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Rockton Methodist members look forward to worship in sanctuary again

Rockton Methodist members look forward to worship in sanctuary again

The members of the Rockton United Methodist Church never imagined that when they removed the pews from their Sanctuary back in October of 2019 that they would still be worshiping somewhere else in August. What would have been even harder to imagine back then is that there would be two […]

 
 

American Legion receives gifts of flag, AED; recognizes members

American Legion receives gifts of flag, AED; recognizes members

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER On Monday evening, Aug. 10 the Rockton American Legion Post #332 received special gifts and recognized members who have made a real difference at the Legion; both in the past year and in more recent years. Post Commander Jim Griffin welcomed everyone to the regular meeting […]

 
 

Harlem-Roscoe Fire pins new firefighters, promotes officers

Harlem-Roscoe Fire pins new firefighters, promotes officers

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Trustees Bart Munger, John Donahue and Al Bach performed a pinning and recognition ceremony July 27. Capt. John Donovan, Capt. Patrick Trollop and Kevin Briggs were promoted and pinned for a new full-time Battalion Chief Positions. Firefighters Sam McNames and Kyle Swanson were promoted and pinned to the […]

 
 

Sunnyside cannabis dispensary opens in South Beloit

Sunnyside cannabis dispensary opens in South Beloit

  By Jean Seegers REPORTER Sunnyside is an appropriate name for the brand new, bright white and orange 7,208 square feet cannabis dispensary at 7000 First Ranger Dr, South Beloit. The building is located 1,000 feet from the Wisconsin border, where the sale of cannabis has not been legalized. It […]

 
 

Patriotism shined in Rockton neighborhood on Fourth of July

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton resident Charmel Jacobs comes from a long line of family members who have served our country. On the fourth of July Jacobs organized a neighborhood parade including her children and grandchildren in an unforgettable holiday. As parade participants rode down the street proudly in decorated […]

 
 

Shirland fireworks draws large crowd, expanded from original plans

Shirland fireworks draws large crowd, expanded from original plans

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Cars were lined up down Shirland’s Main Street and in surrounding areas anxiously awaiting the return of fireworks after an 11-year absence on Sunday evening, July 5. While waiting attendees had options of listening to the band “When Pigs fly” who entertained from a truck. All […]

 
 

Ice cream night

Ice cream night

Jean Seegers photo The Herald   Roscoe First Methodist Church has made Thursday evenings free ice cream night at their Main Street location. Anyone looking to cool off with a cool ice cream treat is invited to stop by the church parking lot any Thursday evening between 6:30 and 8 […]

 
 

Local group shows support for area police departments

Local group shows support for area police departments

By Jean Seegers Reporter Members of Elev815, a volunteer group that supports businesses and communities in the Stateline area, wanted local law enforcement agencies to know that the people of Roscoe, Rockton and South Beloit support them. On Thursday morning, June 25, some of the Elev815 members dropped by all […]

 
 

Hi Beautiful Bridal Shop now open by appointment

Hi Beautiful Bridal Shop now open by appointment

By Jean Seegers Reporter Emily Danielson was all set to open Hi Beautiful Bridal Shop at 201 W. Main St. in Rockton last January. Then the COVID-19 virus hit, crippling new and old businesses around the world. Undeterred, Danielson knew if she was going to make her business work, she […]

 
 

Friends honor memory of Hononegah alumni, community volunteer

Friends honor memory of Hononegah alumni, community volunteer

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Millicent Vick Christopher made a true mark on the Rockton community through volunteerism that reached higher levels. She was a 1983 graduate of Hononegah High School. Millicent married August Christopher on May 14, 1994. Her parents are Don and Ruth Vick. She greatly loved her canine […]

 
 
 
 
 
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