Four inducted into Rockford Athletic Hall of Fame

Twently years ago, then Athletic Director Dave Price instituted the Rockford Athletic Hall of Fame. He believed Rockford should recognize some of the outstanding athletes, coaches and community members that make the athletic program the success it is. Now that elite membership includes 92 individuals, four of which joined the ranks on Wednesday, October 14, […]

Herman’s Boy has reinvented, reinvested for success

Family business celebrates 30 years When Floyd Havemeier purchased his first building in downtown Rockford, he had no intention of opening up his own shop, much less starting a family dynasty in Herman’s Boy, a roastery, bakery, confectionery and smokehouse located at 220 Northland Drive. Now his store employs three generations of the family, has […]

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Birdvulture

Students at Crestwood Elementary were riveted by the wild bird show put on by Joe Rogers of the Wildlife Recovery Association. They learned that loons are not closely related to ducks but are related to penguins. Students had many questions about the owls, hawks and turkey vulture they were able to see as well as […]

Man on the street — How do you feel about Judge Servaas and the courthouse possibly leaving Rockford? by Ana Olvers

“I agree with the consolidation. But it’s going to hurt Rockford. The state will save, but the public will lose because of the inconvenience.”

                                           

Local families join global effort to help 8 million suffering children

A local church church is the drop off point for a world wide children’s program. Crossroads Church, 8331 Meyers Lake Road, Rockford is part of Operation Christmas Child. U.S. kids have no time to waste helping bring joy to millions of needy boys and girls this holiday season. Sending hope to hurting children worldwide is […]