Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President I am sure many readers have memories of moving their possessions from one location to another. Lots of things happen and the emotions involved with the moving process can be quite interesting. This has been the case with moving everything from our old museum location to our new museum home. Let’s […]

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Rockford Education Foundation welcomes new board members

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) has named Duncan Purvis and Erin Wenger to its Board of Trustees. They replace REF Trustees Theresa Webb and Marianne McWatters, who retired from the board this summer. Erin is honored and excited about being a Trustee for the REF. She is currently works part-time and is the mother of […]

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Odyssey of the Mind is gearing up for a new season of creativity

Rockford has long held a tradition of creative, spontaneous hard working Odyssey of the Mind teams, led and supported by our encouraging community and this season Odyssey is ready to make another exciting and creative run to World Finals held at Iowa State University! To hear all the details – how, when, why and more. […]

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Fashion show and Fingers chicken dinner fund raisers planned to benefit Kelly’s Place

September is a big month for Kelly’s Place, The CanDid House, thanks to local support and two major fund raising efforts – a Fall Fashion Show in downtown Rockford on September 18th and a nostalgic journey back to Fingers Restaurant charity dinner at Beacon Hill at Eastgate in Grand Rapids on September 22nd. Building Kelly’s […]

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NorthStar Gymnastics, 20 years and growing strong

You know the old saying, “it just seems like yesterday.” That’s what it seems like to Tim Chesla the owner of Northstar Gymnastics Inc.  NorthStar is entering their 20th season in business in the Rockford area.  Chesla has been in the gymnastics business since December of 1977 when he purchased Alpine Gymnastics which was in […]

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