Terry Konkle

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

August 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill A major goal of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is to preserve the history of our Rockford area and to make it available to people of all ages. One very important way of presenting our history is by collecting all kinds of material and then displaying or making it [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

August 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill I hope readers had a chance to watch Dathan Ritzenhein compete in his third Olympic games on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Dathan, who set many distance records when competing for Rockford High School (RHS), placed 13th in the 10,000-meter run. I know that many saw him run track and [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

August 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Additional information has come in on the Saint Bernard, Thor. In case readers were wondering, he was named after the Norse god of thunder. I have also learned that Thor sometimes sat in the middle of the intersection of Courtland and Main streets and chewed on the bone given to [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Several weeks ago, my friend Shirley Norman mentioned that she and some friends had been reminiscing about Thor and thought that his history might make for an interesting column. I knew who Thor was and remembered seeing him often when first coming to Rockford in 1960. He was a [...]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Readers have another week to answer the last “Nugget of Rockford History” question. I have received several correct answers to “Who was Thor?” and also some Thor stories. I will use the column next week to cover the Thor information. Contact me at (616) 866-0530 with your [...]
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