Parkside students place in Regional Spelling Bee


Congratulations to Parkside students Olivia Humphrey and Jakob Clausen for taking 1st and 3nd place at their Regional Spelling Bee at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center in Grand Rapids on February 10. Olivia, a 4th grader, placed 1st at the Regional and will go on to participate in the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee held […]

Rockford Woman Takes Baking To a New Level- To Save Lives!

Long time Rockford resident, Rebecca Cruttenden, is elbow deep in cookie dough, but not just because she likes cookies. She is starting a protein cookie business called Clara Cookies that will donate 100% of the profits to help special needs children get adopted out of orphanages around the world. Cruttenden is the founder and director […]

Monroe condo plan approved by City Council


By BETH ALTENA   Rockford City Council deliberated before a packed meeting room on a proposed condominium project on Monday, February 9 before voting 4 to 1 to approve the 51-unit project on Monroe Street in the former Burch Body Works property. Contamination on the land was one of the compelling reasons council gave regarding […]

Rockford father and daughter celebrate a year of life

John Knapp

BY SAMANTHA MACK One year ago, on February 17, Andrea Knapp did something very few young women are brave enough to do. She gave her dad one of her kidneys. “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her. I gave her life, and ironically, she gave me life,” said John Knapp, Andrea’s proud […]

Nothin’ but the Biz—Chamber annual dinner hits all marks


Annual event honors our success stories Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner was a hit from soup to nuts—or rather, dinner to awards ceremony Friday, January 23. The evening began with fine fare from restaurants in the Taste of Rockford with hor douvres, meals and a splendid desert table. The SCORE offered tenderloin with rosemary […]