Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President Several readers have contacted me regarding a mistake in my last column. Bob Lindemann was known as “BIG BUD” and not “Big Bob”. This error was mine as I was given correct information and for some reason put in the wrong nickname. There is still time (deadline 2/22/13) to contact me […]

City reaches deal with county on former court building

Sale for $49,000 includes restrictions As the Rockford Historical Society rapidly reaches the point where it may begin moving artifacts and inventory into the former 63rd District Court Building, the fate of the portion retained by Kent County is in question. Office space on the north end of the building was retained after Kent County […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President I have been contacted by many people regarding the last “Nugget of Rockford History” question which asked for the last name of either of the two partners in the Pontiac Garage. The two men were Chuck Truax and Clark Carlson. Today, the building is the home of “Car Care Unlimited”, a […]

Local charities all benefit from Red’s on the River’s Club Red

Spreading the kindness—Assembled to give and receive, Reds on the River Manager Lance Climie (far left) and Chef Glenn Forgie (far right) presented checks to The Rockford Area Arts Commission, , Friends of the White Pine Trail, received by Dave Heyboer,  the Rockford Education Foundation, received by Sue Arend, North Kent Community Service, received by Claire Guisfredi, and The American Cancer Society for Relay for Life, received by Hanah Smoker. The Wolverine Worldwide YMCA also received a check.

Diners who belong to Red’s on the River’s Club Red can feel even better about enjoying a delicious meal at the downtown Rockford restaurant. On Wednesday, January 23, a cast of our area’s non-profit characters assembled to receive donations made possible by Club Red diners. According to Reds on the River Manager Lance Climie, Club […]

Rockford Ice Festival offers something for everyone

Ice-Fest

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 4th Annual Rockford Ice Festival. The festival will be Friday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 10, with ice sculptures on display in downtown Rockford that Saturday and Sunday. This year’s theme is Fire and Ice and organizers are certainly utilizing both ends of the temperature […]