Student play a reminder of how to treat others

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What if normal was weird? That was the question asked by Valley View fifth graders during a recent school assembly.  Mr. Derksen’s class put on a fabulous play written by one of the parents and led by student teacher Brad Ingersoll.  The performers showed the entire school what it would feel like to be different, inspiring the kids to remember, “We’re all the same [...]

Crestwood premieres Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash

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  FUN FOR A CAUSE—Friends Lovelyn Richards, Callie Patrick and Jennifer Sageman have fun at the Crestwood Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash. As a new twist to school PTA fundraisers, the students at Crestwood Elementary participated in the school’s first Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash at North Rockford Middle School on October 2. Over $14,000 was raised by the [...]

Warne releases new album

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    Photo by MICHAEL R. Faulkner     Cameron “Blake” Warne, known professionally as Cameron Blake, is working harder than ever and has a new album to show for it. The 2001 Rockford High School alumni is remembered for many things, including being a classical violin whiz kid, pioneering a campaign for a strings program in Rockford’s school system, winning [...]

Obituaries — November 11, 2009

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Bowser Brett Bowser, age 42, of Rockford passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Brett was the middle of the Bowser triplets and grew up in Rockford on his parents’ farm. He and his brothers worked together on the farm, which later became a tree farm. In 1986 he graduated from Rockford High School. While in high school, [...]

Bailey promoted to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer

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Matthew Bruce Bailey—a.k.a. Beetle Bailey—of Rockford and currently residing in Gavensvoort, N.Y., was recently promoted to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) in a pinning ceremony at Ballston Spa, N.Y. on September 16, 2009. Bailey graduated from Rockford High School in 1999 and left shortly after for eight weeks of basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. After basic training, he [...]
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