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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 […]

 
 

2015 Polar Plunge sets record raising over $117,000 for Special Olympics

2015 Polar Plunge sets record raising over $117,000 for Special Olympics

By Marianne Mueller Reporter LOVES PARK – With warmer weather overhead layers of ice and snow were removed from Olson Lake revealing frigid waters. A total of 518 people were “Freezing for a reason at the 2015 Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 7. A beautiful opening ceremony featured Lisa Hodges […]

 
 

Village Clerks seek out young voters at Harlem High

Village Clerks seek out young voters at Harlem High

By Melanie Bradley Editor MACHESNEY PARK – Loves Park Village Clerk Bob Burden and Machesney Park Village Clerk Lori Mitchell teamed up to get Harlem High School students who will be 18 before the April election registered to vote last Friday. The duo set up a registration table in the […]

 
 

Machesney Park ponders continuing community grants

Machesney Park ponders continuing community grants

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Village officials have set the stage for discussing the proposed 2015-16 budget at a workshop Saturday morning at village hall. Village Administrator Tim Savage and Human Resources and Accounting Manager Michelle Johannsen gave village board members an overview of projected income and expenses […]

 
 
 
 
 
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