Links program breaks down barriers

The Links students at Appleview Elementary.

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 will become a model for other schools. “Links” at Appleview Elementary in Sparta is a new program that links children with learning […]

Rockford Chamber director resigns

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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 […]

Artist’s passion for environment lives on in book

Prior to his May 2010 death Rockford artist Mark Heckman illustrated a book now being toured to children across the midwest.

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 […]

30-year blizzard buries city

DPS DIGS OUT IN DAYS-—Jamie Davies, director of the Department

   

The Rockford Squire/The Rockford Weekly Register celebrates 140th

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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. This week The Rockford […]