Driver killed in head-on with semi-tanker

by Judy Reed Joan and Chuck Carpenter, of Oakfield Township, were heading westbound on M-57 to a doctor’s appointment Tuesday about 12:08 p.m., near Redmond Avenue, when the unthinkable happened. “The car in front of me just swerved across the center line and into that truck,” said Chuck, who was visibly shaken by the accident. […]

Squire loves New York City

HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Emily Krygier, and her friend The Rockford Squire recently celebrated her 14th birthday in New York City. Here they are in Times Square, one of the many places they visited. They also visited the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, The Museum of Natural History, M&M World, Tiffany’s, Central Park, and […]

Rockford couple take vacation of a lifetime

Jerry and Myrna Schuiling, of Rockford, recently returned from their vacation of a lifetime, in Alaska. Among highlights is Jerry’s “grand slam” of fishing—catching five species in one day. Schuiling caught an Arctic grayling, Arctic char, Northern pike, king salmon (he caught three that day, one at 36 pounds, which he released so it could […]

Rockford homeschool student wins $1,500 scholarship

Matthew Newman, a 13-year-old homeschooler, was recently honored at the end of a summer barbeque as the proud first-place winner of this year’s Michigan Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest. After winning the boys’ regional title on March 3, Newman advanced to the state competition held May 16 in Port Huron. In addition to laying claim to […]

Letters to the Editor – September 17, 2009

Over 50,000 Rockford Rotary chicken dinners sold Dear Editor,  Rockford Rotary Club is again serving its famous BBQ chicken dinners during the first weekend of Harvest Fest, Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drive-up service is available at the Rotary […]