Terry Konkle

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill The bears of Clayton Cahill will be the focus of the column for this week. Several readers called me with questions about what happened to them. With lots of help and a bit of research, some interesting parts of Rockford’s caged bear history were revealed. Jim Eadie got things [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Update

June 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Last week’s “Nugget of Rockford History” question solicited many correct answers and also brought out a lot of information. So far, 18 people have contacted me,  and all of them knew that Clayton Cahill was the well-known Rockford constable who had a bear caged on his property on Jericho Street. But the [...]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Recently I have spoken with several people about some of my “Nuggets of Rockford History” questions. Helen Hessler and Gene Berry knew that the “Golden R” meets on the last Saturday of June each year and honors the Rockford High School class that has currently reached the [...]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle The Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) continues to be a busy group. As part of our fundraising efforts, members of RAHS and others will take part in the annual Parade of Homes event. Thirty-six volunteers will be involved greeting guests over the nine days of showing homes. They will work in [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill This column is about a player I coached at Rockford High School. His name is Arlo Elkins, and he left a lasting impression on my life. Recently he passed away and memories of him keep popping up in my mind. Arlo’s best sport was tennis and, after graduation from Rockford High [...]
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