Harlem home again Friday, against Guilford, after evening record

Harlem home again Friday, against Guilford, after evening record

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Harlem will be at home at 7:15 Friday night for its second consecutive NIC-10 football game, after evening its 2021 record at 1-1 with a 56-22 win over Jefferson on Sept. 3. It was an unusual game for the J-Hawks when it came to the first […]


Huskies will meet Jefferson Friday night in home football opener

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Harlem will have its 2021 home football opener at 7:15 p.m. Friday when NIC-10 opponent, Jefferson, comes to town.  The Huskies have enjoyed most of their games against the J-Hawks, especially over the past 15 years when they won 14 of their 15 meetings. Friday, they […]


Village approves special use permits with numerous conditions 

By Bob Balgemann Reporter  The Village of Machesney Park requires that special use permits be issued to allow certain kinds of uses in various zoning districts around town.  Trustees recently considered two such cases with numerous conditions being added to the permits.  One of them resulted in filling space on […]


Harlem, Hononegah tangle in NIC-10 football opener Friday night 

By Bob Balgemann Reporter It isn’t often that Harlem and Hononegah take their sports rivalry to the football field twice in the same year.  That special occasion will unfold Friday night when the Huskies travel to the Indians’ home field in Rockton. Sophomores are scheduled to kick off at 5 […]


City council meets at the last minute to approve a special event 

By Margaret Downing Reporter Loves Park aldermen, at the Aug. 2 city council meeting agreed to hold a special meeting on August 6. The “special city council meeting” was set for that date at 9:30 a.m. in order to determine whether or not a special event permit could proceed for […]


Personal best efforts a benchmark for Harlem girls track in 2021

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The coronavirus pandemic cancelled outdoor track at Harlem in 2020. There was no indoor track early in 2021. But, finally, in the spring of 2021, enough of the COVID-related restrictions had been lifted to allow an outdoor season. And during that time, long-suffering Lady Huskies made […]


New software for Loves Park FD

By Margaret Downing Reporter Aldermen at the July 26 Loves Park City Council meeting had a busy time of it and approved four resolutions, along with two ordinances. *A resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to purchase a complete turnkey reporting software package from ESO Solutions “for NFIRS, EMS, inspection/preplans, scheduling […]


Teaching what our country’s flag means is Vietnam veterans’ goal

Teaching what our country’s flag means is Vietnam veterans’ goal

By Margaret Downing Reporter Members of the “Operation Fallen Flags” group (“The Smoke Brothers”) were on hand July 20 at Gigi’s Playhouse, a local “Down Syndrome Achievement Center” located at 8801 N. Second St. in Machesney Park to do a presentation to its young adult clients. The group’s goal is […]


Watton edges teammate Eggert for national bowling championship

Harlem High School bowler Olivia Watton defeated teammate Jocelynn Eggert to win the girls singles national championship.

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Harlem’s girls bowling teams have achieved numerous milestones over the years at the state and national levels.  This year the Lady Huskies put an exclamation in the record book at national competition in Dayton, Ohio when two of its bowlers finished 1-2 in the individual finals. […]


Harlem, Hononegah bowlers a presence in national bowling event

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER More than 40 bowlers in a variety of ages from Harlem and Hononegah schools are still on the road in Indianapolis, Ind. They’ve renewed their rivalry but this time the field is much larger, with all of them vying for college scholarships.  Hundreds of student-athletes have […]

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