Matt Marn

Reporter, former Squire intern heads out into the world

November 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Former Rockford High School intern for The Rockford Squire, Matt Marn, who wrote many wonderful articles for the newspaper as a student and then later as a full-fledged reporter, has left his home turf to find his way in the world. Relocated to Glendale, Ariz., due to job opportunities, Marn took a Squire with him so we could see he is fine in his new, warmer home. The [...]

Local Tour de France competitor helps teammate grab yellow jacket

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

by MATT MARN Only a decade ago, Brent Bookwalter was a local cycling enthusiast when he began competing in local amateur events. Years later, he met Cadel Evans, a professional cyclist, and asked for his autograph. In 2011, Bookwalter helped his professional cycling team bring home the win at the most prestigious cycling race in the world. Bookwalter is one of the [...]

Historical encampment brings flesh and blood to the history books

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

by MATT MARN Reenactors often have actual equipment from the era they represent. From German WWII trucks to working British Revolutionary War cannons, the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment helped history come alive. From excited young children to individuals who lived through some of these time periods, everyone who walked through the encampment stepped through to [...]

Blind Rockford resident plays guitar in multiple bands, venues

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Matt Marn  Rockford resident Keith Eadie was born blind. But blindness did not stop him from picking up a guitar and learning how to play. And it did not stop him from taking the stage, playing to proud family and excited fans. Keith and the Rowdies is made up of (l–r) Terry Winright, Bill Ridley and Keith Eadie. Photo by MATT MARN   “Sometimes I am walking [...]