DEA, D.A.R.E. America announce Prescription Drug Take-Back April 30

D.A.R.E. America is proud to partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), giving the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Last September, Americans turned in over 242,000 pounds—121 tons—of prescription drugs. To deal with the abuse of prescription drugs, […]

Clinthorne earns Eagle Scout Honors


The prestigious Boy Scout Eagle Scout rank was bestowed upon 16-year-old Kevin Clinthorne of Troop 282 at a special Court of Honor on March 13. Clinthorne, a sophomore at Rockford High School, is the son of Mary and Jim Clinthorne of Rockford. He is the 18th Scout from Troop 282 to achieve this rank since […]

Siekman awarded Eagle Scout rank


Ryan Siekman of Boy Scout Troop 228 was presented with Boy Scouts’ highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a special Court of Honor ceremony on March 6 at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church. Siekman, the son of Dale and Cindy Siekman, began his Scouting career as a Cub Scout in 1998 with Pack 3228. During that time, […]

Eagle Scouts honored at Plainfield Township meeting


Two local Boy Scouts received the groups highest honors on Saturday, March 5 and were recognized by the Plainfield Township Board and audience during the Monday, March 7 meeting at Plainfield Township hall. Mackie May and Scott Bradley are now Eagle Scouts, the most prestigious award the Scouts offer. The boys worked on achieving this […]


Photo by TOM SCOTT

Special Olympics organizers loved Rockford’s efforts Dear Editor, I would like to add a note of thanks on top of what Meredith has already written. It is rare to see a community embrace the idea of Special Olympics in the way that Rockford has in these last few weeks. I am touched by the efforts […]