Girl Scouts gear up to spread hope, joy this Christmas

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

On November 9, the Rockford area Girl Scouts will meet at North Rockford Middle School to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a kids-helping-kids project that uses simple, gift-filled shoeboxes to show millions of hurting children in over 100 countries that they are loved and not forgotten. The Girl Scouts will be packing empty [...]

Belmont Elementary’s Hannah Kinlaw an Example in Excellence

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

“Can’t” is not a word in her vocabulary Hannah Kinlaw is the daughter of Michael and Holly Kinlaw and sister to Elsie and Nate. She is an enthusiastic student who is known for her love of learning and kindness. Hannah’s teachers describe her as a girl whose “can do” attitude pours over those around her. She is quick to help anyone who might be struggling with [...]

School Beat — October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Quality Schools, Quality Community… Together Building a Tradition of Excellence  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools  The above statement has been an important part of the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) logo for over 20 years. Not only is the declaration true, it is ongoing with no ending point—we live it every day. RPS [...]

Best in Show

October 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

BEST IN SHOW—of nearly 100 cars at the annual Harvest Fest Car Show. Jim Baker of Grand Rapids (center) is pictured with fire fighter judges. The judges in order from left to right are Chief Steve Johnson, Algoma; firefighter Rowlf Hawkins, Cannon; Harvest Fest winner Jim Baker; Chief Mike Reus, Rockford and Chief Mickey Davis, [...]
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