- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Roosevelt thanks local businesses
Since you are a community newspaper, I am writing in regard to the support and generosity the Rockford-area businesses showed our graduating students Friday, May 25.
Traditionally, Roosevelt has a backyard picnic for graduating seniors with brats, hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as ice cream, soda and snacks. This year, we made a special attempt to try to have companies help with any free coupons or discounts to offer the students.
As such, we had a great time awarding our students with free meal deals and $5 certificates. Our 13 All-Star students also received certificates. All graduates were recognized through drawings from the many other coupons and discounts.
This was our 40th annual commencement at Roosevelt Alternative High School, and we would like to thank the following corporations for their special attention to our graduates:
• Owner Chris Bergsten of Beefaroo
• Manager Scott Roskopp of McDonald’s on West Riverside Boulevard
• Owner Pat Hartman of D.Q. Grill & Chill on East Riverside Boulevard
• Promotions Manager Jenny Craig of Culver’s
• Manager Joe Duckett of Taco Bell on Auburn Street, and
• Manager Mary Briton of Sonic on East Riverside Boulevard
Marie E. Kaemmerlen
Roosevelt Alternative High School
From the June 6-12, 2012, issue