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Weather makes the rounds this week

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful fall weather we had between 3 and 6 p.m. Thursday.

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It is time to put country before party

My father voted Republican for over 70 years. By the time the 2018 midterms rolled around, he was so disgusted he vowed to vote for Democrats. Donald Trump was destroying everything my dad respected; the Republican Party allowed it.

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Life is full of great moments for us to collect

Strange how things seem to come around in life. Thirty years ago, I was finishing up college and getting ready to start my journalism career.

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Mott receives Henry C. Anderson Award

A nurse from SwedishAmerican hospital and with ties to Rochelle has been awarded for her initiative in helping newborn infants born exposed to opioids during pregnancy.

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Schedule change coming for District 212 students

Rochelle Township High School students conducting in-person learning will see a slight change to their class schedules when the first semester concludes this winter.

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Spring Lake renovations underway

While construction wraps up on the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District’s recreation center at Helms South, workers have begun renovations at Spring Lake Pool.

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Tickets on sale for VCCT's MooNiE show

The Vince Carney Community Theater will be hosting its first performance at its permanent location on Saturday, Oct. 24. MooNiE will be performing on Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

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Hillcrest board approves new generator

Village trustees voted to approve the replacement of the current generator powering the water system during the October board meeting Wednesday evening.

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Candy Day

Rochelle Lions President Kevin Zilm announces Saturday, Oct. 17 is Lions Candy Day.

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School reopening update highlights District 231 meeting

Rochelle Superintendent Jason Harper updated the District 231 Board of Education on the district’s school reopening plan during the October board meeting Tuesday.

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A friend of the theatre

This past week, Patrick Johnson of Johnson Tractor (far right) presented the Vince Carney Community Theater with a Kubota zero turn lawn tractor.

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Village of Progress awarding two scholarships

The Village of Progress Foundation will offer two scholarships in 2020. As a result of COVID-19, the scholarship winners will be notified by the end of October and their pictures will be posted on The Village of Progress Facebook page. Checks will be made out directly to the student.

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Hay in the Hub City

Like many other events, the City of Rochelle’s annual Hay Day has been canceled for 2020. But that doesn’t mean that residents can’t still enjoy the decorated bales around town.

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Park board approves bids during special meeting

During a special virtual session Wednesday evening, Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District commissioners approved bids for construction work on the playground and south parking lot of the REC Center while also approving a bid for sports equipment.

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  • Students named to St. Paul honor roll

    St. Paul Lutheran School in Rochelle has announced its first quarter honor roll. The following students have been recognized by the school.

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