SCHOOL BEAT

An Honest Teacher Evaluation by BLAKE R. BOWMAN Dad and Principal, Lakes Elementary School I was given the opportunity to write this article because I am the principal at Lakes Elementary School, but the inspiration to write this article comes because I am a father at Lakes, too. I’m in a unique position to examine […]

WORDS on WEATHER& CLIMATE

A Summary by CRAIG JAMES Over the past couple of months I have written several articles on why I am skeptical over the claim that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere will bring about catastrophic global warming. Al Gore and others have stated that human-induced global warming “is the most dangerous challenge mankind […]

OBITUARIES

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Coudray Mrs. Alice Coudray, age 94, of Lowell passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Mrs. Coudray is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Olga Boos of Rockford, and Barbara and Larry Walls of Florida; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lydia Gullo and […]

What warrants a four-way stop? Residents consider intersection deadly

This crash at 15 Mile and Shaner on June 7 involved 11 people,  with one airlifted to the hospital with a head injury. The eastbound car stopped at the stop sign on 15 Mile and then pulled out in front of the Durango that was heading north on Shaner.

by JUDY REED A serious accident at the intersection of 15 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue on June 7 in Courtland Township have neighbors wondering what it will take to get a four-way stop put in. “Does someone have to die?” asked Sharon Parker, a neighbor who was at the scene of the crash, and […]

Rockford grad accepted to AmeriCorps

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In April 2011, Tiffany Michelle Hill was accepted into AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). She will be based out of Denver, Colo. Hill is a 2010 graduate of Rockford High School as an honor student. During her high school career she was a member of the Rockford women’s rugby team and was in Rockford […]