Big Daddy Duck Race to pick up pace for summer reading

IN GOOD COMPANY—These fine folks from Rockford Ambulance, United Bank and other Rockford businesses are proud to be part of the inaugural Big Daddy Duck Race. There is only one more duck to purchase, so don't delay to be part of this group.

Rockford Rotary Club has provided scholarship funding for the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) Summer Reading Program for several years. Last year, the funds raised fell short of the increased need. “Reading is critical for success in school and life,” said Lisa Jacobs, executive director of RPS Community Services, “and the summer reading program is an […]

Sponsors stepping up to Healing Fields memorial

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by BETH ALTENA United Bank’s CEO and president Art Johnson, honorary chair of the West Michigan Healing Fields, has stepped up to present his bank as Field Sponsor for the memorial tribute to those killed on 9/11. The bank gave the project a $10,000 check Tuesday, May 24. According to Nancy Martin, manager of the […]

Public invited to vote early, vote often for favorite doll

FAVORITE DOLLS—Courtney, 5-1/2, and Gavin, 4-1/2, Betten choose their two favorite dolls of this year’s United Bank Dress the Dolls. Courtney’s favorite was this pink-dressed cutie with her own backpack and pet. The doll was dressed by Lisa Banas. Gavin’s favorite doll was dressed by Victory Christian Fellowship Church. Vote now and vote often for your favorite.

by ANA OLVERA Courtney Betten, 5, and her brother Gavin, 4, of Rockford looked at all the dolls inside United Bank, at 155 Marcell Dr. in Rockford, with great excitement, gasping and pointing at every doll they liked. Courtney’s favorite doll was dressed by Lisa Banas. “It has a cute little doggy! I like her […]