August 25 2011

Rockford event proves dog park would be another huge hit

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Photos by BETH ALTENA Rock the Dam could have been called Rock the Dogs as the event had plenty of canine listeners and visitors as well as an impressive crowd of human music lovers. This should encourage organizers of the Rockford dog park, which is currently working on securing funding for the construction of the proposed park. These furry friends were just a few of the [...]

High school student opens own business

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Schneider meets others at Inventors group  by BETH ALTENA Rockford High School students Caleb Markin and Richard Schneider, president of Covert Eagle USA, are pictured with Ellen Schmucker, who is chief strategy officer for Schneider’s business. Since he was a youngster hanging out in the stockroom at Nordstrom’s, Richard Schneider was impressed with the men in suits [...]

Rockford event raises $3,000 for charities

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Road captains Jason Fisher and Bill Mong. The fifth annual Motorcycles for Mutts (& kitties too) ride was held on August 13. Despite a weather forecast for Rockford that kept many folks from attending, they had a fabulous day. The ride was routed to go to east and south of Rockford, so they only had about five miles of rain to contend with the whole day. It just goes [...]

Gardeners and graves

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The Rockford Garden Club is taking an active advisory role on the renovation of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery by the Rockford Lions Club. Pictured (l–r) are Garden Club members Tom Healy, Club President Kathy Healy, Dave Hoovler, and master gardener Nancy Hoovler. On Friday evening, Aug. 19, Rockford Garden Club President Kathy Healy and members master gardener Nancy [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Don’t sweat the small stuff Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” • The person behind you in the supermarket runs his cart into the back of your ankle. • The car behind rides your tail while you’re slowing down to find an address. • You open a can of soup and the lid falls in. • Your tire gauge lets out half the air while you [...]
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