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Display ‘Hub Pride’ for Homecoming Week

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
As Mickayla Johnson, Kyle Helfrich, Paige Piller and Cole Dickinson will tell you, Rochelle Hub pride flags are available at the high school office in two sizes: house flags are $35 and garden flags are $15. Make checks payable to RTHS. (Photo submitted)
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OCEC pre-school screening this week

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
BYRON -- The Ogle County Educational Coop will be offering free pre-school screenings for your child on Friday, Sept. 26 in Byron at the Ogle County Educational Coop, 417 N. Colfax Street, Byron. This screening is available for all children living in Ogle County, Ashton, Franklin Grove and Amboy excluding Byron. Children between the ages of three and five
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Colwill celebrating 80th

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Wendell A. (Pal) Colwill will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Sept. 26. If you happen to see him on the street, wish him a happy birthday.
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Myroth, Schabacker to wed

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Susan Michelle Myroth and Mark Gordan Schabacker, both of Rochelle, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Michael and Mary Myroth of Esmond and Ron and Gail Schabacker of Rochelle.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Rochelle Township High School and attended Kishwaukee College. Home Instead Senior Care employs her
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Couple welcomes baby girl

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Darci Taub and John Kellum of Rochelle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Rae Kellum, on Aug. 12, 2014 at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford.
Bailey weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19-1/4 inches at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Paula and Jeff Holznagel of Rochelle.
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Kicking for custard

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Five Just For Kix dancers are working hard outside of the dance studio to raise money for the biggest performance of their lives.
Just For Kix dancers have had their season postponed after the former director had to relocate with her family out of the state. While the dance group's national head quarters looks for a replacement a
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Circus Circus

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
On Tuesday morning a crowd gathered outside Calvary Lighthouse Church waiting for the Asian Elephants to raise the big tent for the Kelly Miller Circus. The animals, including elephants, zebras, camels, llamas and tigers, were on display all day for the community to come out and view. The circus performed two shows Tuesday evening before leaving town for the year.
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Plugged In: High Voltage Prayer

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Rochelle Church of God will host Edwin Crozier, of Florida, for a series of lessons, "Plugged In: High Voltage Prayer" from Sept. 21 to Sept. 25.
On Sunday, Sept. 21 Crozier will preach three lessons at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Sunday lessons will be "The Power Who Hears," Empowering God's Warriors" and The Habit of
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Historical story time

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, 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.
All aboard for Story Time at the Flagg Township Museum on Saturday, Sept. 20th. We'll have two train stories to
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE ,, The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library was bustling with activity Friday night as Hub Project students and families enjoyed the first family night of the year.
A family literacy event was held at the library with the theme for the evening "Celebrating Hispanic Heritage." About 60 people attended the family event sponsored by the HUB Project and D231 bilingual
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Brian “Fox” Ellis at Grist Mill

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Brian "Fox" Ellis will present a captivating portrayal entitled "Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer: Touring the Wilderness of North America" on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Grist Mill in Franklin Grove. It will follow a dinner sponsored by and benefiting the Franklin Creek Preservation Area Committee.
Ellis presents dramatic, humorous, and authentic portrayals of
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Village of Ashton to celebrate Sesquicentennial in 2015

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ASHTON -- Village of Ashton Mayor Don Ross is proud to announce that the village will celebrate 150 years in grand style June 11-14, with four days of music, entertainment, activities for young and old, along with food and fun.
The village will be full of activity as it celebrates every aspect of Ashton's rich history and showcases what Ashton
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OCEC preschool screening set

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
BYRON -- The Ogle County Educational Coop will be offering free preschool screenings for your child on Friday, Sept. 26 in Byron at the Ogle County Educational Coop, 417 N. Colfax St., Byron. This screening is available for all children living in Ogle County, Ashton, Franklin Grove and Amboy excluding Byron. Children between the ages of three and five
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Returning the gift

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Julie Ellis donates blood Monday afternoon at Rock River Valley Blood Center's mobile drive at First State Bank. Ellis began donating bllod after she recieved a blood transfusion and now returns the favor to help keep the supply full. Officials say that 40,000 pints of donated blood are used each day in the United States. (Photo by Katie Peterson)
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United in Prayer

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Rochelle held a prayer event on Sunday, Aug. 24. Prayers were said for the new school year for all schools, teachers, students and teachers. Also prayers were said for all persecuted Christians in the world and prayers for churches, Pastors and church families. There were approximately 85 people in attendance. St. Paul
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Diamond G. to host horse show

