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Rockton Fire investigating fire in rural Rockton that killed man, severely injured woman

Rockton Fire investigating fire in rural Rockton that killed man, severely injured woman

ROCKTON – The Rockton Fire Department received the call at 9:42 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. When the firefighters arrived on scene at 3710 Moffett Road, they found a two-story home fully involved with fire with a partial collapse. They then learned of a female occupant with severe burns over […]

 
 

Rockton Fire Dept. takes first place at ‘Crunch Time’ extrication contest

Rockton Fire Dept. takes first place at ‘Crunch Time’ extrication contest

ROSCOE – The 5th Annual Harlem-Roscoe Fire “Crunch Time” extrication symposium and challenge took place on Saturday, Sept. 26. The winners were: Overall: 1st Place – Rockton FPD, 2nd Place – Town of Madison FD, Oregon FD Unlimited Pit: 1st Place – Rockton FPD, 2nd Place – Town of Madison […]

 
 

Stephen Mack descendants recapture the past at Rockton Historical Museum

Stephen Mack descendants recapture the past at Rockton Historical Museum

By Jean Seegers and Margaret Downing Reporters ROCKTON – If it hadn’t been for Laura Hermann’s interest in genealogy, her mother Beverly Perry would never have known that she is a direct descendent of Stephen Mack and his wife Hononegah When Beverly was in her early teens, she found out […]

 
 

Brianna Wellen Electric Boogaloo Trivia Night fundraiser nets over $2,000

Brianna Wellen Electric Boogaloo Trivia Night fundraiser nets over $2,000

    By Marianne Mueller Reporter ROCKTON – Hundreds of supporters including friends, family and the community came out in celebration of Brianna Wellen’s last day of chemo therapy. Whiskey’s Rockton Inn was home to a super fun ‘Electric Boogaloo Trivia Night on Saturday, Sept.26. Competition heated up as teams […]

 
 

Vintage lovers alert! Nellie’s Barn Sale Extravaganza is coming to town

Vintage lovers alert!  Nellie’s Barn Sale Extravaganza is coming to town

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROSCOE – The vintage craze continues to grow all over the Midwest.  The trend of re-purposing almost any kind of found object has resulted in over-the-top popularity for vintage items. Roscoe got in on the action last October with “Nellie’s Vintage Extravaganza.” Thousands of vintage-lovers came […]

 
 

Roscoe Lions Club donates 342 pairs of eyeglasses to Sight and Hearing Center

Roscoe Lions Club donates 342 pairs of eyeglasses to Sight and Hearing Center

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROSCOE – On Friday, Sept. 25, Rhonda and Bill Tierney, members of the Roscoe Lions Club, delivered 342 pairs of used eyeglasses to the Rockford Center for Sight and Hearing, 8038 MacIntosh Lane, Rockford. Tom Lasley, Business Development Director at the Center accepted the donation. Proceeds […]

 
 

Vintage lovers alert! Nellie’s Barn Sale Extravaganza is coming to town

Vintage lovers alert! Nellie’s Barn Sale Extravaganza is coming to town

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROSCOE – The vintage craze continues to grow all over the Midwest. The trend of re-purposing almost any kind of found object has resulted in over-the-top popularity for vintage items. Roscoe got in on the action last October with “Nellie’s Vintage Extravaganza.” Thousands of vintage-lovers came […]

 
 

Roscoe Lions Club donates 342 pairs of eyeglasses to Sight and Hearing Center

Roscoe Lions Club donates 342 pairs of eyeglasses to Sight and Hearing Center

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROSCOE – On Friday, Sept. 25, Rhonda and Bill Tierney, members of the Roscoe Lions Club, delivered 342 pairs of used eyeglasses to the Rockford Center for Sight and Hearing, 8038 MacIntosh Lane, Rockford. Tom Lasley, Business Development Director at the Center accepted the donation. Proceeds […]

 
 

Two staff members recognized through Those Who Excel in state

By Bob Trott Reporter ROCKTON – Candice Cortese and Charlene Stahl of the Hononegah School District staff are candidates this year for “Those Who Excel” recognition in Illinois, Principal Eric Flohr reported at a regular school board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16. About Stahl, the Flohr said, “She sees adolescents become […]

 
 

The big winners of the Lions Club Fall Festival drawing

The big winners of the Lions Club Fall Festival drawing

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROSCOE – Winners of the cash drawing at this year’s Lions Club Fall Festival were announced at the Sunday night, Sept. 13, conclusion. Jason Bonomo won the first place cash prize of $5,000. Hal Wilson won $1,500 for second prize and Joe Guest took home $1,000 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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