Terry Konkle

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President My friend, Bill Boyd, called last week to help me get a portion of the last “Nugget” corrected. As a lifelong Rockford resident who spent a lot of time on Main Street (Boyd’s Recreation), Bill knew that the location of “Bow Dacious” was not in the building that used to be “Vern’s Two Way Market”. Actually the “Corner Bar” [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President The Western Michigan Genealogical Society, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, publishes a quarterly magazine called “Michigana”. Their current issue (Volume 61 – Issue One) has several pages devoted to the Rockford Area Museum (RAM). The cover has a picture of the outside of the building along with two smaller photos of inside exhibits. [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Terry Konkle – President The “Golden R” meeting on June 26, 2015 honored the Rockford High School Senior class of 1965 and also featured graduates from other classes. Fifty years at least have passed since graduation for those at the reunion, and the traditional affair brings people from all over the United States to Rockford Senior High School to meet their [...]

Some City Council members voting own personal agendas

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Editor, I should not have to write this letter because I am basically a positive person, but it is important to me that residents of the city of Rockford and the surrounding area be made aware of a situation that exists on our city council. Decisions by council members, Tammy Bergstrom and Gail Mancewicz, who both voted “no” on a rezoning proposal at the last council [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President On June 20, 2015 Bob Boyer, a man who influenced the Rockford community in a positive manner, passed away just short of his ninety seventh birthday. Many knew him as a teacher at Rockford High School from 1949 to 1960 and then as a junior high principal for the next twenty years. When he became an administrator, I was hired right out of [...]
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