Beth Altena

Links program breaks down barriers

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Challenged students get a little help from a friend by BETH ALTENA A program that pairs successful students and those that face learning differences is so successful that teacher Emily Molesta hopes it The Links students at Appleview Elementary. will become a model for other schools. “Links” at Appleview Elementary in Sparta is a new program that links children with [...]

Rockford Chamber director resigns

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Davis has led business organization for last six years by BETH ALTENA The Rockford Chamber of Commerce will have a new director when the resignation of Brenda Davis becomes effective March 25. According to Chamber Board President Dr. Carl Stites, Davis told the board she was resigning at their most recent board meeting earlier this month. Jeanne Gregory will serve as [...]

Artist’s passion for environment lives on in book

March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Peter Wege finances educational efforts by BETH ALTENA Whether Rockford artist Mark Heckman’s billboards made people laugh or shocked them, they were always noticed. Now, after Heckman’s death in May 2010 at age 49, following a two-year battle against non-Hodgekins lymphoma, the passion that inspired him lives on in a book tour aimed at raising environmental [...]

30-year blizzard buries city

February 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

  D.P.S. DIGS OUT IN DAYS-—Jamie Davies, director of the Department of Public Services in Rockford, said some creative handling was needed for the 15 to 17 inches of snow that buried the City of Rockford during heavy winds the evening of Tuesday, February 1 and during Wednesday, February 2. Davies said the City used three outside dump trucks in addition to the City’s [...]

The Rockford Squire/The Rockford Weekly Register celebrates 140th

February 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Anyone visiting the Squire office may have noticed a yellowed newspaper framed and hanging on our wall. It’s old, but you would have to look closely to see the significance. Dated February 8, 1871, the print on the brittle paper reads that it is Issue 1, Volume 1. photo by JANE HERSHBERGER This week The Rockford Squire newspaper, then in business as The [...]
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