Four inducted into Rockford Athletic Hall of Fame

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

RAM FAME—Pictured are this year’s inductees into the Rockford Athletic Hall of Fame. From left Tim and Pam Beimers, Tammy (Staudacher) Daly and Jason Schab. Not picture is Fred Rowley, who died in WWII. Twently years ago, then Athletic Director Dave Price instituted the Rockford Athletic Hall of Fame. He believed Rockford should recognize some of the outstanding [...]

Herman’s Boy has reinvented, reinvested for success

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Family business celebrates 30 years When Floyd Havemeier purchased his first building in downtown Rockford, he had no intention of opening up his own shop, much less starting a family dynasty in Herman’s Boy, a roastery, bakery, confectionery and smokehouse located at 220 Northland Drive. Now his store employs three generations of the family, has a total staff of 20 and [...]

All eyes on you

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Students at Crestwood Elementary were riveted by the wild bird show put on by Joe Rogers of the Wildlife Recovery Association. They learned that loons are not closely related to ducks but are related to penguins. Students had many questions about the owls, hawks and turkey vulture they were able to see as well as a pigeon and chicken they were able to pet. The visit was [...]

Man on the street — How do you feel about Judge Servaas and the courthouse possibly leaving Rockford? by Ana Olvers

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

  “I agree with the consolidation. But it’s going to hurt Rockford. The state will save, but the public will lose because of the inconvenience." Roger Betten, Trufant   “If Servaas wasn’t in agreement, then they shouldn’t have even built a new building." Nancy Dykstra, Rockford                       Kerry Rhoderick, Grand Rapids”] [...]

Local families join global effort to help 8 million suffering children

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT—A child in Mexico receives a Christmas shoebox gift from Operation Christmas Child. Photo courtesy of OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD A local church church is the drop off point for a world wide children’s program. Crossroads Church, 8331 Meyers Lake Road, Rockford is part of Operation Christmas Child. U.S. kids have no time to waste helping bring joy to [...]
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