EBates to hire holiday workers

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — EBates Beloit is gearing up for the holiday shopping push, and the e-commerce company is set to hire 120 seasonal workers at its Beloit facility to handle the influx of growth, according to company officials. EBates partners with over 2,000 retailers and online businesses to offer EBates customers […]

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SwedishAmerican to Invest Nearly $36 Million In Two New  Multi-Specialty Clinics 

  SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce it is expanding its healthcare services with the construction of two new state-of-the-art clinics in Rockford. At a news conference this afternoon, SwedishAmerican President & CEO Dr. Michael Born shared that properties have been purchased to construct new clinics on North Main Street and another on Bell School Road, […]

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Pro-Am raises funds for BHS heart hospital

By CLINT WOLF News editor BELOIT — It was a beautiful day for golf Monday with sunny skies, a few cool breezes and smiling faces on the grounds of the Beloit Club. This was the scene at the 32nd Annual Beloit Health System Foundation Pro-Am, where golf was not the only activity on the itinerary […]

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Merrill Center purchase finalized

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — After nine months of sitting vacant, the Merrill Community Center has been purchased and will be offering after-school programming to kids this fall. Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties finalized its purchase of the Merrill Community Center (MCC), 1428 Wisconsin Ave., on July 28. It […]

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Roscoe development includes Gander Mountain

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer ROSCOE — Roscoe’s Willowbrook Road corridor is heating up with development, and village officials are touting the addition of a Gander Mountain sporting goods store onto the ongoing Camping World project as a milestone for the area. The addition of a Gander Mountain retailer, which was just purchased by Camping […]

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Conference will focus on boosting housing

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Officials hope to coordinate efforts related to understanding the state of available housing in Beloit, and ways to boost property options for prospective homebuyers, with an inaugural housing conference set for next month. The conference, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Beloit Public Library’s Community Room, […]

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Margaret Palubinski Announces Retirement from First National Bank and Trust

BELOIT– After an impressive 48 year career at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Margaret Palubinski, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Clinton Branch has announced plans to retire. Margaret began her journey with the bank in 1969 as a Bookkeeper. In her employment application, she wrote, “Bank work, I understand, is interesting, progressive […]

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Brewery concept to move forward

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — The plan to bring a brewery to Beloit to the Gateway Business District is moving forward, and the Beloit City Council will vote next month on approving aspects of the plan. The G5 brewery, set for 1895 Gateway Boulevard, will include a restaurant, outdoor seating and patio area, […]

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Company’s annexation closes ‘doughnut hole’

By CLINT WOLF News editor SOUTH BELOIT — After 71 years in business in an unincorporated area outside South Beloit, Mid-States Concrete Products is becoming a part of the city. The South Beloit City Council approved an annexation agreement with the company during a special meeting Monday, bringing more than 60 acres owned by the […]

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Cliffbreakers Hires KMK Media Group

Rockford– KMK Media Group, a marketing communications firm, was hired by Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center to publicize various aspects of its $2.5 million facility renovation that includes the meeting spaces accommodating up to 1,200 guests, the lobby, restaurant, bar and hotel rooms. The iconic riverfront facility expects all upgrades and construction to be […]

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