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Rockford firefighter graduates from Police Academy

Double proud—Rockford’s Robert Berkstresser, who has been a firefighter for the city since 1992, has graduated from police training academy. His daughter Holly, a 2004 Rockford High School graduate, also graduated from a police academy this summer.

by BETH ALTENA “It was a challenge, especially being older. If I was in my twenties like everyone else in the class, it would have been easier,” Bob Berkstresser, 51, made the statement about a grueling 16-week, 594-hour police training academy. Berkstresser just completed the class, allowing him to join the ranks of Rockford’s relatively […]

RHS senior story one of work, reward

Volunteers from Bridgeway Community Church, including RHS senior Taylor Buskard, built ten homes in Guatemala this summer.

by TAYLOR BUSKARD For most high school students, senior year is a year to remember: A time for friends, and a time for relaxing. It is the time to go fishing, and the time to stay out late. Many look back on their senior year with memories of parties, trying to find the right dress […]

Rockford group to submit entry, perform at ArtPrize

Some of the members of the Rockford ArtPrize choir rehearse under the direction of Renee Vande Wege. The group will be performing a song composed by Kayle Clements, which is the actual ArtPrize entry. Vande Wege is trying to have a 90-member choir perform the song at the ArtPrize performance on September 22.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A Rockford woman is working to turn her dream into reality with an ArtPrize performance that will feature 90 area singers as well as a song entry the public can vote on at the event. ArtPrize, which runs this year from September 19 to October 7, was founded in 2009 and […]

BIRTHDAYS September 15–21

15 Wendy Harr, Bonnie Hyder 16 Joyce Bolthouse, Sheryl Deyoung, Sarah Didion, Wilma Ingham, Colin Kalemba, Allyson Meester 17 Kellie Roblee, Sabrina Jade Tiensivu 18 Nate Brown, Gil Clark, Jaden DeVogel, Susan Eckert, Jane Kettelhut, Mike Moore, Phyllis TenBrink 9 Don Geldersma, Paul Krupp, Haley Pilgrim, Roberta Sheils, Roberta Shripka 20 Nora Harmony Angle, Alton Klinger, John Luton, Stacey Schluckebier 21 Richard Amon, Ruth Denick, Macy Ruchty, Myles Ruchty