Rockford skater featured in Grand Rapids festivities

by ANA OLVERA Lynzee Broussard, 18, will be the featured skater at the Art Museum’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, 155 Monroe Center, on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Broussard has been skating since the age of three and competing since the age of six. She has competed in […]

Townships mixed on background checks, offender policy

Plainfield Township is facing harsh criticism regarding their lack of a policy requiring background checks on potential employees (see related story page 1), and their decision not to fire a firefighter who was convicted of a sex offense, but in fact the township is not alone. Cannon Township also does not require background checks for […]

Childhood graces still in use after 55 years

GRACES—Dave Wiltse shows off one of four Thanksgiving graces he made as an elementary student at Parkside Elementary School.

  Thanksgiving prayers include heirloom school project When Dave Wiltse was given the project as a second-grade student at the brand-new Parkside Elementary School in 1954 to create a Thanksgiving grace (prayer) out of construction paper and glue, he did a good job of it. Now, 55 years later, the four graces he made as […]

‘Keep It Simple, Rockford,’ new store urges

TEAMWORK OPENS DOORS—The team at Basic Communications all pitched in to prepare the store to open its doors at 2745 Ten Mile Road, Suite B. Pictured is Chuck Richardson, IT/administration, Bill Pellerito, general manager of retail sales, Stacey Sunday, assistant manager, Lindsay Maclead, sales associate, Josh Schmidt, sales associate, Clay Reynolds, store manager, and Rod Kirby, owner/vice president of Basic Communications.

Basic Communications opens at Rockford Ridge development “People don’t understand an agent like us has the ability to do the same things as a corporate store can,” said Bill Pellerito, Rockford resident and general manager of sales in the new Basic Communications store that opened its doors for business on Tuesday, Nov. 17. “A lot […]

Lady Rams cross country claims state runner-up honors


  The Lady Rams of Rockford claimed second place at the cross country state finals at Michigan International Speedway. The runner-up finish is the best for the Lady Rams since 2003, when they were second place in the state, and cements them as the state team of the decade. “Being state runner-up is pretty incredible,” […]