Nominees Sought for Recognition

The Rockford Area Community Endowment is accepting nominations for its annual Community Recognition Award. The Community Recognition Award is given to an individual or community organization that has achieved significant accomplishment in their lifetime through career, community or personal success. Nominees must be or have been a resident of the Rockford Public School district. Desirable […]

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Rockford High School Musicians Win Local Battle of the Bands

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The first try was a winner for a quartet of Rockford High School musicians who took top honors in Battle of the Bands. Their band, Tribune, won the competition Friday, February 27 at The Springs Free Methodist Church in Cedar Springs. The event was sponsored by EnGedi Youth Center. Six bands competed, each playing three […]

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Fireside Pizzeria is Your Local Mom and Pop Operation

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After years in the pizza business Jim Sebree decided to strike out on his own. He and wife Karen opened Fireside Pizzeria at 8460 Algoma Avenue in Rockford 16 months ago and have been happy with their family-owned business ever since. “We selected this location because of the proximity to the growing side of Rockford […]

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Meadow Ridge Elementary’s John Hammer: An Example in Excellence

Student ‘a great questioner with uplifting personality’ John Hammer, age 11, is the son of Tom and Lynn Hammer and brother to three little sisters, Maggie, Natalie and Dana. At Meadow Ridge Elementary, John is recognized for being a kind, thoughtful and reliable student. He is a hardworking boy who is quick to offer assistance […]

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Advanced Aquariums Celebrates Anniversary with Expansion

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by CLIFF and NANCY HILL On February 15, 2007, John and Heather Richardson moved Advanced Aquarium Services from their Rockford home to a storefront location in Rockford at the corner of Northland Drive and East Main. Little did they know that the country was about to begin a downward economic spiral. Sunday, February 15, Advanced […]

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