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CHS keeping local children in the know about agriculture

Posted: Saturday, Sep 24th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Zach Kuberski, from CHS Rochelle's Commercial Team and Keaton Leach, CHS Rochelle's Process/Project Engineer, traveled to the Ogle County Fair Grounds near Oregon on Sept. 9 for Ag Awareness Day. They talked about the ethanol plant with seven different fifth grade classes.
The team set up a few presentation boards in one of the open-air barns and

Echelbargers celebrating 50th anniversary

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- David and JoAnn Echelbarger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sept. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rochelle Moose Lodge, 311 N. Main Street, hosted by their family.

Marching band rocking the field

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE,, From band camp during the sweltering summer heat to early morning practices before school, Rochelle Township High School marching band students have put many hours of practice, steps and musical notes into the routine.
This year, when the students take the stage whether at halftime of a home football game or for a marching band competition they are

Living in a wonderland

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE,,"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
Rochelle Township High School students will be telling the story from the beginning on Thursday night as the curtain opens for the fall play. The RTHS theatre company presents Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" this weekend.
Alice's Adventures in

Traffic cameras bringing in revenue, but jury out on safety results

Posted: Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK -- Little Lakemoor, a village of just over 6,000 residents straddling the border of two counties in the far northwest Chicago suburbs, generates substantial revenue from red-light cameras.
In 2015, the village brought in $1.4 million from three cameras at one busy intersection, according to its president. That was down from the previous year's $1.8 million.

State to focus more on grades, graduation rates

Posted: Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK -- Illinois' next school-performance measurement is going to put a lot more value on tests and grades.
Currently, test scores and graduation rates account for only 30 percent of a school's grade in Illinois. The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could flip that to as much as 70 percent.
Most local school leaders like the new

4-H Horse Drill Team staying busy

Posted: Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016
OGLE COUNTY -- The Ogle County 4-H Horse Drill Team was formed in 1996. This year's team is made up of 7 4-H'ers from Carroll and Ogle Counties ranging in age from 12 to 18.
Members of the Ogle County 4-H Drill Team are Teddy Beauchem, Chana, Sharon Heather and Sarah Murray, Oregon, Alison Poole and Megan

Dixons welcome son

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
SYCAMORE -- Rudy and Lindsey Dixon of Sycamore are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brenner Thomas Dixon, on July 25, 2016 at Kishwaukee Hospital.
He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce at birth and measured 20-1/2 inches in length.

Schabackers celebrating 50th anniversary

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schabacker will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sept. 17.
Ron and the former Gail Ettner were married in Elgin in 1966. They have two children, Amy (Ken) Bartle and Mark (Susan) Schabacker. They have two grandchildren, Autumn and Abby Bartle, and two grand-dogs, Lady and Mayden Schabacker.
The couple plans on celebrating with

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