Mustard Seed Ministries pays kindness forward

Volunteers who were recipients of earlier work help others with their projects.

Making a difference with kindness In the early morning hours of May 19, numerous volunteers gathered at 241 Park St. in Sparta. Their mission was to make a family’s needs become a reality by installing a new roof on their home. Phil and Carol McVickers were in dire need of a new roof on their […]

Ignoring barricades a damaging decision

This mid-road sinkhole is a LOT worse than it looks. It appears to run diagonally shoulder-to-shoulder under the roadway’s surface for some 25 feet.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Scofflaws removing barricades from either end of a roadway known as Rum Creek Crossings could expose themselves and others, along with their vehicles, to a world of hurt. Rum Creek Crossings, entered off Courtland Dr. NE, gains access to the rear of the MVP Sports Club business complex. However, the […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT A Foundation for Motivation by ADAM BURKHOLDER Assistant Principal Rockford High School Motivating students, increasing self-esteem, and assisting in the building of a foundation for successful individuals are endeavors, or achievements, I take pride in as a professional and as a parent. Striving to always be better, I am continuously looking for ways […]

Huge trees taken down on Main, Elizabeth streets

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Original plantings were to keep roads in place by BETH ALTENA  The face of Rockford changed somewhat as two old trees were removed at the corner of East Main and Elizabeth streets Monday, July 9. The pair of maples, as big as 60 to 70 feet high, were suffering from some dead wood, and according […]

Rockford Fourth of July hotter than a firecracker

It works! You can fry an egg on the sidewalk.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Rockford did not escape the successive days of record-breaking heat that engulfed two-thirds of the nation last week. Unless you were beachside, the stifling heat put a damper on out-of-door 4th of July activities especially backyard cookout gatherings. Air conditioning was certainly the order of the day. Locally, venues such […]