Honor our injured veterans with hometown picnic

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA On August 21, 2006 Brian Belcher was in Afghanistan when his Humvee was ambushed and hit with a rocket. His legs and left arm were on fire, and he jumped out of his vehicle to try to put out the flames. He couldn’t pat the flames out and dropped to roll to try and stop the burning. When he stood again he was shot twice in the leg above his knee. His left [...]

Active shooter training prepares officers for rapid deployment response

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By BETH ALTENA Rockford police officers aim their weapons during an Active Shooter Training session in Valley View Elementary. The session covered a variety of scenarios that could take place in a public building. Rockford Police Officers had the use of Rockford’s Valley View Elementary, practicing rapid response to an active shooter situation in a public building. [...]

Expanded National Night Out includes flavors of Rockford

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s National Night Out Tuesday, August 4, couldn’t have been any better. The weather was perfect, the turnout was teriffic and everyone had a good time. This year for the first time, Rockford closed off Bridge Street and allowed local merchants and restaurants to put up booths offering free samples. Attendees enjoyed a delicious cupcake display with the [...]

New Local Author Inks a Deal with Major Publisher

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Rockford’s very own long-time resident and aspiring author, Kathryn Moore, signed a deal recently with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas to publish her first novel. Three years ago, frustrated by the lack of family-friendly movies, Moore decided to try her hand at writing in hopes that one day her work could become wholesome fodder for the moving-making industry. [...]

Metro Health Expands Heart & Vascular Practice in Greenville

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In response to increased demand from patients, Metro Health is expanding its award-winning Heart & Vascular practice in Greenville. Metro Heart & Vascular is located at 1915 W. Washington St. in Greenville. The practice is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and will soon be expanding service hours. The development has more than doubled the size of the [...]
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