Community Recognition Award nominees sought

The Rockford Area Community Endowment is accepting nominations for its annual Community Recognition Award. The Community Recognition Award is given to an individual or community organization that has achieved significant accomplishment in their lifetime through career, community or personal success. Nominees must be or have been a resident of the Rockford Public School District. Desirable […]

Twilight safari a new zoo experience

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John Ball Zoo offers families a rare glimpse of the zoo as the sun goes down. Very few people get to experience the zoo as the sun goes down, but that rare opportunity will be available at John Ball Zoo this spring. For the first time ever, the zoo will host Twilight Sensory Safaris, special […]

Steven L. Kowalski graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Steven L. Kowalski

Air Force Airman Steven L. Kowalski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Local merchant items featured at North Kent Bible Church auction

North Kent Bible Church will hold an auction on Saturday, April 25. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the live auction starting at 5 p.m. There will also be silent and raffle auction items. This year’s auction benefits will go towards much needed […]

Strong second half allows varsity soccer to shut out visiting Fremont 5-0

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The contest on March 30 between the Rockford varsity girls soccer team and the visiting Fremont Packers was a mismatch from the start. First of all, the Rams boast 20 players on the roster; Fremont just pulled up a junior varsity player to round out theirs at 12. Second, the Rams pride […]