Rockford men’s water polo fields 10 Academic All Americans

Pictured are (front row, l–r) Rockford Athletic Director Tim Erickson, Mike Arend, Cody Brown, Allyn Kinney, Alex Savage, Rockford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler; (back) Grant Beach, Nick Dulak, Corey Fase, Mac Finnie, Nick Willison. Not pictured is Eric Chisholm.

The Rockford men’s water polo team excels in the classroom as well as in the pool. Rockford Public Schools is honored to announce that 10 team members have been selected as Academic All Americans for the 2010-2011 school year. Dan Zang, Rockford High School principal, stated, “We are very proud of these fine young men […]

Dedication honors late township supervisor, spouse

Firefighters and township and county officials join family members of the late Kletis and Jim McIntyre. The township dedicated Fire Station II in their honor on Friday, Sept. 16 with a ribbon-cutting and ceremony unveiling the new sign, which bears a plaque in their honor.

‘Besides the kids and grandkids, nothing was more important to them than the township’ by BETH ALTENA Jim McIntyre served Courtland Township first as a trustee from 1998 to 1992 and then as supervisor until his unexpected death in 2010. On Friday, Sept. 16, family members, firefighters and township and county officials joined in remembering […]

Rockford gears up for Harvest Fest

NO NEED TO PARK—Drive-up service is provided at the Rotary Chicken Dinner all three days this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

First weekend of annual festival features family fun As the crazy heat-filled days of summer wind down, Rockford is preparing for yet another Harvest Fest. The 2011 festival will be celebrating its 35th year of gathering a bountiful harvest. The three weekends will be packed with plenty of activities, entertainment, music and contests—all designed with […]

Heirloom dress still serves 69 years later

Madeline Johnson on her wedding day to Joseph Fabiano on February 14, 1942.

‘It deserves a pat on the back’  by BETH ALTENA When Linda Mazur and her family toured Italy in 2000, she picked up some shoes and a jacket. She should have bought a dress. The last one the family purchased from that country has served through four family weddings and is still beautiful 69 years […]

Cannon Treasure Hunt Clues

The hunt has begun! Here are your first two clues. #1 I wish you well in this year’s game, find the coin and we’ll announce your name. #2 A long trip will be a part of this year’s quest, figure out the clues and beat out the rest.