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Heat up your Sundays at The Shed

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
OREGON -- "Sundays have to be the longest day of the week," said Ann. "Most people have their families to get together with but since John died I feel sorta lost on Sundays."
Cathy Warren, Bereavement Coordinator for Serenity Hospice and Home, was hearing this a lot.
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Village of Progress welcomes Meminger as its newest board member

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
OREGON -- The Village of Progress Board of Directors elected Dirk Meminger as the newest board member. Dirk is President and CEO of Sauk Valley Bank, a position he assumed in November 2004. He was Chief Financial Officer of the bank from July 1999 until assuming his current position.
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LeMar, Thomas named regional champs

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- This past weekend the Speech Team competed in the IHSA Regional Competition at Byron High School. Rochelle earned 2nd place in the team competition, with Freeport being the Regional Champs.
Lexy LeMar, in Informative Speaking, and Kara Thomas, in Original Oratory, were Regional Champions.
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RTHS’ WYSE team advances to sectional competition at NIU

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- At the WYSE team regional competition at Kishwaukee College on Tuesday, the Rochelle Township High School team took second place, missing out on first by just a few points.
Individual award winners include:
Alec Tilton, first place in Chemistry;
Lexy LeMar, first place in Math;
Peter Malaker, first place in Physics;
Josh Bunger, second place in biology;
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RCH Auxiliary offers scholarships

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Scholarships are available through the Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary to area students who are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare field. There are five scholarships available which include the Ward and Mabel Miller Scholarship.
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Feb. 9 is Shrove Tuesday in Creston

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
CRESTON, St. John's Lutheran Church of Creston is hosting its 6th annual Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m.
The meal and entertainment are free, and all donations will be given to the entertainment.
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Gaston celebrating 90th birthday

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Bill Gaston will celebrate his 90th birthday on Feb. 7.
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Parsley celebrating 99th birthday with open house

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Bernard William Parsley is celebrating his 99th birthday on Feb. 12. He was born on Feb. 12, 1917 to parents Mamie and William Parsely.
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First Fridays launches a new era at Pinecrest

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
MOUNT MORRIS, February 5 is shaping up to be the biggest night in Fridays' 15 year history with the inaugural show at 7 p.m. in Mount Morris' Pinecrest Grove Theatre.
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Taking notes

Modified: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
Technology, structure, resources and friendly welcomes are a few of the elements of the Rochelle schools that have impressed teachers from abroad.
During the last week of January, four teachers from Chile spent time in Rochelle classrooms while observing teachers and taking notes on lessons they can apply in their classroom.
The four teachers are spending three weeks
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Preschool screenings scheduled in Rochelle

Posted: Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016
OGLE COUNTY -- Preschool screenings for children ages 2 years 6 months to 5 years of age (who are not enrolled in kindergarten) will be held throughout Ogle County.
This screening is a routine check of your child's general development in the areas of language, concepts, and motor skills. Hearing and vision screening are also available. Each screening takes
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BUGS at Lincoln School

Posted: Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K representatives Hugh McDermitt, Mayor Chet Olson and Dennis Swinton held a BUGS CELEBRATION at Lincoln School.
BUGS, which stands for Bringing Up Grades, is a program sponsored by Kiwanis. A school is selected each year to participate.
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