2,000 motorcyclists to caravan through night on Aug. 21

  Midnight Ride raises funds, awareness for juvenile diabetes research Departing at the stroke of midnight on Friday, August 21 from the Meijer parking lot in Rockford, more than 2,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will drive together to St. Ignace, Mich., raising awareness and funds for type 1/juvenile diabetes research. The 23rd annual Midnight Ride is organized […]

Locks of Love

Travis gives four years to Navy, 12.5 inches to Locks of Love While many high school graduates prepare to leave for college in the next few weeks, one Rockford resident is taking a different direction. Jayme Travis, a 2009 graduate of Rockford High School, departed August 18 for the Navy. She will attend boot camp in […]

Reading Rocks in Rockford with new festival

Get ‘fired up for reading’ with firemen or read to Ruff Readers dog What do dogs, firefighters, theater, a parade, breakfast with VIP authors and pennies all have in common? The answer is Reading Rocks in Rockford, a new family-friendly and all-ages festival to be held in downtown Rockford on Saturday, August 29 from 10 […]

Letters to the Editor – August 20, 2009

Why pay for electric, fossil fuel? Dear Editor, I like the idea of the Cash for Clunkers program. The only trouble I see with this type of program is that we, the taxpayers, could do better spending $500 or less to convert the clunkers to hydrogen power. Think of how MANY more people could get […]

Obituaries – August 20, 2009

“Keyonie” Keyonie, one-of-a-kind Jack Russell Terrier, of Rockford unexpectedly went home to doggie heaven on Sunday, August 16, 2009. “KiKi” was a character of her own—smart, adventurous and stubbornly lovable. She was a constant presence in the short stretch connecting Pearl and Donald streets in downtown Rockford since 1997. She was a beloved friend and […]