RHS students raise money, deliver hope to Japan

What began as a small campaign to raise money ended in nearly $1,500 in donations by Rockford High School students to help those in need in Japan.

by JACOB F. KELLER Rockford High School (RHS) students stepped up and donated their time, energy and even their allowance money to help the victims of the most powerful earthquake to ever strike Japan in modern times and the resulting tsunami that devastated the east coast of the main island back in March. What started […]

Prizes, music, auction, 1,200 runners through town in 13th Mitchell’s Run

Opening ceremonies at last year’s Mitchell Run.

Stroll along beautiful downtown Rockford with a live band and deejay, and place bids in a silent auction with items including a Nintendo Wii, MSU/Michigan game tickets, a 32GB iPod Touch, a Trek Pure Sport Cruiser bike, or a one-week condo stay in Los Cabos, Mexico, and many local merchant gift certificates as part of […]

Rock the Dam wraps up with ‘best of the best’ top bands

Singers in the adult band competition  include blues artists of the Bottom Line Band. The band was among the finalists at the Thursday, August 11 grand finale of the inaugural Rock the Dam battle of the bands.

Roller coaster week in Farm Market contest

Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec holds the sign up sheet for voting for Rockford’s farm market.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL What a ride it was last week for Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farm Market contest. Our once comfortable lead in the small market size category (16 – 30 vendors) was nearly wiped out by our evil archrival Venice, FL. Almost as bad, towards the end of the […]

Rock the Dam battle of the bands ends with packed finale

The singer of the Rockford youth band Blind Ambition wins the crowd during the finals of Rock the Dam.

Next new event this Thursday with Pub & Grub Crawl Organizers estimated the crowd for the final night of Rock the Dam battle of the bands to be as much as 700 fans who enjoyed a fine evening of impressive talent. The six-band showdown for winning youth and adult bands was packed with people, dogs […]