Rockford Ice Festival offers something for everyone


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 […]

Taste of Rockford, awards part of excellent evening


Chamber dinner recognizes business, individuals By BETH ALTENA With 125 years of service and ten here with a Rockford location, United Bank was awarded the Business of Distinction award on Friday, January 25. Manager of Rockford’s branch, Nancy Martin, was also recognized personally for her unending participation in chamber events and projects. The honor was […]

18th Annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash!


The Rotary Club of Rockford presents the 18th annual Sweetheart Splash on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  This winter fun event takes place at the Rockford Dam is a community favorite.  Area “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River with participants performing skits and dance routines prior to going in the water for a […]

Mommy Fit Club works with busy moms

By Cindy M. Cranmer   Kaitlin Thornton is the face behind Mommy Fit Club. She founded the group with a motivational Facebook page more than two years ago. Thornton has expanded the group to include a boot camp and, most recently, a runner’s club. Thornton, a Rockford High School graduate, attended Grand Valley State University […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The new museum project is currently nearing the end of the renovation part of our plans. The two main rooms, the hallway, the bathroom and the entryway and windows have seen a lot of work. To bring readers up to date, I am listing the areas that have been addressed and […]