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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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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 - Sports  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.



East, Guilford cafeterias cleared by health department - News  Rockford Register Star

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



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 ...



Teacher uses humor to “trick” students into learning  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Brian Maier is a history, economics, and business law teacher at Guilford High School. He uses his wit and humor to capture students ...



13 Investigates: Complaints prompt 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.



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 ...



Rockford Guilford grads open Milwaukee bobblehead museum - News  Rockford Register Star

MILWAUKEE — A new museum may well hold the largest collection of bobbleheads anyone has ever seen, displaying more than 6500 figures of athletes, ...



Boylan shifts into a faster gear, rolls over Guilford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Two-time defending champion Boylan grew a little shorter this year. But the Titans also got faster, as they showed by blitzing Guilford 60-36 ...



Ripple FX hosts annual benefit to raise money for families impacted by cancer  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Dancers across the Stateline are hoping to raise $10000 for charity this weekend.



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 ...



Guilford students build home for Rockford family  WIFR

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 film falls short of Oscar - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — And this year's Oscar for best feature documentary goes to ... someone else."Minding the Gap," a Rockford-based documentary by former ...



Klekamp leads Guilford to regional title - Sports  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 ...



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 ...



Girls soccer: Guilford knocks off Hononegah for big early-season conference win - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Guilford sophomore Courtney Hinrichs, right, dribbles against Hononegah senior Madison Quimby Echeverria during their game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, ...



Top teachers: Golden Apple releases names of 20 finalists  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 ...



Belvidere North survives "insane" final drive to edge Freeport 10-6  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — With Freeport trailing Belvidere North 10-6 in the final two minutes, Major Dedmond broke loose for a 31-yard run. And threw a 41-yard pass.



Boylan routs Freeport, 310 yards to minus-1 - Sports  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.



Rockford woman goes from battlefield to operating room  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — U.S. Army Medic Erin Braun knew she found her calling.It was when she was tying tourniquets and staunching the blood flowing from smashed ...



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 publications win conference awards - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford High School's student newspaper, The Voyager, has earned the All-KEMPA award, Kettle Moraine Press Association's highest rating of ...



Hononegah, Harlem face off in ultimate test - Sports  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 ...



Rockford Association for Minority Management celebrates $1 million in college scholarships  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — After 38 years of awarding scholarships to college-bound high school students, the Rockford Association for Minority Management hit a ...



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.



Combine-style assessment event coming to Rockford  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX) -- If you're a high school athlete looking to learn skills to prepare you for college, there is an event coming up in Rockford just for.



Goal-line stand lifts E-Rabs over Guilford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford had one first down the entire game before this drive began, but now Julian Haynie was going to walk into the end zone with the winning ...



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 ...



Big night for Dedmond, Freeport football ends with gunshots  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 ...



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 ...



'Minding the Gap,' a documentary about Rockford skateboarders, earns Oscar nomination  Rockford Register Star

If it wins, it would be the second film created by a former Rockfordian to win the elite award.



12 Students Arrested at Guilford High School After Fight  WIFR

A Dozen students are arrested at a local high-school after a large fight, caught on surveillance video.



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 ...



Can No. 3 Boylan play keepaway vs. No. 10 Hononegah? Week 4 NIC-10 preview, capsules  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Boylan's top six rushers all average at least 6.2 yards per carry and the Titans average more than 270 yards rushing as a team. Yet none of ...



Bing Liu talks about Oscar-nominated film on 'The Daily Show' with Trevor Noah  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Late-night TV host Trevor Noah talked with former Rockfordian Bing Liu on "The Daily Show" on Monday about staying true to friendships while ...



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 ...



Rockford Art Museum to open Young Artist Show March 3  Northern Star Online

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 78th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March ...



Guilford's 1982 state football champs inducted in 2016 RPS Hall of Fame class  Rockford Register Star

The 1982 Guilford Vikings had more than their share of stars, but the players who gave the program its only state championship hope to be remembered first and ...



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 ...



It's about to be the best day ever for five area teachers  Rockford Register Star

The Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford makes its annual rounds Thursday to surprise five educators with the coveted Golden Apple Teacher Award.



NIC-10 Game of the Week: Defense, Dedmond lead Pretzels vs. Hononegah  Rockford Register Star

ROCKTON — Major Dedmond draws attention from opposing defenses the same way a long line of explosive McShane brothers once did for Freeport.



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 ...



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 ...



Hononegah is litmus test for East; Week 3 NIC-10 capsules  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — “It feels good being 2-0. We haven't started off 2-0 in I don't know how long,” East four-year starting offensive tackle Aydin Guttridge said.



