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Defibrillators donated by RCH

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation is making it possible for the hospital to purchase new defibrillators and donate their current equipment.
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Church to serve Harvest Fest breakfast Aug. 3

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
FRANKLIN GROVE -- The First Presbyterian Church is hosting a breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 3, during the Harvest Fest in Franklin Grove.
The breakfast will be held at the Women's Club Shelter at Atlasta Park. Serving times are 7-8:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. (before and after the community church service.)
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‘Get in the ring and take a swing’ benefit to be held Aug. 2 for Fran Bulfer Warkins

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
ASHTON -- On Saturday, Aug. 2, friends, family and co-workers of Fran Bulfer Warkins will host a fundraiser to help off set mounting medical expenses incurred by Warkins.
In January she was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell neuroendocrine cervical cancer, a rare but aggressive cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The fundraiser will be held
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Splashpad to open Saturday, July 26

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton Parks Committee and the Ashton Village Board are happy to announce the opening of the SplashPad on Saturday, July 26.
All are invited to attend an open house from 10 a.m., 2 p.m. on Saturday at the SplashPad.
The committee and village board will be serving hot dogs and lemonade until supplies run out.
An official
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Concert fundraiser to aid soup kitchen

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Although there have been setbacks, Carolyn Brown, of Ashton, whose vision for a community soup kitchen has brought her quite a ways down the road of progress, is determined to see the project through, and the latest wrench in the gears is a reminder that sometimes the cost of seeing a project through is the frustration of dealing
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Fraternity of tradesman converge to rescue the Rochelle Homeless Shelter

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- What began as a casual conversation after a long day's work brought together a fraternity of tradesman in this rural Northern Illinois community. In conversation at the Rochelle Moose Lodge Dave Schabacker mentioned that an anonymous Moose member had donated funds to re-roof the Rochelle Homeless Shelter out of concern for its residents during the subzero winter weather. What happened
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Cub Scout parent information meeting to be held July 22

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
ASHTON -- Parents of AFC boys who will be entering first through fifth grade this fall are invited to attend a parents information meeting to learn more about how Cub Scouts can give your son the opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 22 at
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Ashton village board continues revising dog ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
ASHTON -- The Ashton Village Board ordinance committee is continuing to compose an ordinance that will address multiple dog issues in the community. The ordinance will encompass different levels of offenses with a different fine schedule attached to each level. Concerns have been raised in the community regarding aggressive dogs and dogs running at large. 
The new ordinance may require
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Sinnissippi Center’s new Oregon office to open this week

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
OREGON -- Sinnissippi Centers' newest office in Oregon will be open and ready to serve Ogle County residents a few days before July 17, which is the day a ribbon cutting and open house will be held. The new facility has 6,400 square foot of new office space to serve residents of Ogle County.
"Oregon is the last
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RCH named ‘most wired’

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- As the nation's health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect disparate care providers, according to the 16th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.
For instance, 67 percent of Most Wired hospitals share critical patient information electronically with specialists and other care
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