Rockford youth honored for volunteerism at national award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER—Former First Lady Laura Bush congratulates Courtney Fedeson (far right), of Belmont.

Rockford student Courtney Fedeson, 13, of Belmont was honored in the nation’s capital for her outstanding volunteer work during the presentation of The 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Fedeson-along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country-received a $1,000 award as well as personal congratulations from former First Lady Laura Bush at […]

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Chamber to host small business mentoring organization

In these tough economic times it is smart for business owners to arm themselves with as much information about business operations as they can and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce wants to help. The RCC has partnered with SCORE, a nonprofit organization and a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, to bring helpful […]

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Rockford most succesful Relay in the nation

A LONG WALK—City Manager Michael Young, who pledged to walk the entire 24 hours of the Rockford Relay For LIfe, about to enter the 5th hour.  With 19 hours to go Young was being given encouragement by his charming and delightful wife, Melissa. On Sunday, May 17, Young’s feet were still so swollen from the 24-hour walk he couldn’t put his shoes on.	          photo by Cliff Hill

  In seventh year, American Cancer Society event tops $2 million When the American Cancer Society (ACS) promotes Relay For Life, they will be using Rockford to do it. Videographers and photographers from the national organization were on hand this past Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. The images they captured will appear in […]

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Classic Car Show promises family fun

CLASS ACT—The Cannon Classic Car Show steering committee, Jim Zanzig , owner of Pizzeria Grandé, Dennis Spitler owner of Clip-n-Go Mobile Pet Salon and Ted Trocke owner of Bella Vista Auto Service. Together, along with other CABA members, bring you a free day of family fun. Bring your tent and lawn chairs and enjoy the day. Those with classic cars to show can call Trocke at (616) 874-4444.

It doesn’t cost a lot of money to have a good family day out. On Saturday, June 6, it won’t cost anything at all. The second annual Cannon Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Cannon Area Business Association (CABA) will be from noon to four in the parking lot of Bella Vista Auto Service, 6533 […]

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Rams girls tennis wins regional tournament

Michaela and Mackenzie Young win the number three doubles against West Ottawa for the regional championship.

Rockford High School’s girls’ varsity tennis team capped its remarkable season last week by winning a regional tournament for perhaps the first time ever. “As far as I know, we’ve never won a regional championship,” Coach Tom Huizing said, “I’m extremely proud of my girls for how they played and how far they got. It […]

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