Weather, crowd all tops for 67th Santa Parade

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There seemed to be plenty of everything at the 67th annual Santa Parade brought to town by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Dec. 4. The kids enjoyed handouts, the sights and sounds typical of the event, with sounds of the Rockford marching band filling the ears of families who watched the floats go […]

Rotarians take Squire on German trip

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Rockford Rotarians took their local paper along on a trip to visit their German friends from the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club. Pictured in Berlin are Rick Schroder, Rockford Rotary Club President; Reinhart Kohler, of the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club and Thomas Scharnhorst the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club president. Rockford and Gifhom Wolfsburg Rotaries have had […]

Rotarians receive club’s highest recognition

Rotary District 6290 Governor Tim Knaggs awards three Rockford Rotarians, Al Kracker, Dave Speese and Tom Visser, with Rotary Club’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellowship.

Three Rockford Rotarians were applauded by their fellow members in the local service club Tuesday, Nov. 2, as they received the Paul Harris Fellowship award, the club’s highest recognition. The honor was made even more special, because it was given by a visiting distinguished guest, Tim Knaggs, governor of District 6290, the international district of […]

Rogue chosen among nation for restoration

The Rogue River is one of only 12 rivers across the United States as a Trout Unlimited Home Rivers Initiative project. The quality of the fishery, proximity to people and dedicated donors and volunteers were among reasons it was chosen.

Fish ladder may be in Rockford’s future by Beth Altena  “If you have a business in Rockford, this will make a difference to your business,” said Glenn Blackwood of Great Lakes Fly Fishing, a Rockford business. Blackwood spoke before Rockford Rotary, telling members that the Rogue River has been selected as one of only twelve […]

Family enjoys “The Little Red Schoolhouse” tour

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On a warm and sunny afternoon, Talia, 8 and Roxanne, 4, along with their mom Amanda Calcagno enjoyed a personal tour of “The Little Red Schoolhouse” (Rounds School), courtesy of Rockford Rotarian Rick Ehinger, who was doing some “tidying up” of this historic local treasure. The schoolhouse has been at its present location since 1960, […]