With the annual Sparks in the Park Celebration returning to Community Park in Rochester for two days in July, the village board took action on several Sparks-related items at its June 13 regular meeting.
The Village of Rochester and the Rochester Lions Club are again sponsoring the Citizen of the Year Contest to recognize a person making an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life in Rochester.
Maren Hope Lowrey of Rochester was among the 155 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees on during its 44th hooding and graduation ceremony May 13. The ceremony was held in Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the P…
The Rochester CUSD 3A Board of Education held its regular meeting for May last Wednesday at the RHS Learning Commons. All board members and superintendent Dan W. Cox were present, with Chris Jewell participating remotely.
Rochester High School held its annual Student Recognition Awards Day Friday morning, May 6. Top students in each class were honored as well as special award winners, as follows:
The Rochester village board, with only a quorum of four, took care of a light agenda at Monday’s 35 minute regular meeting. Trustee Chadd Carver was present along with president Joe Suerdieck and trustees Doug Zobrist and Stacia Munroe participated by phone.
The Rochester 3A Board of Education held its regular meeting for April this past Monday night at the RHS Learning Commons, with superintendent Dan W. Cox and all board members except Amy Reynolds participating.
The Rochester village board, with all trustees present, voted 6-0 to approve an increase in sewer rates at Monday’s quick 25 minute regular meeting. The board also approved the hiring of two officers for the Rochester Police Department.
Recognizing upcoming Earth Week, the Rochester Arbor Committee and Village of Rochester have scheduled two tree planting days in the village parks. Over 170 mostly native trees of 17 species will be planted in four village parks.
The Friends of the Rochester Public Library’s annual book sale is coming soon. The Semi-Annual Book Sale will run from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 in the Community Room of the village hall/library.
The Rochester 3A Board of Education held its regular meeting for March this past Monday night at the RHS Learning Commons. The meeting lasted one hour before adjourning to closed session.
The Rochester Farmers Market needs volunteers or groups to serve as market manager this year. Due to staffing changes, the Rochester Public Library is no longer able to run the market on Sundays although the library will continue to do the administrative duties during the week.
The Rochester High School Scholastic Bowl team went 2-1 at the Macomb Sectional last Saturday but wound up losing the Sectional title on a tiebreaker.
The Rochester Arbor Committee (formerly Arboretum Committee) will meet at the village hall Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. to plan spring tree planting workdays in village parks, according to Molly Godar, Committee Chair.
The Rochester 3A Board of Education held its regular meeting for February this past Monday night at the RHS Learning Commons. All board members and superintendent Dan W. Cox were in attendance.
The Rochester village board handled a busy agenda in just under one hour Monday, with action taken on three ordinances and four resolutions.
The Rochester Board of Education held a special meeting this past Monday night, and by a 5-1 vote approved a plan outlining COVID-19 layered mitigation measures.
A vision, hearing and development screening for children ages 2 1/2 to five years old in the Rochester School District will be held Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8. To schedule your child’s screening, contact Sloane Huddleston at (217) 498-6210, ext. 1522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rochester village board voted 5-0 (Butcher absent) to approve a resolution accepting a bid proposal for a West Main Street water main connection at Monday’s one hour regular meeting.
The first semester of the 2021-22 school year in the Rochester School District was officially completed last Friday, but the winter break got started with a whole new set of challenges over the weekend.
The Rochester village board handled a busy agenda at a 65-minute regular meeting Monday, including approval of an ordinance levying and assessing taxes for the village’s corporate purposes for the next fiscal year.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the state’s college access and financial aid agency, is pleased to recognize the 2022-23 Illinois State Scholars.
Rochester Supt. of Schools Dan Cox released the following information to parents Tuesday after the administraton received a bomb threat at Rochester Intermediate School:
The Rochester Police Department is launching into its fourth annual ELFs (Everyday Law-enforcement Friends) Program. The program was designed to help families dealing with financial hardship receive a fantastic Christmas.
The Rochester village board approved the purchase of a new generator for the village’s primary lift station and the health insurance policy for village employees at Monday’s 45 minute regular meeting.
The Rochester 3A District Board of Education held its regular meeting for October last Tuesday night at the RHS Learning Center. All board members and Superintendent Dan W. Cox were in attendance, with Dennis File participating via video conference.
The Rochester Public Library is hosting the second annual Fall Festival at Rochester Community Park Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, October 24 from 12 to 3 p.m.
The Rochester CUSD 3A Board of Education held its regular meeting for September this past Monday night at the RHS Learning Commons. All board members and Supt. Dan W. Cox were in attendance.
The Rochester village board approved an ordinance at Mon-day’s 40 minute regular meeting that will mean a major change in the way the village government operates.The board voted 4-1 (Zobrist no, Munroe absent) to approve Ordinance 21-22, which amend-ed the village code to create a Committee …
The annual “Boots vs Badges” community blood drive for ImpactLife will be held Saturday, September 11 in the Rochester United Methodist Church gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Secretary of State Jesse White has awarded the Fiscal Year 2021 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants totaling $18.1 million to 638 public libraries in Illinois.
The 2021-2022 school year in the Rochester School District is underway, and school officials and principals shared some of their early observations at Monday’s regular Board of Education meeting, held at the RHS Learning Commons.
The 2021-22 school year in the Rochester School District begins this week, with the first day of student attendance on Friday, August 13.
The Rochester village board approved the issuance of a liquor license for a proposed new business as part of a busy agenda at Monday’s 70 minute regular meeting.