Eldon’s Quilt tells story of overcoming

Edyta Sitar, quilt designer

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 first-year student at Alma College, studying English with plans to someday teach at a university. […]

City buys former court building for $10

The City of Rockford is purchasing the former 63rd District Court building for a mere 10 dollars. The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved the sale on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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 the deal on Tuesday, Dec. 15, after Rockford City Council did late last month. “One […]

Rockford Fire Department to bolster fire prevention efforts with grant

Excited to get started on their activity books provided by the Rockford Fire Department are photo at left (l–r) Brooklyn Vincent, 5, Kenneth Vincent, 3, Alexys Phillips, 4, and Derek Phillips, 8. The activity books are made possible by a fire prevention grant recently awarded

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 community to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires. Among the fire […]

Rockford soldier takes Squire on second Iraq tour of duty

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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 Richard and Karen Halstedt of Rockford.

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 the vernal equinox (first day of spring). The Babylonian New Year holiday lasted for 11 […]