Setting High Expectations

By: Lissa Weidenfeller, Principal North Rockford Middle School A key to student success is the belief that all students can learn. Not only does the staff need to believe that, but the students need to believe that themselves. Regardless if a school is urban, rural, low income, middle-class, culturally diverse, research has discovered one common […]

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The Tax Attic

Deb & I went to “American Sniper” last weekend. What a great movie. The story of Chris Kyle, credited with over 160 enemy kills, was well-done by Producer Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper. Navy Seal Kyle possibly had another 95 but that additional number was not verified. Of course, the movie had a very […]

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Community West Credit Union and Rockford Community Federal Credit Union Announce Merger

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union members have voted to merge into Community West Credit Union. The membership vote was finalized and accepted by the Rockford Community Federal Credit Union board of directors during a special meeting in December. The merger was effective January 1, 2015. The full line of Community West Credit Union products and services […]

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20th Annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash!

Rotary Interact presents the 20th annual Sweetheart Splash at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This favorite community event takes place at the Rockford Dam and includes music, laughs and lots of surprises. Daring “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River while performing skits and dance routines prior to going in the water for a […]

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Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates By Terry Konkle – President

The last “Nugget of Rockford History” question asked for the exact former location of the large copper “Rockford Public Schools” sign that now hangs as part of the education display in the museum. The sign was a part of the former high school on North Main Street and spent many years above the archway over […]

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