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Whitman Post Elementary students recognized and awarded for demonstrating empathy

Whitman Post Elementary students recognized and awarded for demonstrating empathy

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Empathy is defined as “The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” On Feb. 5, one student from each homeroom (both in-person and remote) was recognized and awarded for demonstrating the character trait of empathy at Whitman Post Elementary School. A total of 22 […]

 
 

Yeti Fest created loads of winter fun for area families

Yeti Fest created loads of winter fun for area families

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Cold temperatures didn’t stop local families and friends from coming out to Rockton’s sixth annual Yeti Fest on Feb. 5 and 6. Yeti Fest is billed as “A festival where the abominable snow people of Rockton and their friends come out to enjoy come out to […]

 
 

Sixth Annual Yeti Fest offering extra fun options for everyone

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Winter fun is heading into Rockton on Friday Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6 with the return of Yeti Fest. In its sixth year this event is loaded with options for everyone. Yeti Fest is billed as “A festival where the abominable snow people of Rockton […]

 
 

Sisters follow in mom’s footsteps; share pageant journeys

Sisters follow in mom’s footsteps; share pageant journeys

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Sisters Landry and Maddex Piller of Roscoe have continued on a path of competing in pageants; often resulting in each placing at different levels of wins in various competitive categories. Landry was three when she competed in her first pageant. Maddex began her pageant journey at […]

 
 

‘The Outpouring.’ created by local sculptor Salem Barker finds a home in Alabama

‘The Outpouring.’ created by local sculptor Salem Barker finds a home in Alabama

By Jean Seegers Reporter Standing 20 feet tall on a five-foot base, “The Outpouring,” a steel sculpture created by South Beloit artist Salem Barker was delivered to its new home in front of the Hilton Curio Hotel in Homewood, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. The majestic piece now stands outside […]

 
 

Arianna Kim sworn in as Roscoe Police Department officer

Arianna Kim sworn in as Roscoe Police Department officer

By Jean Seegers Reporter On Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, Arianna Kim became the newest member of the Roscoe Police Department.  In a virtual ceremony, Kim was sworn in by Chief Jamie Evans.  Her father, Dr. John Kim pinned on her police badge. Her first step in the long process of […]

 
 

Family, friends host parade to celebrate Roscoe resident’s 85th birthday

Family, friends host parade to celebrate Roscoe resident’s 85th birthday

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Sirens rang out and lights began to flash in Roscoe on Sunday, Dec. 20 followed by a row of cars full of friendly, familiar faces; each who took part in a special parade to celebrate Janet Vogt’s 85th birthday. The parade was organized by Vogt’s children- […]

 
 

Lions Club Donates $9,000

Lions Club Donates $9,000

The Rockton Lions Club gave a $9,000 donation to an amazing facility, the Center for Sight & Hearing (CHA), with the shared goals of helping others. Thank you to all the Rockton Lions members, community members and travelers who just stopped by Fibs to eat and stayed for the Lions […]

 
 

Residents at North Pointe Terrace received extra dose of Christmas cheer in 2020

Residents at North Pointe Terrace received extra dose of Christmas cheer in 2020

By Marianne Mueller Reporter North Pointe Terrace Activities Coordinator Dawn Clifton wanted to find a unique way to create an extra dose of Christmas cheer for residents this year. She presented an idea to have trees supplied and to have families decorate outside each residence. The facility at North Pointe […]

 
 

Two popular Roscoe clothing stores closing

Two popular Roscoe clothing stores closing

By Jean Seegers Reporter The COVID pandemic has had a devastating effect on businesses in Illinois and throughout the country.  Small businesses have taken an especially hard hit.  One of the local retail stores in the area that is being forced to close their doors is K.Paige, a women’s clothing […]

 
 
 
 
 
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