Rockford Tannery Demise

Dear Mr. Young, Following your comments on January 29, 2009, in the Rockford Squire Newspaper (http://www.rockfordsquire.com), I write to express my condolences on the demise of the Rockford Tannery. While the closure of the tannery most directly impacts your community, it also has consequences for local economies beyond the borders of the United States. Born […]

What is the Economic Recovery Bill?

by JERRY COON All 1,071 pages of the Economic Recovery Bill were signed by President Obama on Tuesday. This bill has some items that will benefit most of us, although you can bet there isn’t anything in it for the presidents of GM, Chrysler or Ford. The total bill is worth $787 billion in federal […]

Perseverance is Needed Virtue

by PASTOR LARRY ROWLAND Rockford Baptist Church Almost 300 years ago, an English child was named Jonas in the Hanway family. Jonas did not have an easy childhood. His father died while he was just a boy, forcing him to go to work as an apprentice for a merchant. As he grew older, Jonas was […]

Classifieds – February 19, 2009

HELP WANTED Cook/kitchen help, wait staff and bartender. Full/part-time. Apply at the Grattan Bar. Northland Dr. to Belding Rd., nine miles east to Old Belding Rd. Ten minutes from downtown Rockford. p08cp HOMEMAKER TO MONEYMAKER. Thinking of a change? Highly selective real estate company seeks career-minded individuals. Must be willing to work hard and be […]

Concert Continues Tradition of Excellence

WINNER - The REF picked another great performance for the 13th annual concert. Brian VanderArk (left) and his band (above) along with VanderArk's wife, enchanted the Saturday crowd and drew a standing ovation. REF continues to bring high-quality talent to Rockford.

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL The mission of the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) is to promote excellence in education for people of all ages in the Rockford community. Toward that end the REF annually sponsors an eagerly awaited and excellent benefit performance usually held in the acoustically correct and comfortable confines of the Rockford High […]