Alcohol suspected in head-on that killed teacher

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Rockford Michigan State Police Post Commander Chris McIntire said alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed a 30-year-old first grade teacher on his way to work early Monday, November 23. McIntire said the driver who caused the crash was headed the wrong way on the East Beltline and hit the car […]

Your vote needed to move Rockford grad to broadcast job

ROCKFORD’S GUITAR MAN—Vote for Emmett TerBeek at WOTV’s website.

Contest to decide next television spokesman Any employer knows how difficult it can be to find the right person for the job. Next time, just run a contest. WOTV 4, an affiliate of WOOD TV 8, is finding its next spokesperson that way, and Rockford resident Emmett TerBeek hopes to win the job. TerBeek was […]

Grattan Irish Pub offers free Thanksgiving dinner

Denise Flikkema knows how bad things are for some of her neighbors and customers, and she plans to do something about it. The manager of the Grattan Irish Pub at 11817 Old Belding Rd., Belding, is offering free Thanksgiving meals with purchase of a beverage from noon until the food runs out on Thanksgiving day. […]

New jewelry store hopes to add to Rockford’s shopping appeal

GLITTERY—Kim Danley and her mom Darlene Albertson at Dar’s Germs and Jewelry, new to downtown Rockford.

Darlene Albertson hopes holiday shoppers will be drawn to her wares and continue to visit after the traditional season of giving. Dar’s Gems and Jewelry opened for business on November 12 at 67 Bridge Street, downtown Rockford. With a motto of “quality at low prices,” Albertson is firm about informing her customers when making a […]

Volunteer police compile calendar as fundraiser

LOCAL VIEWS—Jim Herdegen, a Rockford Police Services Unit volunteer, has taken over 30,500 pictures with his Fuji digital camera. A dozen of the best are found in a calendar offered for sale by the Rockford Police. Department.

Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones considers the efforts of his Volunteer Police Services Unit a big part of the success of policing in Rockford. Without pay, the force mans the Welcome Center in Squires Street Square, assists in patrolling Rockford parks and the White Pine Trail, and performs various other duties. “There is no funding […]