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Death of 1967 classmate

November 7, 2018 by Barb Shlikas Cornwall (Register to contact)

Kristin "Kris" Jensen Meier passed away on October 8, 2018 at the age of 68. Full obituary is shown in this publication.

Death of 1967 classmate

September 22, 2018 by Barb Shlikas Cornwall (Register to contact)

Vicki A. Nelson Harrison passed away on September 18, 2018 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 69.

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Student-run credit union to open in fall at Rockford's Guilford High School  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Rockford Bell Credit Union will open a branch inside Guilford High School this fall that will employ some students over their lunch hours and ...



Rockford man who filmed footage for Oscar-nominated "Minding the Gap" remembered as 'good kid'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Videotaping his friends skateboarding paid off big time for Kiyohiko "Dylan" Sakiyama.His name is listed in the credits for "Minding the Gap," the ...



Bazsali makes it clear why he's no longer the head football coach at Rockford Guilford  MyStateline.com

Click on the above video clip to hear Bruce Bazsali's complete, unedited explanation of why he is no longer the head football coach at Guilford, and how his ...



Hononegah volleyball beats Guilford in NIC-10 play for first time since 2015  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Even though Hononegah has ended Guilford's volleyball postseason each of the past two years, the Vikings have had the Indians' number in ...



Saunders steal lifts Guilford over California team  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford made one of its first 12 shots Friday.“We were cold at the beginning,” senior forward Sam Stewart said.And in the middle too.



Rossato, Maestranzi named coach at Jefferson and Guilford  MyStateline.com

RPS 205 has filled two basketball head coaching openings in Rockford. Jefferson assistant boys basketball coach John Rossato will take on the head coaching ...



Recent heat leaves students, teachers asking for more air conditioning  WREX-TV

With schools back in session, the heat made for a tough day for many classrooms. That's because around half of Rockford Public School buildings have limited ...



Four arrested on Guilford High School rooftop  WIFR

Tuesday night around 11:08pm, the Rockford Police Department received calls from Guilford High School maintenance workers reporting subjects walking on ...



East, Guilford cafeterias cleared by health department  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Winnebago County Health Department reports show food *service* inspectors found no evidence of undercooked food when they visited East and ...



Guilford's spread offense ready to take off in Year 2  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The new state-champion coach will run the old coach's offense. Denny Diduch didn't really have a choice, switching positions with Bruce Bazsali ...



13 INVESTIGATES: Complaints prompts health inspection at RPS 205 schools  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Students and parents at East High School reached out to 13 News, saying they were unhappy with the quality of food that was served.



Rockford police say football games will get extra attention  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Football players and fans may notice increased police or security personnel at or around Friday's games in response to the gunfire that occurred ...



Rockford Police Chief visits Guilford students with eye on future  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea visited Guilford High School with hopes to connect with students who may one day serve in law ...



Top teachers: Golden Apple releases names of 20 finalists Dec 12 at 9:29 PM  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Golden Apple Foundation has released the names of 20 teachers from Winnebago and Boone counties who have been selected as finalists ...



Police arrest woman after threat made to Guilford High School  WIFR

An arrest has been made after a threat was made to Guilford High School, causing the school to go in lockdown on Wednesday.



Game on: Guilford High School in Rockford launches eSports team  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Graham Eichstaedt has been gaming his whole life but only recently ventured into the world of high school eSports and scholarship ...



Guilford students build home for Rockford family  WIFR

Guilford High School students complete a Habitat for Humanity project for a Rockford family.



New principals named for Rockford Auburn, Guilford and West  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Rockford School District announced three key leadership changes Friday that will affect thousands of students across the district.Janice ...



Gunfire prompts Rockford police to give football games extra attention  Peoria Journal Star

ROCKFORD — Football players and fans may notice increased police or security personnel at or around Friday's games in response to the gunfire that occurred ...



Big night for Dedmond, Freeport football ends with gunshots Aug 25 at 2:13 AM  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Years from now, it will be quite the memorable night for first-year Freeport head football coach Anthony Dedmond and his son Major, who led the ...



10 sacks lead Harlem over Freeport  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — The two star quarterbacks put on a show, but it was Harlem's kicking game and pass rush that beat Freeport 35-9 Friday.Connor Aldrich set the ...



Guilford Valkyries synchronized swimming team welcome 50 years with a splash  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD - The Guilford High School Valkyries are the only synchronized swimming team left in the NIC-10, and this week is your only chance to catch one of ...



Chuck Behrends, an RVC Hall of Fame coach, has died  Rockford Register Star

Chuck Behrends, one of the six original inductees in the Rock Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame, died Thursday. He was 82. Behrends, who coached RVC's ...



Klekamp leads Guilford to regional title  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Cinderella didn't want to go home.No. 8 seed DeKalb was 4-22 at one point, Coach Dedric Wright had announced he would resign at the end of ...



