Walk works to fight poverty, hunger

Sunday, October 2nd 2pm is the date & time for the Belmont/Comstock Park CROP (CROP=Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk. Registration starts at 1:30pm at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA 6555 Jupiter Ave. NE; Belmont. Donations collected help the Loaves & Fishes food pantry at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Post Dr. […]

Friday Night Lights Experience

Week Two—The Rams vs the Rams? Sometimes you don’t know how lucky you have it until you see what other people and other places have. Week two we visited the “Ted” as many Rockford residents call it, Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium at Rockford High School. The Rams of Holt decided to make the hour plus […]

Rockford bursts past Holt, wins football battle of the Rams

Brandon Lubenow scores his second touchdown of the game after receiving a pass from Kyle Short.	Photo by JIM COOPER

by TIM COOPER Not since 2002 had the Rockford Rams lost two games in a row. Rockford hadn’t gone 0-2 to start a season since 1978. Only four times since 1950 have they dropped the first two games of the year. After a week one loss to Lowell, and the perennial state power Holt Rams […]

6, 083 voters got it absolutely right

This sign of community pride, on the corner of 10 Mile Rd. and E. Main St. in Rockford, says 6,083 words – votes, that is!

Rockford is America’s Favorite Farmers Market—period by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Every contest or election is won through the support of voters and organizations. Rockford’s winning entry in the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest was no exception. This improbable journey began in May of this year when Rockford City Manager Michael Young gave the go […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT Welcome to the 2011-12 school year!  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools I hope you have experienced a relaxing and pleasant summer. Even though the middle of July was excruciatingly hot, in my opinion it was far better than minus 10 degrees with snow blowing sideways. Those days will […]