Post-Journal

1 Indian in finals Throwers Black, Kowalski lead Harlem at state track meet

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Seniors Josh Black and Josh Kowalski have made some memories for themselves, in their final track meet representing Harlem High School. The occasion was state competition held May 27-28 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Black finished third in the shot put […]

 
 

Machesney Park enters Phase III of flood buyout program

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – It’s moving in on eight years since the devastating Rock River flood of June 2008 caused considerable damage to many properties along and near Shore Drive. Over that time the village has engaged in a multi-million-dollar buyout program, in partnership with state […]

 
 

Harlem graduates moving into the future; reflect on past

Harlem graduates moving into the future; reflect on past

  By Marianne Mueller Reporter ROCKFORD – Dressed in black gowns and personalized caps, 427 graduates of Harlem High School celebrated with a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 28 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Harlem’s combined bands played as graduates were brought in by processional leaders. Student photos flashed […]

 
 

Former Winnebago County Purchasing Director Sally Claaasen charged with theft from Winnebago County

  ROCKFORD — The former Winnebago County Purchasing Director was charged last week in federal court on two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds. Sally A. Claassen, 57, of Roscoe, Ill., was an employee of Winnebago County from March 3, 1997, until she resigned on Sept. 11, […]

 
 

Rockford Town Fair to take place July 6–10 at the Rockford Speedway

  Eddie Money, Candlebox, Sammy Kershaw, Lindsay Ell, Jt Hodges & Logan Brill to perform ROCKFORD – Townsquare Live Events, in association with North American Midway Entertainment, will produce the inaugural Rockford Town Fair from July 6–10 at the Rockford Speedway. It was announced last week by Dhruv Prasad, Executive […]

 
 

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Dept. celebrated EMS Week – May 15-21

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Dept. celebrated EMS Week – May 15-21

STATELINE – Harlem-Roscoe Fire Battalion Chief Jay Alms says, “Harlem-Roscoe Fire has celebrated EMS Week for years with a cookout and recognition of their EMS personnel. This year along with the cookout, the firefighter’s training for the night was a Helicopter Safety Class with React Helicopter landing on the back lot. […]

 
 

Girls vie at state Strong throwers lead Harlem to boys state track meet

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter STATELINE – Harlem and Hononegah will be sending a combined seven individuals to this weekend’s boys state track meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The Indians also are advancing their 4-by-200-meter relay team. Meanwhile, the Lady Huskies and Lady Indians were represented by five […]

 
 

Victories begin week of Harlem winning two championships

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The week of May 16 began as most did through the course of the 2016 baseball and softball seasons at Harlem. Both teams won, though the Lady Huskies were tested by a scrappy Hononegah team. Playing at home, it appeared that Harlem […]

 
 

Harlem baseball defeats Boylan for 17th conference victory, 5-2

Harlem baseball defeats Boylan for 17th conference victory, 5-2

By Bob Balgemann Reporter ROCKFORD – With one game left, Harlem’s varsity baseball team had gone through the regular season with a 23-7 record, finishing at 17-1 while winning the NIC-10 championship. Head coach Doug Livingston’s last league game was May 20, at Boylan. His Huskies defeated the Titans, 5-2, […]

 
 

Monies approved for work on Loves Park’s Well No. 4

  By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the May 16 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved three resolutions in reference to Well No. 4 work. First, a resolution authorizing “an Administrative Order with the Rock River Water Reclamation District (RRWRD)” was passed in reference to the city […]

 
 
 
 
 
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