(Left to right); Liz Belliel, captain of the Ferris State University cheer team and teammate Emily Harr. Both previously cheered for Rockford High School.

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Dedicated Historian Clarence Blakeslee honored by Rockford Historical Society

Clarence Blakeslee and Pre-schoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School are introduced to "Bo Bo" the donkey by Amy Risner of Rockford's Animals On the Go.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a bluebird Friday afternoon, the first day of Rockford’s Annual Harvest Fest, the Bishop Hills Elder Care Community hosted its annual fall Petting Zoo. Present was guest of honor, Bishop Hills resident Clarence Blakeslee (Mr. Rockford). Clarence would never miss such a photo opportunity and he came, as always, […]

Clues add up

Some may be getting closer to the $1,000 prize in the Cannon Township treasure hunt. Here are the first four clues: 1) Before the river and the rapids you’ll see, figure it out and you’ll find me. 2) To get ahead on your chase, see the local doc without haste. 3) A well known anchor […]

Rockford artist celebrates 20th year

When Eric Brown got sick of his regular job and quit 20 years ago, he knew he had to do something. “I never did think I could make a living at it, it just happened,” Brown said. Brown own’s Eric Brown Stained Glass at 33 Courtland Street in downtown Rockford. He is the fifth owner […]

Bad-rap bats, furry friends to star in show

A FACE A MOTHER COULD LOVE—you can, too, when you learn more about bats Saturday.

A free presentation at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive, Saturday, October 3, will have you hearing like a bat. Demonstrations of eco-location—the bat way to navigate in the dark—are among lessons visitors will experience. Dawn Vezina, educational specialist from the Bat Zone at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, said their bat programs evoke a […]