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As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The 2017 spring weather continues to be inconsistent, but Harlem’s varsity softball team is beginning to get in sync as it plays more games. That’s especially true of the offense, which ran roughshod over Crystal Lake South and Rochelle in recent games. The Lady Huskies routed […]

 
 

Harlem track teams fare well in prestigious tournament

Harlem track teams fare well in prestigious tournament

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s boys and girls varsity track teams put on a strong showing last weekend at the prestigious Moline “Gene Shipley Tournament” downstate. They fared well in the NIC-10 opening meets last week, defeating Freeport, 81-58 and Belvidere, 81-32, in a double-dual. The junior varsity won over […]

 
 

Loves Park Mayor-elect discusses plans

Loves Park Mayor-elect discusses plans

By Margaret Downing REPORTER First Ward Alderman Greg Jury will be the new mayor of Loves Park as of May 1, and will be sworn in at a special ceremony held in city hall on Sunday, April 30. Jury says, “I am very proud of the campaign that we ran […]

 
 

Machesney Park has new mayor, trustee and treasurer

Machesney Park has new mayor, trustee and treasurer

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Incumbent village officials who were opposed in the April 4 consolidated voting went 1-for-2 in their bids for re-election. Mayor Jerry D. Bolin was defeated by challenger Steve Johnson, a sitting member of the village board, in his attempt to win a second four-year term. It […]

 
 

City welcomes newest police officer

City welcomes newest police officer

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 4 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen and Mayor Darryl Lindberg, along with various police department officials welcomed the newest Loves Park police officer. Kyle May is a resident of Rockton who graduated from South Beloit High School and is an Army veteran, […]

 
 

Rockton Historical hosts nostalgic tribute to ‘Dollar-A-Day Boys’

Rockton Historical hosts nostalgic tribute to ‘Dollar-A-Day Boys’

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Rockton Township Historical Society, Talcott Free Library and Friends of Talcott Library hosted author, songwriter and filmmaker Bill Jamerson who provided a nostalgic look at the 1930’s Federal Work Program – The Civilian Conservation Corps ( CCC). The program was held April 6, at the historical […]

 
 

Rockton American Legion, Auxiliary recognize police, fire personnel

Rockton American Legion, Auxiliary recognize police, fire personnel

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Rockton Police officers and Fire personnel gathered at the Rockton fire station on Sunday, March 26. The occasion was a very special awards luncheon organized to recognize outstanding service performed by representatives of both the police and fire departments. The Rockton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary provided […]

 
 

Roscoe Township Clean Slate candidates win a clean sweep

By Jean Seegers REPORTER As newly elected Roscoe Township Supervisor Jim Benkovich described the results of the April 4, election, “It’s a new day at the Township.” Benkovich won against incumbent Steve Connell, receiving 63 percent of the vote. Benkovich and the Clean Slate candidates won all of the remaining […]

 
 

South Beloit recognized by Rockford Park District

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 3 South Beloit City Council meeting, commissioners were presented with a plaque by Rockford Park District Executive Director Tim Dimke. Dimke praised the city for its involvement with hotel/motel taxes early on in the “Reclaiming First Project,” in which the District receives funding. […]

 
 

Early successes for Harlem as weather allows some contests

Early successes for Harlem as weather allows some contests

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER About the only sure thing in the March weather roller coaster ride has been indoor track and boys vol-leyball . Mother Nature has allowed a few outdoor games and matches for Harlem’s baseball, softball, soccer and tennis teams, with more wins than losses being recorded. The […]