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Students united against bullying

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Bullying is a problem that affects many students and can leave a lasting impression on the student into their adult life. To combat bullying and help educate students Rochelle Elementary School district will be celebrating Unity Week from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24.
National Unity Day is Wednesday, Oct. 22 when students, staff and community members are encouraged
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Golden K Sheet sale through Oct. 31

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Kiwanis Club is a not-for-profit organization of service-minded volunteers guided by the objects of Kiwanis International.  Its purpose is to improve the quality of life for the youth we serve by fostering their health, academic success, character development and their dreams for the future.
In Rochelle, the Kiwanis Golden K Club meets 8 a.m. on Thursday mornings
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Barringer, Van Hise wed

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
OREGON -- Kara Barringer of Oregon and Eric Van Hise of Rochelle were united in marriage on July 12, 2014 at the groom's parents' home in Rochelle. Dan Sergeant officiated.
Parents of the couple are Kevin and Cheryl Barringer of Oregon and Brian and Regina Van Hise of Rochelle.
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Serenity Hospice and Home supported by local businesses

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
OREGON -- As the textile operation of Serenity Hospice and Home and the Village of Progress continues to grow, moving unsold textiles from the Mt. Morris Angel Treasures Resale Shop to the Village of Progress has been a bit of a chore for our valued volunteers. Because of the generosity of some local businesses that held fundraisers for Serenity Hospice
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Davis Junction firefighters to host chili supper

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
DAVIS JUNCTION -- Davis Junction Firefighter's Chili Supper and 50/50 raffle will be held on Satuday, Nov. 1 from 4-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Davis Junction Fire Station, 106 North Maple Street, Davis Junction.
The menu will include firehouse chili, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, dessert and beverages. Cost is $6 for adults; children 5-12 are
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“Paws” for fun

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
On Friday, Oct. 17, Eswood School fourth graders had a Paws Party. The students receive Paws for being responsible and for doing good deeds during the day. Their first quarter goal was 700 paws and then they were rewarded with popcorn and a movie. (Photo submitted)
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For the fine arts

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Pal Colwill, Golden K President, presented Sherrie Welles, Fine Arts Team Leader for the Rochelle Elementary School District, a check for the Family Fine Arts Event. The event will be held at Lincoln School for kindergarden through eighth grade students and parents on Jan. 19, 2015, at 6 p.m. (Photo submitted)
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50-year member

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Phillip G. Carlson was honored Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Masonic Lodge with a 50 year award by Master of the Lodge Doug Zuehl during the lodge's monthly fellowship dinner. The special award is presented to members who have been with the fraternity for 50 years. (Photo submitted)
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Pumpkins at night

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Park District is hosting a family fun event at Skare Park. Grab your flashlight and head out to Skare Park for a special pumpkin hunt on Friday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m..
The family friendly event is open to all ages. Please pre-register by calling 815-562-7813 or at the park district office, 735 N. Second Street,
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Read for the record

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Children five and under are invited to help beat a world record at Flagg-Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Jaimie Johnson, an officer for Future Education Association at Kishwaukee College, will read Bunny Cakes as part of Read for the Record provided by Jump Start. Through Read for the Record Jump Start has had over 250,000 adults
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Park bench dedication

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
On Thursday, Oct. 9 the Rochelle Lions CLub in conjunction with the Rochelle Park District dedicated a memorial bench along the bike path between Lincoln Elementary School and Rochelle Township High School. The memorial bench was dedicated in memory of Lions Orloff Hicks and Marvin Madsen. Pictured, sitting on the bench are Sylvia Madsen and Millie Hicks. Stadning in back
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Unifying Rochelle one hand at a time

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, For a few years now the future of Hand-in-Hand has been in limbo as the building was for sale after the departure of former director Blanca Winston. Today, the board of directors are pleased to announce they have a new direction for the mission and they are in the community to stay.
The board of directors, Mike Mershon,
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Meeting with Illinois government officials in order to construct a better relationship

