The Herald

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 […]

 
 

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 […]