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Unity Hospice, Creston CCSD #161 join together to make a difference

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Creston, Unity Hospice of Western Illinois and Creston Community Consolidated School District #161 joined forces to help support Red Nose Day, a national campaign celebrated every May to help children around the world fight poverty.
Red Nose Day is a global campaign devoted to raising money for charities that deliver basic needs such as food, water, shelter and
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Steward School celebrates Arbor Day

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Arbor Day was celebrated at Steward Elementary School on April 29.
Dr. Lowell Taylor introduced the celebration to the student body, salting his comments with tree jokes. How do the trees access the internet? They log on. How do you properly identify the dogwood tree? By the bark!
Steward Village President Hugh McKiski read his Arbor Day
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Eller attends Investment Centers of America’s National Conference

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Chris Eller joined more than 200 of his fellow representatives at the Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA) national conference in Boca Raton, Fla. The annual event, held April 27-30 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, provided an opportunity for attendees to share strategies for developing effective solutions to assist clients with their financial goals.
The
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Fehr Graham’s Johnson recognized as top 25 civil engineering professionals

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Rockford, Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm with offices in 10 locations, including Freeport, Rochelle and Rockford, today announced that Matthew Johnson, P.E., S.E., and branch manager, has been recognized as one of the 2016 Rising Stars in Civil Engineering by Civil + Structural Engineer magazine, a national publication dedicated to serving the needs of civil and
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Deutsch wins state debate championship

Posted: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
MALTA -- Jacob "JD" Deutsch graduated from Kishwaukee College a year ago and transferred to Eastern Michigan University. Little did the Naperville native know that his speech and debate skills would help power EMU to the state Speech and Debate championship and to JD himself earning the title of State Champion in Parliamentary Debate in Michigan.
"Just to have
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Annual prom event a highlight at Hub City Senior Center

Posted: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
It's time once again for the Annual Senior Prom on Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. at Teen Town. The theme is "Masquerade Ball," and guests will be given beautiful masks. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, apple and cherry pie and drinks.
Hub City Senior Center executive director Connie Dougherty
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Safe Sitter® class at RCH marks 20 years of teaching

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- For 20 years, Rochelle Community Hospital has been teaching Safe Sitter® classes to area youth after becoming a teaching site on October 20, 1995. There are over 850 registered Safe Sitter® teaching sites throughout the nation.
According to class rosters kept by Safe Sitter over the years, more than 500 students have completed the RCH class. One instructor,
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Master Gardener class graduates

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
OGLE COUNTY -- One new Master Gardener Intern is on the job in Ogle County. On May 4, University of Illinois Extension graduated twenty-two area volunteers from the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener training program held in DeKalb County.
University of Illinois Extension's Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer training program. Volunteers take classes that provide information
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RMU customers beginning to be switched to the new 15 kV system

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Rochelle, Phase 1 of the electrical system infrastructure upgrade is currently in progress. Designated areas have received new wires, either overhead or underground.
Within the next two weeks, some customers in the Sunset Terrace area will be switched to the new 15 kV system. They will experience a brief electrical outage as they are switched over.
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The final note

Modified: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
ROCHELLE,, Seniors in the band at Rochelle Township High School played their final note in the auditorium last Thursday, May 12 during the spring band finale concert.
Director Ron Duval stated, "The Band Finale went very well.  The students have mixed emotions because yes it is the seniors last concert and students get to know each other really well
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Birthday celebration open house planned for Dr. Thiele

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Dr. Joe Thiele will be celebrating his 80th birthday with an open house hosted by his family at Lincoln School, 1450 20th Street. The open house will be held on May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Kish allots funds for Adult Ed services for 2016- 2017

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College will be utilizing $110,000 of recently released funds from the state to fund the Adult Education and Transition Programs (AETP) division services in the district for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
Dr. Joanne Kantner, Dean of AETP, requested the funding from the College and noted, "This amount from the College, combined with the federal
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APPlication learning

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016
ROCHELLE,, The days of dust flying in the classroom as teachers clean a chalk board are over. As technology has advanced, the modes students use to learn in the classroom have evolved. For older students a textbook, calculator, library and study guide is always readily available in their phone or device.
While most elementary students do not have a
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Volunteering for the kids

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016
ALISON Berry got involved volunteering with local elementary schools as she was interested in a career in education. The Rochelle Township High School senior has recorded over 400 volunteer hours during in four years in school.
While Berry no longer is looking to pursue a career in education, the hours she spent volunteering have helped mold her future for
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Cinco de Mayo scholarship

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Six local restaurants serving at the Cinco de Mayo festival May 7 each donated funds totaling $525 to be used for the E.L.L.O.S. scholarship. The money will be awarded during the next school year to a Rochelle Township High School senior to be applied for college. Estudiantes Latinos Luchando Orgullosamente por Superarse translates to Latino students working hard to succeed.
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Cleanliness at RCH ranks in top 43

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Community Hospital was listed among 43 hospitals in the United States with the cleanest patient rooms as reported by patients Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). The hospitals listed all exceeded the 89th percentile in patient satisfaction by reporting their room and bathroom were "always" clean. The data is from April 2014 through
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Central Cougars celebrate poetry

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson and Dr. Seuss all of their work was unique and original however their writing all fell under one category: poetry.
Students at Central Elementary School celebrated poetry for 30 days. During the month of April students and staff filled the sounds and sites of the school building with
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