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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Terry Konkle – President Sometimes things happen which change the plan that I have for a column. This week I was going to cover the “Nugget of Rockford history” question, but I am going to do that next week. Why? Because I received a letter from Helen Hessler, a 1932 Rockford High School graduate (Helen Kies), that details a part of [...]

Do you have cabin fever?

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

And perhaps some age identity problems? Well, the American Legion has the answer! They are hosting the band Mid-Life Crisis for their annual Cabin Fever party! The gig takes place Saturday, Jan. 12, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the band starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. There will be a cash bar, food available in the Legion Lounge [...]

Readers warned to watch for signs – Is this just the winter blues?

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just the Winter Blues? During this season of short days and cold dark nights, the rates of depression, stress, and thoughts of suicide may increase. A number of factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and too many commitments, can exacerbate such feelings. Some people may feel mildly depressed during the winter months due to seasonal affective [...]

Rotary sells first fundraiser ticket

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

by STEVE STEELANDT The day before the printers had the tickets ready for me to pick up, I bumped into Pam in the lobby of ChiroHealth of Rockford. I was carrying my proofed copy of the ticket, so I handed it to her to look at as she headed down the hallway into one of the treatment rooms. Just wanted her to be able to tell a few people about Rockford Rotary’s biggest [...]

Holiday shopping with heroes prepares kids for winter, for giving

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Nearly a decade of good deeds—Rockford Police officers have been donating four hours of their day off just before the holidays to walk children through the Rockford Meijer store picking out necessities and one toy. Here the police and Meijer Store Director Phil Morrow pose with Santa and this year’s group of happy kids. By BETH ALTENA Rockford Police officers, members [...]
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