Post-Journal

YAH Parade award winners announced

By Margaret Downing REPORTER The recent Young at Heart Parade award winners were announced and presented with their plaques at the June 12 city council meeting in Loves Park. “Best Commercial” entry went to Applebee’s on E. Riverside Blvd. “Best Community Service” entry was Vets Roll and also the Gentleman’s […]

 
 

Bank officers, customer charged with wire fraud, false loan application

Two local bank officers and a bank customer were charged by a federal grand jury in Rockford with fraud and falsifying statements to the Small Business Administration, an agency of the United States. Ryan Cole, 45, of Garland, Tex., James Graber, 57, of Rockton, Ill., and Kristin King, 44, of […]

 
 

Machesney Park mayor fills board vacancy, appoints committees

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Newly elected Mayor Steve Johnson has filled the vacancy on the village board that was created when he decided to leave in mid-term and run for the position also known as village president. His recommendation of Jake Schmidt was approved, 6-0, without comment, at the board’s […]

 
 

Boat launch usage prompts Machesney Park to expand parking area

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Heavy usage of the new boat ramp along the Rock River is prompting the village to buy additional land to keep up with the demand for parking. Village board members voted 6-0 May 15 to approve the purchase of a lot adjacent to two parcels the […]

 
 

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

On Saturday, May 13, at 7:12 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Village Inn Motel at 7820 North Second St. in Machesney Park for a fire. Deputies discovered that Room 18 was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. North Park Department with the assistance of Rockford, Rockton, […]

 
 

Reappointment of Conrad Lantz to Police Pension Board

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the May 15 Loves Park City Council meeting Conrad Lantz was reappointed to the Police Pension Board for a term that expires on June 30, 2019. Alderman Nancy Warden was appointed to serve in an advisory capacity on the city’s Liquor Commission effective May 15. […]

 
 

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Members of Harlem’s girls track team just keep getting better, individually, as the season continues. There recently was a boatload of personal bests as the Lady Huskies made sure the championship trophy from their fifth annual invitational […]

 
 

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem was on the verge of a key NIC-10 baseball victory over Boylan at home. But the Titans spoiled that hope by scoring four runs in the top of the sixth inning Friday evening to remain unbeaten in conference play with a 6-5 victory. Things were […]

 
 

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The 2017 spring weather continues to be inconsistent, but Harlem’s varsity softball team is beginning to get in sync as it plays more games. That’s especially true of the offense, which ran roughshod over Crystal Lake South and Rochelle in recent games. The Lady Huskies routed […]

 
 

Harlem track teams fare well in prestigious tournament

Harlem track teams fare well in prestigious tournament

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s boys and girls varsity track teams put on a strong showing last weekend at the prestigious Moline “Gene Shipley Tournament” downstate. They fared well in the NIC-10 opening meets last week, defeating Freeport, 81-58 and Belvidere, 81-32, in a double-dual. The junior varsity won over […]