Disaster training brings emergency to life

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First responders drill for worst-case scenario by BETH ALTENA No one ever hopes to use the skills they develop under federal guidelines by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), but if the worst happens, they will be ready. Area first responders—police, fire, paramedics and more—fight explosions, toxic disasters, potentially fatal injuries and other potential catastrophes […]

Council dedicates property for dog park

Organizers have one year to come up with funding by BETH ALTENA After passing last month on contributing city funds to development and maintenance of a public dog park on a former ball field at Richardson-Sowerby Park, Rockford City Council voted this month to dedicate the land for that use for one year. Organizers are […]

Luncheon scheduled for June

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present the June installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 6 at the Rockford Ambulance building, 8450 Shaner Avenue NE. Lunch will feature the delicious fare of Cannonsburg Grist Mill. This month’s luncheon will […]

Girl Scouts learn first aid

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Rockford to celebrate heritage this weekend

Heritage Weekend is the celebration of Rockford’s history, and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) invites you to take a step back in time and enjoy a simpler life with special Harvest Fest events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3. During Heritage Weekend visitors can enjoy hayrides, strolling entertainment, music, a caricature […]