The Herald

Cast, crew of Hononegah’s Addams Family mastered quirky fun with dramatic moments

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER A hand arose from the pit prompting audiences to snap their fingers, in sync with the theme song of “The Addams Family, School Edition. ” Directed by Mrs. Carolyn Frieden, a multi-talented 29-member cast were joined by a spectacular set crew, on March 15, 16 and […]


Shirland’s cast, crew set sail on a course of adventure in Disney’s Moana Jr.

	The full cast of Moana Jr., who received a well-deserved round of rollicking applause at the end of their two performances.

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Based on the 2016 Disney film, a cast of 48 students in third through eighth grade worked under the Direction of Ms. Dawn Heavilin to bring the story of Moana Jr. to the Shirland School stage, joined by a full crew who set sail on a […]


Multiple victims in afternoon attack; Suspect in custody

Multiple victims in afternoon attack; Suspect in custody

  The following is a news release from the Rockford Police Department: On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at approximately 1:14 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to multiple addresses in the area of Holmes Street, Winnetka Drive and Cleveland Avenue. We are currently working through the details of the investigation and […]


Roscoe Middle School cast, crew reminded audiences of different ways to find to happiness in ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’

	Charlie Brown and his friends looked into all aspects of the baseball game.

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Roscoe Middle School’s cast and crew told the heartwarming and thought provoking story of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” the weekend of March 8-10. Dialogue flew off the pages in two acts, based on the Peanuts comic strip which is familiar to many, and was  […]


Shirland School Music Department to present Disney Moana, Jr.

	The cast of Disney’s Moana Jr. gathered for a group photo. The show will take the stage on March 14-15.

Disney’s Moana Jr. is playing at Shirland School on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. This musical adventure, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the 2016 Disney film Moana. The Shirland School Music Department cast includes approximately 50 third through eighth grade students directed […]


Hononegah students reflect on Fast Track experience

	Carina and Nikolas Hafele were joined by their teacher and case manager, Mr, Fasula after presenting their experience with the Fast Track program, which is run through RAMP.

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER With the support of their teacher and Case Manager, Mr. Mike Fasula, Hononegah Community High School seniors Carina Hafele and her brother Nikolas have gained valuable insight by participating in the Fast Track program, which is run through RAMP. The program has proven to be very […]


 Galentine’s Day party celebrated sisterhood, friendship

	A group of friends came together to celebrate at a Galentine's Day party in Rockton on Tuesday evening, Feb. 13.

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Galentine’s Day is an annual celebration of sisterhood, friendship and ladies celebrating ladies. In Rockton ladies came together on Tuesday evening, Feb. 13 to for three hours of original Galentine’s Day fun as all were warmly welcomed into downtown businesses. New friendships also developed during the […]


Ninth annual Yeti Fest created perfect doses of fun, and new memories

	Ethan, Ellie and Elijah Zingre visited with the Yeti during the 2024 Yeti Fest.

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Yeti Fest is billed as “A festival where the abominable snow people of Rockton and their friends come out to enjoy a mixture of winter related activities and is a celebration of all things winter and of course it all revolves around Yeti’s.” Walk, play, or […]


Robotics Team hosting electronic toy collection

	The Stateline Robotics team at Hononegah High School is collecting new automated toys (like the one pictured) that need to be squeezed or a part of it pressed to dance, play audio, etc., so team members can’t rewire toys that don’t have wires. The team’s goal is to “make play accessible for everyone; automated toys are nearly impossible to play with for children with limited mobility, so our team aims to fix that.”

    Hononegah’s Stateline Robotics Team is holding a toy drive to collect electronic toys to be adapted so that children with limited motor skills can still play.     After making a wheelchair for two children with limited mobility, the team has learned the struggles of children with motor skill challenges. […]


Hononegah teacher named President-Elect of Illinois Science Association

	Congratulations to Hononegah science teacher, Mrs. Moore. She is the President-Elect of the Illinois Science Teaching Association (ISTA). She is also assisting in the development of Anatomy Storyline curriculum with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and she received a Curriculum Catalyst Fellowship from the Collaborative for Student Success to work on Science educational policy at the national, state, and local levels. Very few have represented Hononegah on such a grand stage.

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Hononegah Community High School teacher Mrs. Maggie Moore is a friendly and familiar face in both the school and in the community. She has been a science teacher at HCHS since 2007 where she teaches Anatomy and Honors Biology. Moore is a highly respected teacher and […]

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