Paws with a Cause presents history, personal story

Small acts can have big impacts. When Argon first brought a phone to his new owner he saved her life.

  Paws has 25 trainers on staff and 150 employees in 35 states. Dogs are all raised by foster families, who rear the animals to be very familiar with many different situations and pay for all the costs incurred during the puppy’s early life, including spaying or neutering. “Some people have done this nine times […]

Small amount of bond went to sports fields

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 […]

Historical Society honors members of class of 1932

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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, […]

Dedicated Historian Clarence Blakeslee honored by Rockford Historical Society

Clarence Blakeslee and Pre-schoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School are introduced to "Bo Bo" the donkey by Amy Risner of Rockford's Animals On the Go.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a bluebird Friday afternoon, the first day of Rockford’s Annual Harvest Fest, the Bishop Hills Elder Care Community hosted its annual fall Petting Zoo. Present was guest of honor, Bishop Hills resident Clarence Blakeslee (Mr. Rockford). Clarence would never miss such a photo opportunity and he came, as always, […]

Rockford’s Historic Past Remembered

DEEP ROOTS - Barb (Ammerman) Stevens is pictured with Gene Berry holding pictuers of the past. Berry shared the history of both families at last month's Historical Society meeting.

Rockford is a community with a rich and interesting history, and people willing to take the time and effort to keep it from being forgotten. At last month’s Historical Society, Gene Berry shared the story of two of the town’s older families – the Berrys and the Ammermans. The presentation included dates and names going […]