211 Hwy. 38 East, Rochelle, IL 61068 • Ph: 815-562-4171 • Fax: 815-562-2161
E-EDITION LAST UPDATED:
Current E-Edition

Top Stories Obits Community Event Calendar Sports Classifieds Home 

Coffee talk with Tom

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- State Representative Tom Demmer (IL-90) will be hosting a Coffee Talk on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hub City Senior Center.
No RSVP is required and coffee is provided.
Please feel free to come out for an hour to discuss recent events in Springfield, ask any questions you
...more

Ace opens with paint sale

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Ace Hardware officially opened in Sullivan's Foods last week. The paint studio is offering a buy one, get one free on all gallons of interior and exterior Royal and Clark and Kensington paint now through Sunday. Laura Hewitt encourages anyone who is looking to paint to take advantage of the paint sales. Ace will celebrate the store's opening in Sullivan's
...more

Serenity Hospice & House spring clean-up day set

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
OREGON -- Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 S. IL Route 2, Oregon, will be having a Spring Cleanup day on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers willing to assist with raking, mulching, trimming, etc. should contact Pam at Serenity Hospice and Home at 815-732-2499. This is a great opportunity for teens to earn public service
...more

Cemetery clean-up day set for Saturday

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
KINGS -- The annual clean-up of the White Rock Cemetery in Kings will be held March 28.
Any decorations you would like to keep need to be removed before March 28.
...more

Singer/songwriter Abigail Stauffer at Kishwaukee College April 1

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
MALTA -- Michigan-based singer/songwriter Abigail Stauffer will be performing at Kishwaukee College on April 1. Her performance will begin at 3 p.m. in the Student Lounge (C1130) located in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Abigail Stauffer's music defies categorization with her albums featuring everything from banjos to hip hop rhythms. Her
...more

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment period extended

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
OREGON -- The federal government recently announced a new Special Enrollment Period for this tax season to allow individuals who were unaware or didn't understand the implications of the individual Shared Responsibility Payment to enroll in 2015 health coverage through Healthcare.gov. This tax season SEP will be available from March 15 through April 30. To qualify for this SEP a
...more

Last chance to catch “Wrong Window!”

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Larswalds are not exactly an ideal couple.
The upcoming VCCT show "Wrong Window!" centers around Lila and Thor Larswald in a comedic tribute to Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.  This is the final weekend for the show, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Based on "Rear Window," "Wrong Window!" features couples spying on each other, an affair,
...more

Students take part in French immersion program

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- On Saturday, March 7, approximately 125 people from 25 area schools participated in the seventh annual Journée Intensive en Français, an all-day French immersion program, uniquely for high school students.
The event was held at Dominican University in River Forest. Ten RTHS students in French II, III, and IV took part in the immersion. These students pledged to speak
...more

Police department to host blood drive

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
ROCHELLE,, By hosting a blood drive, Rochelle Police Department is helping to save lives in our community.
The blood drive will be held Thursday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the police department, 416 N. Sixth St. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call Rene at (815) 562-2131.
If
...more

Jo Dee Messina to perform at Egyptian Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
DeKalb, Country music star Jo Dee Messina will be Live in Concert at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 PM with special guest Destination Unknown.
Jo Dee Messina fans have gotten what they've been clamoring for from the multiplatinum, award winning country singer/songwriter who released her new full-length album in 2014. With its
...more

Wells thankful for donation

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Rochelle Middle School teacher Sherry Wells recently attended the Kiwanis Noon Club meeting to show the Family Fine Art Night event held in January. The club had donated to the program and were shown how students and parents enjoyed art, craft and music hands -on seminars with outside professional instructors. The Club pledged to donate again in the
...more

After school values

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
ROCHELLE,, Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young boys that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.
Last year, the HUB Project first implemented boy scouts into the after school program to give the students an opportunity to learn the important values. Earlier this month students at Central and Lincoln were
...more

Eswood BUGS

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
LINDENWOOD -- Fourth and Fifth grade students at Eswood Elementary School were awarded last Friday by Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K. The group offers the BUGS program to area schools as an effort to encourage students. BUGS, abbreviated for Bringing up Grades, is an in school incentive offered by Kiwanis to encourage students in academic endeavors.
Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K
...more

Egg hunt planned by hospice, rehabilitation

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
OREGON -- Serenity Hospice and Home, in cooperation with the Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center, will be having an Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m.
The hunt will be held at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation located at 811 S. 10th Street, Oregon. There will be prizes for three age groups. The event is supported and sponsored by
...more

