‘If you are satisfied, don’t go to Africa’

CHANGING LIVES—Members of Crossfire Ministries, which have offices in MVP Athletic Center, went to the Ivory Coast to Abidjan, Africa to visit a church they helped finance. While there the lives of the African people touched their hearts and changed their outlook on life forever. The Rockford residents coudn’t believe the difference in everyday life from our country and this third-world poverty.

Rockford’s Crossfire ministries travel to Africa’s Ivory Coast by PASTOR Keith Hemmila Crossfire Ministries If you are satisfied with your life and happy with yourself, don’t go to Africa.  You will come back forever changed.  Abidjan was just another dot on the map until we visited this city. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, […]

Club grows legacy one tree at a time

A SHADY FUTURE—Nancy Hoovler and Judy Markee help a Shaner Avenue Nursery staffer plant one of three trees the Rockford Garden Club donated to Rockford Public Schools. These trees will shade the hill by the softball field.

When the Rockford Garden Club asked Rockford schools where they would like a few new trees planted, Jim VanHouten of the grounds department had the answer. On Thursday, April 9, club members joined VanHouten and staff from Shaner Nursery at a high school ball field. A sunny hilltop where families sit to watch their student-athletes […]

Vehicle narrowly misses ice cream patrons

Vehicle hits plate glass window at Lickety Split ice cream shop.

Hitting the gas instead of the break put a mini van through the plate glass window of Lickety Split ice cream shop, 1259 Post Drive, Belmont, Suite F, on Saturday, May 2. Witnesses say a family had been sitting at the table in front of the window minutes before the crash, and that the children had […]

Rockford Public Schools Childcare earns national accreditation

FOREVER FUN—Kaleigh Olsen and Jackson Southwick blowing bubbles.

Program among the top in the nation by earning NAEYC accreditation FOREVER FUN-Kaleigh Olsen and Jackson Southwick blowing bubbles. ARTIST AT WORK-Trent Behrenwald  completing his 3-D creation. Rockford Public Schools Childcare has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re […]

The Squire on Vacation

Stella Clove and her aunt Stella Lonigro.

The Rockford Squire traveled with Rockford resident Stella Clove to Canneto, Bari, Italy to celebrate on April 23, the 100th birthday of her aunt Stella Lonigro.