The memories came flooding back as my brother and I examined the 65-year-old Allis-Chalmers WD farm tractor on display at the Rock River Thresheree.
If you go: Here There Be Dragons
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Where: Roland Olson Forest Preserve in Roscoe
Admission: Free for spectators, $3 and a nonperishable food item for participants
STATELINE NEWS -- Don’t get confused if it seems as if you’ve stepped back in time next weekend in Roscoe.
Members of the Dagorhir Rockford chapter will host their eighth annual Here There Be Dragons event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Roland Olson Forest Preserve (MAP I GPS) in Roscoe. The event will feature simulated medieval battles, weapon checks, combat classes and silent auction.
STATELINE NEWS -- The Beloit City Council on Monday voted to revoke the alcohol license of Club Adiktion at 1310 Cranston Road.
The club was the scene of a shooting during the summer of 2015 that injured three.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Students at Parkview High School are getting firsthand experience about what it’s like to manage and operate field crops.
The school offers the agriculture plot program, in which student volunteers in the FFA and agriculture programs manage a 25-acre field behind the high school. The students are involved with growing and overseeing the crops. The crops alternate between corn and soybeans; this year is corn.
BELOIT -- John Sabaka’s vast toy collection has been stored away for many years in boxes in his basement, but now those toys have been released from their long hibernation.
Sabaka, of Beloit, recently donated some of his collection to the Beloit Historical Society’s new toy exhibit, which is located in the Lincoln Center, 845 Hackett St. The exhibit features toys and games from the 1950s to the 1980s.
TOWN OF TURTLE -- An apparent hard landing sent a Rock County man to the hospital last Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in a skydiving accident at the Beloit Airport.
BELOIT — A convicted sex offender will be moving to a home in Beloit and corrections officials are notifying neighbors.
Michael G. Quade, 34, who has two sexual assault convictions, will be released from the Rock Valley Community Program Oct. 5 and will move into a home at 1216 Portland Ave. in Beloit, according to the Wisconsin Department of Community Corrections.
NEWARK TOWNSHIP -- Never underestimate the power of a volunteer.
For nearly two decades, countless visitors, from seniors to school groups, have toured the grounds of the 50-acre park to see what Friends of Beckman Mill volunteers have wrought, including an 1840s-era cooperage, a dam and mill pond, a fish ladder, a foot bridge, saw mill display, blacksmith shop, nature trails -- and the crown jewel, an authentically restored 1868 grist mill.
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26, 2015 and Sept. 27, 2015, the Friends of Beckman Mill will mark its 25th anniversary with a celebration in Beckman Mill Park, located six miles west of Beloit and planted in the footprint of a mill that’s almost a century and a half old.
STATELINE NEWS -- Clayton Moen is looking to keep his streak going. Moen, of Janesville, has participated in the Beloit Autorama for 38 years with the same car, a 1957 Chevrolet. He is preparing his car for this year’s event, continuing his annual tradition.
STATELINE NEWS -- The 16th annual Old Farmin’ Days will be held Sept. 12 on the Ward family farm, 1171 Rockton Road, Caledonia, Illinois.