Adrian College celebrates 2009 spring commencement

Congratulations, graduates!

It was a proud day for Adrian College as the most recent group of graduates joined the ranks of alumni at spring commencement on Sunday, May 3 in the Multisport Performance Stadium. On a beautiful Michigan day, over 100 students received their diplomas.

Kurt L. Darrow, a 1977 graduate of the college and president and chief executive officer of La-Z-Boy Inc., gave this year’s commencement address.

Among the graduates was Susan Walden of Rockford. Walden received her bachelor of social work degree, majoring in social work, with summa cum laude honors.

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Adrian College announces spring 2009 Dean’s List

Two local students were named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List at Adrian College. They were senior Susan Walden of Rockford, a graduate of Rockford High School, and freshman Madeline Yope of Rockford, a graduate of Northview High School.

To achieve this honor, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 credit hours.

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One for me and one for the “Mrs.”

bluebird

Pictured is a male bluebird with a mouth full of mealworms.  Squire reporters, Cliff and Nancy Hill, regularly treat a nesting pair of bluebirds to daily offerings of mealworms.  For readers who also have nesting bluebirds, this delicacy is available locally at nominal cost at Mrs. O’s Bait and Tackle Store in downtown Rockford.

 

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Huntington Rogue River Blues Series

The City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission is pleased to announce that Huntington Bank is the proud sponsor of this year’s Huntington Rogue River Blues series. The Blues Series will once again provide the Rockford community with Tuesday evening concerts in downtown Rockford Garden Club Park from 7 to 9 p.m.

 These family oriented concerts provide outstanding musical talent, free of charge to the public. Come early and enjoy dinner in one of Rockford’s fine eating establishments and stroll through the wonderful shops. Then bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of wonderful music.

Garden Club Park is located in downtown Rockford, north of the Rockford Dam on Bridge Street, directly behind the Squire Street shops.

Rogue River Blues Series, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, June 9            Weezil Malone Band

            Tuesday, June 16            Lynn Thompson Band

            Tuesday, June 23            Root Doctor

            Tuesday, June 30            James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers

 

            Tuesday, July 7            Tomas Esparza Blues Band

            Tuesday, July 14            Steve Hilger Blues Band

            Tuesday, July 21            Harper


After the Blues Series, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

            Tuesday, July 28            Organissimo (Jazz)

            Tuesday, Aug. 4            The Concussions (Surf)

            Tuesday, Aug. 11            Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys (Honky Tonk)

 

**Inclement weather: the event moves to Rotary Pavilion located in downtown Rockford at the corner of Courtland Street and Squires Street.

Parking Suggestion: South Squires parking lot, accessed from Bridge Street entrance drive between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery or Main Street entrance drive north of the Rogue Valley Towers building. A short, pleasant walk north on the White Pine Trail will bring you directly to the park.

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Letters to the Editor – May 28, 2009

Missing Rockford in spring

NOT IN ROCKFORD—LTC David Ronan, Ph.D. US Army, pictured with the Iraqi sheikh Prince of Marshes and Mike Sunshine, a collegue from the Department of State.

NOT IN ROCKFORD—LTC David Ronan, Ph.D. US Army, pictured with the Iraqi sheikh Prince of Marshes and Mike Sunshine, a collegue from the Department of State.

 

 

Dear Editor,

My wife and I have lived in Rockford since 2006 and in Belmont prior to that since 2000.  Both of our children finished middle school and have graduated from Rockford High School.  In November 2008, I mobilized and deployed as part of a Reserve Forces call-up in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Currently, I serve on a Division staff in Iraq.

This will be the first year in many that I have not been able to enjoy the spring season in Rockford.  In the desert heat, I think of our town.

I’ve compiled a list of my top ten aspects of Rockford living that I miss the most:

10.  Running along the White Pine Trail

9.  Walking through the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings

8.  Friendships made at the range of the Rockford Sportsmen’s Club

7.  Rockford’s wonderfully inviting
Memorial Day Parade

6.  Hot dogs at the Corner Bar

5.  Spring Home Show at RHS

4.  Peggy at Peppermill Restaurant who cheerfully refilled my coffee cup

3.  Breakfast with Mark, Mitchell, Bob, Ron, and Andy “anywhere” in Rockford

2.  Eating ice cream with my wife as we sit by Rockford’s downtown waterfalls

1.  Sunday worship services at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church

I thought people in Rockford might like to know how our life impacts us

and makes our community such a wonderful place to belong.

 

All the best,

David Ronan, Ph.D.

LTC, USArmy, CA

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