News Briefs 4/27/2024


At the Community Forum, Carol Gustafson invited all Roscoe residents to a community planning meeting on April 30, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. at Roscoe Village Hall. 10631 Main St, Roscoe, IL 61073. She says residents will see "what creative zoning and development will look like" and "we're going to take a look at some of the plans again that we have for our I 90 as well as downtown." Village Hall is at 10631 Main St, Roscoe, IL 61073.

Inkwells Books & Threads celebrated Independent Bookstore Day, a national one-day party to celebrate independent bookstores across the country, on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024, with treats, giveaways, and free totes. Stop by this week at your leisure and see what's new.

The Rockton Village Board of Trustees will hold a special Village Board meeting to discuss the "proposed Blackhawk Avenue Area New Water Main and Service Connections Project." The meeting will be Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 7 p.m.  at the Rockton Municipal Center, 110 East Main Street, Rockton, IL. 

That's a lot of food: Farmers Rising in Caledonia will be able to purchase $1.5 million worth of locally produced food from small, new and socially disadvantaged farmers over the next 15 months and deliver it to social service agencies in the Rockford and Belvidere region. The reason: they have been selected as lead agency for the USDA Local Food Purchase Assistance program.

Stateline Momco, formerly MOPS, has opened registration membership registration for the next year. Based out of Roscoe United Methodist Church, one of their slogans is, "We know momming is hard; don't do it alone. We have a community just for you!"

The Friends of Talcott Free Library in Rockton wish to invite the community to their Mini Spring Used Book Sale on May 10-11, 2024 at  101 East Main Street. Stop by and shop for gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. All proceeds help support Talcott Free Library. Two days only: Friday, May 10 9 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday, May 11 9 am – 3 pm

Keaghan Gonzalez, the general manager of Potbelly Sandwich Works in Machesney Park, really wants to hire more Hononegah grads like herself (she's class of 2018). You can apply online or pick up an application (and a sandwich) at 1419 W Lane Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115.

Max Zubic, a recent Hononegah graduate and popular musician, will be playing May 26, 2024 at the Acoustic Festival at Neighbors Bar in Loves Park. He has just released his first original single, "Born to Run" - a song with attitude and encouragement and not a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 song of the same name.

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