The Herald

Polar Plunge raises $108,725 in support of Special Olympics

Polar Plunge raises $108,725 in support of Special Olympics

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Lightly snow covered grounds cleared exposing a sandy beach with sunny skies shining overhead. Temperatures sat in the 40s and strong winds created conditions that failed to keep 355 brave souls with warm hearts from plunging into icy waters of Olson Lake in Rock Cut State […]


Seussical the Musical Jr. leaves audiences feeling anything is possible

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Color and splendor of the imaginative world of Doctor Seuss based dialogue jumped off of the page and onto the Hononegah High School Performing Arts Center stage. Spotlight Youth Theater presented Seussical the Musical Jr. Directed by Andrew Trotter and ultra- talented cast of 92 youth […]


Hononegah forensics team earns speech honors

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Hononegah High School’s Forensics team competed at the I.H.S.A State finals on Feb.18 resulting in speech team victories in specific categories. Three events were covered by Hononegah High School’s Forensics team at the I.H.S.A State finals including Prose and Poetry reading and the Freeport Regional Champion […]


Hononegah School District tries for new version of bond referendum

Hononegah School District tries for new version of bond referendum

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Students and teachers know to look both ways when approaching some of the hallway intersections at Hononegah High School. They just might collide with members of the girls and boys track and cross country teams, or spill-over from the athletic workout room where physical education classes […]


Hononegah Indians ready for post-season push

By Chris Johnson REPORTER When the IHSA Class 4A State Boys’ Basketball Playoffs began on Monday, Feb. 27, the Hononegah Indians didn’t have to worry about suiting up. Their opening round match didn’t tip-off until night two. They did have to enter the post-season having to remember “one that got […]


Rockton residents are one step closer to final vote being taken on proposed asphalt plant

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Rockton residents packed the Winnebago County courthouse on Feb.22 and 23. Residents are now one step closer to a final vote being taken on a proposed asphalt plant. During a lengthy process numerous hours of testimony have been given in a series of meetings. The first […]


Roscoe Zoning Director presents pros, cons of fixing vs. replacing police station

By Jean Seegers REPORTER At the Feb 22, Roscoe Village Committee of the Whole meeting on Feb. 22, Chairman Kevin Muradian cautioned trustees not to get bogged down again in dis-cussions about fixing vs. replacing the police depart-ment building. “I am asking for an up-date tonight. Let’s not rehash information […]


Hendricks Development back in the picture for South Beloit

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the Feb. 20 South Be-loit City Council meeting, commissioners gave approval for a “tentative plat at Willowbrook Subdivision” (near I-90 and Willowbrook and Manchester Roads) to be referred to the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals at its March ZBA meeting. Three years ago, Hen-dricks […]


Balanced budget approached at Hononegah

By Chris Johnson REPORTER There are many responsibilities Trustees with Hononegah School District 207 have to work through as they prepare to close one season and ready themselves for the next. The correct amount of development has to be sup-ported by the means to finance it. If anything extra is […]


Intense offensive pressure sinks Vikings

By Chris Johnson REPORTER If there is a right time of year to be playing really good basketball late February and early March really is it. The Class 3A and 4A Boys’ Basket-ball Tournament tips-off on Monday and Hononegah will get its chance to play post-season ball coming from a […]