Readers wear Relay shirts in vacation photo

Jeanine and Greg Beasley brought their local newspaper along on their visit to Germany and snapped this shot to share with Squire readers. The couple each wear their Relay for Life t-shirts as a reminder that the annual event is coming right up in May. The Beasleys are part of the Our Lady of Consolation team "Roamin' Catholics"—a very appropriate name as the two were roaming Europe!

Student Council invites all to new Relay for Life event

Scott Nikodemski, Ivy Johnson, Aarron Weston and Luke Bera of Rockford High School have their game faces on for the snow volleyball tournament to be held on February 18 at The Score sports bar at 5301 Northland Drive. Come join them on that Saturday with a team of six to 10 people at 8:30 a.m. the day of to register. Pre-registration is also available at Rockford High School from 10:30 a.m. until noon during the week of February 13 to 17. Divisions are 13- to 17-year-olds and 18 and up. Cost is $40 per team. All proceeds go toward Relay for Life!

Young animal lover skips party to raise donations

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Nine-year-old gives to Humane Society                                             Claire Froumis recently hosted her 9-year-old birthday party and, in lieu of gifts, raised $165.25, two boxes of bones, one dog bowl and a bag of dog food […]

Park plans expand to bring Rockford a dog festival

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by BETH ALTENA Happy Hounds in downtown may become an annual dog-centered festival if dog park planners are able to pull it off. Organizer Tom VanderSloot described his vision during an evening planning session held at the Rockford Public Schools Administration Building Thursday, June 30. VanderSloot would like to see a Relay for Life-type event […]

Relay for Life for survivors’ birthdays

WHY WE RELAY—Maddie Tomasko, an 11-year-old Crestwood Elementary School student was diagnosed with leukemia. She is currently in inpatient chemotherapy for six months and talks to her classmates during their recess each day on Skype. She is pictured here with her “true love,” Hunter, her Britteny spaniel. See Team Maddie at this year’s Relay.

Event is this Friday and Saturday; every Relayer has a story by BETH ALTENA Impressive numbers—$2.46 million raised and last year over 400 cancer survivors honored in the survivor’s lap of Rockford Relay for Life—prove the event is incredibly successful, but misses the point of the real impact of Relay. Carol Delp-Korzeja said the event […]