Riptide swimmers qualify for state

  It has been a great summer season for the Rockford Riptide swim team. During eight weeks of dedication and hard work, 21 athletes qualified to swim at the state meet in 91 individual and six relay events. Under the direction of Head Coach Mike Cutler, with assistance from Megan Hirn, David Carson, Tom Parks […]

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Classifieds – July 30, 2009

HELP WANTED IF YOU CAN SELL and you would like to make a decent commission, this could be a great job. Work in and out of the office for a local weekly newspaper. More than just sales, this is a great way to learn and understand marketing in the local field. No long-distance travel, established […]

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Bragging bandit busted after blowing cash

Robbery-Update

Suspect bought drugs, gambled cash, fought off robbers with skateboard by BETH ALTENA After Gerard Michael Coulombe allegedly robbed the Lake Michigan Credit Union on Ten Mile Road, he showed off piles of cash to his friends, bragged about the robbery, and even showed online pictures from the security camera as proof he did it. In […]

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Fire closes Rocky’s for two days

TAKE OUT WINDOW VIEW—(right) A fireman inspects smoldering equipment inside Rocky’s. A short in a soft-serve  ice cream machine was found to have been the source of a fire which required the shop to close from Friday after the 5 p.m. fire until reopening Sunday for business.

    Rockford firefighters responded to a call late the afternoon of Friday, July 17, when an ice cream machine at Rocky’s, 110 N. Main Street, downtown Rockford, caught fire. It was just before 5 p.m. when workers noticed smoke and called in the emergency. Rocky’s owners showed up quickly and watched with evacuated employees […]

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Disposal rollover trashes truck

No one was injured but this truck was trashed in a one-vehicle rollover on Ten Mile Road Tuesday, July 21, just east of the intersection of Wolven Street. Witnesses said the waste hauler, heading eastbound, drifted to the edge of the road and then jerked before rolling. The driver was up and walking after the […]

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