Serenity Hospice and Home offering training

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
OREGON -- Serenity Hospice and Home will be offering volunteer orientation and training classes this spring at Serenity Home, 1658 S. IL Route 2, Oregon.
Serenity Hospice and Home has cared for terminally ill patients and their families for the past 31 years. They are a locally-supported not-for-profit organization that is certified by Medicare/Medicaid. The focus of Hospice care
...more

Chavez named to college Dean’s List

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
JACKSONVILLE -- Jovanna Chavez of Rochelle, was named to Illinois College's Fall 2014 Dean's List. Chavez is a sophomore at Illinois College in Jacksonville.
Candidates for the dean's list must complete at least 14 semester hours and post a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. No incomplete grades are allowed, grades must be C or
...more

Holcomb State Bank spaghetti dinner

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
More than 500 people attended Holcomb State Bank's annual appreciation dinner at Kings School on Wednesday. Starting at 4:30, community members gathered for plenty of good food and conversation. The event, sponsored by the bank, went well with the help of many student and adult volunteers. (Photo by Lori Tepinski)

...more

Want to learn more about Rochelle and its people?

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Flagg Township Museum is sponsoring a chautauqua this week.
Chautauqua meetings were popular from the 1870s to the 1920s. Part of an adult education movement, they were week long events with speakers and performers that brought entertainment and culture to Americans.
The Flagg Township Museum's chautauqua focuses on local history and a variety of topics.
Whitcomb
On
...more

Cotton Patch Gospel coming to Oregon UMC on March 22

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
OREGON -- "Cotton Patch Gospel" a retelling of the story of Jesus in contemporary Georgia, will be performed in a one-man musical by Phillip Kaufman at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at the Oregon United Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth Street.
The show's music and lyrics were written by Harry Chapin just before his death in 1981.
Suggested admission
...more

Kish College Foundation Scholarship applications due April 3

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
MALTA -- The Kishwaukee College Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to Kishwaukee College for the Fall 2015 semester. The application deadline is April 3.
The Kishwaukee College Foundation has an online application process. Students can access the application at: www.kishwaukeecollege.academicworks.com.
A variety of scholarships are available in particular areas of study, for graduates of specific high schools, for
...more

Visit

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
Tilton School third graders from Jan Morrissey's class visited the hospital on St. Patrick's Day. (Photo submitted)
...more

A look at KEC

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
On Friday March 13, the eighth graders at Steward Elementary joined other eighth graders in the Kishwaukee Education Consortium (KEC) to listen to professionals speak about career interest. Some of the students enjoyed listening to a wide variety of speakers from being an athlete to joining the field of multimedia productions. (Photos submitted)
...more

Cemetery clean-up day set for March 28

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
KINGS -- The annual clean-up of the White Rock Cemetery in Kings will be held March 28.
Any decorations you would like to keep need to be removed before March 28.
...more

Serenity Hospice & House spring clean-up day set

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
OREGON -- Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 S. IL Route 2, Oregon, will be having a Spring Cleanup day on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers willing to assist with raking, mulching, trimming, etc. should contact Pam at Serenity Hospice and Home at 815-732-2499. This is a great opportunity for teens to earn public service
...more

Students take part in French immersion program

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- On Saturday, March 7, approximately 125 people from 25 area schools participated in the seventh annual Journée Intensive en Français, an all-day French immersion program, uniquely for high school students.
The event was held at Dominican University in River Forest. Ten RTHS students in French II, III, and IV took part in the immersion. These students pledged to speak
...more

Eswood spring fling successful

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
The annual spring fling and pork chop dinner at Eswood School was attended by many community members in support of the school PTO. Nate Harris and Don Luxton manned the grill (below) and served pork chops during the successful fundraiser. The school PTO raised approximately $2,000 that will be given back to the school to help fund the art program
...more

Taking the lead to fill in a gap

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE --Twenty-five Tyson Foods, Inc. team members at company's Rochelle Mixing Center organized a board game drive for the Rochelle Hub Project for kindergarten through eighth grade students. After spending time volunteering with Hub Project sixth, seventh and eighth graders, Team Members realized the need for a better selection of updated games for students to enjoy. Ryder, Lean Logistics and K&B
...more

Grief author, Tom Zuba, to speak at All Saints Lutheran Church in Byron

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
BYRON -- For more than 20 years, Tom Zuba has been learning to live his life with grief and mourning. Losing his 18-month old daughter suddenly in 1990, his wife suddenly in 1999, and his 13 year-old son after a 3-month illness in 2005, Tom has endured a tremendous amount of loss.
In the beginning, Tom did grief the
...more

