Post-Journal

Harlem-Roscoe battles blaze in Machesney Park

Harlem-Roscoe battles blaze in Machesney Park

MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters were dispatched to Product Road in Machesney Park for reports of a commercial building on fire with explosions on April 25. Fire Chief Don Shoevlin praised his personnel. “Excellent job on this afternoon’s fire,” he said.”From the dispatch, to the truck placement, to the initial attack, to the […]

 
 

Admission button for Young at Heart Festival is unveiled

Admission button for Young at Heart Festival is unveiled

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – As has been the custom for the past 43 years, officials representing the Young at Heart Festival have gathered to unveil the admission button for the annual, Memorial Day celebration. That was done on April 20, a very un-springlike day, in the lobby […]

 
 

Habitat for Humanity poised to build 109th home in county

Habitat for Humanity poised to build 109th home in county

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that formed in the 1970s in Americus, Ga. It evolved from a group that decided poverty housing was an issue. More than 300,000 homes have been built in that time, with 108 of them in the […]

 
 

Machesney Park’s new budget touches many lives

Machesney Park’s new budget touches many lives

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – It has been said that most people around here are happy if their garbage is picked up on time and snow is cleared from their streets in a timely manner. The village is responsible for plowing residential streets with a private vendor collecting […]

 
 

New police officer welcomed at Loves Park

New police officer welcomed at Loves Park

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – After approval by aldermen at the March 23 Loves Park City Council meeting, Mayor Darryl Lindberg swore in the newest addition to the city’s police department. Jerry Pyfer is a 2006 graduate of Harlem High School and replaces a position left vacant in […]

 
 

Alpine Road service drive to benefit from path project

Alpine Road service drive to benefit from path project

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Service drives usually are in commercial or industrial areas. Their purpose is to make it easier for customers and clients to get to a particular building. Not so with the Alpine Road service drive. There only are houses along this short stretch of […]

 
 

North Park Fire Dept. wants to add ambulance service

North Park Fire Dept. wants to add ambulance service

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The North Park Fire Protection District wants to begin providing ambulance to the estimated 15,000 prople it serves. Voters will be asked April 7 to approve a property tax increase of up to .40 to allow the department to purchase two ambulances and […]

 
 

Officials provide snapshot inside Harlem School District 122

Officials provide snapshot inside Harlem School District 122

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem School District 122 is all about helping educate boys and girls so they’re well rounded and ready to be successful, productive adults. To accomplish that end, there’s plenty going on behind the scenes. Members of the Harlemites, graduates of Harlem High School, […]

 
 

Harlem Superintendent Morris earns racial justice award

Harlem Superintendent Morris earns racial justice award

By Bob Trott Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Superintendent Dr. Julie Morris, described as quiet, and having integrity and a laser-like focus on the whole child, was recognized at the regular Harlem School Board meeting Monday, March 9, for receiving a Racial Justic Award at a March 3 YWCA Leader Luncheon. […]

 
 

Third ‘Know Your Neighbor’ event brings large crowd to Harlem

Third ‘Know Your Neighbor’ event brings large crowd to Harlem

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – A large crowd turned out Saturday at Harlem High School for a snapshot of the community in which they live. Booths were set up in hallways and in the vacated Commons, where students usually eat lunch every weekday. That space was occupied by […]