Events

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

From home brewer to craft brewery: South Beloit brewer starts company

From home brewer to craft brewery: South Beloit brewer starts company

An area man’s passion for beer turned a weekend hobby into one of the Stateline’s newest craft breweries. “We are the essence of the craft brew revolution,” Jim Goecks owner of Off-Kilter Brewing said. ‘We are a small company that grew from the home brewer dream of becoming something more.” […]

 
 

Boat launch usage prompts Machesney Park to expand parking area

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Heavy usage of the new boat ramp along the Rock River is prompting the village to buy additional land to keep up with the demand for parking. Village board members voted 6-0 May 15 to approve the purchase of a lot adjacent to two parcels the […]

 
 

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

On Saturday, May 13, at 7:12 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Village Inn Motel at 7820 North Second St. in Machesney Park for a fire. Deputies discovered that Room 18 was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. North Park Department with the assistance of Rockford, Rockton, […]

 
 

Harmony for Hunger concert sends messages of hope

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Hours of gospel music sent messages of hope at this year’s Harmony for Hunger con. The Hononegah High School’s Performing Arts Center stage came alive on Friday evening, April 21. John Tallacksen of 88.3 WFEN-Gospel Country returned as the events emcee. He gave special recognition to […]

 
 

Shirland School’s Music Man Jr. produced great fun, brilliant storytelling

Shirland School’s Music Man Jr. produced great fun, brilliant storytelling

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Only seconds after the curtain rose audiences were hooked on Shirland School’s production of the Music Man Jr.Directed by Dawn Heavilin high energy performances were given by 60 students, ages ranging from third to eighth grade every students displayed great talent in unfolding this fun, lighthearted […]

 
 

Women facing MS share stories prior to 2017 MS Walk

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Multiple Sclerosis may exhibit early symptoms such as tingling, numbness in the limbs, or in more severe cases loss of vision may occur. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. MS affects the central nervous system […]