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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Several people have contacted me asking if I could do a column about Thor. Because many readers may not know about Thor, let’s ask the following “Nugget of Rockford History” question:  Who was Thor? Contact me at (616) 866-0530 with your answer and also with your Thor [...]

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery [...]

One injured in three-vehicle crash that included bus

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Photos courtesy of WZZM 13 Rockford school officials and police stated that a tire did not break loose from a Rockford bus as witnesses and early media agencies originally reported during a three-vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman. “A car struck the front tire of the bus, knocking off the lug nuts on the front tire, traveling down the side [...]

Rockford credit union donates all profits of Ram Pride check sales

December 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union (RCFCU) is proud to announce its seventh year of selling the official “Ram Pride” checks. Profits from each box of checks are donated directly to the Rockford Public Schools. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, RCFCU’s CEO, Connie Taylor, along with financial teen advocate Emily Munslow and employees Cassandra Chartier and Josh Fortuna, with [...]

First RPS Hall of Fame members inducted

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

It was a ceremony unlike any other for Rockford Public Schools and the impact will continue on for generations. The first inductees in the Rockford Public School Hall of Fame stand in front of the new monument which bears their names. From Friday, October 1 with a monument dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on through Sunday, October 3 with a farewell brunch, Rockford [...]
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