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What’s Local: Mrs. Fisher’s sells chips off the fryer

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Snack-food lovers were able to enjoy some freshly cooked, "Made in Rockford" potato chips this week, thanks to a company with an 86-year history. Mrs. Fisher's sold one-pound bags of its chips – hot…

Retiring educator rides Harley through schools on last day

By Jim Hagerty Reporter STILLMAN VALLEY – The term "riding off into the sunset" has a slightly new meaning for a retiring elementary school principal. That's because Mike Coulahan did not do so on a horse last Friday. He rode through…

Catholic Diocese announces school consolidation

As part of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford's Faith Forward Strategic Plan, St. Peter, St. Bernadette and St. James schools will continue to operate independently for the 2018-2019 school year and combine into a newly named multi-parish…