Ritzenhein win ‘a stunning U.S. record’

For the second time in two weeks Rockford native Dathan Ritzenhein made world news. The runner, who normally shines in marathons or 10Ks, set a new American record in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday, August 28.

‘This is a huge shot to prove you don’t have to be East African to be a great distance runner’ For the second time in two weeks Rockford native Dathan Ritzenhein made world news. The runner, who normally shines in marathons or 10Ks, set a new American record in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland […]

Ted Stadium re-dedication Thursday, September 3

If you missed the dedication of the Ted Carlson in 1993, you have another chance. The stadium will be re-dedicated Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity football team plays on the new artificial turf field for the first time. Athletic Director Tim Erickson said members of the Carlson family will be on […]

Authors, visitors enjoyed first reading festival in Rockford

MAYORAL DUTIES—Rockford Mayor Chi Chi Rogers, dressed as a sneech and followed by Thing One and Thing Two, issued a mayoral proclamation for the Reading Fest in downtown Rockford and then wandered the event. She is pictured here by the Rockford Farm Market.

Only Rockford Ambulance was disappointed in the first Reading Rocks in Rockford festival organized by Rockford Rotary. The Ambulance booth, featuring bicycle safety, was too close to the allure of the Fire Department’s big red trucks, so youngsters tended to pass them by. The Rockford Fire Department was busy all day long during the event […]

Superintendent shares progress, problems facing district

Football should be played on grass, believes Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford Public School Superintendent. He also stated that Head Football Coach Ralph Munger believes football should be played on grass. Nonetheless, as the new Mondo artificial turf multi-use (formerly football) field opens this Thursday, September 3, Shibler is thrilled with the new field. With state-of-the-art […]

Birthdays – September 5-11, 2009

5th Mike Bolthouse 6th Shirley Burtt, Ivan Judson, Kym Steffes 7th Maxine Alber, Faith Clark, Marilyn Neidhart 9th Billie Stout 10th Bernie Danielski, Peggy Fowle, Pearl Roberts,M. TenHave-Champman 11th Tom Fowle, Macie Kunkle