- 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
Local children’s author wins in national contest
Max Elliot Anderson, of Rockford, has been chosen as a winner in a national letter-writing contest organized by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
The contest, titled “Devotedly, Dad,” was open to America’s dads and granddads to encourage a love of literacy in their own families. Two letters from each state were selected. Anderson was one of two winners from Illinois.
Winners will receive a copy of All the Best, My Life in Letters and Other Writings, personally signed by President George H.W. Bush, plus a pair of his favorite and fun First Family socks.
The contest coincided with Father’s Day and the release of President George H.W. Bush’s new edition of All the Best, My Life in Letters and Other Writings.
Anderson is author of nearly 20 action-adventures and mysteries for readers 8-12. He grew up hating to read, and now writes the kinds of books he would have enjoyed as a boy. Learn more at http://www.amazon.com/Max-Elliot-Anderson/e/B002BLP3EE.
From the June 19-25, 2013, issue