Start of Summer Celebration begins now

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DO YOU WANT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER?—Again this year join Rockford firefighters in waterball competitions outside the firebarn following the parade on Saturday. You must sign up by calling Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus at (616) 866-1553. There is no reason to wait for Start of Summer fun. Rockford residents can begin enjoying beautiful downtown Rockford and the carnival in [...]

Little gymnast wins top spot in state competition

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Rockford’s Anna Crysler is just eight years old, but an old hand at bringing home the gold. On May 17 Anna competed in the state gymnastic meet in Kalamazoo. The young gymnast ended up winning the State Championship All-Around Gold medal with a score of 37.325. She also won gold on uneven bars, silver on vault and bronze on floor exercise. Her 2008-09 season was [...]

“RAM’ers” K-8 track & field special olympic team competes and celebrates

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RAM’ERS ROCK—Rockford’s RAM’ers special Olympics students show off their medals and trophies as they conclude their six-week program. Very special athletes ended this year’s Special Olympics program in Rockford with a day of competition and celebration recently. For the first time, students held their annual event at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA in Belmont. [...]

Schwandt wins RAAC t-shirt design contest

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The Rockford Area Arts Commission offered their third annual t-shirt design contest again this year. Third and fourth-graders from Belmont, Meadowridge and Parkside elementary schools entered the contest. The best all around designs were chosen. There were four winners. Fourth place went to Bailey Abbey of Belmont Elementary, third place to  Paige Anderson  of [...]

Obituaries – June 11, 2009

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Squires  Pauline B. Squires, 87, of Rockford died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Mrs. Squires was born October 21, 1921, in Rockford, the daughter of Frank and Samantha (Fredericks) Fisk. She was a 1938 graduate of Rockford High School. She then graduated from beauty school and opened her first beauty salon with close friend Gayle Butler in Byron Center. She was a born [...]
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