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Lee County Council on Aging announces upcoming events

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
DIXON -- The Lee County Council on Aging announces these upcoming events at the Post House Community Center.
Weekly events:
Zumba dance exercise, Monday and Thursdays, 10, 10:45 a.m.
Line dancing, Tuesdays, 10, 11 a.m.
Crocheting, knitting and crafts, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
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SplashPad fun

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Summer has finally arrived in Ashton and the SplashPad is the place to be. As temperatures soared into the 90s this past week, many families were out to take advantage of the water at the splashpad. (Photo by Monetta Young)
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Showing at the fair

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Cassidy Koning won Grand Champion Steer and Grand Champion Sr. Showmanship at the Lee County 4-H Fair. See more fair pics on page 9 of today's paper. (Photo submitted)
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New family physician coming to Rochelle

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a second new family medicine physician.
Dr. Manuj Goel will be joining the Rochelle Medical Group clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 5. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and looks forward to treating patients of all ages.
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Singing Bird Chautauqua reviving a local tradition

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
FRANKLIN GROVE, Join the Franklin Grove Creek & Preservation Corporation in the inaugural year of the Singing Bird Chautauqua held at the Franklin Creek Grist Mill on Saturday and Sunday, Aug.15-16. Taking a step back in time, this modern day Chautauqua will include professional storytellers portraying a variety of historical characters based around the theme of Lincoln's Life and Times
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Wet ‘n Wild event

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
As temperatures soared into the 90s on Saturday, July 18, the Franklin Grove Park Board hosted a Wet n Wild Event at Atlasta Park. The event included squirt guns, games, obstacles, water soaker balls and more. Volunteers from the Franklin Grove Fire Department were on hand to "shower the kids" with fun as well. (Photos submitted)
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Theater sale official

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The sale of two downtown buildings was finalized on Wednesday as former Rochelle resident Mike McCarty officially purchased the Hub Theater along with the former Graber building.
The closing of the properties is the first step in the development agreement approved between the Florida businessman and the city.
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Greyhound Bus adds connection in Rochelle

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE, Greyhound, in partnership with Lee County and the Illinois Department of Transportation, recently launched service between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa.  Greyhound Connect will bring Greyhound service to the communities of DeKalb, Rochelle, Dixon, Naperville and Moline and connect those smaller communities with the national intercity bus network.   
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Chana United Methodist Church offers free family closet to area residents

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
CHANA -- With the rapidly approaching back to school dates, the folks at Chana United Methodist Church would like to remind area residents of their "Family Closet" and the great selections available there. Back to school clothes are ready and waiting for you to choose.
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