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
Oregon -- Superintendents from Lee and Ogle County met Thursday with Illinois State Representative Tom Demmer and Illinois State Senator Tim Bivins in an effort to strengthen the relationship between schools and state level government.
The superintendents hope that this will lead to a stronger relationship with local officials whose recent political and budgetary decisions have been widely publicized.
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Sign up to ‘make a difference’

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Saturday, Oct. 25 is Make a Difference Day. If you or someone you know is elderly and needs/wants assistance in their yard e-mail Erin Bergeson at ebergeson@rthsd212.org or contact Savannah Moore at 815-762-6927 or at savannahnicole98@hotmail.com.
Make a Difference Day is held by RTHS Student Council.
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Learning fire safety

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
The week of Oct. 6 was Fire Prevention Week. Eswood School faculty held a fire drill with the help of the Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Prevention District. Students exited the building quickly and orderly and fire department praised them for their participation. Kindergarten through fourth grade students learned about the EDITH Program (Exit Drills in the Home." Above, kindergarten through second graders are pictured
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Jim Wolber at the Lincoln Building

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- For more than a decade Franklin Grove's historic H.I. Lincoln Building has hosted some of the music world's best artists as a part of their third Friday "Blues & Bluegrass" and special Fifth Friday shows. Among the "best of the best" in this stellar lineup has been Franklin Grove's own Jim "Mr. Friday Night" Wolber.
Wolber's musical
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Progress being made on memorial

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
Major concrete work has been completed at the Rochelle Veterans War Memorial along with placement of the cannon and grading. The fountain is expected to be finished this fall. There has been an enthusiastic response from those donating bricks to the war memorial, resulting in more than 550 bricks ordered for engraving, much more than anticipated. The engraving of the
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KC hosts The Big Read: Family Reading Night on Oct. 21

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
MALTA -- As part of the national Big Read, Kishwaukee College is hosting Family Reading Night on Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center Dining Room. Participants should park in Lot A (south side of building) and enter through Doors #16 or 17. The event is free and open to the public.
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Clothing giveaway

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
CHANA,, Chana United Methodist Church holds a family clothing closet open to the public the first and third Saturday each month.
The clothing closet is open twice a month from 9 a.m. to noon. All clothing available ranging from infants to adults, including plus sizes are free to the public. Winter clothing and outerwear are now available.
For
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Spooky flashlight tour

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, When the lights go dark and the museum locks its doors for the night, the ghosts of Rochelle's past come out to play.
Flagg Township Museum will host a spooky flashlight tour on Friday, Oct. 24. The historic ghosts of Rochelle are visiting the museum and as favorite spirits return and are joined by a few new ghostly
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Rally for a cure

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Rochelle Township High School teachers wore pink on Tuesday to supprt the Lady Hub's volleyball team Volley for a Cure event and those battling breast cancer. During the game Tuesday night staff from Rochelle Community Hospital distributed educational information to attendees. According to the National Breast Cancer Center one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in
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Indulging in a new chapter

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE,,The cracking noise of opening a library book and the smell of the old pages that sat in a library for many years is what used to take students into a new world when they got lost in a book. Today the experience is now being replaced with the push of a button and a tap on the screen. Students
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DeKalb Clinic will join KishHealth System

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
DEKALB -- The DeKalb Clinic will become the newest member of KishHealth System. It is a result of KishHealth System's ongoing dialogue with local providers and agencies to improve the coordination of health services in the community. A letter of intent was signed that outlines the terms, and the transaction is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter
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Travel club goes to Nashville

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
The Lockard Travels recently visited Nashville, Tenn. Pictured above are the group, front row, driver Seal Williams and Guide Dorothy Lockard; second row, Connie Holliday, Irene Welz, Georgine Lamenski, Sue Guio, and Joanne and Paul Erickson; third row, Judy Erickson, Sandra Sarno, Beth Burlison, Mary Langley, Doris Bagby, Marjorie Badalamenti, Mary Loos, Ruth Bunger, and Joyce Soost; fourth row, Mary
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“The Ghost of Mary Todd Lincoln” is coming to Ashton

