Health care reform: Is it in our best interest?

by ANDREW GREMEL, J.D. The Gremel Group While health care reform has been at the forefront of our public debate these past months, the underlying issues have been plaguing business owners and individuals for well over a decade. As an independent insurance and employee benefit firm, we are keeping a close eye on developments coming […]

Education Blackboard – September 17, 2009

Technology update for summer 2009  by PETER YOUNG Director of Operational Technology  On behalf of the technology department of Rockford Public Schools (RPS), I would like to thank the community for the support of the May 2008 bond issue and the difference this is making for students and staff in the district. Through the use […]

Volunteer Police look for families to adopt

“We hope to find families that are not already receiving services through another organization. We would like to find a few that have fallen through the cracks,” said Rockford Volunteer Police member Linda Crone. She is asking that people who might know of a Rockford-area family that is having financial difficulties to tell the group. […]

Pink Power returns to local post offices

Post-Office

Last year’s Pink Power at the Post Office proved to be not only a success for breast cancer awareness, but it was a success in terms of bringing postal employees and customers together as they joined forces in the fight. This year, from September 28 to October 2, the Rockford Post Office will be getting […]

Scouts camp out at Whitecaps stadium

PLAY BALL—Rockford’s Crestwood Pack 3285 is led by Jason Andrus carrying the pack flag during the Scout parade at the Whitecaps game.

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts were honored by the West Michigan Whitecaps at their home game on Friday, August 28, for the service they give to our community. To begin the night’s festivities, leaders and kids joined together for a parade around the field. Various Scouts continued to assist with game-opening activities by […]