- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
This week in the Times: Eric Bohrman
Vitals: Eric Bohrman, 27, is originally from Lubbock, Texas. Bohrman has lived in Rockford for the last six years. He is employed as a roofing contractor. In his spare time, Bohrman enjoys fishing, boating and hunting.
1. Do you plan to take advantage of the Rock River Valley’s many parks and natural areas with the arrival of warmer temperatures? Absolutely. I fish a lot, so I can pretty much spend most of my summer between the Kishwaukee and Rock rivers. There’s good fishing in both, and either is a great place to spend a Saturday or Sunday.
2. What three things do you enjoy the most about Rockford? Well, there are good bars with live music downtown, the parks and natural areas like the bike path, and Steve’s Maid-Rite sandwich shop in Loves Park.
3. Do you feel that a switch to year-round schooling would help or hurt a child’s educational success? That’s a tough one. I have heard that it’s worked in some areas, but failed in others. It would seem like the kids would retain more knowledge, but I bet they wouldn’t be too willing to give up their summer break. Personally, I preferred not going year-round.
4. Are you a Cubs or White Sox fan, and why? Neither. I’m a Houston Astros fan. No matter where I move to, I’ll always be a ’Stros fan.
5. Question from last week’s “This week in The Times” participant, Stephanie Ingram: Which do you prefer, dogs or cats? Dogs, for sure. You really don’t get that much back from a cat. It seems like you just feed it and try to stay out of its way until it wants you to pet it. Dogs have a personality, and they seem to like us humans more than cats do.
“This week in The Times” is a weekly survey of people selected by The Rock River Times staff. The column does not accept unsolicited submissions.
From the June 2-8, 2010 issue