Editor/Publisher Frank Schier to receive Rockford Institute award
The Rockford Institute has selected Frank Schier to be the third recipient of its highest honor, the Good and Faithful Servant Award. He will be honored at a special reception and dinner at the Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State St., on Wednesday, July 25.
With his newspaper, The Rock River Times, stated Institute Vice President Christopher Check, Mr. Schier has served greater Rockford as a voice crying in the wilderness. Frank represents a commitment to local journalism largely forgotten in this day and age of centrally-owned newspapers, television and radio stations. He loves his town the way only a native can, and that love is reflected in his indefatigable crusade to provide authentic local coverage of the news to the citizens of the Rock River Valley. The Institute is recognizing Mr. Schier not only for his efforts as a genuinely local newspaperman, but also for his central role in the growing effort to revitalize Rockfords downtown.
The Good and Faithful Servant Award is given periodically by The Rockford Institute to honor Rockford area citizens who have contributed significantly to the moral, cultural and spiritual life of the community. Previous winners are Peter M. Pete MacKay and Professor Peter Stanlis, who will be joined by Larry Morrissey, Owen Phelps, Stanley Campbell and Michael Leifheit in hosting this event to honor Mr. Schier.