• 4-H Recognition Awards handed out in a drive-thru ceremony
  • Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund
  • Local Extension educator wins state Extension Award for Excellence
  • Stroll on State event reimagined for 2020
  • Largest Building on Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Campus named after former Rockford Park District Executive Director Tim Dimke
  • Pec Board adjusts meeting schedule
  • Sheriff unveils new EMA air truck for area emergencies
  • 4-H Recognition Awards handed out in a drive-thru ceremony

    4-H Recognition Awards handed out in a drive-thru ceremony

    “We did our 4-H Recognition Award program a bit differently this year due to COVID-19,” said Extension Program Director Melissa Irwin. “We had a drive-thru award pick up with a photo booth and each family came one at a time. “The awards that all start with the name ‘Outstanding’ are […]

  • Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund

    Rockton Lions help families in need with Wimpy’s Fund

    Wimpy’s Fund by the Rockton Lions is a community effort to help families in need during the holiday season, providing food baskets and presents. Long before there was Wimpy’s Fund, there was Wimpy the police chief, Everett Vaughan. A generous character who often reached into his pockets to help needy […]

  • Local Extension educator wins state Extension Award for Excellence

    Local Extension educator wins state Extension Award for Excellence

    Peggy Doty, energy and environmental stewardship educator serving Boone, Dekalb and Ogle counties, was honored by University of Illinois Extension for dedicated and innovative work in natural resource education. Doty received an Individual Extension Excellence Award in recognition of the research-based natural resource education she consistently delivers to youth of […]

  • Stroll on State event reimagined for 2020

    Stroll on State event reimagined for 2020

    Stroll on State is the Rockford region’s kick-off to the holiday season. The free community event in downtown Rockford has featured a tree-lighting, parade, fireworks, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa and so many more events and attractions. This year, Stroll on State presents ‘A Merry & Bright Holiday,’ that […]

  • Largest Building on Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Campus named after former Rockford Park District Executive Director Tim Dimke

    Largest Building on Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Campus named after former Rockford Park District Executive Director Tim Dimke

    In 2017, the Rockford Park District celebrated the expansion of the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd. Loves Park. The 133,000-square-foot sports building situated to the east of the existing Indoor Sports Center (ISC) building is only three-years-old and is 420 feet long, 300 feet wide, and 70 feet […]

  • Pec Board adjusts meeting schedule

    Pec Board adjusts meeting schedule

    By Christopher Johnson REPORTER A schedule set by the Pecatonica Village Board as it relates to the access of shared information has been limited lately and Covid19 still seems to be the biggest reason. Because of the continued rise of numbers of reported infections statewide, multiple regularly scheduled meetings have […]

  • Sheriff unveils new EMA air truck for area emergencies

    Sheriff unveils new EMA air truck for area emergencies

    By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR On Thursday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. the Boone County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new Emergency Management Agency’s Air Truck. The purchase was made possible when all fire departments in Boone County partnered with the Sheriff’s Office to share with the costs. These fire departments include […]

 

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