Teen wins $1,000 in gas by solving Cannon clues

Sam holds up the coin he and his family spent six week’s searching for (well, actually about an hour a week on Tuesdays) but Sam spent plenty more time researching the clues.

CABA treasure hunt lasted six weeks   Sam Kirk, 15, used his noggin and research to figure out where to hunt for the Cannon Area Business Association copper coin that won him $1,000 in free gas. The annual hunt invites the public to visit area businesses for clues that lead them through the township in […]

Planning Commission approves community building for complex

Subsidized apartments earned safety award last year By BETH ALTENA Despite much discussion about parking, Rockford’s Planning Commission approved plans to build a community building at Hillview Townhomes Thursday, October 25. The apartment complex, located on the north side of Division Street east of the intersection of Wolverine Boulevard, is zoned R-3 high density residential […]

An open letter from the Rockford Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

The members of the Rockford Economic Development Corporation signed a letter in protest of attacks on businesses in Rockford by a small group of citizens. Pictured are Dr. Michael Shibler, Linda Southwick, Dave Rasmussen, Neil Blakeslee, EDC Chairman, Rodd Blakeslee, Floyd Havemeier,and Jerry Coon. Not pictured are Michael Young and Robert Winegar. All signed the letter.

October 26, 2012 This letter is to inform Rockford residents of an area of concern and to encourage active support of the business community and city government. The Rockford Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was formed in 1981, under Public Act 338, with the stated goal to assist and retain industrial and commercial businesses in our […]

The end of an era – Mary Eadie retires from City Council

Rockford’s Mary Eadie and her right-hand 
guy, husband Jim, with but a few of the many awards, tributes, and mementoes of her decades long tenure on Rockford City Council. Photo by Cliff Hill

A life of public service full of firsts by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL To everything there is a season, there’s a right time for everything. For Rockford’s Mary Eadie that time was in making the decision not to run for re-election this year for her incumbent seat on the Rockford City Council. Motivated, in part, […]

Rockford Education Foundation hits $1 million in funding

Fourth graders at Parkside Elementary will benefit from new technology requested by their teacher, Gail Falcinelli.  Gail received a $2,395.00 grant from the REF.

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) grants awarded recently were one in a million. The REF funded 45 grants totaling $32,998.63 putting the total dollar amount the foundation has funded over one million dollars. This fall, grants were awarded across the community. In the Rockford Public Schools, the elementary schools, the middle schools, and the high […]