Nessie finds new home at Millpond

NESSIE NOW IN ROCKFORD—See Nessie at the old millpond from Rum Creek Trail. Watch for next week's Rockford Artprize 2010 article in the Squire. Do not call the city for information.

Rockford to host ArtPrize 2010, offer $1 million to winner

Rockford man, wife, must take up to a year off for cancer treatment

Benefits for the family of Bruce Clarke will be held December 15 and in January. Pictured is Clarke, wife Jean and their two sons Steven and Paul.

Dinner, evening of music to raise funds Dinner, evening of music to raise funds Bruce Clarke has been battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia since 2003 and now will undergo a stem cell transplant that requires him to take up to a year off work while he is hospitalized. A family member is required to stay with him, […]

Merchants join with boosters to build Community Unity

GO RAMS!—Your Rockford merchants are behind you 100 percent. A new Community Unity card will allow 10 percent of a sale to go to the Rockford Sports Boosters three times a year. Pictured are Community Unity organizers Polly VonEschen, Meredith Gremel and Barb Stein.

  by BETH ALTENA   Buy a better product and put money into Rockford Public Schools sports programs. Downtown merchants have formed a new partnership with Rockford Sports Boosters. The program keeps the dollars spent for sports fundraising local, offers better products (those offered here in town) and might keep kids from selling door to […]