School Beat, June 10, 2010

This is not my father’s classroom teacher by DAN WARREN Principal, East Rockford Middle School Certainly, many baby boomers can remember the days at school when you could convince that certain teacher to spend nearly an entire class period talking about any topic of interest other than the subject matter. Go ahead and admit it—you […]

New business offers low prices on outdoor gear


Bargain Hunter Outfitters offers new, used, and consignment on hunting, fishing, camping equipment A new family-run store with Rockford roots owes its identity to the time-honored tradition of deer camp. Jeff Winkler, a long-time Rockford resident, has enjoyed the childhood ritual of deer camp with his dad, brothers and uncles, and still loves to be […]

River Valley Academy 2010 graduates

Allecia R. Avery Brandi T. Barresi Christopher J. Barrentine Ronald J. Brow Ryan R. Card Britney C. Combs Timothy J. Daly Casey R. Elston Alisa J. Felty Andrew C. Johnson Stephen A. Johnson Stephanie M. Kilmer Tyler M. Ly Daniel K. McGovern Keller M. McInerney Nicholas A. Miles Chelsea E. Newman Cheyanne C. Prominski Amanda […]

Last chance to nominate outstanding Rockford grads

New RPS Hall of Fame accepting nominations through June 15 Time is running out to nominate an outstanding Rockford graduate for the new Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted for the inaugural class of the Hall of Fame through June 15 using forms available at The Hall of Fame, sponsored […]

Weather damage causes closure of portion of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment recently announced that a three-mile section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail in Kent County is closed due to mud slides and washouts from the recent storms. The closed area extends from Belmont Avenue east of Belmont to House Street, which is southwest of the City of […]