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A collision into the future

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
A collision during a basketball game has lead Rochelle Township High School junior Hannah Cruz on a journey neither her nor her parents expected.
After the serious collision at the age of 12, Cruz suffered severe spasms in her arm 24/7 that would intensify when she tried to use her right arm. That rare injury lead to doctors visits
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Make a dent, make a difference

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- It was a great turnout for Key Club's fundraiser Sunday as people paid to help smash a car. Proceeds from the event are going to the Eliminate Project, which is an effort at eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in developing countries. Dennis Swinton, Kiwanis Golden K member said the event raised over $150. "What an awesome day. They
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City looking at plant to remove radium from well

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The City of Rochelle is moving forward with plans to design a radium removal plant near the high school, although two samplings tested so far have fallen below the maximum contaminant levels (MCL).
The design for the treatment plant is necessary as outlined in the compliance commitment agreement entered with the state. In the event the continued sampling
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Sight problems don't stop local boys from making impact

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Two Rochelle Township High School students have raised the "bar" to help local VFW Post 3878 in Rochelle with their roof replacement project.
Mark Pearson and Anthony Chavez, both visually impaired students, presented a check for $1,500 to VFW members Friday afternoon from the sales of their Braille Bar.
The high school students, with assistance from friends created
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Bridge dedication

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District, the Rochelle Township High School Interact Club and the Rochelle Rotary Club are hosting a dedication ceremony for the new bridges at Skare Park on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. at the east bridge along the green trail.
The public is welcome and encouraged to park at the walk-in entrance along South
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Consolidation study results to be presented

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- There will be a public meeting and presentation regarding a consolidation feasibility study held on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Rochelle Township High School gymnasium. 
A consolidation feasibility study has been completed involving Rochelle Elementary School District, Rochelle Township High School, Eswood School District and Kings School District. The study was completed by Midwest School
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Jail referendum?

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
County board decides against putting jail project up for public vote due to lack of information on proposed new building

OREGON, The Ogle County Board approved spending $15,000 in the next part of its study of a new jail, but only after discussion of having the public vote on the idea.
During the public comment section of their meeting
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A support system for parents

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Starting as a support system for parents of special needs children, the Rochelle Special Needs Parent Group has evolved into so much more.
Christine Wengelewski has been a member for over five years and now leads the group along with Kelly Wakefield. For an hour and a half each month parents get the chance to share ideas and
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Great news for Midnight Voices

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Last month the Rochelle Township High School vocal jazz ensemble, Midnight Voices, received an invitation to perform at the 8th Annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference January 4-7 in New Orleans.
Chosen from hundreds of other high school groups worldwide, the invitation is an achievement in itself. Cory Jones, choral director at RTHS said the group plans
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Pool in need of new filter system

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Spring Lake swimming pool is one of the more popular summer recreation venues in town, but it also comes with a high price tag to operate and maintain.
That topic was one of the main discussions at Monday night's Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District meeting after park superintendent Don Elliott informed the board that a new pool filter system
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Festival kicks-off Friday

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The 19th Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival kicks-off at 4 p.m. Friday 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 and entertainment for families to enjoy. There will be carnival
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Who wants to smash a car?

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Township High School's Key Club would like to have a smashing good time at their fundraiser Sunday, and the public is invited to join in on the fun all the while raising money for a good cause.
For a small contribution people can take a swing, literally, at smashing a car. All donations will be going to
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Rockford man arrested on burglary charges

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
CHANA -- On Tuesday morning, numerous residents in Chana reported their cars and garages were burglarized overnight.
While investigating the Chana burglaries and the other recent cars burglaries which have occurred in Ogle County, Ogle County Sheriff's Department detectives stopped a vehicle this afternoon in Kane County and subsequently arrested Carlos R. Cordova, 27, of Rockford, on Class 2 felony
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Park district considers joining Kish co-op

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Program designed to provide recreational opportunities for special needs residents


ROCHELLE -- During their July meeting, Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District officials heard a presentation from the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association, inviting the Rochelle district to join the organization, which provides recreational opportunities for special needs children and adults.
On Monday night, several parents from the Rochelle Special Needs
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New soccer coach hired

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Township High School board members approved one resignation -- Nena Tracey, bus aide -- and accepted the employment of Chris Blevins -- head girls soccer coach at the board's monthly meeting Monday night.
Board members also approved the school's application for recognition of schools.
"This is an annual report pursuant to Section 2-3.25 of the School Code
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Electronic recycling event set for Aug. 26

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
OREGON -- The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will once again be conducting an electronics recycling drop-off event on Friday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 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,
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Roof plan to keep T-Byrd Lanes open

Modified: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- It's been an anxious and trying several months for T-Byrd Lanes owners Dan and Deb Wyka, as the pair has been wrestling with some big decisions involving their popular bowling alley and grill establishment.
Days after the Rochelle area was hit with sustained winds of more than 60 miles per hour this past winter, Dan discovered a fractured
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Helping educate youth

Posted: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
Plywood, screws and paint. Not quite what the real Huey helicopter was constructed with in the 1960s, but will do for this one-third scale replica model.
Vietnam veteran Fred Smith and his brother, Thad, assembled the structure in a week's time. Smith was crew chief in a Huey gunship during the war.
Currently it is parked outside of New Beginnings
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Helping educate youth

Posted: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
Plywood, screws and paint. Not quite what the real Huey helicopter was constructed with in the 1960s, but will do for this one-third scale replica model.
Vietnam veteran Fred Smith and his brother, Thad, assembled the structure in a week's time. Smith was crew chief in a Huey gunship during the war.
Currently it is parked outside of New Beginnings
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Congressman visits Kitchen Table

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger made a stop at the Kitchen Table west of Rochelle Thursday as part of his focus this week to visit community-type organizations. The soup kitchen was the fourth stop of the day for the congressman.
Kinzinger said a big concern is addressing and finding ways to resolve poverty issues. Although this was Kinzinger's first visit,
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Board appoints new attorney

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
HILLCREST -- The Village of Hillcrest has a new attorney.
Trustees approved the appointment of Paul Chadwick at the village board's Wednesday evening meeting. Trustee Dave Long requested a written fee schedule. Paul Chadwick was not in attendance.
Trustees discussed the interim construction loan for the now-completed sewer project, which would need to be converted to a regular term
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RMU to conduct upgrades to reduce outage times

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Residents of Hillcrest may soon experience less widespread power outages following Rochelle city council's approval for equipment upgrades for Rochelle Municipal Utilities.
At their meeting Monday evening, council members approved the purchase of four "IntelliRupters" for use in improving the coordination on distribution feeders.
"Improving this coordination will greatly reduce the outage time for these feeders," Messer said.
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Supplying kids with classroom necessities

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- On Tuesday morning, the Rochelle Elementary School District received a donation of various school supplies from Pizza Hut in Rochelle. More than 300 bags filled with pencils, crayons, erasers, glue sticks and moist towelettes will be distributed to students through the guidance counselors at each school.
Mike Hamilton, manager of Rochelle Pizza Hut explained how the idea to
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Country music event this weekend

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Big R, Rochelle Municipal Utilities, and 102.3 the Coyote welcomes Nashville Black River Entertainment Recording Artist Kellie Pickler to the stage on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Pickler, an American Idol Season 5 contestant, 2013 Dancing With the Stars Season 16 winner and CMT Reality TV show host will headline the Big R Summer Country
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