Terry Konkle

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 [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle – President Let’s start with a “Nugget of Rockford History” four part question. Each part consists of two things and readers are asked to decide which of the two occurred first in Rockford history. So, number your paper from one to four and put down the letter (either A or B) of the earliest thing. Contact me by e-mail at tnjkonkle@hotmail.com or [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President Let’s begin this column by answering a question that was asked recently by a friend. We were talking about Rockford history and the friend asked:   Is Homer Burch’s book “From Sawmill To City” still available to the public? The book, which I am sure many readers already know, covers Rockford area history up to the year 1967. Over the [...]
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