Events

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 […]

 
 

Loves Park Mayor-elect discusses plans

Loves Park Mayor-elect discusses plans

By Margaret Downing REPORTER First Ward Alderman Greg Jury will be the new mayor of Loves Park as of May 1, and will be sworn in at a special ceremony held in city hall on Sunday, April 30. Jury says, “I am very proud of the campaign that we ran […]

 
 

Machesney Park has new mayor, trustee and treasurer

Machesney Park has new mayor, trustee and treasurer

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Incumbent village officials who were opposed in the April 4 consolidated voting went 1-for-2 in their bids for re-election. Mayor Jerry D. Bolin was defeated by challenger Steve Johnson, a sitting member of the village board, in his attempt to win a second four-year term. It […]

 
 

City welcomes newest police officer

City welcomes newest police officer

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 4 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen and Mayor Darryl Lindberg, along with various police department officials welcomed the newest Loves Park police officer. Kyle May is a resident of Rockton who graduated from South Beloit High School and is an Army veteran, […]

 
 

Rockton Historical hosts nostalgic tribute to ‘Dollar-A-Day Boys’

Rockton Historical hosts nostalgic tribute to ‘Dollar-A-Day Boys’

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Rockton Township Historical Society, Talcott Free Library and Friends of Talcott Library hosted author, songwriter and filmmaker Bill Jamerson who provided a nostalgic look at the 1930’s Federal Work Program – The Civilian Conservation Corps ( CCC). The program was held April 6, at the historical […]

 
 

Rockton American Legion, Auxiliary recognize police, fire personnel

Rockton American Legion, Auxiliary recognize police, fire personnel

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Rockton Police officers and Fire personnel gathered at the Rockton fire station on Sunday, March 26. The occasion was a very special awards luncheon organized to recognize outstanding service performed by representatives of both the police and fire departments. The Rockton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary provided […]

 
 

South Beloit recognized by Rockford Park District

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 3 South Beloit City Council meeting, commissioners were presented with a plaque by Rockford Park District Executive Director Tim Dimke. Dimke praised the city for its involvement with hotel/motel taxes early on in the “Reclaiming First Project,” in which the District receives funding. […]

 
 

Young at Heart Parade Committee accepting entries

The 2017 Young at Heart Parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. This year’s them is “Preserve the Environment,” and the color scheme is blue, yellow and green. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can call Barb Schwengels at 654-5033 or the city’s web page […]

 
 

Pita Pit coming to Machesney Town Center Local franchisee to open new location in Machesney Park

A new dining option is taking on an old building in Machesney Park. The Rockford-area Pita Pit franchisee recently secured a lease in the former Taco Bell at 8638 N. Second St. in the Machesney Town Center. Pita Pit is a rapidly-growing brand in the fast-casual dining business. With a […]