Rockford art students show off their portfolios, receive criticism from academics  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Some Rockford area art students were determined to apply to their dream art schools Monday after showing their portfolios to academic critics.



Prep soccer: 1st place Guilford beats 7-time defending NIC-10 champ Boylan in PKs  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Ricky Sarmiento has been a part of some very good Guilford soccer teams the past couple of years. But he knows all too well the feeling of ...



Hononegah, Harlem face off in ultimate test  Rockford Register Star

Harlem and Hononegah meet for the NIC-10 title Friday.“It's a goal I've constantly tried to achieve and it's constantly eluded me,” 15-year Harlem coach Jim ...



Boylan routs Freeport, 310 yards to minus-1  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Boylan plays stifling defense. Just ask them.“We are really disciplined,” Titans defensive lineman Zach Turner said. “It's just a blast out there.



Chris Magee: Guilford High School academy coach gets students' attention  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford High School College and Career Academy Coach Chris Magee learned long ago that if she didn't have a hook, a game or a cool ...



2018-19 Golden Apple finalists announced  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX) — 13 WREX along with the Golden Apple Foundation is excited to announce the 20 finalists for the 2018-19 Golden Apple Awards.



Hononegah intercepts Boylan for 17-6 victory - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Most teams don't try to pass much against Hononegah. Even when running doesn't work.“No, because we've got all these interceptions,” Tony ...



Rockford high school graduation ceremonies could move, get smaller  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — High school graduations may move from downtown's BMO Harris Bank Center to Rock Valley College on the city's northeast side, and the move ...



Roosevelt High School celebrates graduation  WREX-TV

Roosevelt High School seniors crossed a major milestone Tuesday as students walked across the stage during graduation ceremonies.



Byron reels in BNC title over GK with key 4th-quarter drive  Rockford Register Star

GENOA — Byron head coach Jeff Boyer was wondering how his No. 1-ranked and undefeated Tigers would respond in a close game.He finally found out Friday ...



High school senior scholars celebrated at RAMM banquet  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They come from different backgrounds. Some are lifelong residents, while others came here from refugee camps.On Friday, the Rockford ...



NIC-10 boys, girls basketball standings  Rockford Register Star

Here are my NIC-10 basketball standings for both boys and girls teams after Tuesday night's games:



Harlem becoming defensive force; blows out East  Rockford Register Star

Harlem threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone in a 54-13 blowout NIC-10 football victory over East on Friday.The Huskies (4-0) raced to a 48-0 ...



Former RPS athletes, coaches inducted into Hall of Fame  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Before he captained the University of Wisconsin's 1960 Rose Bowl team and before he joined the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos, Jerry ...



Rockford documentary 'Minding the Gap' sets Chicago premiere  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The local documentary and Sundance film “Minding the Gap” will have its first regional screening at 5 p.m. April 8 as part of the Chicago Media ...



RPS announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Five individuals and one team will be inducted into the Rockford Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 24, 2018, at the Radisson Hotel ...



Ground game carries Boylan to win  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Boylan beat East at its own ground-bound game, running for 300 yards on 50 carries and holding the NIC-10's leading rusher to 13 yards to ...



Habitat for Humanity dedicates home that RPS 205 students helped build  Rockford Register Star

Latara Webb and her three children got the keys to a home–and a dream–that Guilford High School students helped build. Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity ...



Young American awards: 'You are our shining lights'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They are a cross-section of American youth: athletes, scholars, students making a difference in their schools and in their communities.Twenty ...



Kristin "Kris" Jensen Meier | Obituaries  Gazettextra

October 31, 1949 - October 8, 2018. Janesville, WI -- Kristin "Kris" Jensen Meier, age 68, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. She was a loving wife, ...



'Minding the Gap' documentary is coming to Rockford this summer  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Following worldwide high praise, the Rockford skateboarding documentary "Minding the Gap" will make its debut here this summer.



UPDATE: NIC-10 cheerleaders raise money for Guilford cheerleader injured on ATV  WIFR

Belvidere North decided to turn the day into a fundraiser for Olivia, using shirts with the junior's face.



Hononegah field house in Rockton could open early for students, community  Rockford Register Star

ROCKTON — The new field house at Hononegah Community High School is projected to open as planned next spring, or perhaps a little ahead of schedule, ...



Guilford grad wins Chicago Golden Gloves  WIFR

19-year-old Julissa Reyna made history Thursday by winning the Chicago Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament.



Kenneth J. Ruiz  SaukValley.com

LEAF RIVER – Kenneth James Ruiz, 80, of Leaf River, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. He was born March 18, 1938, in Rockford ...



Boylan unveils new running star, beats North 34-14  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Boylan defenders are glad to see Caleb Henderson playing defense.“He brings some extra speed. That's nice to see out there,” defensive ...



