Rockford man’s ‘humanly impossible’ task saving lives

“BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST”—Dave Bowman (top left) brought his extended family to see the hospital he dreamed of and worked toward for nearly a decade.

by BETH ALTENA What did you do for spring break? One Rockford man and his family spent it in war-torn Sudan, Africa, seeing the result of ten years of passion, faith and miracles. Dave Bowman, with his wife, sons and daughter and their children, underwent a 24-hour trip to Sudan to see the dedication of […]

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Little to fear from asbestos, state says of Main Street demolition

by BETH ALTENA It probably wasn’t a good idea to stand and watch the demolition of a Main Street property said Bob Christmas of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), but it’s unlikely it was dangerous. Christmas said it was not determined yet whether there was asbestos in the house or in the siding, but […]

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Tannery workers hope for fair settlement

Tannery Picketers.

Too young to retire, too old to hire, picketers claim Former tannery workers picketed Thursday, April 23 at Wolverine World Wide’s corporate headquarters.

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Usher in May at the Four Store Event and help fill NKSC Food Pantry

Back row: (l.-r.) Jan Wallace, Barb Stein, Polly VonEshen, Kim Smith, and (front row): Char Bouwkamp display items for the Four Store Event.

Event to be held May 1-2 in the Rockford Rotary Pavilion Feel like celebrating spring with a bit of fresh air-and a fresh new look- but you don’t want to break the bank or wait for the July sidewalk sales? Fret no more! Just head to the Four Store Event to be held at the […]

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn to be performed

A GRAND PERFORMANCE—Emily Wilburn as Becky Thatcher and Harrison Witt as Tom Sawyer

  The Rogue River Community Theatre will be presenting “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn” a comedy/drama on Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday May 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Rockford Freshman Center, 4500 Kroes Street, Rockford. Tickets are adults $8 and students $3. A repeat performance […]

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