The Herald

Rockton Police take quick action to save a life, new officer welcomed to Rockton Police Department

By Marianne Mueller Reporter As friends, family, community and fellow officers looked on, Officer Matthew Baade took the oath of office being  sworn in by Village Clerk Christina Stewart. He was warmly welcomed into the Rockton Police Department at the Rockton Village Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. […]


Rockton American Legion Rifle Squad 60th annual Corn Boil welcomes non-stop crow

By Marianne Mueller Reporter A non-stop flow of friends, families and community entered the Rockton Center, (American Legion) on Sunday, Aug. 6 to support great works of the Walter Graham American Legion Post #332 at the 2023 corn boil. This year marks the 60th of this popular tradition brought to […]


National Jr. Honor Society applicant collects 170 pairs of Second Chance Sports Shoes

National Jr. Honor Society applicant collects 170 pairs of Second Chance Sports Shoes

By Marianne Mueller Reporter When the 2023-2024 school year starts Nathan Schmidt is going to be entering seventh grade as a student at Stephen Mack Middle School. Schmidt spent part of his summer achieving a goal of helping other young people through a special project. Schmidt’s mom Tammy and his […]


Car show winners

Car show winners

    We would like to congratulate the winners of our Annual National Night Out Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show! Chief’s Choice Winner was Randy Ketchum with a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. People’s Choice Winner was Larry and Beth Wegner with a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. Firefighters Choice Winner was Jim Langendorf […]


50 North experiencing positive changes, expanding programs, welcoming new members

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Leaders of 50 North have experienced positive growth since starting in 2019, and are always welcoming new members. They are a non-profit organization. Current President Diane LaForge reflects on early beginnings. “We noticed that there was no senior center anywhere in Winnebago County.” LaForge researched demographics […]


One kill, two injured in head-on collision in Roscoe  

On Aug. 5 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Roscoe Police were dispatched to the area of McDonald Road and Sage Hen Trail in reference to a two-vehicle head on collision. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and passenger of the westbound vehicle were […]


New school season starting, historical and fun events on the horizon

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Rockton Township Historical Society brings the best of historical education to the forefront on a daily basis. To help fund needs at the Green Street Carriage House Museum they host a variety of fundraisers year round. The next event is a Garage/Yard sale on Friday, Aug. […]


Rockton Township changes name on former Greater Rockton Centre, future improvements, renovations planned

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Rockton Township has overseen needed renovations and improvements inside and on the grounds of the building known formerly as “The Greater Rockton Centre,” on Main Street. Recently the center was renamed, “Rockton Township Center.” The reason for the name change was to identify who owns the […]


Talcott Free Library moving forward with Q&A with Drag Queen in virtual format

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Rockton streets were partially closed down on Monday evening, June 26 as residents and organized groups gathered at the Greater Township Center. In question was whether or not Talcott Library should host a Q&A with a local drag Queen named Krystal Ball. The idea for the […]


Getting dirty helps keep Rockford clean

Getting dirty helps keep Rockford clean

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) announces the annual Mud Volleyball Tournament sponsored by Martin Exteriors. This fundraising event will be held at Riverside Park, 100 River Dr. in Roscoe, Ill. on Saturday, Aug. 5, and registration is still open. Play begins at 8 a.m. and continues until we have a […]

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