Celtic Fest to feature 20 acts in 12 hours

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Knights duke it out—Watch live knight fights during Rockford’s Celtic Festival this Saturday in downtown. Events will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Event has ‘best music lineup ever’ Started in 1996, Celtic Festival in downtown Rockford continues to draw thousands, and this year—with what organizer Chris Murphy calls ‘the best music lineup ever’—is sure to be a [...]

Children receive free ID in Rockford

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Lilliana Crowley, 7, of Rockford having her teeth imprinted and is swabbed for her DNA records. by MITCH HARVATIN The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD), Rockford Police/Ambulance, Cannon Township Fire Department and Greater Grand Rapids Safe Kids along with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital participated in the Free Child ID program held at Rockford Christian [...]

BridgeWay sponsors free car wash

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

BridgeWay Community Church is sponsoring a totally free car wash on Saturday, August 15, in the D&W parking lot at Ten Mile Road in Rockford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Everyone is welcome to join us for our free car wash. This is just our way of giving back to the community for all the blessings we receive,” commented Pastor Ron Aulbach. For further information, [...]

Ambulance team thanked for lifesaving efforts

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  THANKFUL—Angela Dykes took the time to share her story with the first responders who kept her alive following a head-on crash January 2008. Pictured with Dykes are Rockford Ambulance paramedics Jeff Ripley, Rich Kaiser and Jamie Balcom. Angela Dykes lost seven weeks of memory when she was involved in a head-on crash on M-57 near Ramsdell Road on January 22, 2008. She [...]

Military News – August 6, 2009

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Wilkinson graduates from basic training   Air Force Airman Trevor T. Wilkinson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. [...]
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