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Preschool screening dates set in Rochelle

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- 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 as listed below.
This screening is a routine check of your child's general development in the areas of language, concepts, and motor skills. A hearing and vision screening are also available.
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Wexell named best radio personality in Illinois

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illinois Broadcasters Association recently held their annual awards banquet at the I hotel in Champaign, Wednesday, June 15. Each year the IBA recognizes excellent in broadcasting across the state of Illinois in several categories for Small Market, Medium Market, and Chicago Market for Radio and TV. Entries are submitted, broadcasters (radio & TV) in other states across
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A lesson on education

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
MAJORITY of the teachers are enjoying their summer outside of the classroom while lounging around the pool, enjoying a book on the porch or maybe escaping away on vacation. In the teachers' absence, teen teachers are filling in to help lead elementary students during summer school.
Eight Rochelle area teens are volunteering this month to assist students during the
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Sanders and Fisher complete classroom portion of paramedic training

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
Rochelle, The City of Rochelle is pleased to announce the completion of the classroom portion of paramedic training for Rochelle firefighters Brandon Sanders and Dylan Fisher.
Paramedic Training Courses are held through the OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. The course consists of 450 hours of classroom work. In order to qualify to sit for the State of Illinois
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Remembering our greatest generation

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
The Roberts Armory WWII Museum will be attending the WWII Reenactment, A Remembrance of our Greatest Generation, at Elks Page Park in Dixon. Several vehicles will be transported to Dixon for the June 25 and 26 event. This is a wonderful living history event displaying artifact, vehicles and uniforms of WWII. See WWII tanks and vehicles in action. Admission
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Kish College PTK chapter receives awards at Regional Convention

Posted: Saturday, Jun 18th, 2016
MALTA -- Several members of the Alpha Ro Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Kishwaukee College attended the Illinois Regional Convention held at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights on June 3, 5. The Kishwaukee chapter brought home several awards from the event.
Attending the Convention were Allison Kozinski, DeKalb, Hallmark Officer for 2015, 2016; Chelsea Erickson, Rochelle, Public
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Electronic recycling date set

Posted: Saturday, Jun 18th, 2016
OREGON, The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be conducting an electronics recycling drop-off event on June 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Ogle County annex building located at 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon.
This event is for residential electronics from Ogle County residents. Items accepted include all televisions, computer hardware, monitors, printers, copiers, FAX machines, shredders, computer
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Waste reduction grant apps due July 11

Posted: Saturday, Jun 18th, 2016
OREGON, The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department is announcing that the next round of Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant applications are due by noon on July 11.
Limited grant funds are available to Ogle County businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations wishing to establish or improve on waste reduction and recycling programs and services. Applicants must provide
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High number of kids attend St. Paul VBS

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- This past week St. Paul Lutheran Church housed over 60 kids during their Vacation Bible School themed Barnyard Round Up. Co-leader Danielle Hahn was impressed with the number of kids that came out to participate in the festivities.
"This is a high number of kids, especially in recent years," said Hahn. "The kids are all having
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School’s in session

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
ROCHELLE,, While most kids are out on summer break, the halls of Lincoln Elementary School are still buzzing with little feet and young voices. Summer School for the HUB Project is meeting for the month of June to help students retain the education gap lost in the summer months.
Last week a small group of students explored creativity while
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Meet Jesus at the Surf Shack

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
ESMOND,, Vacation Bible School for kids ages 3 -12. There is no charge for children to attend. Esmond's VBS will be held June 20 - 24, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the church is located in Esmond at 675 Eychaner Road.
The theme for the program this summer is Surf Shack. The
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Spaces are still available, but going fast

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
DEKALB -- As summer begins, nearly 500 campers have already reserved spots at NIU's STEM Summer Camps. This represents an unprecedented level of interest in these engaging, hands-on programs, which give participants a chance to roll up their sleeves, think creatively, and make friends while building skills for success in the growing fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
"Every
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