Rockford sergeant receives award for bravery

Lt. Col. Gary Gorski, Sgt. Joseph Roney and Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue.

MSP Bomb Squad officer a Rockford resident  At a special ceremony held in Lansing last week, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented Rockford resident Sgt. Joseph Roney, a member of the Bomb Squad, with the MSP Meritorious Award for placing his life in danger to protect others. In April, after returning […]

Rockford to celebrate Heritage Weekend

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) invites you to harvest some family fun. The second installment of Harvest Fest, Heritage Weekend, will feature hayrides, scarecrow-making, children’s activities, a craft and food fair, chili cook-off, car show, kids’ tractor pull, and many other fall activities. Special events this weekend will tickle your appetite, delight your eyes, […]

REF welcomes Second City for two nights for annual fundraiser

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Tickets on sale now! Rockford will have twice the laughs when Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe The Second City returns for two nights January 20-21, 2012, to benefit the Rockford Education Foundation (REF). Second City was the annual event entertainment for REF in 2010, selling out before the January performance. This year Second City will perform […]

Sample sale raises $145,123 for charity

This is the view from the Rockford water tower, just outside the sale. On the grass, waving, are just some of the many employees who volunteered hundreds of hours to make this event possible. This was taken about 15 minutes prior to opening to the public.

Tops last year’s by $25,000  When the night ended, the annual Wolverine Worldwide sample sale had sold $145,123 in deeply discounted footwear and clothing. The event is an annual one with the sale proceeds going to United Way. Wolverine urges each division of its brands to save the samples (the products set out as demos […]

Parents advised to raise empowered kids

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Best-selling author/speaker and weekly columnist for the Washington Times, Marybeth Hicks will address issues about popular culture, media, values and the trends that influence the next generation and are shaping our nation’s future. Hicks provides a strong voice for parents, grandparents and concerned citizens who want to protect our children and the country they will […]