September 29 2011

Boutique breaks the mold on traditional antiques

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City Antiques opens on Bridge Street  by BETH ALTENA “The baby boomer generation everyone has talked about is here and it’s changed everything.” In a field that is about change, City Antiques, now open at 67 Bridge Street, still manages to put a new spin on an age-old but ever evolving profession. The shop is packed to the rafters with items ranging in size, [...]

Local Tour de France competitor helps teammate grab yellow jacket

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by MATT MARN Only a decade ago, Brent Bookwalter was a local cycling enthusiast when he began competing in local amateur events. Years later, he met Cadel Evans, a professional cyclist, and asked for his autograph. In 2011, Bookwalter helped his professional cycling team bring home the win at the most prestigious cycling race in the world. Bookwalter is one of the [...]

Police chief nabs ‘slower kid’

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‘I don’t go after the fast kid’  by BETH ALTENA When you’re looking to do a little automobile B&E, it’s best not to do it a couple yards from the chief of police. Rockford’s Police Chief Dave Jones said the town’s security cameras came in handy when officers observed a pair of teens peeking into cars in the South Squires Street parking lot. When the [...]

OBITUARIES — Stelma

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Stelma  Mr. Harold Gene Stelma, age 91, fell peacefully asleep on Earth September 21, 2011, and awoke joyously in Heaven to begin a new life with his Lord and Savior. He was reunited with his wife of 64 years and best friend, Marion; his eldest son, Gordon; his parents, Anna and Gerard Stelma; his brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Betty Stelma; and his [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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A little optimism Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” The news media seem to report only the bad stuff. Let’s find the bright spots: Ninety percent of workers have jobs. We’re living longer in better health. Food is plentiful, otherwise obesity wouldn’t be a national problem. In spite of foreclosures, we have a high percentage of [...]
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