Rockford Odyssey of the Mind

Once again, Rockford Public Schools will be represented at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition. Twelve teams competed at the State level on April 18.  Five of those teams received honorable mentions (two Roguewood teams, a Valley View team and two North Rockford Middle School teams). The following five teams have now advanced […]

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Ice Cream Season Begins

Rockin' Rockies.

Last Friday evening, 7:40 p.m., 84 degrees-can you believe it?  Apparently somewhere in excess of 100 people did.  Rockford’s Rockys was rockin’!  Rockford is synonymous with Rockys ice-cream creations spring through fall.  The crowd was enjoying the balmy spring evening with one another while trying to figure out “just where in the heck is the […]

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Hide and go seek: Outdoor sport heats up in warm weather

SIGNING THE LOG—Mark and Bevie Schmidt find a geocache on Roger Allen’s property. Most caches are on public land, such as parks, but some private property owners enjoy the fun of watching people find the caches.

by Roger Allen Have you heard about “letterboxing”? It’s an organized game of following clues to find items that other participants have hidden. It requires good walking shoes, access to the Internet, and a sense of adventure. Letterboxing began in England in 1854 and is still a popular pastime there. The idea came to Dartmoor […]

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Crosby receives honors at Wittenberg University

Emma Crosby of Rockford was one of several students inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at Wittenberg University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 17, 2009. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among first-year college women. Selection is based entirely on achieving a 3.5 cumulative […]

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Local student goes Greek at Albion College

Local student Taylor Harding recently pledged Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Albion College. Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1899. The “Tekes” support the Special Olympics. Harding is a sophomore at Albion College. He is the son of David and Megan Harding of Rockford and a graduate of Rockford High School. […]

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