Words on Weather & Climate

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Putting things in perspective  by CRAIG JAMES  Technology has developed some wonderful tools that truly boggle the mind. One of them is a new satellite system called GRACE, which stands for Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment. It is composed of two satellites flying in formation. Measuring the distance between the two satellites to the nearest […]

Start of summer sizzles with Rockford festival

The huge 200+ members of the combined Rockford schools marching band performs Rockford’s fight song to an appreciative Start of Summer parade audience.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

After some worrisome weather on Friday, June 11, the rest of Rockford’s Start of Summer Celebration took place under perfect sunny conditions. This year’s festivities included a giant cake in honor of the City’s 75th anniversary. It was made by Rockford Police Officer Jason Bradley’s mother, Denise. The cake was unveiled while the Scottville Clown […]

Auto Focus — June 17, 2010

Take time for trailer safety Land offers towing tips as boating, camping seasons begin  Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds Michigan residents to ensure they are towing their trailers safely as they get their campers or boats ready for a trip. “Michigan summers are made for fun getaways to your favorite lake or campsite […]

Education Blackboard — June 17, 2010

Dr. Michael S. Shibler

Closing thoughts…  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools  With the end of the 2009-10 school year rapidly approaching, I would like to make a few observations.  Senior Class of 2010 Congratulations to the 625 Rockford High School and River Valley Academy seniors who are receiving a guaranteed diploma from the Rockford Public […]

Rounds chosen for Recognition Plaza

Glenn Rounds was born July 8, 1891. He lived his entire life on the family farm at 9225 Courtland Drive in Rockford. His grandfather built the farm house, and Wolverine Worldwide corporate offices occupy this site today. Rounds attended Rounds School, the little red restored school house located in front of the North Rockford Middle […]