• CPA: Use of Force
  • J&J Tumbling and Trampoline athletes bring home 10 State Championship titles
  • CPA: Police K-9s and DUI enforcement
  • Applicants needed for Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship
  • Grass fire
  • Rockton Township Highway Commissioner Matt Cuyler is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service. 
  • Citizens Police Academy student Chris Gardner tries on the SWAT protective vest and helmet.
  • CPA: Use of Force

    CPA: Use of Force

    By Anne Eickstadt Editor Sgt. Chris Washburn returned to the Citizens Police Academy to discuss the Use of Force. He told us about the legal definitions and use of deadly force and the laws regarding both for civilians and for police officers. Deadly force, also known as lethal force, is […]

  • J&J Tumbling and Trampoline athletes bring home 10 State Championship titles

    J&J Tumbling and Trampoline athletes bring home 10 State Championship titles

    On Sunday, April 11, J&J Tumbling and Trampoline Team athletes competed in East Peoria at the USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling State Championships. Nine athletes from J&J brought home a total of 10 State Champion titles in the events of Tumbling, Trampoline, and Double Mini Trampoline. J&J Athletes also received seven […]

  • CPA: Police K-9s and DUI enforcement

    CPA: Police K-9s and DUI enforcement

    By Anne Eickstadt Editor Two years ago the BPD acquired two new K-9s, Shep and Frank Sinatra, who are utility dogs trained to detect cocaine and heroin. They also track fleeing suspects, lost children and wandering people with special needs. Officer Zach Reese brought K-9 Shep to the Citizen’s Police […]

  • Applicants needed for Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship

    Applicants needed for Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship

    The Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship for young women was established within the Rockford Park District Foundation to assist girls who enjoy playing the game of golf and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.  This scholarship was made possible by the great generosity of Jane Lyons, who left nearly $1.2 million […]

  • Grass fire

    Grass fire

    Pecatonica firefighters responded to a grass/brush fire on Blair Road last Saturday.

  • Rockton Township Highway Commissioner Matt Cuyler is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service. 

    Rockton Township Road Commissioner retiring after 40 years of dedicated service

    By Marianne Mueller Reporter Rockton Township Highway Commissioner Matt Cuyler is retiring in May after 40 years of dedicated service to the Township. Cuyler started working for the township in in May of 1981 as a regular labor person. While working under the Highway Commissioner Dick Thorton he performed the […]

  • Citizens Police Academy student Chris Gardner tries on the SWAT protective vest and helmet.

    CPA: SWAT Team and METRO Narcotics Unit

    By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR With an array of specialty SWAT team items on the tables behind him, Sgt. Chris Washburn began the evening by asking the class if they wanted to hear about guns or drugs first. “It’s not actually about guns,” he said. “I know that when people think […]

 

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