The Rockford Area Historical Society nominates Edna Haner for consideration by the Rockford Area Community Endowment

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Edna Haner was born in Rockford on December 26, 1875 and lived in the area all of her life. She was an only child. Her father, Charles, a Civil War veteran, was a partner in a wagon and carriage shop in Rockford. In 1897 Mr. Haner and his then partner, William Haskell, had their building destroyed by fire so they relocated by Rum Creek on the east side of Monroe Street. [...]

Winners announced for annual BeeVee Film Awards

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Like a scene out of Hollywood, actors, actresses, directors and producers waited in line to walk down the red carpet leading to the fourth annual BeeVee Film Awards at Bella Vista Church in Rockford. As cameras flashed, the young people posed for their adoring fans and were interviewed by ceremonies co-host Brad Spead on their accomplishments for this year’s short film [...]

Rockford Register — June 3, 2010

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Thursday, June 3 Rockford Area Historical Society—6:30 p.m. Annual Picnic and Election of Officers Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass. Saturday, June 5 Boy Scout Troop 228 Alumni and Friends Picnic—12 noon to 2 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Road, Rockford. It is the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America. In addition [...]

Scouts prepare gardens for Memorial Day

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Local Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts gathered on Thursday, May 27 at Blythefield Memory Gardens for the annual decorating of the veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. The event opened with a memorial flag ceremony conducted by local veterans as “Taps” was played. The young people then gathered handfuls of flags and went row by row, ensuring all veterans were [...]
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