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ASHTON -- Onesti Entertainment will present a rare Halloween experience at the Mills and Petrie Building, 704 N. First St., Ashton, on Thursday, Oct. 30.
"The Ghost of Mary Todd Lincoln," starring Michele Tauber, will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Lincoln's tortured life comes to life on stage in the one woman play. Though many historians have reported
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Trick or Treat Safe House Oct. 23 at Comfort Inn & Suites

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Newstalk 1060 WRHL and 102.3 The Coyote invites families with small children and kids with special needs to the WRHL Trick or Treat "Safe House" on Thursday Oct. 23 at the Comfort Inn and Suites of Rochelle. For the eighth consecutive year, the entire first floor of the hotel will be transformed into "Trick-or-Treat Street" from 5-7 p.m.
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Stonesifer joins KC as Financial Aid Director

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College welcomed Cynthia Stonesifer as the Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs. She assumed the position on Aug. 25.
Cynthia Stonesifer, Rockford, holds an Associate in Arts from Rock Valley College and a B.A. in Management and Communication from Concordia University in Wisconsin. Previous to her current position at Kishwaukee College, Stonesifer was the
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Bakers celebrating 65th anniversary

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCKFORD -- William (Bill) and Doris Baker of Rockford, formerly of Rochelle, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.
Bill and Doris (Osberg) were married Oct. 22, 1949 at the First Lutheran Church in Kirkland.
They are the parents of David (Yvonne) Baker of Oakton, Va., Karen Armstrong of Rockford and the late Eugene Baker.
They have
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Innovation and teamwork

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
DEKALB,, As the Heavy Metal Tour bus headed east towards DeKalb, Rochelle's Economic Development Director Jason Anderson quoted his father who once told him, "Find something you love and you'll never work a day in your life."
Mr. Anderson is not the only one to feel that way as students learned when they toured Algus Packaging.
The
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Street Smarts for women class set

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, October is known for going pink and raising awareness for breast cancer researching and statistics. The month also is a time of advocacy and raising awareness for domestic violence.
According to Safe Horizon one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime, women ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risks of becoming victims. To
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A spooktacular sight

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
This house in the 600 block of North Ninth Street is a scary sight to see as a makeshift graveyard lays in the front yard and monsters and goblins guard the front of the house. (Photo by Katie Peterson)
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Special display

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club created this display at the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library for National 4-H Week October 5-11.  Pictured are (front) Kyra Rimstidt and Heather Swope and (back) Abby Yagow, Veronica Vaughn and Logan Yagow. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Rochelle United Methodist Church. (Photo submitted)
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Kishwaukee College Art Gallery hosts Marcellous Lovelace show

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
MALTA -- The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will feature the works of Marcellous Lovelace in an exhibition titled Exposed Emotions: Broken Urban Narratives. The show will run through October 30. The Gallery hours for Fall 2014 are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m., 6 p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
Lovelace considers
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Women in Aerospace support Girl Scouts with donation for STEM

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Rockford, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) recently received a $1,065 donation from Women In Aerospace (WIA), Rockford, a UTC Aerospace Systems employee resource group, in Rockford. WIA chose GSNI to receive the donation as a local organization aligned with the WIA's core mission and vision. GSNI plans to use the donation to support local programming for Girl Scouts interested
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Schabacker, Worley wed

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
CHANA -- Lauren Renee Schabacker and Benjamin Edward Worley, both of Chana, were married at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Paynes Point, by Rev. Andrew Kayes on Sept. 6, 2014 during a 4 p.m. ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Marvin and Shawn Schabacker of Chana and Edward and Susan Worley of Chana.
Katie Hagemann, of Waterford, Wis., friend of the bride,
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Schabacker, Worley wed

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
CHANA -- Lauren Renee Schabacker and Benjamin Edward Worley, both of Chana, were married at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Paynes Point, by Rev. Andrew Kayes on Sept. 6, 2014 during a 4 p.m. ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Marvin and Shawn Schabacker of Chana and Edward and Susan Worley of Chana.
Katie Hagemann, of Waterford, Wis., friend of the bride,
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Women’s Connection

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, The Rochelle Area Women's Connection is providing an opportunity for local women to gather, grow and relax together.
The group will hold their fall event on Friday, Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thereasa Crystal explained, "the Rochelle Area Women's Connection is an event that is open to everyone, it is not
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Boo Bash Spooktacular

