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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle-President   In the last month a lot of work has been done on both the old and new museums. Let’s consider the old location first. At this point all of the Burch Room has been moved including everything on the walls. One of the two basement rooms has been cleared and about a third of the other has been looked over, and we are finding a lot of different [...]

Adventure Race showcases Rockford while supporting charity

July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

By Andy Hughes At the race start, challengers hooted and hollered as they took off down the White Pine Trail, toward their canoes. Running, canoeing, and biking are familiar sights in Rockford’s scenic downtown . . . but never quite like this. The Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race took over Rockford on Saturday as hundreds of adventurous participants scattered to [...]

Volley for Mitchell Charity event – lucky number 7!

July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

AT&T once again gifts $5,000 to Volley for Mitchell Mitchell Peterson with 2012 bracket winners If the mercury in the thermometer is rising above 80, the sun is shining brightly overhead and the dense humid air of August is filled with the sound of palms slapping leather balls, and screams of “I got it!” then it must mean the Volley for Mitchell 4 on 4 coed sand [...]

Rockford fifth grader learns about the joy of giving

July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Grace Nichols, a 5th grader at Lakes Elementary, was thrilled to receive a thank you letter from Hopeland, a 10 year old girl living in Uganda who received the shoe box gift that Grace sent to her in 2012.  Grace packs shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys for Operation Christmas Child each year to send to needy children all over the world. [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President Last Saturday, June 29, 2013 the twenty seventh annual meeting of the Golden “ R” group was held at Rockford High School. The senior class of 1963 became the newest members having reached their fiftieth year since graduating from RHS. During the day’s program activities Harold Clark , president of the class of 1962, welcomed the 1963 class [...]
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