Rockford high school graduations to move, shrink  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Rockford high school graduation ceremonies will be held at Rock Valley College this spring, and students will no longer be able to invite as ...



Guilford tennis courts finally getting fixed  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The three-year-long saga to fix Guilford Tennis Center is almost over.Three of the 14 courts at what has long been Rockford's crown jewel of ...



Challenge issued at Rockford mayor's State of the City  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Tom McNamara navigated a financial crisis, led the city through tragedy and experienced his first major political defeat during his 381 days as ...



Cherry Valley cop accused of sex with teen to be released from jail  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A Cherry Valley police officer accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl was expected to be released from jail by Friday ...



Real Men Sing encourages vocal talent in boys  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — About 90 boys from seven Rockford public schools gathered Friday at Auburn High School to do something they had never done before — sing ...



NIC-10 all-conference cheerleading team; Madeline Burke MVP  Rockford Register Star

NIC-10 champion Belvidere North had the most first-team picks for the NIC-10 all-conference competitive cheerleading team but third-place Harlem had the MVP ...



Comings & Goings: Rockford has new walk-in chiropractic business  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — If you feel some neck and shoulder pain while Christmas shopping, consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic, a new 6139 E. State St. franchise ...



Families grieve while police search for Rockford party bus shooting suspect  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Nearly a week ago, Raheem D. King was organizing friends and acquaintances to join him on a party bus the weekend after his 22nd birthday.



Bear to debut original orchestral composition 'And Forever Free'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Since graduating high school last May, 16-year-old Emily Bear is focusing solely on her music for the first time in her life, and it's taking her ...



Illinois' 'best of the best' honored at Lincoln Academy ceremony in Rockford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The co-founder of YouTube, a legendary Chicago Bear — and a local piano prodigy named Emily Bear — are among this year's class of ...



Paint the Dam a rite of passage for Rockford-area high schoolers  Rockford Register Star

BELOW: How to paint the damBy Corina CurryRockford Register StarROCKFORD — In the dark of night, their hearts racing with fear, the “Silly Six” as they ...



Unbeaten EPC runs away from Forreston  Rockford Register Star

FORRESTON — Friday's matchup with Forreston was the first test for undefeated Eastland-Pearl City.The Wildcatz aced it. Now an ever bigger one awaits.



No deal: Rockford teachers vote down contract  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — City teachers have said no — a second time now — to a contract offer from downtown.This one — a three-year deal with 1, 1.5 and 2.5 percent ...



Belvidere North earns right to defend state cheerleading title  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — The Blue Thunder cheerleading squad from Belvidere North earned the right to defend its coed state title over the weekend.The question of ...



Rockford sees 6% spike in graduation rates, 10% among Hispanic students  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Rockford School District has awarded more diplomas and seen an increase of nearly 10 percentage points in graduation rates among ...



Rockford School Board set to approve appointments, pay for new administrators  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Recommended salaries for two new principal positions and a new director of fine arts will come before the Rockford School Board Tuesday night ...



Prom police: Rockford schools crack down on revealing outfits  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The hottest looks in fashion are getting girls across the country in trouble on prom night, and Rockford is no exception.Bare midriffs, plunging ...



Rockford Labor Day parade route 2018  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The annual Rockford Labor Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street in Midtown.The parade ...



Rockford native is named 'Chicagoan of the Year'  WREX-TV

A Rockford native is named a "Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune.



Guilford grad stands tall in 'Elf: The Musical'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — At 6 feet 3 inches tall, Kyle Adams is no ordinary elf.But then again, neither is his character Buddy in "Elf The Musical."Adams, a 2005 Guilford ...



Rockford documentary 'Minding the Gap' at Sundance: Live updates  Rockford Register Star

PARK CITY, Utah — Register Star reporter Adam Poulisse is at the Sundance Film Festival to cover the premiere of "Minding the Gap."The documentary focuses ...



QB Britton Morris airs it out, but North Boone falls short  Rockford Register Star

GENOA — Senior quarterback Britton Morris continued his aerial assault on the Big Northern Conference, but North Boone's fourth-quarter comeback attempt ...



Suspect named in Rockford triple homicide  The Rock River Times

Update: This story has been updated to correct the name of the business, Private Exclusive Entertaining, the owns the party bus involved in the triple homicide.



Rockford Register Star's People to Watch in 2017  Rockford Register Star

Every year, the Rockford Register Star selects an eclectic group of individuals to be on our annual People to Watch list.In previous years, we've chosen ...



For the first time in 5 years, Rockford will name two schools  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Naming a school — a task that Rockford Public Schools soon will face — is in many ways the community equivalent of naming a child.The name ...



Area high schools see graduation rates go up  Rockford Register Star

From Rockton to Belvidere and everywhere in between, high school graduation rates are on the rise.The state's interactive report card launched Friday, ...



