, of Malta,
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KC’s new faculty externship program

Posted: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
MALTA -- Next spring, eight instructors in the Career Technologies division at Kishwaukee College will have an opportunity to have brief "externships" with local business and industry and see first hand the jobs that their students are preparing for. The Faculty Externship was developed by Rick Bunton, Coordinator of Programs of Study for the Career Technologies division. "This
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‘Tis the season to give blood

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, The Rochelle and Ogle-Lee Fire Departments work together when an emergency arises in the community. To help area hospitals be prepared in an emergency situation, the local fire departments are once again teaming up to host a blood drive.
The Rock River Valley Blood Center mobile drive will be at the Rochelle Fire Department Social Hall, 311 Sixth
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From HUB Project to RTHS HUBS

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Eighth grade students in the Rochelle Middle School HUB Project will be previewing the departments and clubs available at Rochelle Township High School throughout their final year at RMS. During their last visit to the high school the group visited art teacher John Dobbs and the technology department. Above, John Dobbs shows the students an example of a high school
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First National to sell wreaths to benefit the Rochelle Area Community Foundation

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Beginning on Dec. 15, First National Bank will sell a variety of one-of-a-kind, hand-made wreaths for a minimum $20 donation. Suitable for either hanging or as a centerpiece, these special wreaths will be a beautiful addition to any holiday décor.
Wreaths are currently on display at the bank's office in First Financial Plaza and at NY Bagel
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Supporting United Way

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Mt. Morris Kiwanis Club generously donated $500 in support of United Way of Ogle County's I READ program in the Oregon Elementary School. United Way of Ogle County's I READ initiative is an early-grade reading program that helps prepare children to read proficiently by fourth grade. United Way's I READ program provides volunteer reading mentors for kindergarten children to give
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Moose Lodge has special guest

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Moose Lodge had a special visit from the highest elected official in the Moose fraternity, Supreme Governor Danny Albert, on Monday afternoon. Albert's Illinois stop marks the 15th state he has visited since elected in June. As the chief presiding officer of the Loyal Order of Moose, Albert will travel the country to visit various lodges
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Experience a live nativity

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Faith Lutheran Church, 14206 Flagg Road, will present a live drive-thru nativity scene on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and experience a live reenactment of the night of Jesus' birth featuring the church's youth, choir members and live animals all from the warmth of your vehicle. (Photo submitted)
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Fa-la-la Holiday concert tonight

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Will the Grinch show up and steal the Rochelle Township High School band concert's performance? Be sure to attend tonight's Rochelle Township High School holiday band concert to see whether or not the Grinch will steal the show.
Director Ron Duval said the RTHS concert band will combine with the Rochelle Middle School Band directed by Paul
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Frozen family fun

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, On Saturday morning Rochelle area families bundled up in festive attire to attend a holiday fun run downtown Rochelle.
Flagg Rochelle Community Park District teamed up with the city of Rochelle to participate in the downtown Christmas walk.
Following the Friday night tradition, Rochelle Park District staff hosted a Frozen Family Fun Run. Families were invited to
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Christmas tree festival nets $1,700 for CAN

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The City of Rochelle's ninth annual Christmas Tree Festival was an overwhelming success.
Twenty-four decorated tabletop trees, wreaths, centerpieces and holiday gift baskets were displayed in city hall with the bidding culminating at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 during the Downtown Christmas Walk festivities.
Visitors to the festival were delighted with the variety of trees and
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Memorial Christmas Tree on display at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- In honor of the families we have assisted throughout the year, we have established a Memorial Christmas Tree. The tree can be seen from the Sixth Street side of the funeral home. The tree will be lit from now until the New Year in honor of your loved ones.
The Christmas tree has gold and red ornaments
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Cookie sale, music and a lucky winner at Christmas in the Grove

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Don't miss the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove at 106 South Walnut during the Christmas in the Grove Festivities on Friday, Dec. 12. Step inside and you will be invited to have a cookie and hot drink.
But wait, there's more! You will see a wonderful variety of cookies that you can purchase
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RMU begins cross connection survey

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Rochelle, The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires that all water systems in the State of Illinois have an effective Cross Connection Control Program. Cross connections within the public water supply are a serious concern, as they can allow contaminants or pollutants to enter the public water system through what is called "backflow". Backflow occurs when a drop in
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Rochelle Post Office offers shipping tips

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Rochelle -- With Christmas less than three weeks away, the Rochelle Post Office is offering holiday shipping tips to help customers ship all their cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.
"The key to holiday shipping is being prepared and starting early," advises Rochelle Postmaster Diane Hughes. "This is our season and we are ready to deliver. Our knowledgeable
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Helping hands

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Sawicki Motors hosted its annual Helping Hand Day on Saturday. Employees in the service department spent the morning doing maintenance work on vehicles of those who could not otherwise afford the services. Work included rotating tires, changing oil and filters, checking belts and changing brakes and brake pads. (Photos by Jennifer Simmons)
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Downtown fun

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Above, bed races get underway in downtown Rochelle Friday night. At right, "The Grinch" was the winner of the races this year. Below, the Rochelle Middle School chorus sang at the city tree lighting ceremony following the lighted Christmas parade. (Photos by Lori Tepinski)
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