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Crafted for Christmas

Modified: Monday, Dec 5th, 2016
For Richard Miller faith has been an important part of his life and for as long he has spent hours at the workbench woodworking.
Miller has decorated yards for Christmas with his creations of Santa figures, reindeer, sleigh, elves and even the word "Noel." Each crafted by hand with plywood.
Miller wanted to give back and share his
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New members welcomed

Posted: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
New member Eileen Silver (third from left) was welcomed into the Rochelle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at the November chapter meeting. Also shown are chapter Chaplain Justine Laquer, chapter Regent Lydia Roberts, Silver, and State Regent Sharon Frizzell. The next meeting of the chapter will be a Christmas Tea on Saturday Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the
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Board says Ogle County Fair a success

Posted: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
OREGON -- The Ogle County Fair Association held its annual meeting Saturday. Nov. 12 at the Ogle County Farm Bureau auditorium with 4-H and adult volunteers, Fair Association members and board members present. 
The annual meeting is held each year to review the past year's fair and elect new Directors.  Harlan Holm, president of the Ogle County Fair Association called
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Ducks Unlimited to raffle off five firearms a week in 2017

Posted: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
OGLE COUNTY, The local Ducks Unlimited Chapters are selling a high end 2017 raffle calendar for a chance to win five guns a week during 2017.
The handsome calendar features photographs by Tony Vandemore of magnificent scenes of waterfowl, retrievers, and hunts from Habitat Flats, the #1 Waterfowl Lodge in North America. Each day of the week, Monday
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United Way to hold grant meeting

Posted: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
ROCKFORD, The United Way of Ogle County, an affiliate of the United Way of Rock River Valley, is announcing a grant seekers meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at the offices of the Oregon, Park District.
This meeting is an opportunity for any interested Ogle County non-profit organizations to learn how to apply for funds from the United
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December Books and Babies dates set

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
ROCHELLE,, The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District announces Books & Babies for December.
This program will feature stories, music, crafts and activities for babies and toddlers -- birth to 36 months and a parent/caregiver. Books & Babies will be held on Thursday evenings Dec. 1 and 15 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. There will not be programming on Dec. 8.
Friday
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Silent auction part of Conor O’Rorke Memorial Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
STEWARD,, Ten teams, numerous gift baskets and the power to make a difference will be a part of the 15th annual Conor O'Rorke Memorial Tournament.
The memorial basketball tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at Steward Elementary School.
The basketball tournament will feature 10 teams from PawPaw, Steward, Genoa, Rochelle, Princeton, Sterling, Kaneland,
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Donation to benefit RCH emergency patients

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
Handmade fleece blankets were donated to the Rochelle Community Hospital Emergency Department on Wednesday. Stephanie Tepinski spearheaded the effort as part of an NIU Community Project. Tepinski and her classmates in the Managing Projects in Business class agreed to cut and tie blankets for Project Linus, an organization that gives blankets to sick children who are in the hospital. The
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Rochelle home prices rise in 2016

Modified: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
ROCHELLE,, State wide a drop in the number of homes on the market and a typical seasonal slowdown helped drive Illinois home sales lower in October even as median home prices continued to post solid annual gains, according to Illinois REALTORS.
Statewide home sales, including single-family homes and condominiums, in October 2016 totaled 12,469 homes sold, down 5.4 percent from
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Scouts play a game of ringer

Posted: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Cub Scout Pack 553 competed in a game of ringer during the marbles tournament in November to earn their marbles belt loop.
Ringer is played with two to six players within a large circle, typically five to 10 feet in diameter. The game begins with 13 marbles placed in a cross and spaced across the center of
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Holiday Train stopping in Byron

Posted: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
BYRON, The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Byron on Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.
The train will be stopped for about an hour at Colfax and 7th Street, near the high school. Now in its 16 year, the brightly decorated Holiday Train raises food, money and awareness for food pantries across North America. Those viewing the
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Sparking interest

Posted: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Middle School students are getting real world lessons in the HUB Project. Interest was sparked for a small group of students in the project-based class as retired electrician Jim Reintz taught an electrical unit.
During the several week lesson, students worked with electrical wiring training boards that were purchased through grant funds. Rochelle Middle School teacher
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Key Club thankful for a new friend in Guatemala

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
A get-to-know-you conversation with the Rochelle Township High School Key Club's new Guatemalan friend, Dulce Diaz, Monday initiated a conversation about the American Thanksgiving tradition and the main course, turkey.
The RTHS Key Club is selling Guatemalan-made YUDA band bracelets to help put Dulce (one of four children left fatherless after a tragic accident) through school. Key Club Advisor
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Kings celebrate 60th anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
STEWARD -- Louis and Darlene King of Steward are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 24.
The couple was married Nov. 24, 1956 at St. Patrick Church in Rochelle.
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Toblers welcome daughter

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
DAVIS JUNCTION -- Dan and Nicole Tobler of Davis Junction are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Allie Rae Tobler, on Oct. 8, 2016 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
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