J.L. Clark donates 2,900 commemorative Rockford Peaches tins – May 23, 2018

Source:  The Rock River Times  May 23, 2018  vol. 25 no. 32

Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary Celebration – May and June 2018

Source: The Market Street Press, May 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 7, page 10






Nothing in Common (movie) – 1986, Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason

Tom Hanks, Rockford news media’s Rod McDonald (an extra), Sela Ward

[film also included Jackie Gleason, Eve Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin, Bess Armstrong and more]

Director: Garry Marshall

City scenes filmed in Chicago.  Farm scenes filmed at Fox Valley Shires, Marengo, IL.

Source:  Rockford Register Star Go Section, 11/19/2010 and www.imdb.com


Andra Martin, actress, born in Rockford, IL

Andra Martin:  born July 15, 1935 in Rockford, Illinois. Actor/Director. Voice of Mama Gromble in Aaaaah! Real Monsters!

Photo source:  www.imdb.com

James Garner’s leading lady in the film “Up, Periscope!”

Daughter/secretary in the Perry Mason TV series: “The Case of the Prodigal Parent.”

She also played Wahleeah in “Yellowstone Kelley.” 1959

Birth name: Sandra Rehn.  Married 3 times: Philip Stein, 1970 – present; David May II and Ty Hardin.

Source: Wikipedia.com


from www.imdb.com:

A Fever in His Blood   1961

Street of Sinners    1957

The Roaring 20’s 1960-1962 TV

Wagon Train, TV epidsode

Bachelor Father 1961 TV

Perry Mason, TV epidsode

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, TV episode

Wells Fargo, TV episode

Maverick, TV episode



Rockford Labor News, Friday, September 6, 1985 – Page 3

Source: The Rockford Labor News, Friday, September 6, 1978, page 3

Movie Ads – Sept. 13, 1943

Source: Rockford Register Star microfilm 9-13-1943

Rockford Labor News, Feb. 22, 1967 – Chicago Auto Show issue

Ronald Reagan; the Deep Hometown Roots of an American President – 4 of 8 pages

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Fall 2010, Vol. 7, No. 3;  by Karla Nagy, Associate Editor

Actual article contains 4 additional pages.  Rockford Public Library has a copy of the magazine in the Local History and Genealogy Room.

Beloit International Film Festival, 2 page ad, annual event – 2015

Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Cabin Fever Winter 2015, Volume 12, Number 1