Rockford family gives back in their time of loss

The Evans family of Rockford is turning their grief and loss into an opportunity to reach out to needy children all over the world.  Their precious 11-year old Lily passed away this winter after a long illness.  Lily’s family is honoring her memory by donating her stuffed animal collection to Operation Christmas Child. On Tuesday, […]

Gilda’s Laughfest and Cirque De Fairfield place friendly wager on attempt to beat fake mustache record

Loser to don winner’s wear Let the competition for the most-mustached begin. Grand Rapids’ Gilda’s LaughFest today placed a friendly wager with Fairfield, Iowa’s Cirque de Fairfield’s attempt to break LaughFest’s Guinness World Record for the most people wearing fake mustaches. Fairfield’s attempt will take place on July 26, 2013. LaughFest and Cirque de Fairfield […]

Prestigious German dance group to repeat Rockford visit

The Dance Center No 1 from Augsburg, Germany, is returning to West Michigan. Six years ago, the same dance school, under the artistic directorship of Istvan Nemeth and Natalie Boeck-Nemeth, came to  Rockford and put on a most spectacular ballet performance at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. It was a show that just […]

Civil War, Gettysburg battles reenacted after 150 years

by Stuart Christians 150 years ago when Americans wearing either blue or grey descended upon the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg, The Army of Northern Virginia, led by Robert E. Lee was in need of supplies. After two years of war, with major battles and troops foraging for provisions, his supplies were depleted. General Lee […]

Along the Rogue River… Photos by Marilyn Keigley

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By Marilyn Keigley There is some great bird and insect activity along the Rogue River this summer.  In June the Redwings made warning calls as people passed by along the trails in downtown Rockford.  Their babies grew up and were fed along the lower levels of the cattails on the river’s edge. This July, the river […]