Speed a factor in tree vs. car crash

On Wednesday, September 30, youngsters in a car escaped serious injury after their four-door vehicle struck a tree head-on on Young Avenue south of Ten Mile Road. The vehicle had been heading northbound over a hill. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. and at least two people were treated on the scene by Rockford Ambulance. […]

Chicago’s famed Second City comes to Rockford

On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, will appear at Rockford High School’s Fine Arts Center at 8:00 p.m. for the 14th annual Rockford Education Foundation (REF) benefit. This special performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 50-year history. The Second City […]

Should the United States have universal healthcare?

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by ANA OLVERA Rockford Squire intern “Yes, if they can’t get it any other way.” —Doris Garrison, Lansing “No, because there is already Medicaid and Medicare programs in place for those without insurance. I don’t want big government to be the boss of my healthcare.” —Cynthia Pritchard, Davison Note: These two women were in town […]

Ormstad joins Founders Bank

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Founders Bank & Trust recently announced that Brenda Ormstad has joined the bank as a client service representative in the bank’s Northland Drive branch. Ormstad brings over 20 years of banking experience to the team.

Free programs make something out of ‘nothing’

MAGIC—Any number of things can be created from used materials.

Previously used material finds new purpose at a series of programs at Frozen Creek Floral Freeze Dried Flowers, 5959 Cannonsburg Road. Madame O, aka Amelia K. Sefton describes herself as a “proud practitioner of resourcery, the ancient and venerable art of making something out of nothing, or, turning negatives into positives.” The California native will […]