Years of work culminate together for Plainfield Townships Parks and Rec

The Plainfield Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board is pictured along with Plainfield Township Parks and Recreation Director John Short (center). The board members are Sally Wesorick, Tom Wiarda, David Briggs and Chuck Weldon, who is also a township trustee. They meet four times a year and most recently at the township's parks and recreation offices on Plainfield Avenue Tuesday, May 1.

Grand Isle golf property purchase, sports complex, Miracle League, Ironman event all new in 2012 by BETH ALTENA “The purchase is done; we own it; it’s open to the public now,” Plainfield Township Parks and Recreation Director John Short made this statement about the Grand Isle Golf property on West River Drive. The 62 acres […]

Rockford coach chosen as 2012 honoree

Kathy Jo Resseguie

Every year the Arthritis Foundation chooses an honoree to represent them in the annual area Arthritis Walk. This year the foundation chose Kathy Jo Resseguie, who is one of Rockford High School’s long-time cheer coaches and has a daily struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Resseguie will be entering her 19th year coaching cheer at the […]

Spring Taste of Ric’s a homerun


Baseball-themed day of free samples draws crowds by BETH ALTENA Rockford Ric’s Food Center is a busy place these days four years into their location at 6969 Belding Road. The store was especially busy Saturday, May 5 with the Spring Taste of Ric’s, where vendors and store staff offer free samples of many food products. […]

Rockford’s award winning trail now complete

Finishing touches – (L to R) Justin and Cody Bultsma of Bultsma Construction installing low maintenance vinyl coated chain link fencing on the final segment of the Rogue River Nature Trail.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Mission accomplished! The third and final phase of the Rogue River Nature Trail is now complete. Bultsma Construction has made good on a promised May 10 completion date and the award-winning trail is now open for foot traffic. The entire Rogue River Nature Trail was constructed primarily as a boardwalk […]


by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society I will begin this week by adding Kathy Dupont and Ray and Karen Fought to the list of those who knew that Zell Gill was the answer to my last trivia question. I also got a call from a young girl who, along with a few of […]