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Stephen Mack ‘Sole Sisters’ provide shoes for families in need

Stephen Mack ‘Sole Sisters’ provide shoes for families in need

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Stephen Mack Middle School eighth grade students; and members of the National Jr. Honor Society Iniya Ilankovan and Gracie Williams teamed up to help area families in need. The girls; who called themselves “Sole Sisters,” asked local communities to donate new or gently used shoes; any […]

 
 

Taxpayer raises concerns regarding OSD donations given by Rockton

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton Village resident Bryan Northrup addressed the board at the Special budget meeting. “I am here to speak on tax dollars provided for the Old Settler’s Days Festival. “As a board you have hard choices with limited resources; especially now. The board has a history of […]

 
 

Village of Rockton reviews proposed budget for 2021-2022

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton’s Village Board held a Special meeting on March 29 to review a proposed budget for the 2021-2022 year. Village President Dale Adams joined the meeting via computer. Following the Public Comment portion an Executive Session was held for the selection of a person to fill […]

 
 

Rockton Township Road Commissioner retiring after 40 years of dedicated service

Rockton Township Highway Commissioner Matt Cuyler is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service. 

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton Township Highway Commissioner Matt Cuyler is retiring in May after 40 years of dedicated service to the Township. Cuyler started working for the township in in May of 1981 as a regular labor person. While working under the Highway Commissioner Dick Thorton he performed the […]

 
 

Local student’s video wins award from First National Bank and Trust

Local student’s video wins award from First National Bank and Trust

First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) recently recognized Kyle Middleton from Rockton, Ill., as the first-round local winner in the “Lights, Camera, Save!” national video contest organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation. With rising college student loans, it is more important than ever for teens to be financially […]

 
 

SMTD continues growing and going strong in 13th year

By Marianne Mueller Reporter SMTD (Stateline Mass Transit District) bus service has been providing safe, affordable transportation for the past 13 years. Blessings were bestowed upon the lucky day of March 17; St. Patrick’s Day when this valuable community service began.  SMTD stands firm in the motto, “We’re here to […]

 
 

Candidates vying for positions at Roscoe Township election

By Jean Seegers Reporter Election Day is Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  Local governments will present a list of candidates on the ballot for various positions.  Roscoe Township will be among them.  The Township is looking to seat a clerk, assessor, road commissioner and four trustees, and Roscoe Township Supervisor.  After […]

 
 

Roscoe Historical Society gives update on Cross Homestead progress 

Roscoe Historical Society gives update on Cross Homestead progress 

Roscoe Township Historical Society has made significant progress on its ongoing project to restore the Robert. J. Cross Homestead at 4562 Hononegah Road, Roscoe, Ill.  In early 2020, renowned architectural archeologist, Floyd Mansberger conducted an evaluation of the homestead’s original brick structure, identifying historic elements that date from the 1840s. […]

 
 

RyCom Creative celebrates 10 years of business

RyCom Creative celebrates 10 years of business

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Ryan Rydell is a familiar face in the Stateline. He has served local communities through dedicated volunteerism, working in many capacities. He is a self -employed business owner at RyCOM Creative who celebrated 10 years in business with an open house on Jan. 21. Family, friends, […]

 
 

Whitman Post Elementary students recognized and awarded for demonstrating empathy

Whitman Post Elementary students recognized and awarded for demonstrating empathy

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Empathy is defined as “The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” On Feb. 5, one student from each homeroom (both in-person and remote) was recognized and awarded for demonstrating the character trait of empathy at Whitman Post Elementary School. A total of 22 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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