Kumla supper set

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
St. John's Lutheran Church, South St., Creston, will host its 19th annual kumla/ham dinner, April 11. Seatings will be at 12 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and carry outs are available from noon-6:30 p.m. Prices are $12-Adult, $6 for ages 12 and under. Reserve your tickets by calling Dorothy 815-384-5325, the church at 815-384-3720, or contact any church member.
...more

Safe Sitter graduates

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
HUB Project students at Rochelle Middle School who were part of the Safe Sitter babysitting group. Students graduated and got their certificates on Thursday March 12. Pictured, from left to right, are Donna Trout, RN from Rochelle Community Hospital (their teacher), Natalie Anderson, Yesenia Vega, Afi Gati, Alondra Gonzalez, Vanessa Avolio and Noelle Griner. Not pictured are Giselle Hueramo and
...more

Unity Hospice names Hammer 2014 Employee of the Year

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Rochelle, Unity Hospice of Western Illinois recently named Dawn Hammer, RN, of Marengo, 2014 Employee of the Year for excelling in her current role as registered nurse case manager (photo available at http://bit.ly/dhammer). Area Administrator Carla Humphreys made the announcement.
Prior to joining Unity Hospice, Hammer served as ICU (intensive care unit) nurse. Joining Unity Hospice nearly three years ago,
...more

Want to learn more about Rochelle and its people?

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Flagg Township Museum is sponsoring a chautauqua next week.
Chautauqua meetings were popular from the 1870s to the 1920s. Part of an adult education movement, they were week long events with speakers and performers that brought entertainment and culture to Americans.
The Flagg Township Museum's chautauqua focuses on local history and a variety of topics.
On Monday,
...more

Three little pigs and the big bad wolf

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Second and third grade students in the afterschool HUB Project at Lincoln School participated in a readers theatre. Above, the students don handmade crowns and ears as they read out their parts in the Three Little Pigs skit.
...more

Local talent takes stage

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
ROCHELLE,, Community theater offers people a chance to perform on stage, in front of live audiences. Performers can be in their first show, or in another of a long list of shows. "Wrong Window!", the upcoming VCCT production, features both veterans and a newcomer to the local stage.
"Wrong Window!" will be staged in Paddock Hall at
...more

Plunging TuTus for Taylor

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
ROCKFORD,, Rochelle Township High School junior Ty Orlikowski wakes up early on a Saturday morning once a year to get dressed in a frilly and fluffy tutu.
No, it is not part of a prank or Homecoming celebration when all the students are dressing up crazy -- Orlikowski is on a mission to raise funds and awareness in his
...more

Shining Star Showcase announces performers for this year's event

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
BYRON -- The Shining Star Showcase Steering Committee is announcing the tentative list of performers for this year's event. The Showcase in Honor of Megan Clift Memorial Fund will be held April 11 at 7p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. at the Byron Middle School Theatre with ticket donations $10 each.
Proceeds from the event go to the
...more

Serenity Hospice and Home receives donation

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Robert Bandera, employee of Oregon Healthcare Pharmacy, presents a donation of $250 to Lynn Knodle, Executive Director of Serenity Hospice and Home. Mr. Bandera was the winner of a drawing at Oregon Healthcare Pharmacy and chose Serenity Hospice and Home to receive the generous donation from his employer. (Photo submitted)
...more

ISP announce merger of FOID and concealed carry license application process

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, The Illinois State Police announced the Agency will begin accepting online FOID applications beginning March 16 to provide a more streamlined and modernized application process. The ISP will no longer accept the current FOID paper applications after Monday, March 9; however, like the CCL, the new FOID application will be available through the department's website or through the paper
...more

Pancake breakfast

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
The Rochelle Elementary District hosted the annual Crawford Foundation Breakfast on Saturday at Rochelle Middle School. Proceeds from the breakfast are distributed in the form of grants each year to teachers at the five elementary schools -- Central, May, Tilton, Lincoln and RMS. The foundation has been in existence for 20 years. (Photos submitted)
...more

REALITY encourages you to quit smoking this Kick Butts Day

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
OGLE COUNTY -- Each day, 3,000 kids try cigarettes for the first time. Over 700 will become regular smokers. Nine in 10 smokers started before the age of 18. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. More than 500,000 deaths each
...more









Select Page:
Within:
Keyword:

Google

Entertainment









 

Copyright 2015 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal