Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

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by ANA OLVERA   “So far, it has not. People are definitely more aware because of the news, it’s more top of mind. But it has its positive; people won’t overspend and they’ll have more control. It’s great to shop locally, but it all depends on what you’re looking for.” —Guillermo Perez and his daughter Sofia, […]

Rockford skater featured in Grand Rapids festivities

by ANA OLVERA Lynzee Broussard, 18, will be the featured skater at the Art Museum’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, 155 Monroe Center, on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Broussard has been skating since the age of three and competing since the age of six. She has competed in […]

Principal spends day in port-a-potty

by ANA OLVERA  A port-a-potty was stationed in front of Roguewood Elementary in Rockford on October 15. This all came about when Principal Michael Hibbeln told Roguewood Elementary students that if they met their fundraising goal he would do something wacky in return. The cause was to raise money for the school’s PTO by doing […]

Man on the street — How do you feel about Judge Servaas and the courthouse possibly leaving Rockford? by Ana Olvers

“I agree with the consolidation. But it’s going to hurt Rockford. The state will save, but the public will lose because of the inconvenience.”

                                           

Dance your troubles away with free classes at Rockford Ambulance

GIVE IT A WHIRL—Andy Andresen and Su Gray take a spin around the room at Rockford Ambulance. The paramedics and staff are inviting the public to come learn to waltz at the facility free of charge. Give them a call and give it a try. photo               by Ana Olvera

  “It’s a natural for paramedics to endorse it.” Chuck Premer, media coordinator and paramedic at Rockford Ambulance, referred to a series of classes coming up at the Rockford Ambulance facility at 8450 Shaner Avenue. The public is invited to sign up for free waltz lessons taught by the Emergency Medical Technicians and staff of […]