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Girls’ Night Out at The Shed

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
OREGON -- The ever popular painted quilt squares are coming to The Shed. This month's Girls' Night Out at The Shed will be Jan. 27 and ladies can arrive anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Shed will provide all the supplies needed for you to make a beautiful wooden quilt square.
Think you can't paint? Think

County to partner with Wisconsin company for electronic recycling

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
OREGON, Once again in 2017, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will partner with Dynamic Recycling, Inc. from La Crosse, Wis., to collect and recycle electronic items from Ogle County residents. The first collection for 2017 will be on Friday, Jan. 27.
Collections occur on the last Friday of each month at the County Annex Building at 909

KishHealth offers variety of medical services in Rochelle

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- KishHealth System Physician Group in Rochelle is located at 450 Coronado Drive. This location features a well-known family medical practitioner, KishHealth System Laboratories and Radiology services, a community room, and comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Persaud is the primary care physician in this location and is a staple in the care of residents of Rochelle.
Radiology services offered at

Elementary board moving forward with dual language program

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- A new dual language program designed to bring Spanish and English-speaking students into the same classroom will be making its way to the Rochelle Elementary School District as soon as this fall.
The program aims to create a bilingual culture for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Central Elementary School Principal Justin Adolph discussed the benefits of the

Library to host blood drive

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE,, The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library, 619 Fourth Ave., is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Jan. 30. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will be at the library to draw blood from 1 p.m. to p.m.
If you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds

Carmichael named bank director at Holcomb State Bank

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Holcomb State Bank's Board of Directors and CEO Perry W. Byers are pleased to announce the appointment of Noah Carmichael as Director of Holcomb State Bank.  
Carmichael is employed by Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental as a Principal/Branch Manager in their Rochelle branch.
"We are very pleased to have Noah join the Holcomb State Bank Board of Directors,"

A walking miracle

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Three months ago Cole Thomas stated he was a fighter and would not give up. This January he is proving that he is determined to continue moving forward and will not give up.
On Sept. 19, 2016 Thomas was involved in a car accident that left him unable to walk. Days after the accident Thomas posted a video plea

Fundraiser to help boy with leg injuries

Posted: Sunday, Jan 8th, 2017
MONROE CENTER, The Monroe Center Lion's Club is putting on a fundraiser for a local family.
Jacob Conderman, who goes to school in Stillman Valley, broke both legs on the second day of school and has been out since. He was in gym class doing wind sprints when he turned and both legs broke. The doctors say it is uncommon

Fire under deck

Posted: Sunday, Jan 8th, 2017
CRESTON -- At approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon, firefighters were called to a farmhouse on Woodlawn Road north of IL Route 38 near Creston. Initial reports stated resident noticed smoke coming from underneath a deck area. Reportedly the resident poured water on the source. A thorough check determined no further issues were present. (Photo by Lori Tepinski)

Kish offering Personal Trainer Program

Posted: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College Continuing Education is offering a Personal Fitness Trainer program on Saturdays, Jan. 21 through Feb. 25, from 9 a.m., 4 p.m. The five-week course costs $761.
The Personal Fitness Trainer course is designed to prepare students to work successfully in the fitness field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Personal

Racing through science

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. Teachers at Rochelle Middle School are working to bring STEAM into each classroom showing students how the subjects are connected.
Patti Richolson has been teaching sixth grade science at Rochelle Middle School for 13 years and was able to connect the individual subjects along with a variety of science concepts this fall.

Students looking to the future

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017
ROCHELLE,, A small group of Rochelle Township High School students will be graduating high school with real world experience this year.
The essential work skills class is allowing high school seniors to earn high school credit and college credit, while working part time and networking with community leaders.
During the school year, 20 students enrolled in the essential

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