AdvancEd – A Return to Rockford Public Schools

By Carol Hillman, Rockford School Board Treasurer   There is not a school district anywhere that cannot be looking for continuous improvement. Rockford schools are no exception. However, we were given a true “feather in our caps” when an outside accreditation firm, AdvancEd, visited our district, arriving on January 30 and departing on February 4, […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President Last week’s column mentioned the importance of volunteers and wondering if there should be a day set aside to honor them each year. I received an e-mail from Marlene Moulton which directed me to a website dealing with National Volunteer Week. This year it occurs from April 12-18 with the thought […]

Water Plant work underway before summer high usage begins


By BETH ALTENA   As part of the regular meeting of the Rockford City Council Monday, March 9, Andy Billski, Water Plant Supervisor gave a presentation about upgrades to the plant that are underway. He said it is important that installation of equipment take place now while water use is relatively low. The plant has […]

The Disappearing Multi-Sport Athlete

Submitted by: Tim Erickson Rockford High School Director of Athletics   Since Ohio State won the national collegiate football championship, there have been multiple reports showing that 42 of the 47 athletes that Coach Urban Meyer recruited were multiple sport athletes in high school.   In recent years there seems to be a trend by athletes […]


The lecture is free and open to the public.   In honor of Women’s History Month, on March 19, author and anthropologist, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Ph.D., will deliver her speech, “A Polish Doctor in Nazi Camps.”   WHAT: Writing Women’s History:  “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps” WHEN:  Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 12:30 to […]