January 19 2012

Ice sculpturers, ice cream thrill visitors during winter festival

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

“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 world record was a [...]

Rockford dominates own swim/dive invitational

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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 [...]

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 forward to the [...]

Funniest person in Rockford named

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Three Mikes and one Chris entered in contest – Chris won! by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Four finalists in the first annual “Funniest Person in Rockford” contest. (l-r) Mike Cole, Chris Schneider, Mike Marn, and Michael Newell. Photo by CLIFF 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 [...]

Rockford Ice Sculptures

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YOUNGSTERS ADD SCULPTURE TO CITY’S DISPLAYS­—On the evening of Friday, Jan. 13, youngsters build their own ice sculpture to add to the displays around town for the third annual Rockford Ice Festival. This super-sized smile, by Julia Ruppert, Delanie Riebschlager and Nick Ruppert, features anatomically correct teeth, with help from Delanie’s dad. Ice sculptor [...]
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