ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

This ball is a true collector’s item.  It is included among many other autographed items and more in our online auction that can be seen right now at www.1800lastbid.com.

By TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Lots of questions have been asked by people interested in our upcoming fundraising auction. Most of this column will give answers to a lot of the inquiries, but if readers need clarification or more information, please call 1-616-866-0530. Let’s start by explaining that the auction will be […]

Showers participates in University of Evansville Freshman service project

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The University of Evansville (UE) is proud to announce that Shain Showers of Belmont participated in the Freshman Service Project on Monday, August 20. The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout Evansville, Ind., including parks, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations, to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping. The […]

Save seeds and plant a native prarie

The September meeting of the Rockford Garden Club, free and open to the public, will meet Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple, in downtown Rockford. Ruth Oldenburg, an Advanced Master Gardener and Master Naturalist will speak on how to collect and save seeds from your garden […]

OBITUARIES — John N. Muir

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John N. Muir, age 83, beloved husband, father and grandpa went home to his Lord September 10, 2012. John was born Aug. 20, 1929 in Lansing, MI to the late Robert and Agnes (Bowden) Muir. He graduated from Lansing Everett H.S. and MSU. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and attended […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Organizer disappointed about festival decision Dear Editor, For the last 15 years, my family and I have been in charge of the Scarecrow Make-N-Take at the Rockford Harvest Festival. It has always been the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October. We divide and donate the money between North Kent Community […]