Rockford Historical Society

Rockford’s veterans remembered

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s earliest veterans were remembered on Memorial Day Monday, May 31 at Pioneer Cemetery, at North Rockford Middle School, visible from Ten Mile Road. Flags were placed on graves by members of the Rockford Historical Society. This year will be a great time to visit the cemetery, which is now being generously maintained by the City of [...]

Paws with a Cause presents history, personal story

February 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Small acts can have big impacts. When Argon first brought a phone to his new owner he saved her life. Marilyn Boes and her service dog Argon made a visit to the Rockford Community Cabin for the Rockford Historical Society’s meeting Thursday, February 4. She shared not just the history of Paws with a Cause, but her own story and that of Argon, her service dog, who [...]

Small amount of bond went to sports fields

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

RPS’s Mike Cuneo offers breakdown on millage spending It may look as though the lion’s share of $45.8 million in remodeling for Rockford’s schools went to athletic fields, but that could not be further from the truth, stated Mike Cuneo, Director of Finance at Rockford Public Schools. Cuneo said improvements to athletic fields throughout the district are easy to see, [...]

Historical Society honors members of class of 1932

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU—All turning 94 this fall, these Rockford residents were honored at the Thursday, November 5 Rockford Historical Society meeting. Pictured are Norine Elkins, Hellen Hessler and Clarence Blakeslee. Blakeslee turned 94 the end of October while Hessler and Elkins have their birthdays coming up shortly. If you see these folks around town, be sure to [...]
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