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Arianna Kim sworn in as Roscoe Police Department officer

Arianna Kim sworn in as Roscoe Police Department officer

By Jean Seegers Reporter On Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, Arianna Kim became the newest member of the Roscoe Police Department.  In a virtual ceremony, Kim was sworn in by Chief Jamie Evans.  Her father, Dr. John Kim pinned on her police badge. Her first step in the long process of […]

 
 

Family, friends host parade to celebrate Roscoe resident’s 85th birthday

Family, friends host parade to celebrate Roscoe resident’s 85th birthday

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Sirens rang out and lights began to flash in Roscoe on Sunday, Dec. 20 followed by a row of cars full of friendly, familiar faces; each who took part in a special parade to celebrate Janet Vogt’s 85th birthday. The parade was organized by Vogt’s children- […]

 
 

Lions Club Donates $9,000

Lions Club Donates $9,000

The Rockton Lions Club gave a $9,000 donation to an amazing facility, the Center for Sight & Hearing (CHA), with the shared goals of helping others. Thank you to all the Rockton Lions members, community members and travelers who just stopped by Fibs to eat and stayed for the Lions […]

 
 

Residents at North Pointe Terrace received extra dose of Christmas cheer in 2020

Residents at North Pointe Terrace received extra dose of Christmas cheer in 2020

By Marianne Mueller Reporter North Pointe Terrace Activities Coordinator Dawn Clifton wanted to find a unique way to create an extra dose of Christmas cheer for residents this year. She presented an idea to have trees supplied and to have families decorate outside each residence. The facility at North Pointe […]

 
 

Two popular Roscoe clothing stores closing

Two popular Roscoe clothing stores closing

By Jean Seegers Reporter The COVID pandemic has had a devastating effect on businesses in Illinois and throughout the country.  Small businesses have taken an especially hard hit.  One of the local retail stores in the area that is being forced to close their doors is K.Paige, a women’s clothing […]

 
 

Roscoe business owners push back on mitigation order

By Jean Seegers Reporter Several business owners in the village of Roscoe voiced their opinions regarding the mandatory mitigation orders being imposed statewide by Illinois Governor Pritzker, and the Winnebago County Health Department during the Dec. 1, virtual Village meeting. A letter was sent Nov. 20, to Village Trustees by […]

 
 

Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund

Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund

Wimpy’s Fund by the Rockton Lions is a community effort to help families in need during the holiday season, providing food baskets and presents. Long before there was Wimpy’s Fund, there was Wimpy the police chief, Everett Vaughan. A generous character who often reached into his pockets to help needy […]

 
 

Local businesses, organizations creating Christmas spirit by lighting up Settlers Park during Christmas Walk and beyond

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton’s Christmas Walk is getting an extra dose of Christmas cheer this year.  An estimated 20 businesses, organizations or individuals have been brainstorming in an effort to create unique Christmas displays in Settlers Park. This new event will give residents and visitors something fun to do […]

 
 

Rockton to host limited Christmas Walk events

Friday, Dec. 4 Lighted Ddisplays at Settlers Park Thanks to local businesses and organizations for stepping up and helping create local holiday cheer by decorating displays at Settlers Park. Walk the path to see festive lighted creations! The displays will remain lit evenings through Jan. 6. Settlers Park, 150 E. Hawick […]

 
 

Rockton family found creative way to provide safe fun on Halloween

Rockton family found creative way to provide safe fun on Halloween

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Gary and Karen Phelps of Rockton wanted to assure that young ones in their neighborhood had a safe and happy Halloween this year. “With COVID-19 we were unsure if we were going to participate in giving out candy to trick or treaters,” Karen said. The Phelps […]

 
 
 
 
 
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