Nonprofits invited to throw in proposal for former court building

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

The City of Rockford will take proposals for a public use for the former 63rd District Court building, which is located across the parking lot from City Hall in downtown Rockford. “The county would like to have some sort of public use,” said City Manager Michael Young. “If it’s used for commercial, they want to split the rent.” The discussion at Rockford City [...]

Does pyrrharctia Isabella predict a harsh winter?

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

The scientific name might not ring a bell, but the common woolly caterpillar—or woolly bear or fuzzy caterpillar—is one of the most commonly seen caterpillars and is famous as a predictor of winter weather. In the fall the woolly bear begins its quest for a dark, hidden place—under rocks, logs or other protected spots to overwinter. Let us know your woolly [...]

Johnson celebrates 80th birthday

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

The family of Louie Johnson invites you to join them in celebrating his 80th birthday. An open house will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rockford Ambulance Community Center, 8450 Shaner Ave., [...]

Introducing the first RHS Hall of Fame inductees

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Clarence Blakeslee (deceased) 1932 RHS graduate Clarence Blakeslee graduated from Rockford High School in 1932 after a distinguished high school career that included varsity letters in track, football and basketball. He was also a success in the classroom, as evidenced by his selection to the National Honor Society, an honor he prized his whole life. Clarence Blakeslee [...]
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