Post-Journal

Celebrating Harlem’s bowling teams

Celebrating Harlem’s bowling teams

By Margaret Downing Reporter Mayor Greg Jury and Loves Park city aldermen congratulated and honored Harlem High School’s girls and boys bowling teams and their coaches at the July 8 council meeting. The girls recently won its third national championship (three years in a row). The boys came in third […]

 
 

Mercyhealth RMH Auxiliary presents scholarships to area students

Mercyhealth RMH Auxiliary presents scholarships to area students

The 2019 Mercyhealth RMH Auxiliary Scholarship Presentation Reception was held on May 23 at Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Rockton. “Mercyhealth has a passion for making lives better, and we take great pride in encouraging and supporting students who are pursuing a career in health care,” said Rosalie England, […]

 
 

Machesney, Thomas, and the Chief

Machesney, Thomas, and the Chief

By Mike Frederiksen Curator/Education Coordinator Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum For Fred Machesney, flying was a lifelong passion. A pilot for 57 of his 79 years, Machesney fell in love with aviation at a very young age and dedicated his entire life to promoting it. He received flying lessons from […]

 
 

Seeing Army life up close is an advantage for this youngster

Seeing Army life up close is an advantage for this youngster

By Margaret Downing Reporter Thirteen-year old Madeline Lara of Rockford has had the opportunity to spend some time this summer with her dad, Master Sergeant Vincent Lara, who is assigned with the 84th Training Division out of Fort Sheridan, Ill. Master Sergeant Lara explained, “We train these soldiers to help […]

 
 

Stateline Fury rallies for fourth win in tournament

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The Stateline Fury 18U Wilder summertime softball team had a rematch with the Central Wisconsin Voodoo in the McHenry tournament and won, giving them a total of four victories over the weekend. First off on Sunday they had another nail-biter, this one against the host Heatwave […]

 
 

Fred VanVleet, the area’s first NBA champ, gets a warm welcome home

Fred VanVleet, the area’s first NBA champ, gets a warm welcome home

By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT The celebrating continued for Rockford native, and newly crowned Toronto Raptors NBA champion, Fred VanVleet as he was welcomed home on Saturday, June 29 with a get together, dubbed “Fred Comes Home”, in his honor at the Rockford City Market pavilion in downtown Rockford. VanVleet had […]

 
 

Annual Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing raises more than $106,000

Annual Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing raises more than $106,000

The SwedishAmerican Foundation raised more than $106,000 at the 34th annual Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing on June 19 at Aldeen Golf Club. More than 220 golfers registered for the event, which has raised more than 1.4 million dollars since its inception. The outing is held each year by the […]

 
 

Rockford Park District opens fourth Skate Park thanks to private donation

Rockford Park District opens fourth Skate Park thanks to private donation

The Landing, Rockford Park District’s fourth skate park located inside Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman Street, Rockford is officially open. Skateboarders and key contributors gathered on Friday, June 21 to cut a ribbon to symbolize the grand opening and recognize “Go Skateboarding Day” which takes place across the nation and […]

 
 

Rockford fans cheer Fred VanVleet on to victory

Rockford fans cheer Fred VanVleet on to victory

Fred VanVleet becomes Rockford’s first NBA Champion By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT A crowd estimated by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to be at around six thousand people came downtown to the Rockford City Market pavilion, temporarily also known as Jurassic Park RKFD, last Thursday night, June 13, to […]

 
 

Mercyhealth Development Foundation makes major donation to area EMS agencies

Mercyhealth Development Foundation makes major donation to area EMS agencies

The Mercyhealth Development Foundation announced today it has committed more than $400,000 to purchase 30 life-saving devices to award to regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. The devices, LUCAS Chest Compression Systems, deliver high-quality mechanical CPR in a consistent manner and have been proven to greatly improve cardiac arrest survival […]

 
 
 
 
 
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