Post-Journal

Harlem appoints principal, secondary education director

By Bob Trott Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Following a closed session, the Harlem School Board approved appointment of Shelley Wagner  as director of secondary education and Taylor Schmit Ralston Elementary School principal at a regular meeting Monday, June 8. Wagner moves from a student support services coordinator position, and Schmit […]

 
 

YMCA, District 122 partners in after-school programs

YMCA, District 122 partners in after-school programs

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The 2014-15 school year recently wrapped up with an after-school celebration at Machesney Elementary School. Elementary school youngsters were all over the grounds, playing games, climbing different kinds of equipment. Inside, they had a new experience – wearing a velcro suit and then […]

 
 

Longtime band director still busy on his last day at Harlem

Longtime band director still busy on his last day at Harlem

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Kevin Jensen was still in sync on his last morning as band director at Harlem High School. He and his jazz band started the day at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Harlemites, a large group of Harlem graduates who gather the first […]

 
 

Utility tax back on Machesney Park agenda Monday night

Utility tax back on Machesney Park agenda Monday night

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The 5 percent utility tax the village board imposed on homeowners in 2012 will get more discussion Monday night (May 18). Mayor Jerry Bolin will present a resolution during the village board meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., to put a referendum on […]

 
 

Two more seek ‘bar boutique’ licenses in Machesney Park

Two more seek ‘bar boutique’ licenses in Machesney Park

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The owners of two more establishments in the village are seeking “bar boutique” (BB) liquor licenses so they can open up video gaming operations. Lucky Slots is proposed for 8289 Burden Road, while Skyline Slots would be located at 7507 N. Second St. […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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