March 31 2011

OBITUARIES

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Wells Mrs. Alma Wells, age 79, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was a 1950 graduate of Rockford High School. Alma’s sister invited Tom to a gathering and that is where Alma met her future husband, Tom, who happened to be very bashful at that time. After a loving courtship, they were married on March 9, 1951. Alma [...]

Meadowlark residents enjoy renowned singer

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On March 24 at 6 p.m. Jon Troast, singer/songwriter, gave a one-hour performance for about 45 residents and family members at Meadowlark Retirement Community. Troast traveled from Nashville, Tenn. to perform this concert. Jon’s website is Jontroast.com. Troast said he used to dislike Mr. Rogers’ song “I Like to Take My Time,” but now has a different attitude. [...]

Rockford choirs shine at State Solo and Ensemble Festival

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Students from Rockford High School (RHS) choirs once again made a strong showing at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 19 at Aquinas College. Scott, are (front row, l–r) Peyton Wells, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Maddie Dix; (back) Carly Funk, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Molly Grettenberger, Sarah Ombry and Mrs. Scott. Every ensemble from RHS received [...]

Tree climbing has its ups and downs

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL High up in one of Georgia’s live oaks, Lucas Drews of Woodland Tree Services in Rockford reaches out to ring a cowbell during February’s North American Tree Climbing Competition held in Savannah, Ga. photo by Carl Elmore Tree climbing has its ups and downs, but for Lucas Drews, 29, of Rockford’s Woodland Tree Services it seems the sky’s the [...]

WORDS ON WEATHER & CLIMATE

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What a Difference Snow Cover Makes by CRAIG JAMES We had a very bright and sunny weekend March 26 and 27 with 100% of possible sunshine both days, but it certainly was cold. In fact, from the 24th through the 28th, temperatures were more than 10 degrees below average even with all the sunshine each day. Temperatures at night those five days dipped well into the teens, but [...]
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