Ice sculpturers, ice cream thrill visitors during winter festival

Photo by TOM SCOTT

“The weather went from 45 degrees and rainy to snowy with some sun during Saturday and Sunday,” commented Meredith Gremel, organizer for the third annual Ice Festival in downtown Rockford Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14. In addition to ice sculptures, games, contests, ice carving demonstrations, a ice cream sundae effort to break the […]

Rockford dominates own swim/dive invitational

Rams 200 medley relay team of (l–r) senior captains Josh Travis, Eric Chisholm, Bryan Wasberg and sophomore Craig Wasberg breaks the Rockford High School pool record at the Rockford Invitational with a time of 1:36.90 on Saturday, Jan. 7.

While the atmosphere was cold and dreary outside, the Rams—along with five area teams—were turning up the heat inside with some strong performances at the Rockford Invitational meet on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7. Rockford showed their dominance in the pool by scoring almost 300 points ahead of second-place East Kentwood. The final scores of […]

Ikes invite all to experience winter fun

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The Izaak Walton League Winterfest is designed to share the glories of the winter season: snowflakes, ice fishing, skating, cross-country skiing, animal tracks in the snow, sculptures, shelters, sledding, nature, and fun! This year, the Dwight Lydell Chapter is hoping to have some snow to celebrate. While some people prefer more tropical weather, many look […]

Funniest person in Rockford named

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Three Mikes and one Chris entered in contest – Chris won! by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The first real snowfall of the season was just beginning to cover the ground last Thursday evening at 9:00 p.m. but inside the Corner Bar it was standing room only. The iconic downtown Rockford restaurant had been kind enough […]

Rockford Ice Sculptures

Ice sculptor extraordinaire Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures, Ltd. puts the finishing touches on a giant 8 ft. polar bear Sunday afternoon at Rockford’s Ice Fest 2012.

Ice sculptor extraordinaire Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures, Ltd. puts the finishing touches on a giant 8 ft. polar bear Sunday afternoon at Rockford’s Ice Fest 2012. Photo by CLIFF HILL