News Briefs: Apr. 16, 2022


Sugar Britches teamed up with The Gem Shop for some of the surprises in their Grown Up Easter Eggs.

It's Easter, and Marianne has put together a list of egg hunts nearby. Of course, all the churches are having special services too. What I often imagine is how Jesus's disciples must have felt on "Holy Saturday," knowing that their friend had died on Friday but not knowing what would happen on Sunday. At times like that, chocolate isn't enough. Fortunately, Sunday brings, as Paul Harvey said, "the rest of the story."

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for leads as they still have no suspects in a home invasion in the 5000 block of McCurry Road in Roscoe. That's near U-Haul, Ozinga, and Roscoe Rock and Sand. No one was hurt during the crime, which happened about 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday,  April 13, 2022. If you have any information, please contact them at their non-emergency number at 815-282-2600.

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Hononegah's Quiz Bowl team will be competing on television this weekend in the quarterfinals of  Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl: Saturday at 6:30 m. on WTVO, Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on Rockford’s MyNetworkTV, and Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on FOX 39.

This week's special articles include the "Gail Trail" where you can read and walk, probable changes to Section 8 housing for landlords, Wagon Wheel Day at the Rockton Township Historical Society, auto accidents without serious injury, and a new director for Nature at the Confluence in South Beloit.

The Roscoe Township Historical Society Group is featuring early pastors and churches this month on Facebook, such as the Methodist and Congregational Churches of Roscoe and the first Methodist preacher Samuel Pillsbury.

Drake Emanuel has joined fellow Hononegah athlete Aidan Peters in signing his letter of intent to play football at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

Registration is open for the Stateline YMCA's Camp WockIgo, which will be based at the Greater Rockton Centre. Themes include Wonder Workers, Animal Encounters, Treasure Hunters, Be the Kind Kid, and Survivor.

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