Classifieds — October 15, 2009

HELP WANTED Supper cook/dishwasher—one day a week and every other weekend. 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. (616) 866-2002. b42 ______________________ FOR SALE Nice entertainment center, $50; round/oval dining table with five chairs, $100; DVD player, $20; VCR, $5; rocking chair, $10; small drop-leaf table, $10; circa 1950 Lane cedar chest, $100; two antique chiming wall/table clocks, […]

Rockford arborist an international champion

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT—Lucas Drews competes in the work climb event. The Rockford arborist enjoys his work so much he is a frequent competitor in world-class events.

by M. SOLLE Rockford has turned out its fair share of elite athletes over the years, and now we have one more to add to the list. He may have even been at your home before, but you didn’t even know it. Lucas Drews is an elite, internationally ranked professional tree climber. Not a sport, […]

Dance your troubles away with free classes at Rockford Ambulance

GIVE IT A WHIRL—Andy Andresen and Su Gray take a spin around the room at Rockford Ambulance. The paramedics and staff are inviting the public to come learn to waltz at the facility free of charge. Give them a call and give it a try. photo               by Ana Olvera

  “It’s a natural for paramedics to endorse it.” Chuck Premer, media coordinator and paramedic at Rockford Ambulance, referred to a series of classes coming up at the Rockford Ambulance facility at 8450 Shaner Avenue. The public is invited to sign up for free waltz lessons taught by the Emergency Medical Technicians and staff of […]

Superintendent sick of ‘lip service’ to education

“It’s like threatening to tear off your leg, and when they only tear off your foot you are supposed to feel good about it,” said Rockford Superintendent of Schools Michael Shibler. He referred to last week’s per-student funding cut of $165, passed by the legislature Thursday evening and signed by the governor Friday. Shibler said […]

‘Great Balls of Fire’ directs man to treasure’s location

Joe Longo, of Grattan Township, said he enjoys treasure hunts and mental exercises, and it was putting thought into this year’s clues that put him ahead of the pack in finding treasure. Longo was the winner of this year’s Cannon Area Business Association treasure hunt worth $1,000. He found the coin in wood chips at […]