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Rockford resident has “bear scare” on her deck

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

A resident of the area of big Myers Lake had a fright the night of Sunday, June 7, and in retrospect says her visitor was quite cute. At 11:40 p.m. the woman, who didn’t want to be named, said she heard a sound outside her back door. “Usually I turn on the light and look through the glass of the door,” she said. For some reason, this time she stepped to steps [...]

Tiger fan celebrates 106th birthday

March 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As you read this article, you will, in part, be celebrating lifelong Rockford resident Mary Carpenter’s 106th birthday. Mary Dunn Carpenter, born in 1904, will be an amazing 106 years old on Thursday, March 25. Mary Carpenter gives us all a goal to work toward as she nears her 106th birthday. Now residing at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community, [...]

Locks of Love

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

Travis gives four years to Navy, 12.5 inches to Locks of Love While many high school graduates prepare to leave for college in the next few weeks, one Rockford resident is taking a different direction. Jayme Travis, a 2009 graduate of Rockford High School, departed August 18 for the Navy. She will attend boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., for eight weeks, followed by five [...]