Rockford prepares to welcome Santa, parade

A decided chill is in the air and all good boys and girls are getting excited for the big day. But Rockford is even more blessed than other cities! Santa Claus has agreed to stop and visit before Christmas! The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s 69th […]

Volunteer Police calendars feature scenes of Rockford, fund safety

By BETH ALTENA They can give you a ticket, but they would rather sell you a calendar. Members of the Rockford Volunteer Police Services Unit are in their sixth year helping Rockford be a safer place to be paid for, in part, by sales of a community calendar featuring beautiful views of Rockford representing each […]

Charitable raffle to give away 2013 vehicle of choice or $15,000 cash

Tickets are limited, make great stocking stuffers By BETH ALTENA The average resident who is not a member may know a little about Rotary. It is a club of business professionals that meet weekly. Some folks might know more about the international service organization. In the upcoming months, members of the local Rockford Rotary club […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle-President   Let’s begin this week with a “Nugget of Rockford History” question. At one time an organization called the Rockford Home Builders Association, with the sponsorship of Wolverine, built many houses which caused our town to have to add two new streets (around 1923). What names were given to them? Contact me (1-616-866-0530) […]

Reds partners with the community and schools this holiday season


The Rockford community is well known for its Norman Rockwell-like holiday spirit, built on a picturesque downtown, one-of-a-kind shops, the charm of family owned businesses, and the tradition-building events like the Santa parade, holiday open houses, free horse and carriage rides, and cocoa and cookies with Santa and his reindeer. Since 2006, Reds on the […]