Rockford Scanner™: Local Emergency Personnel Do A Special Escort For Isaac, Make A Wish Foundation




 

On Sunday July 21st, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, along with Belvidere Police Department had the privilege to escort Isaac to the Rockford Airport. Isaac is off to a special vacation from Make a Wish Foundation.

Isaac is a 4 year old boy with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Septo Optic Dysplasia. His prognoses was that he would be in a vegetative state his entire life.

He is a bright, energetic, happy, and imaginative little boy who loves to be outside and play.

He has endured 22 surgeries in his short life and each day is not a guarantee.

It was an honor to be part of this special event!!!!








 

Rockford Scanner™: Over 100 Aircraft Departing in Formation From The Rockford Airport




 

Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

CLICK ABOVE for viewing information at the Rockford Airport.

Keep your eyes to the skies around noon today!

Over 100 small aircraft that are called Bonanzas are going to be lining up on the runway all at one time. And then departing in pairs. Then fly in formations up to Oshkosh.

They are headed up to the Oskosh Airshow in Wisconsin.

Every year they gather at the Rockford Airport just before heading up the Oshkosh event.

If you have never saw this, we highly recommend you going to watch them depart!  Amazing sight to see 🙂  Click below to find out where the viewing areas are to watch them from, free 🙂

Be sure to send us your photos and videos to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Cops and Bobbers – Kiwanis Pond




 

Janesville: Sheriff Knudson is pleased to announce, the date and time for our second 2019 Cops and Bobbers event. The second event will be held at Kiwanis Pond, in the City of Janesville on July 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fishing will take place from shore for this event. Registration will begin at 9:45 am and a parent/guardian must be present.

There will be a total of 20 available spots for kids 7 years of age and up. These spots will be filled on a first come basis. Any parent/guardian wishing to sign their kid(s) up for the event can do so online at;
http://www.co.rock.wi.us/sheriff-cops-and-bobbers

After completing the online registration, you will receive a confirmation email and additional registration information.

Event t-shirts will be given out to all kids who participate in the event. Life jackets, fishing supplies, and lunch wi ll also be provided during the event.

Additional information about the event and/or sponsorships can be found online at http://www.co.rock.wi.us/sheriff-cops-and-bobbers

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford MUFON Meeting, presentation by David Finkbeiner, MUFON CFI




 

Rockford MUFON Meeting
Saturday JUNE 22nd, 2019
Open to the Public

Cherry Valley Library
755 East State Street
Cherry Valley, Illinois 61016
Saturday JUNE 22nd, 2019
10:00AM to 1:00PM

Mysteries in the Fields
Throughout the Midwest and the World, unusual formations have appeared in a variety of crops most commonly wheat. Many of them are the result of weather related phenomenon or other obvious rational explanations, yet some on the other hand remain a mystery.

On Saturday, JUNE 22nd, 2019 at the Cherry Valley Library, the Rockford MUFON Chapter will be hosting a presentation by
David Finkbeiner, MUFON CFI
on this very topic. Highlighted will be a number of accounts that he has personally investigated along with those of his long time friend and mentor who is a renown Investigative Researcher in this field.

Again, this meeting is open to the public and there is no charge.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: RARA Field Day




 

Rockford area amateur radio operators to demonstrate
emergency communications at Roscoe VFW

Public Demonstration of Emergency Communications
June 22 – 23, 2019

Rockford area ham radio operators from the Rockford Amateur Radio
Association will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators, who will be
showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past year, the
news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical
communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America
including wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes, and other life threatening events
worldwide.

On the weekend of June 22 – 23, the public will have a chance to meet and talk
with ham radio operators from the Rockford Amateur Radio Association and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. This event is being held at the Roscoe VFW, 11385 2nd Street, Roscoe, IL., from 1:00 pm Saturday thru 1:00 pm Sunday.

Showing the newest digital capabilities, and voice communications, the
Rockford ham operators will be holding a public demonstrations of emergency
communications abilities. This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of
the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national
association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power, the ham operators will construct emergency stations and antennas. The communications that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives when other systems failed or were overloaded. During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called “Ham Radio” – was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to save lives and property. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications.

The public is welcomed to attend and learn why ham radio is used for
emergency communications.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Everyone Has A Secret, Written By Local Author Tiffany Royster




Local author Tiffany Royster has published this amazing book!  


Good news everyone!! My self-published book is now available to purchase on Amazon!!          Purchase and leave a review!!

Everyone Has A Secret (Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1072981319/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_J9S.Cb88W0Z24

Everyone Has A Secret (Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SZTLJZX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vrlaDbM641KSC

Best friends, Elenore and Sophie, have always been really close and inseparable throughout their lives. Growing up together, the two girls have become dependent on each other in different ways. Elenore, the quiet and reserved type, often finds herself becoming the victim of heinous high school bullies.

Sophie, loud-mouthed and very blunt, does not take crap from anyone. The girls often find themselves wrapped up in evil schemes orchestrated by their enemies. Elenore and Sophie soon realize just how far they are willing to go in order to get revenge on anyone who has wronged them.

How far is too far when you want to make someone pay for the things they have done?

About Tiffany Royster
Tiffany Royster was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. Writing has always been her passion ever since she was a little girl. “Everyone Has A Secret” is her first self-published book in 2019, which is part of a series. Tiffany resides in Loves Park with her family. You can find her author Facebook page by searching Tiffany Royster – Self Published Author.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Students Making A Mural In Rockford




ARTISTS AT WORK: Students from RPS 205’s Lincoln Middle School are painting a mural on the wall behind the Revell Avenue Strong House! They’ve made tremendous progress already! We are grateful to the artists for their hard work and for the partnership we have with the United Way of Rock River Valley to make this possible

RPD

 

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Loves Park Police Participating In The Cop On A Rooftop Event




2019 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Cop on Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois!

For this year’s Cop on Rooftop event, the Loves Park Police Department will be at Dunkin’ Donuts, 6152 E. Riverside Blvd, on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During that time we will be taking donations, selling Torch Run merchandise, and raffle tickets that benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Please come out and show your support!

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Look Up, There is a Meteor Shower




eta Aquariids
Currently active
Active from April 19th to May 28th, 2019

The Eta Aquariids are a strong shower when viewed from the southern tropics. From the equator northward, they usually only produce medium rates of 10-30 per hour just before dawn. Activity is good for a week centered the night of maximum activity. These are swift meteors that produce a high percentage of persistent trains, but few fireballs.

Shower details – Radiant: 22:32 -1° – ZHR: 40 – Velocity: 42 miles/sec (swift – 66.9km/sec) – Parent Object: 1P/Halley

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