October 29 2009

Seasonal weather blamed on crash

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TAKE CARE IN FALL CONDITIONS—An accident on the corner of Monroe and Division on Friday, October 23, was blamed on wet and slippery conditions. “It’s a typical case of sliding and bumping into each other,” said the Rockford officer in charge of the scene. A young driver injured her hand after rear-ending the vehicle in front of her. She was very distraught, but no [...]

Dancing Through the Decades—Rockford Homecoming memories

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Rockford’s Homecoming was Friday, October 9, 2009 at Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Pictured are the king and queen and the homecoming court. KING AND QUEEN­—George McConnell and Kelsey Kinstle.   Jill Fowle and Alex Devries.                       Margaret Smiley and Jacob Loader.   Jenna Johnson and Joe Stefanski.                   [...]

First death reported in Kent County associated with H1N1 influenza

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On October 23 the Kent County Health Department was informed a female in her 50s died from multiple underlying health conditions, including the H1N1 influenza. It is the first such death in the county. “We extend our deepest sympathies to this woman’s family and friends,” said Cathy Raevsky of the Health Department. “Flu activity has increased greatly in Michigan [...]

Morgan shares story of Rockford Ambulance

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Historical meeting tells tales, next is November 5 at 7 p.m. In 1972, Rockford Ambulance was in its infancy with $5,800 in assets and one van. According to director Roger Morgan, despite humble beginnings the service has always been a leader in care. He spoke before the October Rockford Historical Society meeting on Thursday, October 1. “Rockford Ambulance has always [...]

Rockford defeats Bulldogs, finishes regular season undefeated

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    Tyler Pratt scores from five yards out. Photo by TONY ANDERSON     Nick Smythe scores for the Rams. Photo by TONY ANDERSON by TONY ANDERSON The Rockford Rams traveled to Grandville on Friday, Oct. 23, with the hopes of finishing the regular season undefeated. The Bulldogs won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The Rams started on their 20-yard line. [...]
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