Cindy M. Cranmer

Area residents pay tribute to military veterans and personnel

May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Carnations are placed on gravestones to remember our fallen soldiers during a Memorial Day ceremony at Rockford Cemetery. Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER Area residents gathered for Memorial Day 2012 to show their respect for those who paid the ultimate price for freedom and those who have served our country. Activities occurred in several local areas, [...]

Rockford schools rally around Relay—Part III

May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER This is a continued summary of what each school in Rockford Public Schools has come up with to contribute to the Rockford Relay for Life. Encouraging each school to organize their own fundraiser has been a goal of Relay organizers from year one. May 18-19 was the town’s 10th Relay for Life event. Mike Ramm, principal for East Rockford Middle School [...]

Rockford schools rally around Relay—Part II

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Second-grader Kyle Weston and third-grader Callen Doyle are the winners of Nooks at Valley View Elementary School for being the top two students raising money at a mini-relay event for Rockford’s Relay for Life. Kyle raised $500 and Callen raised $510 in pledges. Both students are still hoping to raise more money before this weekend’s Relay for [...]

Rockford schools rally around Relay—Part I

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Fourth-graders in Luanne Helsen’s class at Valley View Elementary School are supporting their classmate Claire Kowroski, who has cancer. The students wore t-shirts at the school’s mini-relay event that was raising money for Rockford’s Relay for Life. Many of the students and staff who are supportive of Claire are planning to wear the t-shirts at [...]
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