The Herald

Roscoe business owners push back on mitigation order

By Jean Seegers Reporter Several business owners in the village of Roscoe voiced their opinions regarding the mandatory mitigation orders being imposed statewide by Illinois Governor Pritzker, and the Winnebago County Health Department during the Dec. 1, virtual Village meeting. A letter was sent Nov. 20, to Village Trustees by […]

 
 

Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund

Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund

Wimpy’s Fund by the Rockton Lions is a community effort to help families in need during the holiday season, providing food baskets and presents. Long before there was Wimpy’s Fund, there was Wimpy the police chief, Everett Vaughan. A generous character who often reached into his pockets to help needy […]

 
 

Local businesses, organizations creating Christmas spirit by lighting up Settlers Park during Christmas Walk and beyond

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton’s Christmas Walk is getting an extra dose of Christmas cheer this year.  An estimated 20 businesses, organizations or individuals have been brainstorming in an effort to create unique Christmas displays in Settlers Park. This new event will give residents and visitors something fun to do […]

 
 

Rockton to host limited Christmas Walk events

Friday, Dec. 4 Lighted Ddisplays at Settlers Park Thanks to local businesses and organizations for stepping up and helping create local holiday cheer by decorating displays at Settlers Park. Walk the path to see festive lighted creations! The displays will remain lit evenings through Jan. 6. Settlers Park, 150 E. Hawick […]

 
 

Rockton family found creative way to provide safe fun on Halloween

Rockton family found creative way to provide safe fun on Halloween

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Gary and Karen Phelps of Rockton wanted to assure that young ones in their neighborhood had a safe and happy Halloween this year. “With COVID-19 we were unsure if we were going to participate in giving out candy to trick or treaters,” Karen said. The Phelps […]

 
 

South Beloit resident enlists help getting donations for Miss Carly’s

South Beloit resident enlists help getting donations for Miss Carly’s

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER South Beloit resident Alice Schoonover celebrated her birthday in a unique way this year. Instead of accepting gifts she asked that donations be dropped off to her home on Sunday, Oct. 24 to be given to Miss Carly’s in Rockford. A huge wave of support came […]

 
 

Owen Blue Bonnets 4-H Club commemorate National 4-H Week

Owen Blue Bonnets 4-H Club commemorate National 4-H Week

REPORTER The local Owen Blue Bonnets 4-H Club observed national 4-H week, Oct. 4–10. To celebrate the occasion, members decorated the front window and lobby area of Macktown Insurance Agency, 301 E. Main St. in Rockton with a colorful autumn-themed display. Owen Blue Bonnets 4-H Club was founded in 1943. […]

 
 

Rockton partnering with others to bring Halloween events, safe family fun

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER The Village of Rockton is partnering with Beloit International Film Fest to bring one of many fun activities to the Stateline. On Friday evening, Oct. 30 families are invited to a Drive-In- Movie night featuring “The Goonies’ at Rockton Athletic Fields. “Adding to a fun evening […]

 
 

Vintage Shop Hop brings treasure-hunters out for a day of fun and shopping

Vintage Shop Hop brings treasure-hunters out for a day of fun and shopping

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Shoppers from as far away as northern Wisconsin and southern Illinois grabbed their maps and list of vintage shops and boutiques and headed out for a shopping trip through the country-side, Friday Oct. 2 and Saturday Oct. 3. Previously, the Vintage Shop Hop was an annual […]

 
 

Trick or treating will be allowed this year

Trick or treating will be allowed this year

Village of Rockton and Village of Roscoe Trick or Treat Hours will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and South Beloit will have it from 5 to 7 p.m. For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, […]

 
 
 
 
 
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