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Mud volleyball raises funds for Epilepsy Foundation

Mud volleyball raises funds for Epilepsy Foundation

By Jean Seegers REPORTER The mud started flying early at Riverside Park in Roscoe on Saturday morning, Aug 3. Team members were on the courts at 7:30 a.m., dressed for a day of wet and dirty volleyball. The annual Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska Mud Volleyball fundraiser […]

 
 

Legion corn boil raised funds to show support of nation’s Veterans

Legion corn boil raised funds to show support of nation’s Veterans

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Established on Oct. 13, 1932 The Rockton American Legion mission is stated as “The nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization. The Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in communities while advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion […]

 
 

Local family opens their home and farm for BnB-style vacation rental

Local family opens their home and farm for BnB-style vacation rental

By Jean Seegers REPORTER A wedding in the country – a popular concept that many engaged couples are currently exploring. Several home-owners in the area are jumping on the band-wagon and turning their homes and farms into event and vacation rentals. Three years ago, Tracy Cannell and her husband Leif […]

 
 

Girl Scouts earn Citizen Science Journey at day camp

Girl Scouts earn Citizen Science Journey at day camp

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Girl Scouts from Roscoe, Rockton, South Beloit and Machesney Park had a week of pure fun while learning about the combination of dinosaurs and science rounding out the last week of June. Cross and Crown Lutheran Church was the place of a weeklong day camp. Campers […]

 
 

Rockton Township reviews business matters, showed cooperative spirit

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Supervisor Paul Williams read correspondence from Rockton Village President, Dale Adams expressing interest creating a cooperative effort to obtain an extension of the bike path from Dorr Road to Hononegah High School; the first part of the July meeting. It was said that there is money […]

 
 

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church raises $1,400 to continue support of Operation Ward 57 Families

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church raises $1,400 to continue support of Operation Ward 57 Families

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Thousands of dollars have been raised from both a men’s cake auction and a pie auction at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; both set to continue the mission of supporting Operation Ward 57 Families. This summer the ladies of the church hosted their annual pie auction. […]

 
 

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Part of first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival coming Aug. 10 Time is slipping away to purchase tickets to the Freedom & Dignity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium in Schaumburg. This is the inaugural country music festival to support Café […]

 
 

Residents express concerns, offer suggestions, ideas for improvements at Rockton Pool

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Ideas for improvements at Rockton’s Walt Williamson Pool were presented at the July 2 Village Board of Trustees meeting. The pool has been a popular summer spot since it was gifted to the Village of Rockton by Walt Williamson over 40 years ago. It is open […]

 
 

Quilts of Valor presented to Hononegah grad; step dad

Quilts of Valor presented to Hononegah grad; step dad

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Henry Smith is a 2010 graduate of Hononegah High School. He joined the Army National Guard at the age of 17; as a high school junior. He has been serving our country ever since. “I decided it would be a good opportunity to learn some life […]

 
 

Members of eleV815 get to know local businesses with tour of Balsley Printing, Rockton Inn

Members of eleV815 get to know local businesses with tour of Balsley Printing, Rockton Inn

By Jean Seegers REPORTER A recently formed group of business owners in Roscoe, South Beloit, Rockton and Beloit have put their heads together to create a unique networking circle of business colleagues and friends with a goal of providing informational opportunities, learning about and promoting businesses in the area, and […]

 
 
 
 
 
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