Little gymnast wins top spot in state competition

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Rockford’s Anna Crysler is just eight years old, but an old hand at bringing home the gold. On May 17 Anna competed in the state gymnastic meet in Kalamazoo. The young gymnast ended up winning the State Championship All-Around Gold medal with a score of 37.325. She also won gold on uneven bars, silver on […]

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“RAM’ers” K-8 track & field special olympic team competes and celebrates

RAM’ERS ROCK—(above)Rockford’s RAM’ers special Olympics students show off their medals and trophies as they conclude their six-week program.

Very special athletes ended this year’s Special Olympics program in Rockford with a day of competition and celebration recently. For the first time, students held their annual event at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA in Belmont. Any student with an educational disability in grades kindergarten through eighth grade can participate.  Athletes work to develop their […]

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Schwandt wins RAAC t-shirt design contest

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The Rockford Area Arts Commission offered their third annual t-shirt design contest again this year. Third and fourth-graders from Belmont, Meadowridge and Parkside elementary schools entered the contest. The best all around designs were chosen. There were four winners. Fourth place went to Bailey Abbey of Belmont Elementary, third place to  Paige Anderson  of Meadowridge […]

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Obituaries – June 11, 2009

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Squires  Pauline B. Squires, 87, of Rockford died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Mrs. Squires was born October 21, 1921, in Rockford, the daughter of Frank and Samantha (Fredericks) Fisk. She was a 1938 graduate of Rockford High School. She then graduated from beauty school and opened her first beauty salon with close friend Gayle Butler […]

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Rockford Squire vacations at the Great Wolf Lodge

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WAY TO GO GIRLS Crestwood Elementary fourth-grade Girl Scouts take a break from swimming to enjoy the Rockford Squire during a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge! The girls wrapped up a year focused on community service with a trip they earned themselves.

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