Times editor and publisher Schier ill

Frank Schier, Editor and Publisher of The Rock River Times, has been diagnosed with having suffered a stroke, as well as lung and brain cancer. He is undergoing expert treatment at Swedish American Hospital. “What a long and strange trip I’ve been,” Schier said.

“It has been a pleasure and at times painful to serve the Rockford community. I really wondered what I should say about this but I decided I should always tell the truth. I’d like to thank all our supporters and detractors for making my life interesting. I am not giving up the fight and expect a successful treatment plan. So buy an ad.

“I could not be in better hands than with the staff here at Swedish American, and in God’s hands.”

A benefit is being organized by Stephanie Caltagerone from Magpie Restaurant, 307 S. Main St., 815-708-0639. Participants and volunteers will be needed and the location and date will be announced soon.

–Staff report

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