OBITUARIES

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Weaver Wilma Juanita (Lawder) Weaver, 87, passed away February 2, 2011. Born September 10, 1923 in Woodville, Miss., to Pearl (Swartz) Lawder and Rev. J. (John) Clyde Lawder, she was the eldest of four sisters. An itinerant childhood through Enid and Neodesha, Kan., Tonkawa, Okla., and Normal Ill., culminated in Lansing, Mich., with an education […]

Despite storm threat, residents donate blood

Rockford-area residents defied incoming foul weather to donate blood at the Rockford Community Cabin on Monday, Jan. 31. According to Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialist, 60 people signed in and 49 units of blood were donated. This is the equivalent of 147 lives saved. Three residents were first time donors. Meitz reported that many people […]

Scavenger hunt introduces community workers

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Katie Underwood’s first-grade students learned firsthand about people in their community as they toured Rockford in search of gingerbread men they had made earlier in the day but had come up missing. The youngsters had read Jan Brett’s book “Gingerbread Baby” as part of their curriculum to learn about community workers. The children visited locations […]

WORDS on WEATHER & CLIMATE

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Snowmageddon by CRAIG JAMES  Snowmageddon. Snowzilla. These are both terms I have heard used to describe some of the snowstorms of the past couple of years. How many more ways can the media hype winter weather? It is generally agreed that this past storm in our area was not as bad as either the 1967 […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Resident thanks City for snow removal Dear Editor, Many thanks to the snow removal team from the City of Rockford. As we all dealt with the major snowstorm on February 2, making my way out of the city limits was not a concern for me at all! The city streets were plowed and even my […]