Rockford Farm Market celebrates 10th birthday Saturday


by Cliff and Nancy Hill The first Saturday of June means one thing in Rockford – the annual opening of the City sponsored Rockford Farm Market.  We’ve never missed an opening and this Saturday will be no exception.  We, along with many others, are so “geeked” on our Farm Market that you can find us […]

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More Storm Damage


One rainy day can do a lot. The White Pine Trail was not spared the effects of a violent downpour Monday, May 31 that flooded streets and homes. Parts of the trail were washed right out and other sections suffered serious damage.

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Studio D2D offers more than photographic memories

Dan and Amanda DeWard are owners of Studio D2D. The business just opened in downtown Rockford.

Dan and Amanda DeWard have been shooting photos professionally together for years, and are now open for business in downtown Rockford. Studio D2D is located at 25 Squires Street in the space that was formerly Merle Norman and Accessories Ltd, and prior to that was a bridal store and for many years home to Aunt […]

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Downtown Main Street Rockford gets new curb appeal


by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Just in time for Start of Summer festivities and the ensuing summer long celebration of the City’s 75th anniversary Rockford’s main drag, Main Street, received a much needed pavement renovation. With attendant curb and sidewalk restoration, where needed, Main Street was resurfaced from 10 Mile Rd. (Division St.) on the […]

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Former Rockford resident’s essay featured in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Fomer Rockford resident Wendy Gager gives a copy of the latest “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad” book to her father, Ken Gager, who is a subject of an essay in the book.

Fathers and daughters have a unique connection that may seem like a love/hate relationship at times of conflict, especially when boyfriends are involved, but one of the strongest in the long run. Former Rockford resident and mystery author W.S. Gager has written an essay as a tribute to her father and grandfather for the latest […]

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