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Harlem’s Carson Racich, Brenton Shaw playing varsity golf, football

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER It didn’t take any time at all for Harlem graduates Carson Racich and Brenton Shaw to break into varsity lineups of their chosen sports at the college level. They both were record breakers of “first-ever” quality while playing golf and football for the Orange and White. […]

 
 

Harlem swim team closes out week with victory over Jefferson

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s varsity girls swimming and diving team closed out a short week by defeating Jefferson, 144-33, in a NIC-10 dual meet. Trinity Goertz started things off by scoring 142.20 points to win the diving competition. Harlem’s took all three relay events. That included the 200-yard medley, […]

 
 

Harlem seeks qualifying 5th victory Friday night in Belvidere

Harlem seeks qualifying 5th victory Friday night in Belvidere

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Winning five football games doesn’t guarantee a berth in the annual Illinois High School Association’s annual playoffs. But five wins is needed to become eligible and that’s what Harlem will be looking to do when it travels to Belvidere for a 7:15 p.m. game Friday. The […]

 
 

Village prepares for next phase of Rebuild Machesney road work

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Improving the village’s roads is an ongoing process and it has been in the works since the Build Machesney pro-gram started in 2008. The next phase is coming up and officials are beginning to take the necessary steps to make it happen during the 2018 construction […]

 
 

Bilderback clinches Big 8 title at Rockford Speedway

Bilderback clinches Big 8 title at Rockford Speedway

By Eric Huenefeld ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, Michael Bilderback did what he’s done more than anyone else since the beginning of the 2015 racing season; win races. The South Beloit native bagged his 24th win in three years in a dominant effort during the 108-lap Big 8 […]

 
 

Local churches, fire department deliver help to hurricane victims

Local churches, fire department deliver help to hurricane victims

In the wake of category 4 hurricanes Harvey, which affected areas near Rockport, Texas and southwest Louisiana people came together to aid victims. Locally a collaboration formed and on Monday, Sept. 11. Pastor Cheryl Coffman of Prince of Peace Church picked up a U-Haul trailer and drove over to the […]

 
 

Roscoe Township gets mixed results from well water testing

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Ty Miller, Project Manager at MCM Environmental Services in Rockton has been testing the wells at Robert Cross Park on Hononegah Road at the request of the Roscoe Township Board. Currently the water at the park is used to irrigate the grass and ball fields. However, […]

 
 

Sue Ramsay Crull

Sue Ramsay Crull died on March 5, 2017, at the age of 76, after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Glenn and Edna Ramsay and grew up on a farm in Caledonia, Ill. She graduated from Belvidere High School and had a B.S. and M.S. from […]

 
 

Historical Society walking tour uncovers rich history

Historical Society walking tour uncovers rich history

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER As part of the Rockton Township Historical Society’s program theme a walking tour uncovered a rich history and the impact that fires in the Rockton community have had over the years. Program Director, Mary Anne Mathwich led the first part of the tour which began at […]

 
 

Rockton hires Teska& Associates to partner with on downtown streetscape

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Back on June 12 the Rockton Village Board listened as three Streetscape consultants presented ideas. Ayres Associates, Fehr Graham and Teska&Associates each gave a brief background of the company, former or current projects, experience and the scope of work. Representatives were introduced. Based on a scoring […]