BIRTHDAYS — August 20–26

21 Donald Jackson, Marcia Jackson, Calen Palazzolo 22 Bernice Allen, Jeff Corstange, Joslyn Hernandez, Dave Hone, Joan Paepke, Merri Richardson, Ginny Welch, Steve Ziel 23 Lori Palmer 24 Jackie Cromwell, Allison Dionne, Tom Fusee, Emily Krygier 26 Arlene Hunsberger, Keith James, Jean Ostrom, Joyce Pierson

Rockford dogs, community to fight cancer during Bark for Life event

Celebrate, remember, bite back!  Rockford is ready to celebrate, remember and bite back against cancer. The Faithful Friends Relay for Life team is hosting the inaugural Bark for Life event on September 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will begin at 235 N. Main Street, near Rockford Footwear Depot—look for the Wolverine World […]


Rockford Art Capsule–a real contest or drawing?  Dear Editor, Color me a little confused here. Have the organizers of Art Capsule given any thought to how seriously flawed the contest’s voting procedures and rules are? Done properly a contest should allow only one ballot per voter. Not so Art Capsule. Pads of tear-off ballots are […]

Free firewood for fall


As the Rockford Lions Club restores the Pioneer Cemetery next to North Rockford Middle School, they are piling up a stack of cuttings ranging from saplings to six-inch-diameter logs. While the city hauls this away during the week, this is a good opportunity for anyone handy with a saw to come to the west parking […]


Friday, August 19 Hots N Brats Night—at the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium, behind the home bleachers. Enjoy hot dogs, brats, munchies, desserts, beverages photos with your favorite varsity Ram (4:45–5:30 p.m.), and watch a Ram varsity practice (5:40–6:50 p.m.). Cookout begins at 6:50 p.m. There will also be a huge door prize giveaway from local […]