Relay 2010 great for ducks and bucks

Rockford firefighter Phil Vincent with wife Liz and sons Dylan, 4, and Logan, 13 months.

Despite receiving a dousing, this year’s Relay for Life participants stuck it out for the 24-hour event held May 22 and 23 at North Rockford Middle School. With money still being counted, by the end of the event, the total for Relay 2010 stood at $340,000, even higher than last year’s tally at that time. […]

No soldier forgotten

by M. SOLLE No matter what your view of the United States Armed Forces, as Memorial Day approaches and we pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can have our freedom, let us not forget those who are still fighting to preserve those freedoms for us and for future generations of […]

Residents, dog escape residential fire

Housefire

A girl in the Bella Vista lakefront home at 7105 Camino Del Ray wondered if birthday candles were burning when she smelled something odd. It was her 13th birthday that Wednesday, May 19. Later, at about 3 p.m., her brother ran up from the water where he had been boating and yelled at the girl […]

Diner makes ‘robin rescue’ the order of the day

RobinRescue

Laurie Tieman works at Wild Birds Unlimited during the day, but this animal lover proved she considers protecting our feathered friends a full-time job. Tieman was having lunch in the lovely outside eating area at Timbers Inn recently. She had been enjoying watching an American robin build a nest and then settle in to brood […]

Rockford grad honored as Kent County High School Teacher of the Year

Kristin-Schutte

Rockford is known for having very qualified teachers. One graduate has proven that Rockford produces very qualified teachers as well. Kristin Spoelstra-Schutte, 1989 RHS graduate, has been chosen by the Kent County Education Association as Teacher of the Year. Kristin teaches at Lowell High School. She was recognized for this honor at the Kent County […]