Post-Journal

Wording of open burning referendum question delays action in MP

Wording of open burning referendum question delays action in MP

The proposed wording of an advisory referendum that may appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot reads: “Should the Village of Machesney Park allow small, recreational campfires and…

 
 

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful clothing drive set for May 12

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Volunteers load donated clothing onto truck at a past KNIB Clothing Drive.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will hold its Spring Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at four locations: Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 300 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park; Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 725 W. State St., Rockford…

 
 

Kishwaukee Valley ABATE hosting pasta fundraiser

By Marianne Mueller Reporter The Kishwaukee Valley Chapter of ABATE-A Brotherhood Aimed toward Education is hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser on Feb. 17. Join ABATE at the VFW Post 9759 at 2018 Windsor Road in Loves Park for food, fun and entertainment will fill four hours of guaranteed fun! Doors […]

 
 

State Baseball Hall of Fame beckons Harlem’s Doug Livingston

State Baseball Hall of Fame beckons Harlem’s Doug Livingston

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Two years after retiring as the highly successful coach of baseball teams at Auburn and Harlem high schools, accolades continue to be afforded to Doug Livingston. Last week he was one of six inducted into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) Hall of Fame […]

 
 

2018 snowsculpting competition

2018 snowsculpting competition

Belvidere North High School students Abbey Brynolf, Ky Gilbertson and Patrick McGowan work on their sculpture, Bee Protective, for the 2018 Sinnissippi Snow Sculpting competition. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

 
 

Machesney Park hits the ground running as a new year unfolds

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The new year only is a few weeks old, but the village of Machesney Park has a whole host of items on its “to do list.” Most of them are being carried over from 2017, when the village enjoyed a productive year on a number of […]

 
 

Harlem’s Carson Racich, Brenton Shaw playing varsity golf, football

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER It didn’t take any time at all for Harlem graduates Carson Racich and Brenton Shaw to break into varsity lineups of their chosen sports at the college level. They both were record breakers of “first-ever” quality while playing golf and football for the Orange and White. […]

 
 

Harlem swim team closes out week with victory over Jefferson

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s varsity girls swimming and diving team closed out a short week by defeating Jefferson, 144-33, in a NIC-10 dual meet. Trinity Goertz started things off by scoring 142.20 points to win the diving competition. Harlem’s took all three relay events. That included the 200-yard medley, […]

 
 

Harlem seeks qualifying 5th victory Friday night in Belvidere

Harlem seeks qualifying 5th victory Friday night in Belvidere

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Winning five football games doesn’t guarantee a berth in the annual Illinois High School Association’s annual playoffs. But five wins is needed to become eligible and that’s what Harlem will be looking to do when it travels to Belvidere for a 7:15 p.m. game Friday. The […]

 
 

Village prepares for next phase of Rebuild Machesney road work

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Improving the village’s roads is an ongoing process and it has been in the works since the Build Machesney pro-gram started in 2008. The next phase is coming up and officials are beginning to take the necessary steps to make it happen during the 2018 construction […]