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Rockton Lions host Annual Josh Ryan Chili Cook-off, Bag Toss

Rockton Lions host Annual Josh Ryan Chili Cook-off, Bag Toss

By Jean Seegers Reporter  ROCKTON – Doors at the American Center opened at 11 a.m., Feb. 21. The unmistakable aroma of chili permeated the air as contestants decorated their booths and prepared for the rush of visitors. The annual Josh Ryan Cornerstone Wealth Management Chili Cook-off and Bag Toss was underway. Cook-off […]

 
 

Woman killed during house fire in rural Rockton

Woman killed during house fire in rural Rockton

ROCKTON – Rockton firefighters received a call at 7:03 a.m. for a reported garage fire in the 5200 block of Yale Bridge Road on Feb. 25. Initial reports stated that all occupants were out of the house, however, that wasn’t the case. Anita Specht, 58, was killed while trying to remove vehicles […]

 
 

Hundreds support Rockton Education Elementary Foundation goals

Hundreds support Rockton Education Elementary Foundation goals

By Marianne Mueller Reporter ROCKTON – Trivia  honoring educational futures was the name of the game and  the challenge was on at Stephen Mack Middle School as  teams of eight put their heads together answering trivia questions ranging from Red Valentine’s Day, TV moms, Disney themes, history and politics, music, […]

 
 

Get ready for Lions Club Chili Cook-off, Bag Toss Tournament

Get ready for Lions Club Chili Cook-off, Bag Toss Tournament

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROCKTON – “Gentlemen (and ladies), get your bibs on! It’s time once again for the fourth annual Chili Cook-off and Bag Toss Tournament sponsored by Josh Ryan Cornerstone Wealth Management, and Rockton Lions Club. Save Saturday, Feb. 21 for a day of fun and tasty eating. […]

 
 

Lion’s Club brought smiles to young faces at Kid’s Craft Day

Lion’s Club brought smiles to young faces at Kid’s Craft Day

By Marianne Mueller Reporter ROCKTON – Imaginations soared as 62 young ones created paper owls or Lions, decorated bags with stickers, made Tootsie Pop flowers, colored sheets featuring Leo the Lion, and learned a cool technique where crayons were melted and pressed on Saturday, Feb. 7. Making this event unique […]

 
 

Ledgewood School holds Pre-K, kindergarten screening at Hope Church

Ledgewood School holds Pre-K, kindergarten screening at Hope Church

By Jean Seegers Reporter  ROSCOE – Ledgewood Elementary School nurses Jen Sellers and Jill Hewitt have been instrumental in scheduling and organizing three days of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten readiness screening for children three to five years of age. As of Feb. 4, over 219 children have been tested. Additional screening […]

 
 

Abby Alton wins hearts of American Idol judges, proceeds to Hollywood

By Jean Seegers Reporter  Abby Alton will be appearing in the Hononegah High School production “The Wizard of Oz.”  She plays a tree. She is looking forward to the March 14 production. She is also looking forward to a visit to Hollywood, where she will vie for a spot on […]

 
 

Rockton Township Historical Society hosts Soup Supper

Rockton Township Historical Society hosts Soup Supper

By Jean Seegers Reporter  ROCKTON TWP. – Nothing beats a bowl of hot, homemade soup on a cold night in January. About 40 hearty eaters agreed and stopped by with bowl and utensils in hand to enjoy a Soup Supper at the Rockton Township Historical Society, Monday evening, Jan. 26. […]

 
 

Six Hononegah students to perform at Illinois all-state music festival

By Bob Trott Reporter  ROCKTON – Six Hononegah High School students have been chosen by the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) to perform at its All-State Music Festival at the Peoria Civic Center Jan. 29-31, the Hononegah Schools announced during a regular school board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21. The students […]

 
 

Kinnikinnick teacher receives National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Kinnikinnick teacher receives National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROSCOE- Lindsay Stock’s eyes fill with tears when she talks about her beloved grandfather, Ray Westerberg. He passed away few years ago, but he is still very much in her thoughts. Westerberg was a WWII Army veteran. Like many veterans, he was reluctant to talk about […]