News Briefs for March 14, 2022


At Tuesday's Village of Roscoe [PDF] meeting, the board will vote on mosquito management, a new addition and HVAC unit for Public Works, and rezoning for a proposed multi-family development on Roscoe Road, adjacent to Hawks Pointe. Members of the public are invited to give three minutes of non-repetitious comments per speaker on any of the agenda items. The meeting will be held March 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Near the beginning of their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Kinnikinnick Board of Education will compete in a quiz bowl against Roscoe Middle School students. 

On Monday, retired detective Richard Wistocki returns to Hononegah Performing Arts Center for a "Keeping Our Kids Cyber Safe" presentation, Monday March 14 2022 6:30 p.m. But it's not just about kids: all parents, guardians, teachers and grandparents are welcome to attend.
This nationally recognized high technology cyber crimes specialist will be presenting proactive strategies, expert insight, and invaluable resources designed to empower you to combat and report cyber-crime, cyber-bullying and sexting. He says, “No one online is anonymous," tell how to protect your “digital foot print,” describes the dangers of many popular apps, and reveals how internet investigations into harassment, cyber-stalking and false personation are conducted using subpoenas and search warrants.

At Tuesday's Village of Rockton [PDF] meeting, the board will vote on the approval of a liquor license for Rockton Food & Spirits and "ratify consensus" for air conditioning work in the server room. Village Board meetings tend to be short, since most of the discussion takes place in committee meetings earlier on Monday or Tuesday. Each trustee will give a report on a portion of the village operations for their month: public safety and legal & budget - Ms. May; administration - Mr. York; water, sewer, and garbage - Mr. Fridly; community development - Mr. Danielson; buildings and parks - Mrs. Honkamp; streets and walks - Mr. Seever. All meetings are open to the public and open to public comment.

Saturday was the 4-H Project Workshop Day, held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockton. Youth between the ages of 8-18 had the chance to experience hands-on sessions where they could learn how to assemble a poster project and present in front of a judge, create a wet-felted bar of soap, make a survival bracelet, experience and learn about Germany though the Passport to the World project, build a beginning level rocket, learn about preparing their poultry or rabbits for showing, and much more. For more information about this annual event, visit the Illinois Extension website. For more information about 4-H Youth Development in Winnebago County, you can also visit the Illinois Extension website, who happens to be hiring a 4-H Youth Development Educator for Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.

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