Rockford Odyssey of the Mind

Once again, Rockford Public Schools will be represented at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition. Twelve teams competed at the State level on April 18.  Five of those teams received honorable mentions (two Roguewood teams, a Valley View team and two North Rockford Middle School teams). The following five teams have now advanced […]

Ice Cream Season Begins

Rockin' Rockies.

Last Friday evening, 7:40 p.m., 84 degrees-can you believe it?  Apparently somewhere in excess of 100 people did.  Rockford’s Rockys was rockin’!  Rockford is synonymous with Rockys ice-cream creations spring through fall.  The crowd was enjoying the balmy spring evening with one another while trying to figure out “just where in the heck is the […]

Hide and go seek: Outdoor sport heats up in warm weather

SIGNING THE LOG—Mark and Bevie Schmidt find a geocache on Roger Allen’s property. Most caches are on public land, such as parks, but some private property owners enjoy the fun of watching people find the caches.

by Roger Allen Have you heard about “letterboxing”? It’s an organized game of following clues to find items that other participants have hidden. It requires good walking shoes, access to the Internet, and a sense of adventure. Letterboxing began in England in 1854 and is still a popular pastime there. The idea came to Dartmoor […]

Tannery workers see little future in their profesion, hope for fairness

Harvey White, a second-generation tannery worker who himself has put in 37 years at Wolverine, stood at the annual Wolverine World Wide shareholders meeting on Thursday, April 23. Outside his co-workers were picketing for a fair settlement after losing their jobs as the tannery closed after 125 years in operation. He said the company’s CEO […]

North Rockford Middle School’s James

James Spencer Staley

  A kind-hearted person quick to lend a helping hand James Spencer Staley, age 13, is North Rockford Middle School’s Example in Excellence for 2009. Jamie, son of Eric and Caroline Staley and brother to Katherine and Michael, is a kind-hearted person with a polite and positive manner and always quick to lend a helping […]