City of Rochelle seeking accurate Census count

The beginning of a new decade means many things for many different people, but one thing that it means for the entire United States is that it is once again time for the country to take their census count.

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Middle school gets a G.O.A.L.

Multiple Chicago Blackhawks youth hockey coaches paid a visit to the seventh-graders at Rochelle Middle School Thursday for a special donation and hockey clinic.

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Illinois RISE Act may provide most students access to financial aid

The Retention of Illinois Student & Equality (RISE) Act was signed into law on June 21, 2019 and allows access to state financial aid (i.e. MAP) to students who were previously ineligible.

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Ogle County Running Crew seeking new members

Are you a runner or know someone who is? If so, you’ll be interested in the OC Running Crew.

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What is the best way to remove snow?

This is the third week in a row where I have mentioned a winter storm over the weekend. Talk about being in a rut.

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Children’s shopping trip successful thanks to community

The Rochelle Community Action Network would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Rochelle community for their continued loyalty in supporting the CAN Children’s Christmas Shopping Trip.

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I couldn't survive a survival show

There are many places I would love to visit. I love to travel and experience new things. But, to be clear, I am talking about travel to beautiful places with nice accommodations.

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Ashton grad pens book

Norbert W. Dunkel grew up in Forreston. Like so many children he played sports, was on safety patrol, and rode his bike everywhere. To make extra money he would mow lawns, rake leaves, shovel snow, and with his brother and sister, managed two paper routes. Everybody in Forreston knew one another, they worked with each other and they socialized together.

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FNB Amboy presents Acoustic Circus on Fifth Friday

Kay Shelton, National President of the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA), John Nicholson of Faming Heritage Inc. and Mike Hickey of First National Bank in Amboy have jointly announced that the historic H.I. Lincoln Building in downtown Franklin Grove will reopen for one day, Jan. 31.

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Illinois farmers helped by latest U.S. trade deals, but many questions remain

Illinois farmers will get a much-needed lift from two international trade agreements approved by the federal government this week, but experts are uncertain if their situations will improve in the long term.

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Personal attacks in politics on the rise

Politics has never been a place for the thin-skinned, but today candidates are more likely to face personal attacks than any time in recent history.

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Recreation center construction remains on schedule

Construction on the new recreation center at Helms South remains on schedule as the $14 million project inches toward its targeted September 2020 completion.

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Harvell named 2019 High Performer

Rochelle Community Hospital named Tom Harvell as its 2019 High Performer of the Year. Harvell was selected among the 12 High Performers of the Month in 2019. He has been employed at the hospital for two years as a skilled maintenance technician.

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Sign class set for Feb. 5

Custom signs and wall décor continue to be a popular trend. Together, the Oregon Park District, Timber + Tribe, and Cork & Tap continue to offer fun stenciling and sign making classes.

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It’s deja vu all over again

As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” Winter weather is moving into the area over the weekend with a possible five or 72 inches of snow, freezing rain, cold temperatures and hazardous conditions.

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We need art in our lives now more than ever

Let’s face it – the world is not a sane place right now.

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Supporting community

Stillman Bank recently contributed a $1,000 donation to the Rochelle Area Community Foundation.

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Special guest

The American Legion Post 403 had its Christmas Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. State Representative Tom Demmer spoke on his efforts to develop transportation infrastructure and his role on the budget committee as well as other legislative issues.

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