Tag Archives: December 31 2009

Eldon’s Quilt tells story of overcoming

The lights and darks and the patched pieces sewn into Eldon’s Quilt represent good days, bad days, making the most of what’s at hand and piecing together what is available. That’s the story behind Eldon Korson, who today is a … Continue reading

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City buys former court building for $10

The City of Rockford will buy the former 63rd District Court building at City Hall for 10 dollars and allow Kent County to lease a portion of it for up to 75 years. The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved … Continue reading

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Rockford Fire Department to bolster fire prevention efforts with grant

The Rockford Fire Department received a $1,500 fire prevention grant recently from FM Global, a leading property insurer of the world’s largest businesses based in Johnston, R.I. FM Global representatives presented the award to assist with fire prevention activities in the … Continue reading

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Rockford soldier takes Squire on second Iraq tour of duty

Rockford resident PFC Evan Halstedt shows a copy of The Rockford Squire at Camp Normandy, Iraq. PFC Halstedt is stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and is currently in his second tour of duty in Iraq. He is the son of … Continue reading

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Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! Observance of the New Year is the granddaddy of all holidays. The people in ancient Babylon celebrated it 4,000 years ago. The Babylonian New Year began with the first new moon (actually the first visible crescent) after … Continue reading

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