Rockford athlete claims national titles in gymnastics

Matt and Mike's view across the Hudson River from their hotel room in New Jersey.

By RANDY GREGORY Rockford has seen it’s fair share of athletes achieve national prominence over the last decade or so. Dathan Ritzenhein and Jason Hartmann in the world of long distance running and All Pro offensive lineman Joe Staley of the San Francisco 49ers are the headliners. But there is another member of the proud […]

Tracie Rich named to “Best Real Estate Agents in America”

Tracie Rich, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX United, was recently named to REAL Trends ranking of “Best Agents in America” for individual real estate sales. The report, released on July 9th, listed the top producing individual real estate agents and agent teams in the nation and by region and metro market area. More than 6,500 agents participated […]

Instant Cash Advance in Cedar Springs robbed at gunpoint

by Judy Reed A small business in Cedar Springs was the target of an armed robbery Wednesday morning, July 24. According to Police Chief Roger Parent, the suspect entered the Instant Cash Advance store at 151 S. Main shortly after 9 a.m. and demanded money while showing a gun. An undetermined amount of cash was handed […]

Local dentist volunteers to restore young woman’s smile

Dental, medical refuse to fix front teeth for injured teen A stranger’s kindness can make a world of difference. A local dentist has volunteered to restore a smile to the face of a Rockford student after a devastating injury caused her to loose her front teeth. He heard about her plight as a group of […]

Rotary drawing puts cash into another pocket

Names go back for big draw this fall Tom Visser, Rockford Rotarian, is pictured with the latest in a long series of $200 cash winner in the first annual Rockford Rotary Charitable Drawing. Brian Koe, of Rockford, was the winner of the July 2 monthly drawing leading up to the final drawing where one lucky […]