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Harlem baseball, softball teams eye successful seasons

Harlem baseball, softball teams eye successful seasons

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Both the Harlem baseball and softball teams have a good feeling about their upcoming seasons. A big part of it is each team having a solid core of returning players. For example, the Huskies have seven players with three years at the varsity […]

 
 

Machesney Park road projects target flooding-prone areas

Machesney Park road projects target flooding-prone areas

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Design work for three important road projects has progressed to the point that it’s time to start advertising for bids. Quotes are being sought for the Scott/Heron Drive work, with a contract scheduled to be awarded April 4. Construction is slated to begin […]

 
 

GPS Faith Community celebrates 10-year anniversary

MACHESNEY PARK – GPS Faith Community celebrated its 10th anniversary last Sunday, March 13 with a worship service at 9 a.m. followed by a cake reception. GPS Faith Community was founded in 2006 by members of Grace Lutheran Church as a satellite congregation. For the first 4 ½ years of […]

 
 

Loves Park man indicted on child pornography charges

Loves Park man indicted on child pornography charges

ROCKFORD – A Loves Park, Ill. man appeared last week before U.S. Magistrate Judge Iain D. Johnson on child pornography charges. Grant Wojahn, 35, of Loves Park, was indicted on Feb. 2, 2016, by a federal grand jury in Rockford and charged with one count of using a minor to […]

 
 

2016 Polar Plunge raises over $113,000

2016 Polar Plunge raises over $113,000

By Marianne Mueller Reporter LOVES PARK – Warm hearted teams and individuals were freezing for a reason on Saturday, March 4 as 450 people took on the challenge of jumping into the frigid waters of Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park. As everyone lined up a meaningful opening ceremony […]

 
 

Residents urged to keep dryer vents clear

Residents urged to keep dryer vents clear

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Feb. 29 Loves Park City Council meeting, Alderman Clint Little advised members that two fire calls taken in the previous week were both due to clogged dryer vents. Little advises residents “to do simple maintenance, maybe a half hour’s time, to […]

 
 

Young at Heart Pageant set for May 14

Young at Heart Pageant set for May 14

LOVES PARK – The Young at Heart Pageant will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at Loves Park City Hall, and organizers are now seeking contestants. For application and information, call (815) 670-5499. We also have a pageant Facebook page. Deadline to register is April 7. The […]

 
 

MP Village Board now meeting in refurbished quarters

MP Village Board now meeting in refurbished quarters

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – It’s been talked about for a couple of years and now it has happened. The Machesney Park Village Board and administrative staff members will meet Monday night, in their newly remodeled quarters at village hall. The adjacent conference room, used for meetings, […]

 
 

Ripple FX Dance raises funds to help GiGi’s Playhouse

Ripple FX Dance raises funds to help GiGi’s Playhouse

By Marianne Mueller Reporter LOVES PARK – Each year a benefit performance of Ripple FX helps a worthy cause directly involving children to support. During a second year fundraiser GiGi’s Playhouse of Rockford was the recipient of a true gift from the heart. Meghan LaMarca of Director of Ripple FX […]

 
 

Machesney Park officials get a look at new budget

Machesney Park officials get a look at new budget

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The 2015-16 fiscal year will end April 30, prompting elected and appointed officials to get going on their new budget, which goes into effect May 1. With the annual retreat coming up, administrative staff members, Mayor Jerry D. Bolin and the village board […]

 
 
 
 
 
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