Miracle on Glen Eagle Dr.

Kelly and Sarah McGee and their two sons, Luke, 9, and Evan, 7, pose for photographers after arriving home on a City of Rockford fire truck.	photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL What follows is a story we’d like to do in depth but quite simply are lacking in words (maybe a first). The prologue to this story has already been written by one far more accomplished than ourselves. We refer you to a story written by Tom Rademacher in the Nov. […]

Nationally recognized artist shares talent with Community Ed class

Deb Napieralski is happy with this soap dish she made in Jerry Berta’s new ceramics class offered through Rockford Community Education. She said the class would be a perfect Christmas gift for that person you know who is hard to shop for.

Berta featured on NPR’s ‘What Do Ya Know’ by BETH ALTENA   Jerry Berta is well known in Rockford for his dining-car fame, having purchased and operated Rosie’s Diner for years. Now in the hands of owners Randy and Jonelle Roest, the diner is still associated with Berta. Less well known is that Berta was […]

OBITUARIES — Ellen

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Mrs. Anna Cavanaugh Ellen, age 100, of Rockford passed away on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. She was a 1927 graduate of Rockford High School and member of the Golden “R” Club. Anna was also the oldest living member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. Family was important to her, and she was delighted to […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

It’s Christmas!   Many Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before Christ was born: the 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the Yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals (parades) with floats, carolers going from house to house, and holiday feasts—all can be traced back to the early Mesopotamians. The holiday that has evolved into […]

Fases welcome new addition

Twinkle twinkle little light, Little eyes that shine so bright, A precious baby from heaven above, Fills our hearts with so much love. The Fases happily announce the adoption of Lily Breeanna into their family on December 16, 2010.