News Briefs from Rockton & Roscoe for Mar. 1, 2022


Besides a zoning request for a townhome development on Roscoe Road, the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees will also vote at Tuesday's meeting on several routine resolutions [PDF], including crack sealing, a rotary mower, whether the Village can lower insurance premiums for their police officers, and whether to let Benny’s Slots Wine Spirits have a different kind of liquor license, one that doesn't include "boutique gaming."

At this week's Board of Trustees meeting, the Village of Rockton will vote on the approval/appointment of Thomas Henschel to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 5-year term. Trustee Jodi May will summarize recent Rockton Police Department activity. The Board will be asked to approve the purchase of a lagoon aerator motor for the sewer plant from McGilvra Electric for $3,760. They will vote on a resolution in support of tax increment financing, in which a business's taxes help to fund nearby development. After executive session, into which our reporters may not venture, the Board is expected to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.

Hononegah CHS says that since on Friday the CDC made masks optional on public transportation, that means their contracted bus company First Student, which follows federal guidelines, will no longer require students to wear masks, effective immediately. Masks are optional in all our local school districts, including Hononegah, Prairie Hill, Rockton, and Kinnikinnick, though many students choose to continue wearing them.

The Stateline YMCA's Stone Bridge 1/2 Marathon and 5K won't happen until September, but for the Virtual 1/2 Marathon and the Virtual 5K, registration opens tomorrow at 6:18 m. CST (don't be early). Virtual race runners can log their results into the registration site between September 11 and September 25. Virtual Race runners are not eligible for individual awards; however, they do get a finisher medal and T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program-a 12 week small group program to help cancer survivors reclaim their health.

Looks like Carroll University is getting a two-for-one deal for Hononegah football players. Both Aidan Peters and Drake Emanuel have committed to play football at Carroll University. Drake is a wide receiver/defensive back, while Aidan is a defensive lineman who was named to the NIC-10 All-Conference team last spring. Drake announced, "I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to to play football. I want to thank my family, all of my teammates and all of my coaches for the support." Founded in 1846, Carroll University is Wisconsin’s oldest four-year institution of higher learning - Beloit College began offering classes the next year.

College signings for Hononegah volleyball stars: Ella Jensen will play volleyball at UW Whitewater and Keira Shannon will play at Marietta College. Besides Hononegah, both girls have also played in the elite VC United Girls program. The signing ceremony will be Wednesday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Metal Gym.

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