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Fehr Graham recognized on Hot Firm List

Posted: Saturday, Jul 30th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, today announced it has earned a spot on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the third year in a row.
Fehr Graham ranked #72 on the prestigious list that identified the 100 fastest-growing privately held architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and

Senior center has big plans on August schedule

Posted: Saturday, Jul 30th, 2016
Happy August, Friends,
We have a fun and informative month planned at the Hub City Senior Center with a wide array of activities.
We are hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course. This two day course will be held Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 12-4 p.m. In order to receive your certificate, you must attend both days.

Boil order issued for Thursday due to hydrant work

Posted: Saturday, Jul 30th, 2016
ROCHELLE ­-- The RMU Water Department will be replacing a fire hydrant located on N 12th Street on Thursday, Aug. 4, weather permitting.
The water in the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of N 12th St will be off from approximately 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. As a result, residents in this area will also be under a boil

RMU holding electronics recycling day this Saturday morning

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The RMU Water Department will host an Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Day for Rochelle residents on Saturday July 30 from 8-10 a.m. at the water treatment plant on south Ninth Street.
Residents dropping off items will be required to show a photo ID.
Acceptable items for drop-off include: televisions, monitors, printers, computers, fax machines, keyboards, electronic mice, VCRs, portable

Bike path along 20th Street to be closed Aug. 1

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle city engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced the closure of the Flagg Rochelle Park District bikepath, along the east side of 20th Street from Carrie Avenue to Squires Landing Avenue, to begin Aug. 1.
The closure is necessary to continue the widening of 20th Street, installation of storm sewer and drainage structures at the Carrie Ave

Heritage Fest event schedule announced

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Plans are under way for the 19th Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival scheduled to take place on Aug. 19, 20 and 21 in downtown Rochelle. The Festival provides a wholesome, fun-filled weekend for the entire Rochelle Community and surrounding area. The theme this year is "Super Hero Adventure."
Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of food, games

NIU offering Pokemon Go event

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
DEKALB -- Having a blast playing Pokémon Go this summer and curious to learn how it works? Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is excited to announce a "one-day, fun-day" event titled, "Mapping, Exploration, and Pokémon Go" on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 6, 8 p.m. in room 100 of the Campus Life Building in

"Joseph" musical will be Jenner's VCCT swan song

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The vision is hers. She has been working for years perfecting every detail but once the curtain rises, the control is out of Dianne Jenner's hands.
Jenner sat in the audience watching the first Vince Carney Community Theatre production. Since that play in 1981, Jenner has been involved with VCCT and directed over 10 productions.

RTHS class of 1961 reunites

Modified: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Pictured here from left to right are John Phillips, Don Horner, Jeff Quitno, Nancy (Olson) Detig, Tom Ackland, Jack Weeks, Rex Neidlinger, Gene Bailas, Becky (Barnes) Barry, Jim Mickey, Judy (Nelson) Messer, Gary Mershon, Julie (Bracken) Green, Maria (Rainwater) Olson, Chuck Larabee, Dorothy (Stocking) Lockard, Nancy (Peters) Pfab, Gene Reed, Linda (Ackland) Stein, Diane (Fyke) Gildea, Mary (Slothower) Smedegard, Karen

Learning and exploring at the library

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
Flagg-Rochelle Public Library was busy after hours last week as animals and families spent the evening between the book stacks on Thursday, July 7 with a stuffed animal sleep over. Prior to the close of the library for the day, kids had the opportunity to drop their animals off for an overnight adventure at the library. After their owners

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