Stories of Excellence unveiled at RPS ceremony

CHOSEN FOR CHARACTER—this year’s Examples in Excellence students. These students go out of their way on a regular basis to make a difference in the lives of others. They were honored at a special ceremony Monday.

  It has been nearly a decade since Rockford Public Schools (RPS), Douglas Photography and The Rockford Squire newspaper have teamed up to recogonize special students. Over the years their stories have been moving and inspirational. This year is no exception. Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making A Difference, a supplement to the Squire was […]

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Words on Weather & Climate—February 11, 2010

More IPCC goofs by Craig James First, a quick update on the Climategate article I wrote a couple of weeks ago. The Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England had many emails and documents either leaked or hacked that appeared to suggest ways of hiding data and avoiding freedom of information […]

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Rockford resident, former railroad man celebrates 95th birthday

Drenton

Friends and family of  James (Jim) Drenton surprised him on his 95th birthday on Saturday, February 6. Jim retired in 1977 from the C&O Railroad after 35 years. He and his wife Ann and their children had a cottage on Big Brower Lake during the 50s and 60s before making it their year-round home in […]

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February Phone-a-thon to benefit Rockford Education Foundation

REF Phone-a-thon volunteers Cathy Newberg, Paul & Sue Spinder and Sue Arends hard at work preparing the mailing at last years phone a thon.

  The Rockford Education Foundation will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon on February 23, 24 and 25, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. On each of those three nights, volunteers will be calling parents in the Rockford school district to ask for donations.  The foundation funds educational opportunities for learners in the […]

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