Gift to Locks of Love

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Ten year old, Annika Severson, a fourth grade student at Crestwood Elementary in Rockford donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. This the first ever donation for Annika. Annika’s haircut was done at Outer Image Salon by stylist Nikki Gladding.

Rockford Area Girl Scouts Earn Polar Girl Award

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These Rockford area Girl Scouts earned their Polar Girl Award on January 31 and February 1. All 16 girls spent the night outside in tents – in two feet of snow with overnight low temperature of 12 degrees. They were joined by 11 adults, with seven adults choosing to sleep outside too. Everyone enjoyed snowshoe […]

Volunteers Key to Success of REF Phone-a-Thon

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The last week of February, the Rockford High School Media Center housed 125 dedicated volunteers over a three-day period. These volunteers called every parent in the Rockford School District to ask for a donation to the Rockford Education Foundation. Their efforts resulted in over $22,500 in pledges to the foundation, which, in turn, gives over […]

Wills and Trusts Seminar

Hope Community Church is addressing various topics of local interest in their series of Real Life Seminars. Subjects covered in the past have included managing credit and debt, and protecting your identity. Future sessions are being planned to cover: funding higher education, funding your retirement, and understanding medicare and medicaid. These no-charge meetings are presented […]

Squire Goes to the Tropics

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The children of Nancy Tinker surprised her with a trip to Maui. They brought their local paper along on this Hawaiian getaway. Pictured are left to right: Janinne Alberts, Nancy Tinker, Todd Tinker, and Jennifer Tinker.