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Youth at Camp BeRo give back to Pink Heals

Youth at Camp BeRo give back to Pink Heals

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Youth at Camp BeRo gave back in a big way during 2021 camp season After Camp counselor Jessica Green spoke to campers about the Pink Heals program, it was chosen as this year’s service project. Green has been a volunteer with Pink Heals since 2014.  Pink […]

 
 

The Green Quarter and a residence receive Historic Landmark status

By Marianne Mueller Reporter The Green Quarter, a landscape and design company in Rockton received a Historic Landmark status in a special dedication, held on July 21, 2021.  This property is one of four landmarks in Rockton; each is given a plaque to put to signify this honor.   Rockton […]

 
 

Hope’s Legacy & Trust Fund helping animals in need through loving care

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Established in April of 2016 Hopes Legacy & Trust Fund is a fund designed solely for the purposes of covering the veterinary costs of stray and abandoned animals in need of medical care. It is a non-for-profit organization.  The journey to forming Hope’s Legacy started when […]

 
 

Illinois EPA sampling detects elevated metals in groundwater; monitoring wells at former Beloit Corporation superfund site in Rockton

Source of the contamination currently unknown; private well sampling being initiated State and local officials have confirmed the presence of elevated metals, including antimony, cadmium, chromium, and nickel, in groundwater monitoring wells located at the former Beloit Corporation Superfund site.  Groundwater monitoring wells do not serve as drinking water sources […]

 
 

Meet the 2021 Talcott Free Library Board of Directors

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Behind Talcott Free Library’s operations is a volunteer Board of Directors who each serve a four-year term, unless they have been appointed to fill out a specific term.  Seven members who are elected by the public bring a unique vision to the table and works alongside […]

 
 

Harlem, Hononegah bowlers vie at two Indianapolis tournaments

Harlem, Hononegah bowlers vie at two Indianapolis tournaments

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Harlem and Hononegah bowlers are keeping busy this summer, spending much of July at Indianapolis, Ind. competing in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Gold and Youth Open.  Junior Gold is a scholarship tournament with male and female bowlers also vying for a spot on […]

 
 

Students exceed fun run goals, Principals camp on roof as reward

Students exceed fun run goals, Principals camp on roof as reward

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Every year students at Whitman Post Elementary and Rockton Grade School take part in a “Fun Run” which is set to raise money for the PTO. This opens doors for teachers to apply for grants to purchase flexible seating, new novels or other items or experiences […]

 
 

Damage assessment, recovery cleanup underway following Chemtool fire

By Jean Seegers Reporter The Winnebago County Health Dept. (WCHD) has lifted the one-mile evacuation caution zone around Chemtool and declared it is now safe for residents to return home. On the morning of June 15, a devastating fire erupted at Chemtool Inc, 1165 Prairie Hill Rd. in Rockton, sending […]

 
 

Roscoe Board looking to fill several employment vacancies

By Jean Seegers  Reporter A public hearing was held prior to the regular Roscoe Village Board meeting, Tuesday evening, June 15. The hearing was to discuss an annexation agreement of a 63.78-acre parcel of land owned by Wayne K Lensing.  The land is located at 13935 Metric Road, in Roscoe. […]

 
 

Chemtool plant in Rockton burns, send black smoke for miles

Chemtool plant in Rockton burns, send black smoke for miles

By Melanie Bradley Editor A massive fire broke out at the Chemtool plant in Rockton on Prairie Hill Road at about 6:45 a.m. on Monday morning. Rockton Fire Chief Kirk Wilson said when firefighters arrived on the scene, fire was already shooting through the roof, and that there was no […]

 
 
 
 
 
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