Clarence Blakeslee

Introducing the first RHS Hall of Fame inductees

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Clarence Blakeslee (deceased) 1932 RHS graduate Clarence Blakeslee graduated from Rockford High School in 1932 after a distinguished high school career that included varsity letters in track, football and basketball. He was also a success in the classroom, as evidenced by his selection to the National Honor Society, an honor he prized his whole life. Clarence Blakeslee [...]

Rockford loses a legend

July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

He was a Kent County Commissioner, Rockford’s mayor and a long-term city council member and the father of two mayors, sons Neil and Rodd. For many who knew Clarence Blakeslee—“Mr. Rockford”—he was the kind man who was there with a camera or two and a smile and a hug for everyone.   Clarence Blakeslee as a child.   The community of Rockford is diminished by the [...]

Specialist Durant visits Bishop Hills

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Specialist David Durant visited the residents of Bishop Hills Friday, July 2, to thank them for the shipments of cookies and the morale boost for their troops. He took the time to answer questions and share his experience in Iraq.   He brought his family, wife Kaylee, two children and mother-in-law Ramona Hinton. They had the opportunity to meet Clarence Blakeslee and [...]

Historical Society honors members of class of 1932

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU—All turning 94 this fall, these Rockford residents were honored at the Thursday, November 5 Rockford Historical Society meeting. Pictured are Norine Elkins, Hellen Hessler and Clarence Blakeslee. Blakeslee turned 94 the end of October while Hessler and Elkins have their birthdays coming up shortly. If you see these folks around town, be sure to [...]
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