Superintendent sick of ‘lip service’ to education

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

“It’s like threatening to tear off your leg, and when they only tear off your foot you are supposed to feel good about it,” said Rockford Superintendent of Schools Michael Shibler. He referred to last week’s per-student funding cut of $165, passed by the legislature Thursday evening and signed by the governor Friday. Shibler said that Rockford already implemented [...]

‘Great Balls of Fire’ directs man to treasure’s location

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

HIDDEN TREASURE FOUND—Treasure hunt organizers are pictured with the Grattan man who found the coin here. From left are Dennis Spitler, Linda Anderson, Carl Stites, Joe Longo and daughter Kristen. Kristen said she will get to spend some of the $1,000 in free gas whether her dad knows it yet or not. Joe Longo, of Grattan Township, said he enjoys treasure hunts and mental [...]

Phillips celebrate 50th anniversary

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

A 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated September 26, 2009, by George and Maureen (Patterson) Phillips of Rockford. A surprise dinner reception was held at Egypt Valley Country Club in honor of the occasion. Children of the couple are Jeffrey and Denise Flikkema and Gregory and Doreen Schoenborn. They have four grandchildren, George Michael and Katie Maureen Flikkema, [...]

Torrey steps down after 30 years

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

After 30 years of service on the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC), Joyce Torrey has decided it’s time to pass the paintbrush to someone new. During her tenure on the RAAC, she helped launch the Rogue River Blues Series, Celtic Fest, the Rockford Creative Arts Center, Rogue River Artists Association and the Rogue River Community Theater. She has received recognitions [...]
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