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Helfrich joins Ogle County Newspapers

Ogle County News Editor Jeff Helfrich
Ogle County News Editor Jeff Helfrich

Ogle County Newspapers and Shaw Media announce the hiring of Jeff Helfrich as Ogle County News Editor.

Helfrich, a Rochelle native, graduated from Ohio State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree of arts in journalism. His background includes experience at the Rockford Register Star and the Journal Standard of Freeport.

Helfrich was born and raised in Rochelle.

"We are very happy to have Jeff join our news team," said Ogle County Newspapers General Manager Earleen Hinton. "He is familiar with Ogle County and the region. He is eager to jump in and cover news, sports, and community events for all our publications."

Along with his passion for local journalism, Helfrich's specialty is feature writing with much of his experience gained in sports writing.

"I look forward to meeting everyone," he said. "Please give me a call or email me if you have a story idea."

Helfrich can be reached by email at: jhelfrich@oglecountynews.com or by phone, 815-632-2590.