The Herald

Shirland School’s Music Man Jr. produced great fun, brilliant storytelling

Shirland School’s Music Man Jr. produced great fun, brilliant storytelling

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Only seconds after the curtain rose audiences were hooked on Shirland School’s production of the Music Man Jr.Directed by Dawn Heavilin high energy performances were given by 60 students, ages ranging from third to eighth grade every students displayed great talent in unfolding this fun, lighthearted […]

 
 

Women facing MS share stories prior to 2017 MS Walk

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Multiple Sclerosis may exhibit early symptoms such as tingling, numbness in the limbs, or in more severe cases loss of vision may occur. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. MS affects the central nervous system […]

 
 

Scott Sanders selected as new Roscoe Village Administrator

Scott Sanders selected as new Roscoe Village Administrator

By Jean Seegers REPORTER After serving two years as the Roscoe Village Administrator, Pat De Graves resigned last December. In February, 2017, village trustees began their search for a new administrator. After sorting through 20 applications and interviewing the three final candidates, the board decided to choose one of their […]

 
 

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 […]