Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society One area of our museum expansion projects that has been getting a lot of action recently is the planning of the exhibits to be featured. Jerry Adams from Media Rare in Grand Rapids has been a consultant for our project and has designed the new displays. Members […]

Chamber offices robbed during blizzard

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Sometime between Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5:20 p.m. and Thursday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m. the offices of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 598 Byrne Industrial Dr., Rockford, were broken into. Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis reported that her laptop and a variety of other items were stolen. “It wasn’t the main office that was […]

Relay for Life 2011 teams forming

Planning for this year’s Relay for Life, slated for Friday through Saturday, May 20 to 21, begins with a kick-off meeting Thursday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at Wolverine World Wide headquarters. Teams are encouraged to sign up now. The 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is held at North Rockford Middle School beginning […]

DollarVille, family-owned business in its 12th year

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DollarVille is the featured Squire advertiser, a family-owned business now in its 12th year. The Cedar-Rock store is located at 4330 14 Mile Road, Rockford, and is owned by Jack and Judy Gistinger. Other members of the staff include manager Andrea, along with Margie, Mary, Sue, Mary J. and Shandra. “This is a wonderful community,” […]

Rockford Police, Meijer join forces to help youngsters

Santa and Mrs. Claus pose with lucky kids who were chosen to participate in this year’s Shop with a Hero event with the City of Rockford Police. Funds come from Meijer and donations from service organizations such as the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs.	photo by BETH ALTENA

by BETH ALTENA Santa, police and plenty of smiles marked the seventh annual Shop with a Hero event at the Rockford Meijer Sunday, Dec. 12. All on volunteer time, Rockford police, usually with the help of a spouse or family member, enjoyed helping children choose items from a list of necessities and at least one […]