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Blood drive Wednesday

Posted: Saturday, Aug 1st, 2015
ROCHELLE,, On Wednesday, Aug. 5 Crossroads Community Church and Focus House are partnering with Rock River Valley Blood Center to host a mobil blood drive. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call Alyssa Klecka at 815-562-6265.
The blood drive will be held at 3279 Illinois Route 251 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
If you

Serenity set to open bereavement workshop in August

Posted: Saturday, Aug 1st, 2015
OREGON,, Serenity Hospice and Home is always looking for ways to stay innovative and smart in their approach to bereavement and grief. The Serenity Shed is their latest project and will open next month in downtown Oregon.
People grieve in many different ways when faced with the loss of a loved one. Many people find that having a

Lane to headline Saturday's Country Jam show at Rochelle airport

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and 102.3 the Coyote will welcome some of country music's hottest rising stars to the Summer Country Jam stage on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Rochelle Municipal Airport.
Five bands from across the country will perform at the annual event.  Gates open at 4pm.  All tickets are general admission and ticket holders must

New family physician joins Rochelle Medical Group

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a second new family medicine physician.
Dr. Manuj Goel will be joining the Rochelle Medical Group clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 5. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and looks forward to treating patients of all ages.

Final band concert of season this Wednesday

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Join the community for an ice cream social and final music performances of the summer concert season at the band shell in Atwood Park, Wednesday, July 29.
The ice cream social, sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran School, begins at 6:30 p.m. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Summer Junior Band will be performing under the direction of Paul Madere,

New women's network group formed

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- There are many different types of groups one can join, whether it would be for support or to be in the company of others that share the same hobbies.
Rochelle Women's Group, organized by Mandy Hale, meets the last Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Their first meeting in June had over 25 women

Kish tech teacher looking for more students

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
MALTA -- It's almost that time of year again--back to school banners and stores with shelves of supplies. Students of all ages are preparing…youngsters selecting bookbags and notebooks, while college students are selecting courses, faced with decisions about their future.
Kishwaukee educator, Mark Schwendau, says that he is seeing a shortage of students going into the technology fields, specifically Computer-Aided

VCCT to present "Ordinary People"

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
"We're just ordinary people; we don't know which way to go, cuz we're just ordinary people," sang John Legend.
Judith Guest's novel "Ordinary People" published in 1976 tells the story of an Illinois family living in the Chicago suburbs who are trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events. The novel brought a public spotlight to issues

Drive thru Mexican dinner to be held Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
ROCHELLE,, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Rochelle was formed earlier this year as a platform to empower the Hispanic community in town. The group will be holding a fundraiser Wednesday night to help serve the community traditional Mexican food while raising money for the newly formed organization.
On Wednesday, July 22 a drive-thru Mexican dinner will

PreOsh WingFest held in Rochelle

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
ROCHELLE -- A special PreOsh WingFest was held this past weekend at the Rochelle Municipal Airport (Koritz Field). The event was held on Friday and Saturday as a prequel to the annual AirVenture, which started Monday in Oshkosh, Wis. Many unique planes were on display at Koritz Field, while several activities were held for guests and entertainment was provided at

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