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International Night in Rochelle

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Elementary District 231's Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee BPAC held an international night on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The first International Night brought teachers, students, families and community members together to celebrate diversity in the community. The event displayed artifacts and information from France, Ireland, Mexico, Chile, China, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, Japan and Laos. While browsing
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Supporting a cause

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
Rochelle Golden K and Rochelle Township High School Key Club teamed-up to support the spastic paralysis Bowl-A-Thon with a $350 donation. Here Key Club members pose at event held Plum Hollow in Dixon recently. (Photo submitted)
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Second-half semester courses offered for spring

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College has several courses that begin the week of March 20 for the second half of the spring semester.
The eight-week courses are credit-bearing and offer a unique opportunity for area residents to explore a program, complete required courses or prerequisites, or simply get an early start on a program or on their educational plans
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Fermilab drawn to Rochelle Township High School physics students

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
AURORA,, More than 2,000 kids and parents at the Fermilab Family Open House on Sunday, Feb. 12 were intrigued by an experiment created by four Rochelle Township High School physics students.
Joshua Bunger, Ben Chavini, Lexy Lemar and Paige Myroth took up the challenge to design an experiment demonstrating how magnetic fields and electricity are related to each other.
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Kish College Continuing Education offering “Bodies In Motion” classes

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
MALTA -- The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering the class "Bodies In Motion" at two locations beginning in March.
The class will be offered at the Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State Street in Sycamore, March 7, April 18 from 11, 11:45 a.m. The class will also be offered at Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd in
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Kish offers Phlebotomy Tech training for CNAs

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College is offering a Phlebotomy Technician Program specifically designed for healthcare professionals who have already earned their Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) credential through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Phlebotomy Tech class will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, March 20 through June 28 from 9:30a.m., noon at Kishwaukee College. There is a mandatory
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Sharing a story together

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
ROCHELLE,, World Read Aloud Day 2017 was celebrated by Central Elementary School's students and parents on Thursday February 16th. Why did the school celebrate World Read Aloud Day?
According to LitWorld, "World Read Aloud Day is all about spreading a love for reading. We think everyone in the world should get to read and write. Every year, people all
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RCH Auxiliary offers healthcare scholarships

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE, 
Scholarships are available through the Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary to area students who are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare field.
Six scholarships are available this year which includes the Ward A. and Mabel T. Miller Scholarship.
Scholarships
The $1,000 scholarships are available to those students who are currently attending or graduates of Rochelle, Ashton-Franklin Center or the Oregon
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Recycling event set for Feb. 24

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
OREGON, The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be holding its monthly electronic recycling event on Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.
The monthly events are held the last Friday of the month and are for Ogle County residents only and limited to household electronic items. If
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Middle-schoolers sing and play music

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Choir and band students in seventh and eight grades from Rochelle Middle School, Creston, Steward, Eswood and Kings School participated in a music festival at Rochelle Township High School Thursday.
The students had the opportunity to practice alongside the high school students and perform under directors Ron Duval and Cory Jones.
The event culminated with a free concert
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League hosting discussion on mental health services in Ogle County

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE,, League of Women Voters aim to keep all voter, citizens and community members informed in both political and community issues. To help Rochelle residents know what is happening in their community the local league hosts a monthly community forum.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH,) one in four persons will experience a diagnosable mental illness
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Third place finish at competition for middle school math team

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Middle School math team has met twice a week since the school year resumed after winter break. Their practice paid off on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the team competed in the Regional MathCounts competition at Sauk Valley College.
That was the only competition the students will compete in as they placed third as a team. Meghan
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Rochelle Middle School mathletes

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Rochelle Middle School math team has met twice a week since the school year resumed after winter break. Their practice paid off on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the team competed in the Regional MathCounts competition at Sauk Valley College.
That was the only competition the students will compete in as they placed third as a team. Meghan Thiravong placed
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Elementary district moves forward with bus purchase

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Following through with its plan established at last month's meeting, the Rochelle Elementary School District Board of Education approved the purchase of a new school bus in addition to a trade-in for the vehicle being replaced.
District Superintendent Todd Prusator said the total net cost after the trade-in will be $36,318. Prusator also said that the new bus
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Fehr Graham Awarded for Illinois Engineering Excellence

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ROCKFORD, Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, was awarded two 2017 ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL).
The firm was awarded a Special Achievement Award in the Waste and Storm Water category for the Second Street Pump Station & Force Main in Champaign, and received a Merit Award
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Grant money available from county for recycling programs

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
OREGON -- The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department has announced that limited funds are again available for waste reduction/recycling grants for the 2017 fiscal year.
The grants in the amount up to $2,000 are available to Ogle County businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations wishing to establish or improve on waste reduction and recycling programs and services. Applicants
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