Drivers escape injuries in school bus rollover

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‘Thank God there were no kids on the bus. It would have been bad.’ By BETH ALTENA Director of Transportation Jackie Fase said she is amazed and thankful no one was injured and no children were involved in a collision between a Rockford Public School bus and a car on Thursday, October 6 at 7:25 […]

First dog event ready to roll except for guests of honor

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by BETH ALTENA The event in a town near Seattle raises $50,000 a year to split between animal and human charities. Organizers of this year’s Happy Hounds dog walk in Rockford have lower expectations—they just want dogs. This unique fundraiser will be a dog parade through town starting and ending at the park behind the […]

Harvest Fest Children’s Weekend

The last week of Harvest Fest  was Children’s Weekend, and youngsters enjoyed wonderful weather for their events. Here a girl is proud of her leaf crown she made on Sunday, Oct. 9. Photo by GEORGIA DONOVAN

Harvest Fest coloring contest winners enjoy their prizes.

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  More than 50 children showed their incredible talent for The Rockford Squire newspaper’s coloring contest for Harvest Fest. The judges had a difficult time selecting the winners, because everyone did such a great job. However, after much discussion, the following claimed the prizes for the contest:   • ages 3-5: first place, Liliana Dunbar, […]

Rotary Volunteers

ROTARY VOLUNTEERS—Rotary is a family-friendly club, and spouses and family are welcome to help during the many events during the year. Here Rotarian Rick Koryto and his daughter Hannah, 11, are pictured with the club’s German exchange student Anni Hagenah, 16. Anni is from Wolfsburg, Germany, and is enjoying her exchange. Outgoing student, Jordan ? has been writing a blog about her experiences in Germany. Hosting and sending an exchange student is just one of the many relationship-building projects in which the Rotary Club participates.