The Herald

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 […]

 
 

Roscoe Township Clean Slate candidates win a clean sweep

By Jean Seegers REPORTER As newly elected Roscoe Township Supervisor Jim Benkovich described the results of the April 4, election, “It’s a new day at the Township.” Benkovich won against incumbent Steve Connell, receiving 63 percent of the vote. Benkovich and the Clean Slate candidates won all of the remaining […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

Rockton’s Dairyhaus celebrating 35 years in community, reopens for season

Rockton’s Dairyhaus celebrating 35 years in community, reopens for season

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Behind the doors of the Dairyhaus is a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere purely run and operated by family. The Dairyhaus is housed in a Greek revival style building originally built in 1853; it is one of Rocktons oldest build-ings. Ice Cream is now available all week […]

 
 

League of Women Voters host Roscoe Township forum

League of Women Voters host Roscoe Township forum

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Claire McIntyre, President of the League of Women Voters, hosted a Roscoe Township Forum Wednesday evening, March 22, at North Suburban Library in Roscoe. McIntyre introduced candidates running on the Republican, Independent and Clean Slate ticket in the April 4, election. Ten candidates are running for […]

 
 

Stephen Mack Warriors girls’ basketball team undefeated

Stephen Mack Warriors girls’ basketball team undefeated

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Tryouts were held in December to find the best of talent to play on Stephen Mack Middle School’s Warriors girls’ basketball team. Under the Direction of Coach Marc Lamay and Assistant Coach, Anthony Johnston a 10-person team worked hard throughout the season that ran until early […]

 
 

HHS outstanding young artists participate in area art shows

HHS outstanding young artists participate in area art shows

By Jean Seegers REPORTER This year is the 76th year of the annual Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Young Artist Show. Students from public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate. The juried show is consistently the most popular exhibit of the year. The high school division is open to […]

 
 

Few candidates for Village of Roscoe Trustee positions

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Trustee Kevin Muradian will not be seeking another term on the Roscoe Board of Trustees. The April 4, election ballot will have only three names listed: Two incumbents: Sue Petty and Stacy Mallicoat; and Mark Szula who is running for the first time. Sue Petty has […]

 
 

Six running for Hononegah High School Board of Education seats

By Jean Seegers and Marianne Mueller REPORTERS Six candidates are running for one of four seats on the Hononegah Board of Education. Four are seeking reelection; each with terms expiring in 2017. Two newcomers are hoping to gain board seats. Dave Kurlinkus will remain Board of Education President until his […]