Scout earns badge

GOOD CITIZEN—Jordyn Thompson, 11, a soon-to-be fifth-grade student at Chandler Woods Charter Academy is pictured with Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus. Thompson attended the regular Rockford City Council meeting on Monday, August 10, as part of his requirements to earn a Boy Scout merit badge for citizenship. Reus was showing Thompson the City’s newest fire […]

Community gathers for fun at Grattan Raceway

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Grattan Academy students Anna~Maria Zook, Amber Clouse, Madison Cox and Mary Ricards take a spin around the Grattan Raceway during the school-sponsored Bike Night on Monday, August 3. For the second year in a row, Grattan Academy invited the community to join them for a fun evening at the Grattan Raceway. Participants of all ages […]

Lock-ins no fun in summer sun

Plainfield Fire Lt. Jeff Drake advises drivers to be extra careful of leaving animals or children in automobiles in the summer heat. The department unlocked this car on Wednesday, July 29, after the keys were accidently locked in with a child in the vehicle. “It adds a little more danger,” he said of sunny days […]

Double Take Resale hosts annual fall fashion show

Double Take Resale in downtown Rockford is hosting their second annual fall fashion show in the Rotary Pavilion on Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Fall For Resale,” and the show will feature fall fashions from the three Rockford resale boutiques, Double Take Resale, Gumballs and Overalls, and Gild the Lily. […]

Humane Society Kibble Konnection

The Humane Society of Kent County’s Kibble Konnection pet food bank has helped over 350 families and over 1,000 animals since its first distribution date in March 2009. However, with the demand for the Kibble Konnection program increasing each month, donations of pet food are critical. “We distribute around 7,000 pounds of pet food to […]