Ana Olvera

Crestwood Elementary School rallies behind student

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA A Crestwood Rocks! team member holds a poster of Maddie during the luminaria lap at Relay for Life. As 11-year-old Maddie Tomasko faces a difficult time in her life, her friends, family and community rally behind her in support. Maddie, a fifth-grader at Crestwood Elementary School, was diagnosed on April 7 with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). According to the [...]

Rockford man runs 35th straight Riverbank Run despite injuries

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA For the past 34 years, thousands of runners have participated in the annual Fifth Third River Bank Run, some only once and others continue coming back every year. Dennis Schultz, an affiliate faculty member at the College of Education at Grand Valley State University, has participated in the River Bank Run’s 25k race every year since its start in 1978. [...]

Pizzeria Grandé customer has one-of-a-kind experience

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA  Every business owner wants their customer to have an unforgettable experience while at their business. But for one Pizzeria Grandé customer, their experience was definitely one-of-a-kind. On Monday, July 5 around 6:40 p.m., a Buick accidentally accelerated into the front of Pizzeria Grandé’s building on Belding Road while trying to move their car, [...]

Squire intern shares semester of experinces

February 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA It is no strange fact that newspapers are indeed suffering in this economy. National newspapers are cutting down on circulation and some have even gone completely online. Some might become discouraged by the turn of events in the world of journalism, but I, on the other hand, embraced these new challenges. Last summer I contacted The Rockford Squire in hopes [...]

Hair donation commemorates anniversary of sister’s death

January 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Beth O’Donnell holds a photo of her sister Barbara Liggins after cutting her hair to donate to Children with Hair Loss. by ANA OLVERA  In honor of the October 17 anniversary of her sister Barbara Liggins’ death from leukemia, Beth O’Donnell of Rockford was motivated to cut and donate her hair to enable children with hair loss a chance to use hers. Liggins of [...]
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