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Fehr Graham firm honored

Posted: Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015
FREEPORT -- Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, this week announced that it has earned a spot on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the second year in a row, climbing six spots from their 2014 ranking.
Fehr Graham ranked #58 on the prestigious list that identified the 100 fastest-growing privately held architecture, engineering, planning and
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New Rotary president installed

Posted: Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015
The Rochelle Rotary Club installed new officers at a recent meeting. David Lyons is the new president and accepted the passing of the gavel from outgoing president Emily Dickow.  (Photo by Jennifer Simmons)
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A ‘ruff’ day on the force

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
Okar began his police career, like many officers, attending police academy to learn the ropes and how to interact in daily and severe situations. Unlike most officers, Okar attended the Northern Michigan Canine K-9.
Okar, a four-year-old German Shepard from Hungary, began his career in the spring of 2012 working for current Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle while he
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Donation to tornado relief fund

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
This week, Judy Duncan (left) presented Kim Montgomery of the Rochelle Area Community Foundation with a donation to the tornado relief fund on behalf of Coated Sand Solutions. Alison Holder, CSS spokesperson said, "Our colleagues at the Rochelle plant are passionate about making a difference in their community for those in need. By simply taking a small action of putting
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Hardin joins Unity Hospice as volunteer coordinator

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
Rochelle, Unity Hospice of Western Illinois, your area's local hospice company, recently appointed Jeni Hardin of Creston, as volunteer coordinator to oversee patient and volunteer programming activities within the company as well as perform community outreach initiatives. Administrator Carla Humphreys made the announcement.
 In her new role, Hardin will be responsible for planning, orientating and managing all volunteer and patient-based
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Movie planned at senior center

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Each month the Hub City Senior Center holds a movie day for members to gather and watch a popular flick.
On Friday, July 10 at 12:15 p.m., a group will be gathering for Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." This classic comedy/drama was filmed in 1939.  When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed
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T-Byrd Lanes

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Dan and Deb Wyka have been proud owners of T-Byrd Lanes for the past 11 years and plan to stay for many more. With four full-time employees, including manager Judi Erickson, the family bowling center, bar and grill stay busy.
T-Byrd Lanes' main focus is bowling. They are able to host birthday parties, business outings and family gatherings -- all
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Kishwaukee College Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
MALTA -- The Kishwaukee College Foundation announces the student scholarship recipients for Fall 2015. The Kishwaukee College Foundation annually offers over $250,000 in scholarship funds to eligible Kishwaukee College students.
Scholarship Funds have been established by generous members of the community, local business and industry, and area agencies and associations to recognize, reward, and assist students who demonstrate academic
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Sheriff’s office warns of scam

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
OGLE COUNTY -- The Ogle County Sheriff's Office have received three complaints of theft by deception where elderly county residents were targeted by scams involving blacktop work or a "tar and chip"scam. The incidents occurred in the Leaf River, Mount Morris and Byron area.
The sheriff's office warns that there are multiple ways the scam is being operated. Scammers
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Empowering the Hispanic community

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Earlier this year, the Rochelle chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) formed. The group currently has 15 members from different backgrounds, with the focus on empowering the Hispanic community through accessibility to resources.
The Rochelle chapter of LULAC believes that by working with the existing organizations in the city, members of the Spanish-speaking community
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Metzger, Worrel to wed in July

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Gabriel Metzger of Grafton, Wis., and Kelsey Worrel of Ossian, Ind., are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Marvin and Mary Jo Metzger of Rochelle and Robert and Sheila Worrel of Ossian, Ind.
The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Rochelle Township High School and a 2013 graduate of Concordia University
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