“Rev. Gilbert’s 25th Year As Pastor Here Celebrated” – Dec 1969

Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/27/1969


Rockford Magazine, March 1995 – cover, table of contents

Source: Rockford Magazine, March 1995 cover above

Some names in this issue include:  Corporate Temporary Employment Service ad, Furst Pros ad, Lucerne’s Fondue and Spirits ad, Mostly Cats Veterinary Clinic ad, Kelly Temporary Services ad, Alpine Bank ad, Jim Nutt, Kind Gallery, Larry Schumacher, The Noise Chamber, Jimmy Johnson, Gaffney Employment Services, Expressions, Beer Necessities, Lorden Distributing, Sandy McKnight, Beer Gear, LaMonica Beverages, David Krusell, Life Stories,  Weis Morris ad, American TV ad, Il Posto ad, Rockford Standard Furniture ad, 20/20 Optical Center ad, Boss Distributors ad, The Parker store, Eagle Ridge Inn ad, Bev and Joe Capone, Gambino Realtors ad, Tom and Marion Gentry, Juanita and Guadalupe Garcia, Peg and Jerry Goral, Jerald and Sheila Grady, John Deere Health Care ad, p 25, St. Anthony’s Church, photo p 26, First Lutheran Church, photo, p. 26, Grotto chapel St. Mary’s, photo p 27, First Presbyterian Church, photo, p.30 Pilgrim Baptist Church, pho, p. 31; Second Congregational Church, photo, p. 31, Fred Spear WROK Radio police and fire reporter, p 32, Rockford School Board Judith Picus, p 32, John Gile children’s author, p 32, Keedi’s Family Restaurant, p 32, Stanley Campbell, Mekong Restaurant, photo, p 33, Alvin Becker, First of America Bank, p 33, Sullivan’s, The Bakery p 33, Bill Baylor, Greater Rockford Airport, p 33, Bing’s Drive-In, McDonald’s p 33.   99 pages in issue.

Transform Rockford

cover story, by Coleen Martin Williams, photographed by Karen A. King

“It is the heavy presence of negatives that prompted Tom Gendron (Chairman/CEO Woodward Governor) to bring business executives together to discuss how about ways the area’s social and economic conditions could undergo a significant improvement.”

“Mayor Larry Morrissey and Reverend Kenneth Board (Pilgrim Baptists Church) were among the community leaders invited to join the discussions. These meetings produced a planned initiative that would use community input as the foundation for a comprehensive plan of action…to improve the city and surrounding area.  The initiative is called Transform Rockford and was launched in November 2013.  Mike Schablaske id the Executive Director.”

pages 20 – 23, 5 photographs and cover photo

Source: Chromelight II magazine, November-December 2013.

Bell, Mealie

94, 1021 W Winnebago St. died Thursday, Aug 6 1964 in the home of a son after a long illness. Born Apr 7, 1870 in Durant, Miss., w/o Mr and Mrs Allen Fisher.  Lived 8 years in Rockford, coming here from Durant. Married to Will Bell in Durant Feb 188_. Member of Pilgrim Baptis Church. Survivors include 6 sons, a daughter, two sisters, one brother.  C.A.Moore F H, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/7/1966