The Rochester village board handled a light agenda at Monday’s 40 minute regular meeting.
The Rochester Farmers Market will be held each Sunday during the month of September in the parking lot of the village hall/ library, concluding Sunday, September 27.
At a special meeting held Tuesday, August 26, the Rochester CUSD 3A Board of Education voted to appoint Don Carley to the position vacated by the resignation of Randy Hawkins. Following the vote, Mr. Carley was sworn in.
Teachers have returned to work and to their buildings as the Rochester School District prepares to begin the 2020-21 school year this coming Monday, August 24.
The second annual Rochester Boots vs. Badges blood drive will be held Saturday, September 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the village hall/library.
The Rochester village board honored former trustee Terry Day and approved the hiring of a full-time police officer at Monday’s 42 minute regular meeting.
Following a meeting with local and state school officials, health officials, physicians and superintendents this past Saturday, Rochester CUSD 3A superintendent Dan Cox has decided that the district will start the 2020-21 school year with remote learning only.
Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open for all Rochester CUSD 3A students. Parents can access online registration through Skyward Family Access. The Skyward Family Access link is located on the district’s website www.rochester3a.net.
Superintendent Dan Cox presented four ‘Return to Learning’ plans for the 2020-21 school year at Monday’s Rochester Board of Education meeting, which was held at the RHS Auditorium.
Chad Williams, 41, Pastor of Rochester First Baptist Church, died unexpectedly and suddenly while hiking with his wife and missionary friends in Denali, Alaska Monday, July 13.
The Rochester village board approved bids on two major infrastructure projects at Monday’s 45 minute regular meeting. The board also approved an ordinance providing for the location of additional stop signs in the village.
Through Monday, June 29, the Village of Rochester continues to lead all Sangamon County municipalities in its response to the 2020 United States Census.
Rochester Superintendent of Schools Dan W. Cox reiterated the administration’s goal is to return to in-person learning for the start of the new school year in a message to the district issued Friday, June 19.
Parents of students in the Rochester School District 3A are asked to register their children at this time for bus transportation for the 2020-21 school year.
The Abe Lincoln Chapter of the Illinois Education Association Retired Teachers are announcing that Danielle Booth, daughter of Ray and Dione Booth of Rochester, and Macy Byer, daughter of Chris and Shanda Byer of Loami, are the 2020 recipients of the Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship. Each …
The Rochester Board of Education held its regular meeting for June this past Monday evening, with board members gathering in the RHS Learning Commons and all current social distancing procedures and group gathering guidelines being followed.
The Rochester village board took action to upgrade the Public Works Department fleet with the purchase of two new trucks at Monday’s 45 minute regular meeting. All trustees were present, with Joe Hill participating remotely via Zoom.
Rochester CUSD 3A has announced this year’s winners of the Those Who Excel Teacher of the Year and Support Personnel/Team of the Year, as well as the Impact Award, given to a staff member in their first or second year at Rochester.
Rochester High School has announced its annual Student Recognition Award winners, honoring the top students in each class as well as special award recipients.
Braden Stock is the Valedictorian of the Rochester High School Class of 2020, and three other seniors are Salutatorians, Kalyn Dixon, Paige Olson and Ryan McClintock.
It has been a whirlwind month for new Rochester School District Superintendent Dan Cox, who has been running two school districts the past few weeks.
As per Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, as the Central Illinois region enters Phase 3, the Rochester Public Library District will open its building Monday, June 1.
Rochester Chief of Police Kaleb Johnson reported the RPD has made progress on the rash of vehicle burglaries that occured throughout the village April 10-11.
The Rochester village board voted 6-0 on two separate motions to seek bids on a pair of major infrastructure projects at its 50 minute regular meeting held Monday evening. All trustees were present, with Joe Hill, Matt Butcher, Doug Zobrist and Stacia Munroe participating via Zoom.
Five students from Rochester Intermediate School were among the winners in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s 33rd annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest.
Madeline Schurman of Springfield was recently inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Schurman is a student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The Rochester High School Rocket Yearbook is seeking the community’s help! We would like to know what our 800 high school students have been doing since Illinois declared citizens “Shelter in Place”.
The Rochester village board held a special meeting Monday, most of which was taken up by discussion of the village’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Trustees Matt Butcher and Stacia Munroe participated by phone, as did village clerk Lynn Langdon.
The Rochester 3A Board of Education meeting scheduled this past Monday, March 16, was postponed due to ongoing precautionary measures being taken related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rochester Schools will be closed March 16-30 following a mandate by Governor JB Pritzker last week over concerns with the Coronavirus pandemic. Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume Tuesday, March 31.
Rochester High School will present the musical “Beauty & The Beast” March 13-15 at the Fine Arts Auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are still available online at rochester3a.net.