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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 […]

 
 

Roscoe VFW Post 2955 pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom

Roscoe VFW Post 2955 pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom

By Jean Seegers Reporter A solemn tribute honoring the men and women who defended America during war-time dating back to the Civil War was held at the Roscoe Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 31. VFW Post 2955 Commander Rubin Hernandez welcomed community members and thanked them for honoring the men […]

 
 

Hononegah High School honors top 2020-2021 scholastic students

Hononegah High School graduate Maximus Ehrlich (between his parents) holds his award of excellence in Physics following the Honors Night at the PAC on May 17.

By Jean Seegers Reporter The Hononegah Community High School Honors Night Program was held Monday evening, May 17.  This year’s group of students who excel were welcomed and congratulated by Principal Chad Dougherty. Proud parents, family members teachers and friends were seated in the audience at the PAC. Athletic Director […]

 
 

Hononegah High School students receive scholarships

Hononegah High School students receive scholarships

By Marianne Mueller Reporter As background music played photos flashed across a screen featuring students from Hononegah Community High School. Each student shown was a scholarship winner; receiving well-earned accolades on Thursday evening, May 13. Essays, academic achievements and community service plus future plans were factored in to those chosen […]

 
 

Signs up, cautioning residents about start of Alpine Road project

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Message boards are going up, reminding residents, businesses and visitors that one of the village’s biggest road projects – improvements to Alpine Road – is about to begin. Construction should commence on or before June 1 and be completed early in October, except for traffic signal […]

 
 

Outgoing Rockton Village President, Trustees recognized for years of service

Outgoing Rockton Village President, Trustees recognized for years of service

By Marianne Mueller Reporter In back-to-back meetings on Tuesday evening, May 4 the Village of Rockton recognized years of service by outgoing Village President, Dale Adams who is retiring after 20 years plus two Trustees. Trustees approved two different liquor licenses; one for Red Barn Golf Course, and another for […]

 
 

Residents, visitors reflect on what makes Rockton charming

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Recently Rockton was named one of 10 “Most Charming Towns in Illinois, earning the number four spot on a compiled list. Galena ranked number one. Reasons listed for being chosen included buildings dating back to the 1800’s the Dairyhaus and Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit. […]

 
 

Ice cream lovers line up for the grand re-opening of the Dairy Haus

Ice cream lovers line up for the grand re-opening of the Dairy Haus

By Jean Seegers Reporter For 38 years, customers have waited in line, eager to order their favorite ice cream treat at the Dairy Haus. A very popular, quaint little ice cream store at 113 E Main St. in Rockton. And then along came COVID -19. Since the advent of the […]

 
 

Volunteers clean up in Rockton, Township and surrounding areas

Volunteers clean up in Rockton, Township and surrounding areas

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Every year Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) supports all who participate in the Great American Cleanup. Organizers in various towns worked alongside KNIB to assure the best in beatification results. Perfect weather set the perfect atmosphere as around 50 volunteers in the village of Rockton and […]

 
 

Roscoe residents voice opinions on proposed wedding and party venue

By Jean Seegers Reporter The Roscoe Village Board meeting was held on Tuesday, April 20, at Village Hall. It was the first in-person meeting since the advent of the Corona Virus about 17 months ago. Since the shut-down, Board members have met virtually twice per month. Residents were invited to […]

 
 
 
 
 
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