Veterans Who Have Passed–John C. Grotjohn

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 20, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Lester “Chris” Christeson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 29, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Bruce Lantow

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 5, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Donald W. Johnson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 8, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed: Robert P. VanDyke

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 14, 2020.

Diary of Sergeant Joseph F Bold


Sgt. J.F. Bold (Ambulance Company 344 -311th Sanitation Train), a Rockford resident, details his activities in WWI in an unusual 55 page typed diary, from august 24,1918 (Camp Grant IL) to his discharge on January 31, 1919.

Rockford Public Library Local History Archives – Military Collection

Kids Around the World: Creating Worldwide Happiness

Source: Northwest Quarterly, Cabin Fever 2019, vol. 16, no.1

“Community Chest Organized in 1919” – 1962 article

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

Rockford Public Library – Amnesty Program

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/24/2013

Rockford Public Library – 2013 Amnesty

RPL Amnesty

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/24/2013