Perseverance is Needed Virtue

by PASTOR LARRY ROWLAND Rockford Baptist Church Almost 300 years ago, an English child was named Jonas in the Hanway family. Jonas did not have an easy childhood. His father died while he was just a boy, forcing him to go to work as an apprentice for a merchant. As he grew older, Jonas was […]

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Classifieds – February 19, 2009

HELP WANTED Cook/kitchen help, wait staff and bartender. Full/part-time. Apply at the Grattan Bar. Northland Dr. to Belding Rd., nine miles east to Old Belding Rd. Ten minutes from downtown Rockford. p08cp HOMEMAKER TO MONEYMAKER. Thinking of a change? Highly selective real estate company seeks career-minded individuals. Must be willing to work hard and be […]

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Concert Continues Tradition of Excellence

WINNER - The REF picked another great performance for the 13th annual concert. Brian VanderArk (left) and his band (above) along with VanderArk's wife, enchanted the Saturday crowd and drew a standing ovation. REF continues to bring high-quality talent to Rockford.

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL The mission of the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) is to promote excellence in education for people of all ages in the Rockford community. Toward that end the REF annually sponsors an eagerly awaited and excellent benefit performance usually held in the acoustically correct and comfortable confines of the Rockford High […]

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Rockford’s Historic Past Remembered

DEEP ROOTS - Barb (Ammerman) Stevens is pictured with Gene Berry holding pictuers of the past. Berry shared the history of both families at last month's Historical Society meeting.

Rockford is a community with a rich and interesting history, and people willing to take the time and effort to keep it from being forgotten. At last month’s Historical Society, Gene Berry shared the story of two of the town’s older families – the Berrys and the Ammermans. The presentation included dates and names going […]

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Winter No Obstacle to Outdoor Fun-Fest

SNOW FUN - Emily and Sam Seven, enjoying the snow castle at the annual Izaak Walton Winterfest.

Winterfest at the Isaak Walton League last Saturday drew about 300 people, the group said. Kids enjoyed making candles, fishing, fly tying and other nature-related events.

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