Annual run continues to spread word about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Mitchells-Run

‘We are blessed by support and generosity’ When Sandy and Steve Peterson’s son Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in 1999, they wondered where they could turn for support. They reached out to another family who also had a son diagnosed with DMD and through them made a connection with Parent Project MD […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Had enough? The election campaign seems to have gone on for several years. We’ve seen and heard the same malarkey over and over in the ads. Taking words out of context and making a phony fuss about them seems to be the strategy of choice. Checking the calendar: only three more months to go. I’ve […]

Leinenkugels visit Ric’s on nationwide road trip

Famous beer family visits Rockford—Dick Leinenkugel, Ric’s Store Director David Brickner, Kris Thraxton, who manages the beer and wine department at Ric’s, and John Leinenkugel are pictured during the family’s day-long visit to the Rockford Ric’s Food Center.

“We chose Ric’s because of the amount of Leinenkugel they sell here,” explained Ellie Leinenkugel of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Members of the family and their cool touring motorhome spent a day at Ric’s Food Center Thursday, July 19 during a nationwide road trip. Store Director David Brickner sported a Leinenkugel cap and joined […]

OBITUARIES

obit-Dunn

Dunn Mr. Robert Howard Dunn, retired GRPD sergeant, age 82, of Belmont passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Bob is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn; children, Robert Dunn, Bonnie and Dave Smith, Donna and Mark Ecklesdafer, Michelle and David Dohm, and Kimberly and Bob Doran; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly […]

Rockford Little League ends season on high note

Finishing the season with a 13-0 record and a Class A District 9 tournament win is the Rockford Little League Majors team of (front row, l–r) Bayley Slater, Kyle Robach, Jack Richardson, Khale Showers, Brady Doyle, Jake McLean; (middle row) Head Coach Scot Showers, Logan Lee, Jason Whittaker, Connor Walstad, Paul Rienke; (back row) coaches David Lee, Dan McLean and Scott Doyle. (Coach Brian Richardson is not pictured.)

Rockford Little League has many teams with hundreds of players competing at levels from t-ball to seniors. Volunteer coaches and the leaders of Rockford Little League donate endless hours to enable these players to grow in their skill and knowledge of the game, learn the concepts of sportsmanship, and to have fun along the way. […]