Post-Journal

Roscoe 2nd, Harlem 5th in state middle school bowling

By Bob Balgemann Reporter STATELINE – Roscoe’s boys bowling team rose one place in the standings during the Saturday final round and came in second at the state middle school bowling tournament in Joliet. Harlem’s girls were fifth after the preliminary round on Friday and remained there through Saturday’s finals. […]

 
 

Harlem’s Jessica Dahle to attend North Central College

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem senior Jessica Dahle was recognized April 12 during a reception in the Commons at the high school, as she signed a national letter of intent to attend North Central College in Naperville. Basketball is her game and she was a standout on […]

 
 

Harlem breaks out with pair of conference baseball victories

Harlem breaks out with pair of conference baseball victories

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem’s varsity baseball team recently found itself with nine days off because of bad weather. That meant lots of indoor practices. Despite the downtime, the Huskies managed to score a big 6-4 victory over Belvidere North on April 11, in the 2016 conference […]

 
 

Harlem senior named winner of Young at Heart button design contest

Harlem senior named winner of Young at Heart button design contest

By Melanie Bradley Editor MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem High School student Grant Hume was named the winner of the annual Young at Heart festival admission button contest and was presented with a $100 prize and certificate in recognition of his effort at a press conference at Harlem last Wednesday morning. […]

 
 

‘Great American Cleanup Day’ Is April 30

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the April 11 Loves Park City Council meeting, Mayor Darryl Lindberg read and presented a proclamation declaring April 30 as “Great American Cleanup Day,” the 28th year of this volunteer event. Frank Manzullo of KNIB (Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful) was on hand […]

 
 

Commercial, industrial development taking shape at I-90

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – It’s called “Puri 173,” covers 93 acres and is located northwest of the Interstate 90/39 interchange at Illinois 173. The southern 59.4 acres are zoned commercial general while the northern 33.9 acres being zoned light industrial. Preliminary plans call for subdividing the three […]

 
 

MIA Sgt. Alan Lee Boyer, Green Beret, coming home

MIA Sgt. Alan Lee Boyer, Green Beret, coming home

By Margaret Downing Reporter ROCKFORD – The local VietNow Rockford Charter Chapter recently received some long awaited news. The Chapter, some years past, “adopted” MIA mom, Dorothy Boyer and named their Chapter after her son, Alan Lee Boyer, who was listed as Missing in Action in Laos in 1968. Alan’s […]

 
 

MP approves new budget; 2 working to replace donations

Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Members of the village board have approved their 2016-17 budget – on first reading – without most donations that typically have been granted to community, non-profit organizations. But two elected officials, Mayor Jerry D. Bolin and District 4 Trustee Aaron Wilson, have teamed up […]

 
 

Young at Heart Parade to step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28

Now excepting entries THE PARKS – This year’s annual Young at Heart Parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. The theme this year is “honor and respect the uniform,” and the parade color scheme is navy blue and tan. Everyone welcome – big groups, small groups, […]

 
 

Improvements coming on old K-Mart complex

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the April 4 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved an ordinance, first and second readings, providing for a special use permit for a Planned Development in the commercial retail zoning district for property at 1515 E. Riverside Blvd. A planned development […]

 
 
 
 
 
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