January 21 2010

Rockford mission helping in Haiti

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Baptist Haiti Mission board member Ron Sparks on the phone with the federal state department trying to gain landing clearance in Haiti for a plane with doctors on board. The Rockford-based mission’s hospital is one of few standing in the city of Port-au-Prince, close to the epicenter of an earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives. Help has quietly been going to [...]

County cuts Rockford court to one day per month

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

When Rockford’s court opens for business, it will be just one day a month and only handle small claims cases, according to Rockford City Manager Michael Young. Young said the court administrator, Donna Gilson, informed Rockford’s police chief of this latest news in the five-year saga of court consolidation. Rockford and Kent County are in a lawsuit over the issue of [...]

Officers invite teens for fun

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Teens watch officers and their peers challenge each other in a game of dodgeball at last year's Rockford Youth Night. Photo by JIM HERDEGEN, Rocford Volunteer Services Unit Sign up by Saturday, January 23, and you will also have a t-shirt as a souvineer from a night of fun, food and hanging out with the police. The sixth annual Rockford Youth Night is Saturday, [...]

United Methodists and Evangelical Lutherans clasp hands

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Two Rockford community denominations extend "the hands of fellowship" to one another. One on the left is the Jerusalem Cross, the traditional symbol of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. On the right is the iconic flame-and-cross emblem of the United Methodist Church. by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On Saturday evening, Jan. 23, there will be a very special [...]

Local teacher to live in tree

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

RCS teacher promotes fundraising through Operation Squirrel Rockford Christian junior high teacher, David Buth, has once again challenged the middle school students with an exciting fundraiser goal. For every $100 the students raise, Mr. Buth has committed an hour of consecutive tree-dwelling. Fundraising has already begun and will last through early spring 2010. Last [...]
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