Local companies give back to veteran with free car

“She worked hard and got a job, she earned her degree, she went back and earned her master’s degree.” Richard Mcdonald, Heath Care for Homeless Veterans counselor, was speaking of Elaine, a former Marine Corps servicewoman who received a very special thank you at the Rockford American Legion post on Wednesday, June 12. Mcdonald said […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President One of the responders to the last “Nugget of Rockford History” question was one of my favorite people Zell Gill. Her answer was not correct, but her comments were more important than an incorrect answer. She said “One of the things I really enjoy about the questions is that they bring […]

Freedom In Motion receives $1500 matching donation

The Rockford Squire introduced readers to an area non-profit organization in its June 13 issue. Now the group has learned of amatching donation that will match donations received up to $1500.00. “Freedom In Motion has just solidified a $1,500 matching donation. Dollar for dollar, any new pledges or commitments we receive from new donors between […]

Michigan Blood pays tribute to statewide donors, including local man

They are co-workers, family members, classmates and neighbors … the everyday people that save lives of strangers. On Friday, June 14th millions of blood donors were recognized as part of World Blood Donor Day. Michigan Blood recognized its top donors, those who have given multiple gallons of blood throughout their years of donating. One of […]

Rockford Area Historical Museum strives to open doors in July


After two years of thinking, planning, and talking about moving and expanding their museum, members of the Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS), are finally seeing the new museum take shape in the former 63rd District Courthouse in downtown Rockford. Last month, a large safe, once housed in several drug stores that operated in the Hessler […]