Twenty-five year time capsule to be opened

The one-hundredth graduating class of Rockford High School buried a time capsule to commemorate the occasion twenty-five years ago. This Saturday it’s coming out. The public is welcome to observe the event at North Rockford Middle School on Ten Mile (Division) at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. The time capsule is a […]

Gift of love

Carly Olson.

Carly Olson of Rockford hasn’t cut her hair since she was four years old-until now. The former East Rockford Middle School student cut her long hair for Locks for Love. “My aunt had to have a wig while she was fighting cancer,” Carly said. Her aunt lost her fight with the disease. Carly’s cousin donated […]

Lions Club welcomes The Sight Seer Radio Reading

INDUCTED— (L-R); Sponsor Lion Stan Hone, Lion Ruth Van Prooyen, Lion Pres. Jan Strauss and seated: Lion Ken Van Prooyen

At the final, formal meeting of the Rockford Lions Club, the founders and managers of The Sight Seer Radio Reading Service were welcomed as new members. New Lions Ken and Ruth Van Prooyen founded this 24/7 FREE radio reading service twenty six years ago to meet the educational and informational needs of those unable to […]

‘Toilet to tap’ concept plugged at plant dedication

THEY DRANK WHAT?!—Bubbling sewage part way thought the treatment process cooks down in aerated tanks at the sewer treatment plant on Coit Avenue.

Sewer Authority Board Chairman and Rockford City Manager Michael Young called the day historic and the story courageous. The plant is the ninth largest of its kind in the entire world, and built from the initiative of five communities. According to Young, it was built with 13,500 cubic yards of concrete, the equivalent of 27 […]

Start of Summer Celebration

June 12, 13 & 14, 2009 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, June 12 12:00        Carnival, Food & Craft Booths Open! 12-11pm   Lions’ Beverage Tent 12-4pm     Children’s Tent 1-4:00pm Rockford Historical Museum Open 2-7:00pm Changing Tent (sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church) 3:00pm     Kentwood Senior Steppers-senior dances 4:00pm     Dee Jay the Clown 4:30-5:30 […]