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Hintzsche certified in Ag education

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
PONTIAC,, Riley Hintzsche, the new agriscience educator at Streator High School recently attended an eight-day professional development institute at Pontiac High School to teach the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources section of the curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE).
CASE is an instructional system that is changing the culture of agriculture programs in the United States through
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Little Miss Peanut entrants wanted

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Once again the Rochelle Kiwanis Noon club and the Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K are looking for Little Miss Peanut contestants.
The contest is limited to the first 10 to apply and is open to girls in the Rochelle area ages 7 to 10. This is not a talent contest, contestants will be judged on qualities of personality,
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Day camp educates, entertains kids

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
ROCHELLE,,Spring Lake Marina has been bursting with energy and excitement this summer as kids have learned, grown and explored during summer day camp.
For at least eight years Flagg Rochelle Community Park District has hosted a summer day camp for children to socialize during the day.
"We hold the summer day camp to provide an opportunity for families to bring
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Kishwaukee College receives NIMS funding for scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
MALTA -- Kishwaukee College was awarded scholarship dollars as part of a new partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF). The partnership will help prepare more students for success in precision machining careers in the manufacturing industry.
"This partnership will ensure that our new program is of the highest quality and
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A cool time

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
More than 200 local residents came out to cool off at a free swim night held at Spring Lake Pool on Saturday. The event was sponsored by Rochelle Municipal Utilities and was open to all local residents. Above, kids and adults alike gather for a large group photo in the pool.
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Several Rochelle students named to NIU Dean’s List

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
DEKALB -- Northern Illinois University announced its Spring 2014 Dean's List, which includes the following local students:
• Robert Bowers, of Rochelle, in the College of Engineering
• Charles Duval, of Steward, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Kelsi Eyster, of Rochelle, in the College of Education
• Megan Gardner, of Rochelle, in the College of Health
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Locals graduate from Augustana

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
ROCK ISLAND -- Augustana College in Rock Island held its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 25. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos delivered the commencement speech, and more than 600 students participated in the ceremony.
The following are graduates from the Rochelle area:
• Allison Heaslip, from Rochelle, graduated with a major in Biology.
• Destany Metcalf, from Rochelle, graduated with a
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RMU offers new Summer Saver electric rates

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Municipal Utilities is introducing a new Summer Saver electric rate for residential customers. Customers can save money by signing up for the Summer Saver Electric Rate and then reducing their electric usage between 2 pm and 7 pm Monday through Friday during the months of August and September.
The rate is risk-free. During August
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Corn for a cause

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
Rochelle Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center hosted a sweet corn boil on Friday afternoon. Ears of sweet corn were available for $1 each and car-side and drive-thru services were available for the summer afternoon snack. Above, Jeri Anders and Brittney Bonebright order sweet corn during the fundraiser. At right, Rochelle Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center workers prepare ears of corn during the
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A scouts honor: Passing on the tradition

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Chris Builta is a fourth generation Boy Scout and with help, encouragement and inspiration from his dad, Steve Builta, he recently obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Builta started scouts as a first grader in 2003 as a Tiger Cub and worked his way up the ranks with his father always by his side. Builta is the
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Vogeler celebrating 80th birthday

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The family of Dale Vogeler will host an open house to celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rochelle VFW Post 3878, 318 Fourth Avenue.
The omission of gifts is requested.
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Russell, Baker to wed

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Megan Russell and Doug Baker, both of Rochelle, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Diane and David Russell of Rochelle, Dave Baker of Rochelle, and Pam Baker of Rochelle.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Rochelle Township High School. The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library employs her as a library clerk.
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Bike in bloom

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
Employees at Rochelle Community Hospital completed an entry for the Rochelle Garden Club's "Bikes in Bloom" contest. It is displayed at the Emergency entrance on Third Street. (Photo submitted)
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Rochelle United Methodist Church reaches out to single moms

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle United Methodist Church, along with the help of its members, is recognizing that single parenting is not easy.
The multiple demands of parenting can become challenging for all parents, but when facing this challenge alone; whether due to divorce or just life experiences, the journey can become overwhelming.
RUMC is welcoming single moms to
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PPSOC awarded stewardship grant

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
OGLE COUNTY -- The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) has been awarded a grant for stewardship work on the Sand Ridge Prairie which it purchased nearly four years ago. The grant, awarded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, will support removal of invasive weeds, including overgrown conifers, restoring a degraded deciduous woods to oak savannah, conducting prescribed burns,
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Class of 1984 reunion planned

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School Class of 1984 is looking for classmates for a fun filled evening of high school memories.
Any classmate of the class of 1984 that hasn't been contacted yet, please contact Michele Hardcastle at 815-761-3487 or Shelly Crouch at 815-761-7574. A class reunion page is also available on Facebook.
A reunion is being planned
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Amelia Earhart day

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Flagg-Rochelle Township Museum, 518 Fourth Avenue, is celebrating Amelia Earhart day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will be able to do an aeronautical activity and learn a little history aboutAmelia Earhart.
"We have a selection of children's books about Amelia Earhart, information about flying in and around Rochelle and anyone
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Little miss peanut accepting entrants

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Once again the Rochelle Kiwanis Noon club and the Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K are looking for Little Miss Peanut contestants.
The contest is limited to the first ten to apply and is open to girls in the Rochelle area age's seven to 10. This is not a talent contest, contestants will be judged on qualities of personality,
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Donating life

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
Mary Kay Merema took an hour out of her day to donate blood Wendnesday afternoon at the Rochelle Police Department. Merema explained donates every chance she can when the blood mobile is in town. Rochelle Municipal Airport will host a blood drive on Aug. 7 and Rochelle Community Hospital will host another on Aug. 13.
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Crossing off a final adventure

