Young Angler happy with Rogue River catch

Thomas Newman, 6, pulls in a small mouth bass from the Rogue River while fishing above the Rockford dam on a recent summer evening. Thomas, a first-grade student at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School in Rockford, was at the dam with his mother, Chrystal Newman, prior to the start of school. The Rockford boy was using an artificial minnow lure. It was his first fish of the evening.

Young angler catches nice fish at dam

Linda Garty, visiting her sister from Indiana, was enjoying some nice photographic moments in downtown Rockford on October 1. While down by the dam, she saw a teenager who had just landed himself a pretty nice salmon. John Young said the fish was nine pounds and 37 inches long. “It was a nice bundle to take home, as it was six miles one way and he had biked,” Garty said. After returning home to Indiana, Garty kindly sent along the photo and information to the Squire. Thanks very much and congratulations to John!

‘Waterdance’ coming to dam

Sculptor Steve Anderson stands before a nearly completed stainless steel rainbow trout, soon to be leaping from the Rogue River.

      by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is blessed with a multitude of accomplished artisans, many of whom participated in this year’s ArtPrize competition. Local artist Steve Anderson of Anderson’s Metal Sculpture may have contemplated entering the prestigious competition but found himself engrossed in the creative design and layout of […]

Crowds Pitch In for MC Dousing

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Gene Parker takes plunge for $1,035 No good deed goes unpunished and for annual Splash announcer and radio personality Gene Parker, the saying was certainly true Saturday. Parker, who kindly donates his time and talent to many Rockford events, was cheerfully doing a great job Saturday during the 14th annual Sweetheart Splash at the Rockford […]