August 20 2009

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

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  MIDNIGHT RIDERS—Approximately 2,000 motorcycles congregate at midnight in the Rockford Meijer parking lot to participate in the annual Midnight Ride, which raises research funds for juvenile diabetes. This year’s 23rd annual event, hosted by GWRRA, will be held on Friday, Aug. 21. Midnight Ride raises funds, awareness for juvenile diabetes research Departing at the [...]

Locks of Love

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 Great Lakes, Ill., for eight weeks, followed by five [...]

Reading Rocks in Rockford with new festival

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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 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rockford Rotary and Rockford [...]

Letters to the Editor – August 20, 2009

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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 money back for their cars. What is the problem with converting to hydrogen [...]

Obituaries – August 20, 2009

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“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 [...]
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