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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 back so many great memories of things that were so much [...]

Freedom In Motion receives $1500 matching donation

June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 now and Saturday June [...]

Michigan Blood pays tribute to statewide donors, including local man

June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 those high level donors is [...]

Rockford Area Historical Museum strives to open doors in July

June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

For over ten years the basement of the old museum has been the home of a 2,500 pound safe that came from the Hessler Building in downtown Rockford. It has now been moved to its permanent place in the new museum. It sits proudly against the south wall and has the honor of being the first artifact to be on display. After two years of thinking, planning, and talking about [...]

Bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness

June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

8 year old Christopher left Taco Bell with more than just tacos – after riding side saddle on the frame of his mother’s bike while she pedaled (not safe) – he left with his own bike and a new helmet. Derek Rust and Ben Hyink of Grand Haven along with Todd Stelma and Doug Crysler of Rockford, will ride their bicycles 250 miles in three days to raise funds and [...]
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