Rockford Education Foundation awards fall grants

LIGHT SURPRISE—The second-grade class at Crestwood Elementary School is happy to accept their requested light lenses for the fluorescent light fixtures in their classroom. The Rockford Education Foundation awarded this grant to the students at a recent surprise presentation in their classroom.

The second-graders in Mrs. Sanders’ and Mrs. Schroder’s Crestwood Elementary classes will have special light diffusers coming to their classrooms very soon. A student grant was awarded to this second-grade class by the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) last week. These students requested light lenses for the fluorescent light fixtures in their classroom. The students put […]

Small amount of bond went to sports fields

RPS’s Mike Cuneo offers breakdown on millage spending It may look as though the lion’s share of $45.8 million in remodeling for Rockford’s schools went to athletic fields, but that could not be further from the truth, stated Mike Cuneo, Director of Finance at Rockford Public Schools. Cuneo said improvements to athletic fields throughout the […]

Warne releases new album

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    Cameron “Blake” Warne, known professionally as Cameron Blake, is working harder than ever and has a new album to show for it. The 2001 Rockford High School alumni is remembered for many things, including being a classical violin whiz kid, pioneering a campaign for a strings program in Rockford’s school system, winning concerto […]

Biggby Coffee third career for new owners

Store opens with week of free brewed coffee Bob Sorum and Rich Barnes have been looking forward to their own coffee shop for over a decade. Their new Biggby Coffee shop will open at 2745 Ten Mile Road—the former location of a discount bread store—on Tuesday, November 17. Sorum and Barnes used to be neighbors […]

Historical Society honors members of class of 1932

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU—All turning 94 this fall, these Rockford residents were honored at the Thursday, November 5 Rockford Historical Society meeting. Pictured are Norine Elkins, Hellen Hessler and Clarence Blakeslee. Blakeslee turned 94 the end of October while Hessler and Elkins have their birthdays coming up shortly. If you see these folks around town, […]