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Couple welcomes son

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
TISKILWA -- Aaron Menerey and Dr. Kathi Reed of Tiskilwa are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Wade Menerey, on April 18, 2015 at St. Margaret's in Spring Valley.
He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches in length at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Kent and Martha Reed of Steward.
Paternal grandparents are Pam Menerey
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Boerema and Coffey to wed

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
CHANA -- Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Terre Boerema of Rochelle are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelly Lee Boerema of Chana, to Trevor Daniel Coffey of Chana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave and LaCinda Hansen (and the late Timothy Coffey) of Steward.
Kelly is a 2011 Rochelle Township High School graduate, a 2012 graduate
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Funds for bandshell

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Rochelle Rotary Club President Emily Dickow recently received a check from fellow Rotarian Sam Graber in the amount of $5,300. The money came from the NFL football pool Graber organizes for the club. The donations this year are going to the club's $10,000 pledge to help cover the costs of sealing and painting the bandshell at Atwood Park. Graber has
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Free concert to be held at Kings Camp near Chana

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
CHANA -- There will be a free concert with Phil McMillan and Company, Birthright Praise Band at Kings Camp on Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
The camp is located at 9560 E. Lindenwood Road near Chana.
McMillen formed McMillen and Company more than 20 years ago, bringing entertainment to a variety or venues. They formed the Birthright Praise
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Local Coe College student participates in annual student research symposium

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Coe College student Kathleen Perrell, of Rochelle, recently participated in Coe's 15th Annual Student Research Symposium. Sponsored by faculty member Dr. Steven Marc Weiss, Perrell presented "Audition Repertoire" in an oral presentation at the symposium. Perrell, the daughter of Craig Perrell and Danielle Broughton, is a 2011 graduate of Rochelle Township High School.
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Alleviating children’s poverty one ‘Red Nose’ at a time

Modified: Monday, May 18th, 2015
ROCHELLE,, Staff at Unity Hospice in Rochelle are clowning around and asking the community to join in the FUNdraising.
Red Nose Day, May 21, is making its inaugural debut in the United States as a fundraiser to raise awareness and proceeds for nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate children's poverty.
Red Noses can be purchased at Walgreens for
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Event helps find dogs a ‘forever home’

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
CRESTON -- Panache Salon & Day Spa in Creston held a ‘Help the Homeless (PETS)' event on Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. TAILS Humane Society and Giant Canine Rescue Association of Dekalb County brought a total of 15 dogs hoping to find new, loving homes.
Stoppers-by were encouraged to donate money or dog and cat ‘wish-list'
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Dispatchers honored for professionalism during storm

Modified: Monday, May 18th, 2015
OGLE COUNTY -- On Wednesday night the Ogle County 911 Board honored six dispatchers who were working during the storm that hit Ogle County on April 9. In a unique set of circumstances, both the Rochelle and Ogle County dispatchers were working together in Rochelle. The storm coincided with the Ogle County Sheriff's Department move into the new facility in
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Bungers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversry

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
ASHTON -- Gary and Bev Bunger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 15.
Gary and the former Bev Becker were wed May 15, 1965 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ashton.
The couple have one son, Jason (Valerie) of Cortland and one daughter, Nicole of Gilbert.
They also enjoy two grandchildren, Lindsey and Nolan Bunger.
The couple will have
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Friday celebrates 100th birthday

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
ASHTON -- On May 13, Gertis Friday became a Centenarian.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate with him at a party in his honor. The party will be held on May 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the home of his daughter Evelyn and son-in-law Jim at 1840 East Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.
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Broker Associates at Rochelle’s RE/MAX Hub City saluted for 2014 sales achievements

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
CHICAGO -- Broker associates at RE/MAX Hub City, 361 W. IL Route 38 in Rochelle, recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their sales achievements in 2014. 
 RE/MAX salutes its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.
 100% Club
Those who earn membership in the
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Legion donates flags

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Arnold Heltness American Legion Post #403 is donating flags to mark veterans' graves this Memorial Day. The flags are available at the Unger Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth Street, or Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home, 704 N. Sixth Street, during regular business hours.
Post #403 appreciates all the great men and women who have served this country
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Open house planned for Cecil

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- After 30 years, Diane Cecil is hanging up her mail bag and retiring from the Rochelle Post Office.
There will be an open house at the Rochelle Post Office, 501 Lincoln Highway, on Saturday, May 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and wish her well in her new adventure.
If you would
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AJ’s Garden Tractor Jamboree prepares for 6th annual show

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
OREGON -- Preparations are underway for the 6th Annual AJ's Garden Tractor Jamboree.
"As the weather has warmed over the last week or so we are all looking forward to another fun and exciting day," said organizer Lisa Hinrichs.
The 2015 Jamboree will be held on May 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the family property
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Top senior foreign language students announced

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The top senior Rochelle Township High School foreign language students were recently announced.
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Svela to celebrate 90th

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
STEWARD -- Dale Svela will be celebrating his 90th birthday on May 18. The family will be hosting an open house at the Steward Park on Saturday, May 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.
His family invites his friends and family to help him celebrate his birthday bash at Steward Park.
If you would like to celebrate by sending a
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