September 13 2012

Rockford firefighter graduates from Police Academy

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by BETH ALTENA Double proud—Rockford’s Robert Berkstresser, who has been a firefighter for the city since 1992, has graduated from police training academy. His daughter Holly, a 2004 Rockford High School graduate, also graduated from a police academy this summer. “It was a challenge, especially being older. If I was in my twenties like everyone else in the class, it [...]

‘Pure Michigan’ tale of two bridge walks

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Surrounded by friends and family,Karen Fish Wartella carries an insulated collapsible Budweiser cooler containing the cremated remains of her late husband Charles F. “Chuckie Bud” Wartella while participating in her first ever (and his last) Cheboygan Labor Day State Street Bridge Walk. Photo by RICH & DAWN ADAMS Labor Day morning found [...]

RHS senior story one of work, reward

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by TAYLOR BUSKARD Volunteers from Bridgeway Community Church, including RHS senior Taylor Buskard, built ten homes in Guatemala this summer. For most high school students, senior year is a year to remember: A time for friends, and a time for relaxing. It is the time to go fishing, and the time to stay out late. Many look back on their senior year with memories of parties, [...]

Rockford group to submit entry, perform at ArtPrize

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by CINDY M. CRANMER Some of the members of the Rockford ArtPrize choir rehearse under the direction of Renee Vande Wege. The group will be performing a song composed by Kayle Clements, which is the actual ArtPrize entry. Vande Wege is trying to have a 90-member choir perform the song at the ArtPrize performance on September 22. A Rockford woman is working to turn her [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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Warm enough? Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Sometimes I read science reports about the weather. It’s not that I’m a nerd; I’m just interested in stuff that hits me right in the face. Stuff like the blazing sunshine (certainly not rain) that heated up our summer this year. And the mild breezes of last winter, one of [...]
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