Education Blackboard — March 11, 2010

SCHOOL BEAT In three words by BOB SIEGEL, Principal Valley View Elementary Most of the good things that happen at Valley View Elementary School are not my ideas! That may seem like a startling admission for a principal to make, but it’s humbly true. We are blessed to have many talented,  bright and creative staff […]

Classifieds — March 11, 2010

HELP WANTED Looking for a new direction? Earn money when you sell with this commission-based job. No weekends or evenings. All materials supplied. No start up fees! Make 20¢ on every dollar sold! Plus, you get your own desk! Must be over 18 years, have valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Full or part-time available […]

Alice revisits Wonderland—Movie a teen hit and record-setter

“Alice in Wonderland,” with the amazing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, is now showing at NorthStar Cinemas.	Photo composition by C&N

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  With the Disney movie “Alice in Wonderland” opening simultaneously in area theaters last Friday, March 5, we headed out to catch the opening at our hometown movie venue, NorthStar Cinemas. Wanting to catch this movie with one of our favorite actors, Johnny Depp, we had an ulterior motive. Your scribes […]

RHS presents Les Misérables

From left to right, back row to front row: Doni Owens, Eponine; Jacob Loader, Javert; Alex Bird, Jean Valjean; Bretton Johnson, Marius Pontmercy; Emily Kolenda, Cosette.  

For those looking for a truly special event to attend, look no further than our own Rockford High School, for a heartfelt and touching performance of the epic theater work Les Misérables. The show will be March 18 through 20 and March 25 through 27, at 7 p.m. The classic, which premiered on Broadway in […]

Rockford wins ninth conference championship with fierce momentum

Rockford’s swim and dive team wins the OK Red conference championship title. Pictured are seniors Derik Bothma, Andrew Denhof, Alex Devries, Brian Ginebaugh, Tyler Johnson, Andrew Murray, Kyle Peterson, Ian Roslaniec, Connor Thelen; juniors Ben Fredrickson, Jared Martella, LJ McCauley, Tim Newberger, Kurt Plaggemars, Jeff Schmitt, Dominick Sheridan; sophomores Cody Brown, Eric Chisholm, Drew Cornelius, Allyn Kinney, Nathan Napolillo, Daniel Newberger, Ben Pitts, Alex Savage, Jared Seifert, Michael Staley, Josh Travis, Bryan Wasberg, Harrison Webb; freshmen Mike Arend, Trenten Babcock, Corey Fase, Justin Hulsebus, Noah Markel, Nick Willison; and the coaching staff, Head Coach Tom Parks, assistant coaches Dave McWatters and Amanda Gorga, Diving Coach Marc VanDyken, and team managers Jessica Cutler and Erica Cutler.

by DENISE WEBB Shoulder-to-shoulder spectators and fans witnessed a Rockford historical moment as the underdog prevailed on February 25-27 at the Rams’ natatorium at the conclusion of what Head Coach Tom Parks coined a “dog fight season.” Rockford overtook six extremely fast and talented OK Red conference teams to secure its second consecutive conference championship […]