RHS bands participate in Disney Magical Musical workshop


Christmas vacation took on a learning twist for the members of the Rockford High School (RHS) bands. Approximately 155 students and chaperones headed out early on December 27 for a fun-filled learning experience at Disney’s Magical Musical Days, including the “You’re Instrumental!” workshop in Orlando, Fla. The workshop gave the students a behind-the-scenes glimpse into […]

Community auction raises thousands for Strong Kids


by ELDON KORSON The Wolverine World Wide (WWW) headquarters in Rockford was seeing some night life last Friday evening, Jan. 21, at the third annual WWW Family YMCA charity auction for their Strong Kids campaign. Servers slipped between a mass of attendees in a wing of the main building’s lower level assembled not for the […]



Confused  by CRAIG JAMES  I admit to being confused about many things, but this time it is about record low temperatures. I doubt many people spend much time wondering about such things, but once a weatherman, always a weatherman. The idea for this article was put into my head by a post on the blog, […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher


Upgrade Recently I had the pleasure of an hour spent in the hope of finding my replacement when I retire from writing this column. The process involved a lot of give and take about ideas for the column and how I come up with them. It’s not an easy job finding someone who can spread a […]

BIRTHDAYS — January 29 – February 4, 2011

29th Maggie Huber, Julie Zalud-Huston  31st Andy Fowle, Zachary Grant, Marie Heyboer, Kim Van Dorp FEBRUARY 1st Joe Deering, Ayriel Mawby, Luella Wallen 2nd Joyce Brown, Scott Purcey, Dano Richard  3rd Betty Basel, Noah Carriere, Denise Davidson, Frieda Gulliver, Eli Thompson 4th Ray Armock, Esther Barr, Pete Kruer, Betty Wyckoff