Local Disability Advocate Wins Essay Contest

LANSING, MI- Chelsea Perry from Belmont, Michigan won $200 by placing second in the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) Personal Advocacy Essay Contest. The goal of the essay contest was to recognize someone who has had a significant impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Since she was a youngster, Perry has been […]

Girl Scouts Invited to Cake Contest

The fourth Annual Rockford Girl Scouts Daddy/Daughter cake auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center. The event is open to all registered Rockford Girl Scouts and their dad, grandpa, uncle, etc. Cake check-in is at 1:30 to 2 p.m. with judging taking place at 2:0 and […]

Rescue Practice Trains for Worst-Case Scenarios

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Donation of home allows firefighters to prepare by BETH ALTENA The loss of a Main Street home is the gain of a valuable resource in practice that local firefighters hope they will never need to use. Rockford City Council voted in January to accept a quit-claim deed for the unoccupied home at 138 North Main […]

Crowds Pitch In for MC Dousing

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Gene Parker takes plunge for $1,035 No good deed goes unpunished and for annual Splash announcer and radio personality Gene Parker, the saying was certainly true Saturday. Parker, who kindly donates his time and talent to many Rockford events, was cheerfully doing a great job Saturday during the 14th annual Sweetheart Splash at the Rockford […]

Tannery Closure/Rate Implications Addressed

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by MICHAEL YOUNG, Rockford City Manager Since Wolverine World Wide’s (WWW) recent announcement that it is closing its downtown tannery facility, the City of Rockford has been working to identify all of the issues related to this decision and its ultimate impact on our residents and ratepayers. As you can imagine, the issues are numerous […]