Special Teams and news and notes from upcoming football season

By RANDY GREGORY Last year was an aberration for what is traditionally a huge strength as the special teams struggled for the entire season. This year should see a much more decided swing back to the norm according to head football coach Ralph Munger. “Once consistency is developed in our kicking game I believe we […]

Girls’ cross country finish pre-season with Black and Orange Scrimmage

By GRANT MEDICH   Lady Rams were running hot Friday at East Rockford Middle School as temperatures lingered in the mid 80′s during the team’s 2013 scrimmage race. Their regular 5K course was shortened to just two miles for this special event.  Head coach Ben Watson organized the race to introduce this year’s line-up to […]

Assisted living facility a $3.3 million investment

Construction underway on medical complex at Northland Drive By BETH ALTENA A new assisted living facility, including a memory care wing, will open in Rockford in Plainfield Township in 2014, filling an underserved need in this area. According to Lindsey Haley, Operations Manager for Leisure Living, Rockford and other small towns are usually underserved for […]

City Council Update

by MICHAEL F. YOUNG, City Manager   The Rockford City Council continued our significant investment in infrastructure, as part of their regularly scheduled August meeting. The Council approved nearly $250,000 of street resurfacing throughout the City. The City will be cape sealing streets that have been targeted through our Asset Management Program. This process includes […]

Jade celebrates ten years

Unveiling new fall collection from New York buying trip   Ten years after Julie Cronkright dreamed of opening a quaint boutique in downtown Rockford, she is still amazed and grateful each time she sees a returning customer walk through the door. “It’s rewarding to know that we are consistently and successfully tapping into the style […]