The Herald

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 […]

 
 

Two vying for Village Clerk in Village of Rockton

Two vying for Village Clerk in Village of Rockton By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Two ladies are vying for the position of Rockton Village Clerk. Christina Stewart first took over as village clerk in September 2014 after being appointed to finish Sarah Pranies’ term. She was officially elected to a two-year […]

 
 

South Beloit receives grant award to help homeowners make necessary repairs

Single Family Rehabilitation Program assists low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes. The City of South Beloit has been awarded a grant of $294,735 from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to participate in the Single Family Rehabilitation Program, a new resource that will assist low-income and very […]

 
 

George and Barbara Fell Award recognizes land conservation accomplishments

George and Barbara Fell Award recognizes land conservation accomplishments

The Natural Land Institute held their Annual Dinner at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Rockford on March 21. More than 280 people who support the natural environment and community gathered together to celebrate land conservation efforts and accomplishments. The Annual Dinner program included the presentation of the George and Barbara Fell Award […]

 
 

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 […]