Photos: NIC-10 and Big Northern conference cheerleading championships  Rockford Register Star

Belvidere North cheerleaders perform their routine Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, during the NIC-10 and Big Northern conference cheerleading championships at ...



Photos: Photos: Rockford Labor Day Parade  Rockford Register Star

Rockford celebrated Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, with its annual parade throughout downtown. Ninety-two groups walked in the parade, including 36 ...



All Star Preps: Hononegah champs again; Sims top male athlete  Rockford Register Star

It was one of the closest races ever for the NIC-10 all-sports trophy.For second place, that is.Hononegah ran away with its seventh consecutive title, with a ...



Community Foundation of Northern Illinois searching for scholarship applicants  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is looking for students to apply for several scholarships. CFNIL says they have 84 ...



NIC-10 Cross Country Preview: Guilford boys rising, North girls favored  Rockford Register Star

The Guilford boys cross country team is ready for an encore. Coming off its best season under seven-year coach Erin Huels, the Vikings are eager to see if they ...



Rockford Marlins host Lisa Coole Memorial swim meet  WIFR

The Rockford Marlins Swim Club celebrated their Lisa Coole Memorial over the weekend. Coole, a former Marlins member and Guilford graduate, is known for ...



Two schools, three names: Rockford school name choices are Cherry Valley, Keller and King  Rockford Register Star

Rockford Public Schools will host two meetings this week to discuss potential new school names. Recommendations include Cherry Valley, Leonard B. Keller ...



After 52 years  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — In late summer 1962, Guilford High School, the city's fourth senior high school opened; Rock Cut State Park was dedicated and opened by Gov.



Two Local High School Seniors Each Receive $2K Scholarships  WIFR

Two seniors from Roosevelt Alternative High School received the 2014 Burdette Anderson Memorial Scholarship from Rockford Rotary at today's High School ...



Former Rockfordians-turned-entertainment moguls reunite to see Marin Mazzie on Broadway  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Marin Mazzie reunited with fellow Boylan High School alumni following her performance as the lead in "The King and I" on Thursday on ...



Cherry Valley, Constance Lane top names for new Rockford schools  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The names "Cherry Valley" and "Constance Lane" have emerged as top names for new schools in Rockford.Rockford School Board members, ...



Young police hopefuls arrest suspects, respond to domestic disturbances in training simulations  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — As a child, Nick Rice used to see police officers, some of them family members, patrolling in their sweet rides and handsome uniforms, and he ...



Chuck Sweeny: At 16, Rockford's Emily Bear is a piano-playing superstar  Rockford Register Star

This newspaper has been following the career of pianist Emily Bear since she was about 5. You're thinking, "Who starts a career at 5?" Emily Bear did.



Leaders of next generation honored at Young American Awards banquet  Rockford Register Star

Editor's note: Matilyn Bindl's name was updated to the correct spelling. ROCKFORD — Businessman and philanthropist Sunil Puri today passed along words of ...



Boys volleyball: Guilford beats Boylan, remains unbeaten in NIC-10  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — It was just the first set, but it was a critical one for Guilford.“Mentally, it was probably the most important of the season,” Vikings boys volleyball ...



Teacher sues Rockford Public Schools alleging sexual harassment, retaliation  Rockford Register Star

Editor's note: This story was edited to correct information about Carolyn St. Angel. According to Rockford Public Schools employment records, in January 2014 ...



Future Rock River Valley leaders honored with Young American Awards  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Almost two dozen Rock River Valley teenagers were honored today for their academic performance, volunteer efforts and after-school activities.



Prep Quick Shots: Rockford Lutheran cheerleaders return 10 of 12 starters on state 4th-place team  Rockford Register Star

Finishing fourth in the state in cheerleading is a little like finishing fourth in the Olympics: It is an amazing accomplishment, but with no medals or trophies to ...



Rockford swimming champion Lisa Coole's legacy lives on  Rockford Register Star

These stories are part of the Rock River Valley Insider section on Notables, publishing in Sunday's Rockford Register Star. For more of these stories visit ...



MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for September 24, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 9/24-9/30)



Race in the Rock River Valley: Black students overrepresented in school disciplinary actions  Rockford Register Star

Brandi Brown remembers the first time a teacher complained to her about her son's behavior. He was 6.The teacher pulled Brown aside to tell her that her son ...



Rockford Innovative Learning Center honors its graduates  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Attend a Rockford School Board meeting early and you'll likely have to wait on the board to emerge from executive session, a time when board ...



Teammate remembers Fred VanVleet's father  Chicago Tribune

This has been a remarkable and memorable year for Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet..



Byron begins football season with sights set on a championship  Rockford Register Star

BYRON — The Byron Tigers have inched their way into state-title contention the past few years, and now, it would appear, they will settle for nothing less than ...



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