Annual run energizes children, challenges families

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Roguewood Elementary students will take with them many memories of their elementary years, and one that no other students in the Rockford district will share. On Thursday, October 22 the school’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders participated in the annual Roguewood Pumpkin Run, a challenging 2.22-mile course. One parent, taking on the Pumpkin Run for the […]

Fifth annual pumpkin carving party

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Saturday October 24th marked the date for the Annual Pumpkin carving party at the Platt Family home in downtown Rockford. “This was our best turnout yet, with a total of 37 pumpkins carved and 62 guests in attendance”. “The best part of the party is lighting the pumpkins and admiring all the creative work, especially […]

Seasonal weather blamed on crash

TAKE CARE IN FALL CONDITIONS—An accident on the corner of Monroe and Division on Friday, October 23, was blamed on wet and slippery conditions. “It’s a typical case of sliding and bumping into each other,” said the Rockford officer in charge of the scene. A young driver injured her hand after rear-ending the vehicle in […]

First death reported in Kent County associated with H1N1 influenza

On October 23 the Kent County Health Department was informed a female in her 50s died from multiple underlying health conditions, including the H1N1 influenza. It is the first such death in the county. “We extend our deepest sympathies to this woman’s family and friends,” said Cathy Raevsky of the Health Department. “Flu activity has […]

Morgan shares story of Rockford Ambulance

Historical meeting tells tales, next is November 5 at 7 p.m. In 1972, Rockford Ambulance was in its infancy with $5,800 in assets and one van. According to director Roger Morgan, despite humble beginnings the service has always been a leader in care. He spoke before the October Rockford Historical Society meeting on Thursday, October […]