Modified: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, "I went skydiving, I went Rocky Mountain Climbing and I went two point seven seconds on a bull …. Some day I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying," sings Tim McGraw in "Live Like You Were Dying."
Millions of people have one last adventure, story to live, or conversation they want to have before
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Destination Unknown Band will highlight Summer Festival in Franklin Grove on Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE ­-- The Franklin Grove Summer Harvest Festival Dance on Saturday night, Aug. 2 will bring a new level of excitement to the traditional festival dance experience. The band, Destination Unknown, featuring Nate Peterson and Jamie Lauren on lead vocals plays hot new country, old country favorites and alternative music. The festival dance follows the Festival Parade at approximately
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Men’s chorus

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
On Sunday, July 20, St. John's Church in Creston held its annual ice cream social and "Share the Talent" night. Many performed to the delight of those in attendance. Above are the men's chorus who shared a hymn and closed the show with "God Bless America." Pictured back row, left to right, are Mark Gommel, Roger Hintzsche, Charles Quitno, Chris
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Talent performers

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
On Sunday, July 20, St. John's Church in Creston held its annual ice cream social and "Share the Talent" night. Many performed to the delight of those in attendance. Pictured back row, left to right, are Laurie Gommel, Matt Guschl, Marcia Halverson, Connie Holliday, Marilyn Mathison, Jessica Garrison, Marilyn Quitno, Brad Dohlen, Nathan Rohrer and Roger Hintzsche; middle row, Tayler
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Police seek information regarding retail theft at local store

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two suspects in a retail theft, which occurred at Walmart, 311 East Rt. 38, on July 13.
Two African-American male subjects were seen entering the store together and walking to the electronics department. The male subject dressed in an orange t-shirt was seen leaving the store, a
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MyKishHealth Patient Portal gives patients online access to records

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
DeKALB -- KishHealth System encourages patients to sign up for MyKishHealth, the online patient portal for Kishwaukee and Valley West Hospitals, to access to their medical information.
Designed to give patients direct online access to portions of their patient medical record, patients can review laboratory and radiology results, billing statements, visit history, and request appointments. All information is securely
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SwedishAmerican Medical Group welcomes three new providers

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
ROCKFORD -- SwedishAmerican Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of three new advanced practice nurses.
Amanda Huber, APN
Amanda Huber is an advanced practice nurse who has joined Dr. Gayle Crays at SAMG/Stateline. Amanda will partner with Dr. Crays to expand her practice and provide extended patient care and enhanced chronic disease management to their patients.
Amanda received
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Rochelle Police to host blood drive

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Rochelle Police Department, 416 N. Sixth St., will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, July 23 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
By hosting a blood drive, Rochelle Police Department is helping to save lives in our community. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call the Rochelle Police Department at 815-562-2131.
If
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Splashing around

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Summer weather returned this week as temperatures rose into the 80s after a previous cool week. Spring Lake pool was splashing with kids and adults Monday afternoon as swimmers took advantage of the local pool to cool off on a nice summer day. Spring Lake Pool was forced to close one day last week due to the unseasonable weather. The
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Davis honored

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
STEVENS POINT, Wis.­­,, Recognized for leadership and service to the campus and community, 49 May graduates received the 2014 Chancellor's Leadership Award at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Established in 1978 at the urging of former Chancellor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, the award honors graduates who contribute significant leadership, demonstrate university or community service and display a commitment to personal growth.
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VCCT goes ‘Over The Rainbow’

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Come take a trip over the rainbow where bluebirds fly and dreams come true. Vince Carney Community Theatre's latest production, The Wizard of Oz, will enchant audiences young and old with a modern twist on the old classic.
VCCT is helping to celebrate the 75th anniversary since the premier of "The Wizard of Oz."
With a full cast
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Low-cost pet wellness clinic coming to Anderson Feed

Modified: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
CHANA -- Anderson Feed Store and Just Animals, a no kill, non-profit Animal Shelter, is sponsoring a Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic to local pet-owners.
Knowing that animal care is close to people's hearts in the area, but not in the budget, Just Animals is bringing vaccinations for cats and dogs, heartworm tests and discounted heartworm preventative medicine
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May celebrates 91st

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Mary Jeanne May of Rochelle recently celebrated her 91st birthday on July 9.
She spent most of her birthday either on the telephone with well-wishers or reading the many birthday cards and letters she received by mail.
Lunch and dinner with family and friends rounded out her special day.
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Defibrillators donated by RCH

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation is making it possible for the hospital to purchase new defibrillators and donate their current equipment.
These defibrillators are utilized in cardiac emergencies. The machine allows healthcare staff to monitor the heart's activity and provide defibrillation (a shock) to the heart when the electricity in the heart needs a little assistance.
Two defibrillators
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Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- On June 28, Don and Peggy Peters celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Florida where they reside at 987 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429.
Their son, Leslie (Kathi) live in West Chicago, and son, Corey (Tammy) and their four children live in San Diego, Calif.
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A new castle for area princesses

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Bella's Girls Apparel Accessories and Gifts offers young girls and now boys a place to purchase clothes and host birthday parties in Rochelle.
Bella's recently moved to downtown Rochelle to 310 Lincoln Highway to offer customers an expanded store and party area.
"I am happy to be downtown and bring additional traffic to the area. I am
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Look good, feel good

Modified: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Several of Rochelle's women in business gathered Monday evening to share some highlights of the services provided by their company and have fun together. The Rochelle Women's Network, "Look Good, Feel Good" was hosted by Carol Cherry at Titlemax and featured seven vendors including Mary Kay, 31, Ricco's Salon, and Rochelle Community Hospital.
Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce
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