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ochelle Public Library will hold Boo Bash Spooktacular on Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Children 12 and younger and their parents are welcome to drop in during the evening for fun and treats. "Dr. Juan's Amazing Mad Science Extravaganza" will begin at 7 p.m.
The Boo Bash will also feature a costume parade and decorated pumpkin contest.
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Candy Day

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
Jean Butz collections monetary donations downtown Rochelle on Friday morning for Lion's candy day. Lions Club members gave out candy on Oct. 10 and 11 and collected monetary donations. Monies raised will help sight and hearing impaired persons in Rochelle and throughout the state. If anyone is interested in joining Lions they should contact Steve Butz at 815-761-4988. Donations
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Lanning hired to lead RMU water

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Adam Lanning got involved working with city water through a series of events that began with a summer mowing job while in high school.
Lanning grew up in Ashton and has worked as the City of Rochelle superintendent of water/water reclamation for two weeks. While Lanning has only worked for Rochelle Municipal Utilities for a very short period,
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OCEC preschool screening

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Ogle County Educational Coop will be offering free preschool screenings for your child on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Rochelle at the United Methodist Church, 709 4th Avenue, Rochelle.
This screening is available for all children living in Ogle County, Ashton, Franklin Grove and Amboy. Children between the ages of three and five years old
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Hospice to offer Healing Hearts group monthly

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
Hospice and Home will begin offering a new bereavement group called Healing Hearts for the parents, grandparents, and siblings of a deceased child. Beginning Oct. 12, meetings will be held the second Sunday of every month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the ReMax office located at 606 E. Washington Street (IL Route 64) in Oregon. The facilitators of the
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Kishwaukee College’s Kamelian earns CCHA award

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College's literary/arts magazine, The Kamelian, was named the Third Place Winner in the Central Division of the Community College Humanities Association's 2014 Literary Magazine Competition. Amy Smith, English instructor and faculty editor of The Kamelian, said, "For many years, the Kishwaukee College Kamelian has been a vehicle for showcasing the artistic and literary talents of our students. 
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Volunteers needed for HUB

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014

ROCHELLE,, The Rochelle HUB Project was implemented to not only bring up students grades and test scores, but also provide a positive atmosphere for Rochelle students.
According to the program's mission statement, its purpose is to "improve student learning, build stronger families and establish a healthier community. It will also increase student achievement, improve behavior, reduce student discipline
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Story time

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, The Flagg Township Museum is hosting story time on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
A guest reader will be in the museum to read a story to elementary age children every Saturday through the end of the year.
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All aboard for Story Time at the Flagg Township Museum on Saturday, Oct. 11. Guest reader Nancy Babb
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Manufacturing career preview

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
DEKALB,, We've all seen the multi-story storage tanks that dot our landscape. The white ones are often home for water and wastewater storage, the blue ones store grain and nutrients. Have you ever seen one of those tanks being built? They're actually built top down from the ground up. It's a process developed from suggestions made by the installation teams.
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Kishwaukee Symphony Associates hosts members at Ellwood-Nehring House

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
DEKALB -- On Sept. 21, the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates kicked off its 11th annual KSO Season Preview event with an afternoon of music and fellowship as part of their membership drive for the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra's 38th season. The event took place at the historic Ellwood-Nehring House on the grounds of the Ellwood Museum campus in DeKalb.
"Everyone was delighted
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Grand Ole Opry House

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Chantel Davis, daughter of Paul and Nancy Davis of Rochelle, has been named to the 2014 National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensemble. Davis, who plays violin, will join 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States for a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- performing on the stage of the Grand Ole
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Kerbers welcome baby boy

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Scott and Margie Kerber of Olympia, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caden Robert Kerber, on Sept. 2, 2014 in Olympia.
Caden weighed 8 pounds at birth.
Big brother, Zachary, 2, welcomed him home.
Paternal grandparents are Steve and Mary Kerber of Towanda. Maternal grandparents are Margaret White of Oquawka and Ralph and
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