Rockford grad’s final Scout project to benefit kids in need

Stephani Sawicki shows off donations from Aunt Candy’s Toy Company. The 2012 Rockford grad is creating a library for the kids who stay at St. John’s Home in Grand Rapids.

Lending Library for youth staying at St. John’s Home by BETH ALTENA Every spring graduates of Rockford High School wrap up a major part of their lives to date: saying goodbye to friends who are off to spend summer elsewhere, leaving for college at different schools, realizing the group they have grown up with for […]

Business owners warned about spate of break-ins

The Rockford Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to several business break-ins the morning of Saturday, June 2. Rockford DPS would like to remind all business owners that it is important to report all break-ins and attempted break-ins immediately, even if it appears nothing was taken. If you see any suspicious activity, report it immediately […]

Rockford man takes on grueling feat for kids

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“Kids for Kids” Goat Project to benefit children of Uganda In September 2005, Rockford resident Dean Vandermey, of Set Free Ministries (SFM), had traveled to rural southern Uganda to hold a conference for some local pastors. During the morning session, a group of 42 orphan children sat nearby, quietly observing. When Vandermey asked the pastors […]

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SCOR ’02 Black wins G.R. Crew Cup The Soccer Club of Rockford (SCOR) ’02 Black team won their division (U11 2nd) at the Grand Rapids Crew Cup, held the weekend of April 13-15. The championship game, tied 1-1 at the end of the second half, ended in a nail-biting finish, going into two overtimes and […]

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BIRTHDAYS — June 2–8

2 Jason Corstange, Michael Douglas, Lynsey Maharry, Sherry Palmer, Renae Venman 3 Esther Carpenter, Barb Smith, Robert Tryon 4 Allie Hickox, Rosemary Jeruzal, Susan Laage, Irene Ryba, Anna Truman 5 Jared Gauss, June Hulsebus, Jay Shaddeau, Lorraine Smith, Dorothy Stocks 6 Sandi Franklin 7 Lois Knoor 8 Pete Brucki, Bill Cutler, Mark A. Mackie, Caroline Rowley, Debra Smitter, J. TenHave-Chapman, L. TenHave-Chapman