Roller coaster week in Farm Market contest

Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec holds the sign up sheet for voting for Rockford’s farm market.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL What a ride it was last week for Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farm Market contest. Our once comfortable lead in the small market size category (16 – 30 vendors) was nearly wiped out by our evil archrival Venice, FL. Almost as bad, towards the end of the […]

Rockford officer honored by mayor


The public is invited to coffee to celebrate 30 years of service Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec reads a mayoral proclomation recognizing the 30 years of service of Lt. Scott Mazur, of the Rockford Police Department. There will be a public coffee and celebration of Mazur’s career at City Hall this Friday, April 29 at Rockford […]

Historical Society may have lost bid to move museum

Terry Konkle, president of the Rockford Area Historical Society, and Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec talk about hopes the society members had for relocating the museum to the former court building located by City Hall. City Council recently turned down a proposal by the society, citing fears the group is financially unable to handle the project. Between them Bob Winegar listens.

Two proposals for former court building rejected by BETH ALTENA The Rockford Area Historical Society hired a consultant and had huge plans to relocated their museum, now housed in a 100-plus-year-old building with no running water or fire protection, into the unused portion of the former 63rd District Court building, located across the parking lot […]