Author Archive: RVPEditor

Stateline Baseball Coach’s Clincher Tournament to benefit Greg Lindmark Foundation

Stateline Baseball Coach’s Clincher Tournament to benefit Greg Lindmark Foundation

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Greg Lindmark retired as a Rockford Police Officer after 29 years on the force.He went on to become chief investigator for the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office.His next plan was to move to Door County with his wife following his second retirement. Instead, Lindmark took his […]


Winnebago County Health Dept. reports one West Nile Virus positive mosquito pool

The Winnebago County Health Department announced that they have one positive mosquito pool with West Nile Virus (WNV) in the 61073 Zip Code, which is in the Roscoe area. There are no human cases to report. “At this time, WNV is presumed to be present throughout Winnebago County, and appropriate […]


Early baseball, softball showdowns take place in Summerball

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER June 13 was the day for early showdowns among some of the front-runners in baseball and softball divisions, during Harlem Community Center’s Summerball 2017. One of them came in the Coach Pitch Girls division where, in a battle for first place among undefeated teams, head coach […]


Harlem celebrates triumphs of spring sports teams, players

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER State qualifiers in track, a conference champion in softball and standout individual performances, such as a second straight NIC-10 MVP in softball and the conference MVP selection in field events for girls track, recently were celebrated during Harlem High School’s annual awards night for spring sports […]


Sign variance moves Pita Pit along at new location in MP

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER It’s been eight years since there was a restaurant in the former Taco Bell building at 8638 N. Second St., near the Machesney Towne Center. Now a Pita Pit is going in there and the owners want a new sign to accompany the change in occupancy. […]


Harlem athletics announces new head boys basketball coach

Harlem athletics announces new head boys basketball coach Harlem High School Athletic Director Kurt Weight announces the hiring of Mike Winters as the new Head Boys Basketball Coach at Harlem HS. Coach Mike Winters was approved by the Harlem School Board at their monthly meeting on June 12. “We are […]


YAH Parade award winners announced

By Margaret Downing REPORTER The recent Young at Heart Parade award winners were announced and presented with their plaques at the June 12 city council meeting in Loves Park. “Best Commercial” entry went to Applebee’s on E. Riverside Blvd. “Best Community Service” entry was Vets Roll and also the Gentleman’s […]


HHS students get ready for INCubator Program Pitch Night

HHS students get ready for INCubator Program Pitch Night

JEAN SEEGERS PHOTOSThe Herald Julien Brown is going it alone with a computer tech business – Apex Computers he has launched through the Hononegah High School INCubator program. The program started three years ago and has been successful in giving students the opportunity to learn all aspects of starting a […]


Bank officers, customer charged with wire fraud, false loan application

Two local bank officers and a bank customer were charged by a federal grand jury in Rockford with fraud and falsifying statements to the Small Business Administration, an agency of the United States. Ryan Cole, 45, of Garland, Tex., James Graber, 57, of Rockton, Ill., and Kristin King, 44, of […]


South Beloit council welcomes replacement commissioner

At the May 15 South Beloit City Council meeting, commissioners voted to bring former Commissioner Sonya Baden onboard to fill out the remaining term of Commissioner Jeff Redieske, who recently resigned because he relocated out of the city. When the late Mayor Mike Duffy unexpectedly died, Alice Schoonover was appointed […]