New Rockford Area Museum Prepares for Grand Opening

After two years of thinking and planning plus thousands of hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers, the the Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS) is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the NEW Rockford Area Museum on September 26. The road to this point has not been an easy one. It started in 1969 […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   At our first monthly meeting On September 5, 2013, a large crowd turned out to hear Vic Villareal speak about the “Edmund Fitzgerald”. His presentation included possible theories as to why the ship sank during the major storm. During a question time after the program, several in the audience asked […]

Izaak Walton League hosts two fall classes in September

Wild plants have a variety of uses, from medicine to cordage, and of course many may be foraged for food. After all, our cultivated vegetables were all developed from wild stock once upon a time. The Izaak Walton League is hosting two classes this month at their Conservation Center, one on plant uses and the […]

Supplies For Students making a difference and has its biggest event yet

Have you seen a flyer attached to your mailbox this August? It was probably the Rockford High School Supplies for Students flyer that seems to turn up around this time of year asking for donations of new or gently used school supplies and books. This year the high school club has formed a partnership with […]

Bella Vista Church volunteers to produce 100,000 life-saving meals

In September, hundreds of Rockford community members will work to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership Bella Vista Church and global hunger charity Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals at an FMSC MobilePackTM event. The MobilePack will take place September 14, 2013 at Bella […]