Author Archive: RVPEditor

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 […]

 
 

Girls finish up; boys have week to go in HCC Summerball 2017

Girls finish up; boys have week to go in HCC Summerball 2017

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Champions have been crowned in the four softball divisions as the regular season comes to a close in this year’s Harlem Community Center Summerball program. Meanwhile, the four baseball divisions are in their final week, with the concluding tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Three of the […]

 
 

Harlem graduates a presence in sports at the college level

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER When he was an athlete at Harlem High School, Drake Robison no doubt heard coaches talk often about playing sports at the next level. He did that and made a name for himself in helping the University of Iowa’s baseball team win its first-ever Big 10 […]

 
 

Dunkin’ Donuts announces new Machesney Park location Rockford-area franchisee expands northward

Dunkin’ Donuts announces new Machesney Park location Rockford-area franchisee expands northward

Coffee and donut lovers in Machesney Park will soon have a new place to enjoy a ‘pick-me-up.’ Co-owners Vijay Patel and Greg Novak will be commencing construction on their newest Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Machesney Park, at the intersection of Harlem Road and North Second Street this summer. The restaurant […]

 
 

Sue Elliott, Civil Service Commission member, to be honored

By Margaret Downing REPORTER Loves Park aldermen made quick work of the July 24 city council meeting. City Clerk Bob Burden announced that long time Civil Service Commission member Sue Elliott has resigned that position. The council will present her with an appreciation plaque for her service at an upcoming […]

 
 

Rockford Park District, Loves Park collaborate on employment opportunity

The Rockford Park District and City of Loves Park have worked together for years and that relationship is only going to get stronger as a critical role in the Rockford Park District is filled by a long-time City of Loves Park employee. The Rockford Park District hired Dan Jacobson, Director […]

 
 

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 […]