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Serenity director wins nurses distinguished advocate award

Modified: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
OREGON -- Hospice director Lynn Knodle was surprised recently.
"I actually told my husband to not even come to the ceremony," Knodle said. "I told him that there was no way a non-nurse would win the award."
However, she did win the award. Knodle was recently awarded the 2016 Stateline Nurses Distinguished Advocate Award.

Wagner, Herrera wed in Mexico

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Patricia Wagner and Rafael Herrera were wed March 19, 2016 on the beachfront at RIU Playa Car Resort in Rivera Maya, Mexico.
Mary Beth Metzger, sister of the bride, served as Matron of Honor. Josh Smardo, friend of the groom, served as Best Man.

Kimmel honored with award

Posted: Saturday, Apr 30th, 2016
MALTA -- The 2016 Child Care Professional of the Year Award was presented at the 4-C annual meeting on April 12 to Steve Kimmel, Kishwaukee College Early Childhood Center director.
In 1999, 4-C established the Marian Baker Child Care Professional Award in memory of Marian Baker, longtime friend, and board member of 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care. This award

Vocal Jazz night

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
TWENTY-TWO years ago, the RTHS choral music program was introduced to something called vocal jazz and since then it's been nothing but greatness.  Midnight Voices became the flagship vocal jazz ensemble at RTHS and has gone on to be a leader of high school vocal jazz in central Illinois and throughout the nation.

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Student council donates to senior center

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Members of the Rochelle Township High School student council presented a check for $500 to the Hub City Senior Center last week. Pictured from left, Josh Bunger, Lexi LeMar, Connie Dougherty, executive director, Hub City Senior Center, Kellee Parker, and Savannah Moore. A portion of the money was raised from the student council Culver's night fundraiser.

Office of Congressman Kinzinger to hold service academy information day Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
OTTAWA -- The Office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger will host a Service Academy Information Session on April 30 for students and parents interested in learning more about America's military academies, requirements for admission, and the congressional nomination process. U.S. service academy representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and

Drug ‘take back’ day Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Local police and sheriff's departments will be holding a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection events will take place around Ogle County, including Rochelle Police Department, and in Oregon at 501 W. Washington Street (across from post office on IL Route 64).

Resource fair a collaborative effort

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Several representatives from local social services and resource agencies came together under one roof last weekend to provide information and answer questions to the community. The resource fair was a collaboration between the City of Rochelle and LULAC.

Recycling drop-off April 29

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
OREGON -- The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will be conducting an electronics recycling drop-off event on April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ogle County annex building located at 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon.

RCH Auxiliary presents Healthcare Scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The recipients of this year's five Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 healthcare scholarships were recognized at the annual RCH Auxiliary Brunch on April 11.
Recipients include Tyler Mollet, Julissa Lisett Quinonez, Alison Berry, Mackenzie Wolf and Abigail Baker.

2016 Alec Catherwood Memorial Scholarship Benefit set for May 7

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
BYRON, Join us for a fun-filled family day on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and help support the Alec Catherwood Memorial Scholarships that is given out to four graduating seniors at Byron and Stillman Valley High Schools each year.
Catherwood, a 2009 Byron High School graduate, was a Lance Corporal serving our country in the Marine Corps. On

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