Tony Hawk reflects on 'Minding the Gap,' skateboarding and abuse  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Last April, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk — one of the most influential pioneers of the sport — visited with Bing Liu and Keire Johnson in ...



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.



Byron reels in BNC title over G-K 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 ...



Rockford students showcase artwork at 78th Young Artist Show  WIFR

The Young Artist Show in Rockford gives students a chance to showcase their work to the public.



Construction of $8.5 million addition kicks off at Guilford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford High School, Rockford School District leaders, students and community members on Tuesday celebrated the start of a ...



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 tennis courts finally getting fixed - Sports  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 ...



Oscar hopeful 'Minding the Gap' shows behind-the-skateboards look at life in Rockford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Henry Kaney, 13, has been skateboarding for about four years, drawn to the sport by his older brother.Some time ago, Henry broke a few bones ...



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 ...



RPS announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees - News  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 ...



Lutheran, Rockford Co-op advance to girls golf sectionals  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Everything depended on Katelyn Sayyalinh.“I didn't know what the scores were. I just tried to play my best the whole round,” Sayyalinh said.



Guilford grads start bobblehead museum, sell Dean Lowry version  Rockford Register Star

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, founded by a pair of 2002 Guilford graduates, will soon have a permanent home in Milwaukee — with ...



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 ...



Rockford high school graduations to move, shrink - News  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 ...



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 ...



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 High School alum Brad Benjamin makes Canadian tour  Rockford Register Star

Brad Benjamin is moving forward again.Benjamin became the only Rockford-area golfer to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2009, then later that year ...



33rd annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition results - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Six state teams, 15 high school teams and one exhibition team participated in the 33rd annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Wednesday ...



Boylan unveils new running star, beats North 34-14 - Sports  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 ...



Guilford takes 3-set thriller from North in battle of NIC-10 volleyball champs  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford and Belvidere North have each played two conference matches, and six sets of volleyball. It's still early, but that could be indicative of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Female Guilford High student, 16, identified as homicide victim  Rockford Register Star

Editor's note: This story has been edited with the correct age of the victim.ROCKFORD — Authorities identified a female shot and killed Thursday shortly after ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rockford Public Schools celebrates first full class of future teachers  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They gathered for photos and to receive swag bags. The cameras flashed, and their parents beamed with the kind of smiles that say, "My kid is ...



Guilford football players bond over wilderness trip - Sports  Rockford Register Star

PECATONICA — The morning after 32 Guilford football players arrived at Camp Courage, the road they had driven in on was flooded. The ankle-deep swamp ...



Stillman Valley builds momentum, upsets Dixon in opener  Rockford Register Star

The Stillman Valley Cardinals bolted into the new season by upsetting Dixon in a big way, jumping out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half before cruising ...



From the Old Pine Rocker: Remembering the kindness of Leonard Keller, Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient  Freeport Journal-Standard

You may have seen TV coverage this past week of the ceremony naming the new Cherry Valley Elementary School gym after their hometown hero, Sergeant ...



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 ...



Forreston dominates Dakota for third straight time - Sports  Rockford Register Star

DAKOTA -- The Forreston football team doesn't have all of the same faces that made it one of the best Class 1A programs in the state over the past couple of ...



No deal: Rockford teachers vote down contract - News  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 ...



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 ...



Rockford schools spend $32 million on construction - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD - Rockford School District had no problem allocating $32 million in construction contracts this year, the first steps in an ambitious 10-year plan to ...



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 ...



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 ...



Transform 815: Plastic court could be Rockford's tennis fix  Rockford Register Star

Guilford Tennis Center's 12 traditional courts in Rockford, a sea of faded green and blue marked by patchwork lines, await their long-overdue makeover this ...



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 ...



'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.



Rock River Anything That Floats Race returns to Rockford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Guilford High School teacher Mark Anderson stood ankle-deep in the Rock River, pulled a bushy fake beard over his face and a long blond wig ...



Rockford Superintendent's View: Students are best to tell success stories  Rockford Register Star

The best ambassadors for a school district are its students.I saw that principle in action when Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Guilford High School Feb. 29. A group of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Grieving families find camaraderie at 13th annual homicide victim memorial service  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Two months to the date that Destiny Tolodxi was killed, family members said they took a major step in their grieving process.



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 ...



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 ...



Belvidere North wins annual cheerleading challenge - News  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — The Belvidere North High School cheer team jumped at the chance to claim the Blue Thunder Coed Cheer Challenge Friday on their home court ...



Rockford Labor Day parade route 2018 - News  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 ...



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 ...



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