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 […]

Community invited to downtown Rockford to celebrate safety

All residents welcome to enjoy games, food, more Community Safety Officer Aaron Sawyer said the annual National Night Out celebration in downtown Rockford has become an event that residents look forward to. The celebration of safety is across the United States each year, but it is the personal nature of sharing time with friends, neighbors, […]

Youth celebration at the Park N Party

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The last “Nugget of Rockford History” question brought many responses and lots of information. I asked for the name of the man who had a bakery on Courtland Street in the area where Ward’s Barber Shop is today. Several readers called with a correct answer of Johnny Green. Then, it started […]