December 31 2009

Eldon’s Quilt tells story of overcoming

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Edyta Sitar, quilt designer, was so inspired by the story of Eldon Korson of Rockford that she created this quilt. Eldon suffered a devastating brain injury from which doctors believed he would never recover. Today he is a student at college and a testament to the power of determination. The lights and darks and the patched pieces sewn into Eldon’s Quilt represent [...]

City buys former court building for $10

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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 [...]

Rockford Fire Department to bolster fire prevention efforts with grant

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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 [...]

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

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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 days, each day with its particular mode of [...]
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