Students pile in pennies for Pakistani school

PEACE PENNIES—Students from Valley View Elementary bringing in their pennies for the Pennies for Peace program.

Some of the younger ones couldn’t even say the word Pakistan, but that didn’t stop them from gathering up pennies in a fundraiser to help students in another country. The Rockford Rotary fall reading Festival was a kick-off for Pennies for Peace, a district-wide collection of change to help fund schools in Pakistan. Now, nearing […]

Driver was five times over legal limit

The driver who was going the wrong way on the East Beltline and caused a fatal crash had five times over the legal limit of alcohol to drive, the Michigan State Police said Tuesday, December 1. Thirty-year-old Aaron Hayes was killed Monday, November 23 on his way to work as a first grade teacher in […]

TerBeek moves on to final round thanks to popular vote

Finalist set to compete in live finale on December 8 Thank you, Rockford. One of our own is in the top six for WOTV 4’s “The Face of 4” and is one week away from possibly being selected as a new television personality. By winning the People’s Choice portion of a contest designed to find […]

Lansing update topic of bi-monthly luncheon series

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Featured speaker Tom Pearce, House of Representatives The December installment of the Chamber’s popular bi-monthly luncheon series is scheduled for Monday, December 7 at Blythefield Country Club, 5801 Northland Dr. Belmont, from noon-1:30 p.m. The featured speaker is State Representative Tom Pearce, District 73. Representative Pearce will share his knowledge and insight into a variety of […]

Band director shares secrets of winning season with Rockford’s Board of Education

Season ends with third place in state Rockford’s Board of Education heard firsthand how a winning season happens as Brian Phillips, director of bands for the district, highlighted the Rockford marching band’s season successes. He spoke Monday, Nov. 18 during the board’s regular meeting. The band had an incredible year and ended the season at […]