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Computer classes being offered at senior center

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Sarah Flanagan, director of the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District, will be teaching two 8-week computer classes starting Thursday, Sept. 15 and concluding Nov. 3 at the Hub City Senior Center.
The first class starts at 9 a.m. and is designed for students who need to continue to develop basic computer skills. If you've been in Computer Basics,
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Winners of 4-H Horse & Pony Show announced

Posted: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2016
OGLE COUNTY -- The 2016 Northern Illinois 4-H Horse & Pony Show was held June 12 at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, Freeport. This show is not an open show, but only for 4-H'ers enrolled in the horse project.
There is a county high point travelling trophy for the county team with the highest point total for the day.
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Ogle County Farm Bureau annual meeting set

Posted: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2016
OREGON, The Ogle County Farm Bureau has announced that it will host its Annual Member Meeting on Sept. 8 at St. Mary's Community Center, in Oregon.
The meeting marks the ninety-ninth anniversary for the Ogle County Farm Bureau, which was started in 1917.
Ogle County Farm Bureau members and their families are invited to attend the Sept. 8 meeting and
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Second Ogle County tax installment due Sept. 2

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
OREGON ­-- Ogle County Treasurer and Collector John Coffman is reminding Ogle County property owners that the second installment of their property tax bill is due on Sept. 2, 2016.
Payment methods include cash or check (payable to Ogle County Collector). In-person payments can be made at the treasurer's office, located in the "old" courthouse or at any bank in
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Masons honor two

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Former long-time Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corporation board members Dale Meyers (left) and Doug Zuehl were recently awarded the Community Builders Award by the Rochelle Masonic Lodge. Both are Master Masons and were honored for the many years of service to the community through their efforts in GREDCO. (Courtesy photo)
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Car show winners announced

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- A total of 96 cars and motorcycles were displayed at this year's Hub City Cruiser's Car Show held on Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Rochelle, despite some rainy weather. The winner of car Best of Show (above) was Gordy and Sally Hartje of Kirkland with their 1932 Ford two-door sedan, while the motorcycle Best of Show went to
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Heritage Fest draws big crowd

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Other than a few short showers on Saturday, the weather cooperated all weekend as large crowds came out to take part in a variety of family activities during Rochelle's annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival held in downtown.
The festival kicked off on Friday night with the Little Miss Peanut Contest, live stage music, food booths and a carnival.
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Rochelle book sale set for Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE,, As the local library looks to add new books to the collection, former books must clear the shelves. To help open space Flagg- Rochelle Public Library is hosting a book sale through Saturday, Aug. 27.
Prices are $1 for hardcover books, music CDs, and DVDs. Paperback books are available for $0.25. This is the first year library staff
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Gertie back on the road

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The beloved Rochelle Fire Department truck, Gertie, made her parade return following some needed repairs. Fire Chief Dave Sawlsville said the "generosity and brilliance" of a local farmer helped rebuild the ignition system of the 1924 American LaFrance affectionately named Gertie so many years ago.
In the early 2000s, the fire department completely restored the fire engine
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RTHS Class of ‘76 celebrates reunion

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School class of 1976 40th reunion was held July 29 and 30.
The main reunion event was held in the Stillman room at Hickory Grove. Classmates were able to see PowerPoint presentations of class senior photos as well as participant responses to questions submitted on the registration forms.
Some of the questions were: What was your
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Holtman celebrating 90th

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Join us in celebrating Loretta Holtman's 90th birthday with an open house on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at Lincoln Manor. The omission of gifts is requested.
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Free hispanic wellness fair planned

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican's BetterLife Wellness and the American Heart Association are pleased to announce they are hosting a Hispanic Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m.,to noon at the UW Health Sports Factory, 305 S. Madison Street, Rockford. The event is free and open to families and children of all ages.
Based on the American Heart Association's
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Village of Progress Foundation to award scholarship

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
OREGON -- The VOP Foundation will offer a $500, one year scholarship to be awarded at their Annual Banquet scheduled on Oct. 19. The financial status of the applicant is not a consideration.
To be eligible, the student must:
• Be a resident of Ogle County
• Be either a high school senior who is disabled or is planning
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Musselmans have a son

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
LINDENWOOD -- Tony and Kelly Musselman of Lindenwood are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jack Anthony Musselman, on June 23, 2016 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length at birth.
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Heisners welcome baby boy

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
DEKALB -- Matthew and Kelli Heisner of DeKalb are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jonathan Christopher Heisner, on Aug. 4, 2016.
He was born at Delnor Hospital in Geneva and weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces at birth.
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