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Diamond G. Ranch and Western Store will host the Mid-West Foundation Quarter Horse Association open horse and pony show on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The competition begins at 9 a.m. and stalls are available, call Diamond G. Ranch at 815-562-4050 to reserve a stall. A. DeLynn Erboe will judge classes.
Competitions include halter classes, performance and speed games.
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Creston Booster Day

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
At left, several area kids watch the Creston Booster Day Parade Sunday. From left to right are Karley Scott, Joaquin Porter, Kylee Muraira, Louie Mancinas, Allie Bagle, AJ Saleh and Frantz Vardman. Pictured top left, Grand Marshal Maury Johnson waves during the parade as Jackie Kerns drives.
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Stenli retires after 36 years with post office

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- On the Aug. 29, one of the rural carriers at the Rochelle Post Office, Cathy Stenli, retired after 36 years with the United Postal Service. To mark the occasion, the post office held a cake and pot-luck for her. Several retirees of the office stopped by to wish her well and congratulate her on her special day.
Stenli started her
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Open house planned at Rochelle Post Office

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- On Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an open house held at the Rochelle Post Office.
Employees will be celebrating 100 years in the building at this location. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes as well as commemorative postcards available. On display will be pictures of our building
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Pearsons celebrate 40th

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Roger and Karen (Strang) Pearson were married in Lindenwood on June 15, 1974 by Reverend B. F. Lloyd at 2 p.m. They celebrated their 40th anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony by Reverend Dean Parker and a party at the Lindenwood Union Church.
They are the parents of three children, Sarah (Robert) Flanagan, Mary (Bryan) Kunstman and Rachel (Eric) Livingston. They have four granddaughters,
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Moose bestows highest honor on local member

Posted: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
Rochelle, Ray Foster of Rochelle, a member of Rochelle Lodge 903, Loyal Order of Moose, was summoned to receive the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. The conferral was held in the House of God at Mooseheart, on Saturday, May 31.
The degree, currently held by
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Query Insurance opens new office

Modified: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
A ribbon cutting and open house was held for Query Insurance Agency on Aug. 21 in Byron. Query Insurance Agency opened an office at 134 E. Blackhawk Drive in Byron. They can be reached at (815) 234-4112 or check out their website at www.queryinsurance.com. (Photo submitted)
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Free concert at Atwood Park Thursday

Posted: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District is pleased to announce that local contemporary blues group the Lizzi Neal Band will be playing on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Atwood Park.
This free concert is from 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Bring your picnic basket, blanket and lawn chair for an evening of awesome music. Thanks to the sponsors, Rochelle Foods, Rochelle
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3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students

Posted: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
MALTA -- Six first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt and Donna Engh, co-chairs of the 3M Community Support Group, were on campus on Sept. 4 to award the stethoscopes to the students.
The nursing students who received Littmann stethoscopes are: Tiffany Astling, Shabbona; Christina
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Class of 1954

Posted: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
The Rochelle Township High School Class of 1954 recently held its 60th class reunion at Beacon on the Green. The reunion was held on Aug. 16. (Photo submitted)
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Skydive for burn units

Posted: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- In God's Service (IGS) and the Chicago Skydiving Center are teaming up to have a skydiving party. The event is Emergency Service Rescue Project Fundraiser Freefall: Skydive for Burn Units, held October 4 at the Chicago Skydiving Center, 1207 West Gurler Rd. 
This is a free event featuring a cookout, volleyball tournament, games, prizes, music, and of course skydiving. A
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Elementary students meet NED

Posted: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Students at Lincoln and May Elementary School learned an important lesson that they can all be champions in whatever they want to do.
Whether it is in school or in life, we can all succeed if we put our minds to it and Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best!
The NED formula: never give up, encourage
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Journey to the Outback Bowl

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Five local dancers will get to celebrate the start of 2015 with the biggest performance of their lives.
Dancers from Rochelle Just For Kix will be traveling to Tampa, Fla., to perform during the Outback Bowl. For the performance the girls are responsible for the cost of a new uniform and all travel fees.
To help cover
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Rochelle Municipal Utilities improves systems

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities are constantly looking to better serve customers and provide the most up to date information possible to consumers.
"The City of Rochelle has initiated a new work order system to improve interactions, optimize daily work flow procedures and increase productivity. The new work order system streamlines the work flow process
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