Rockford Lions log cemetery, would love pics, info

Rockfordian Lynn Zimmerman cashes in on the Rockford Lions logging of the Pioneer Cemetery. Filling the bed of his pickup truck, Lynn worked with Lions in their Saturday restoration of this neglected community treasure.

The Rockford Lions continue their efforts to restore Pioneer Cemetery (in front of North Rockford Middle School by Ten Mile Road). According to accounts they have heard, the cemetery has been in poor repair for as long as the lifetimes of many of our long-term residents. It is hoped that someone may have an old […]

Rockford’s best-kept winter secret revealed

As the sun sets in the west, (pictured l–r) twin brothers Ben and Alex Norkey, 12, Bridgette Davis, 12, Grace Garner, 12, and Lexi Loop 12, all North Rockford Middle School students, are having a blast. They have been skating on the pond regularly since its early freeze-up and especially appreciate the smooth Zamboni-like surface.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Answering an often-asked community request for an outdoors winter ice-skating rink, the Rockford Lions have again stepped to the plate. Squire readers will recall that in past years the City of Rockford flooded an area behind the Community Cabin, providing a place for children of all ages to ice-skate during […]

Rockford Police, Meijer join forces to help youngsters

Santa and Mrs. Claus pose with lucky kids who were chosen to participate in this year’s Shop with a Hero event with the City of Rockford Police. Funds come from Meijer and donations from service organizations such as the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs.	photo by BETH ALTENA

by BETH ALTENA Santa, police and plenty of smiles marked the seventh annual Shop with a Hero event at the Rockford Meijer Sunday, Dec. 12. All on volunteer time, Rockford police, usually with the help of a spouse or family member, enjoyed helping children choose items from a list of necessities and at least one […]

Lions, Rotary clubs team up for better health in Rockford

Jill Erickson, RN, screens for blood pressure problems as part of the Rockford Lions and Rotary clubs’ annual free health screening event.

Working together, the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs teamed up for their second annual free health screening on Saturday, March 27 to serve the clients of the North Kent Service Center. The Rockford Reformed Church once again provided the venue for this screening of hearing, vision, blood pressure, podiatry, dental and pharmaceutical. Volunteering their […]