The Herald

Student’s collection provides items for Ronald McDonald House

By Marianne Mueller Reporter  ROSCOE – After hearing 11-year-old Alexis (Ali) Kline’s story, her teacher Mrs. Bould and the community bounced into action. Mrs. Bould, classmates and the entire school went to work. Together they brought in 476 items. One hundred-fifty pieces were picked up from Talcott Library. The Dept. […]

 
 

Arc’s annual Chocoholic Frolic draws huge crowd

By Tricia Goecks BDR Editor MACHESNEY PARK – Only one thing could get 1,400 people to leave the warmth of their homes on a night when the mercury dipped to -5 degrees. And that was chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties held […]

 
 

Hope Foundation brought a ‘Touch of Vegas’ to Rockton

By Marianne Mueller Reporter ROCKTON – Guests at the 2015 Hope Foundation were treated to a “Touch of Vegas.” A sold out crowd visited sites someone would say while visiting Las Vegas. A cardboard cutout of Elvis and a table named after him only tapped the surface of familiar scenes. […]

 
 

Kinnikinnick students are winners in National Geographic Bee

Kinnikinnick students are winners in National Geographic Bee

By Jean Seegers Reporter  ROSCOE – Three students from Kinnikinnick School were recently named finalists in the National Geographic Society Bee. The fourth grade at Kinnikinnick participated in the contest, Jan. 12. There were seven class winners. The top three finalists were Chris Schwsuchow, Taylor Danger and Sophia Mule. Chris […]

 
 

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 […]