May 17 2012

Area first responders train on simulated school bus crash

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‘We prepare for the worst and hope for the best’ by BETH ALTENA This group of firefighters from around the community spent eight hours learning and practicing bus extrication. Rockford resident Kevin Sehlmeyer of Rescue Resources was among the trainers. Within the last month, Courtland Township firefighters, Cannon Township firefighters and Cedar Springs firefighters [...]

Couple turns challenge to charm in downtown home

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‘We did run screaming at first, but we came back’ by BETH ALTENA Sandy and Bill Jobse Jr. sit on the porch of their home at 20 Fremont Street in downtown Rockford. The two took TLC to a new degree to bring back beauty and charm to the home. Their first Halloween in the house they couldn’t hand out candy because they thought children would fall through the rotted [...]

Rockford schools rally around Relay—Part I

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by CINDY M. CRANMER Fourth-graders in Luanne Helsen’s class at Valley View Elementary School are supporting their classmate Claire Kowroski, who has cancer. The students wore t-shirts at the school’s mini-relay event that was raising money for Rockford’s Relay for Life. Many of the students and staff who are supportive of Claire are planning to wear the t-shirts at [...]

State names Belmont man ‘Rails-to-Trails’ champion

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL 73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor presents Dave Heyboer, Chairman of the Friends of the White Pine Trail with a Michigan State Tribute honoring Dave for his unselfish devotion to all things Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. This evening was very special for Dave and he couldn’t help himself while grinning from ear-to-ear. Last week [...]

Basic Communications to host Business After Hours event

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present the May installment of its popular Business After Hours event. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Basic Communications, 2745 Ten Mile Road, Suite B, Rockford. Stephanie Chesley and her staff will be sharing their beautiful facility for this networking event. The evening is a relaxed, [...]
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