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A night of food, fun for education

The Rochelle Township High School Education Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser at Salt 251 on Saturday night.

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Report finds education funding overhaul effective, calls for increased state investment

A new report from an independent policy and advocacy organization is calling for increased state investment in public education in Illinois, particularly in early childhood and higher education.

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Science fair time

Middle school parents, beware. Youngsters across Illinois are preparing for the annual science fair competition.

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Hospital hosting breast cancer awareness event Wednesday

Rochelle Community Hospital will host a breast cancer awareness event, “Think Pink,” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center parking lot at Eighth Avenue and Second Street.

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Trick-or-Treat Safe House Thursday

102.3 The Coyote & Good Time Oldies 1060 along with The Comfort Inn & Suites in Rochelle will again host the annual Trick or Treat Safe House in Rochelle.

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Demmer hosts RALI CARES Trailer Stop at Sandwich High School

Parents from Sandwich had an opportunity recently to attend an event that provided insight into how today’s teens and young adults hide drug use.

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District governor visits local club

Rochelle Kiwanis Golden K hosted the Illinois/Eastern Iowa District Governor visit with a banquet at the Hickory Grove Banquet Center recently.

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Rochelle Hub Hickory Nut 4-H Cloverbuds have scary good time

The Rochelle Hub Hickory Nut 4-H Cloverbuds had a scary good time at their October meeting. Junior Leader, Anne Kennedy, taught the youngest 4-H members about spiders. They spun white chocolate and pretzel webs.

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Health department set to host a microchipping day

The Ogle County Health Department will host a microchipping day for dogs and cats on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Reminiscing the old days

I was at the dedication of the old newspaper collection at the library last Sunday. A story in the midweek edition explained how the newspaper, museum and library staff worked to find a convenient and practical way to store the bound volumes for people to use.

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Thankful for help from Habitat for Humanity

We could not be more grateful for the assistance of Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County and their Brush with Kindness program for transforming our grandparent’s backyard into a safe and usable area again.

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As a society, we take lazy to new levels

Let’s face it, we are all pretty lazy. OK, some of you might not be that lazy. Some of you are up and about and doing things for yourself and others during every hour of daylight. But you, my friends, are the exception to the rule.

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Key-clubbers warming soles

The winter months are approaching and that means it is time to pull the big coat, gloves, and boots out of the closet. But many people in the area lack the basic winter essentials many of us take for granted.

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Veterans to be showcased at the Capitol

As Veterans Day approaches I am asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol, Nov. 4-15.

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Time to put country above party

“Tom Railsback supports impeachment.” My mother said those words quietly with a bit of wonderment. I was in fourth grade sitting crossed-legged on the floor staring at the Magnavox and watching the news.

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Thankful for support of Smith memorial walk, run

Thankful for support of Smith memorial walk, run

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Ogle County man honored for service as a 4-H volunteer

Earl Hagemeyer of Esmond was one of 80 volunteers recognized by the Illinois 4-H Foundation as a 4-H Hall of Fame recipient during a ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

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Making efforts for change

Changing habits is hard. I try but I don’t always succeed. I care about the planet. I try to bring my own bags to the grocery store. I try not to drive too much or make unnecessary trips. I use refillable water bottles and I recycle but I don’t feel that is enough.

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Trying hard to not look creepy with my camera

Being a journalist is great, and I am very proud of what I have chosen as my life’s work. It comes with some good things – people recognize you and give you a compliment – and it comes with some bad things – people recognize you and tell you that you stink.

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