Council declines proposed restaurant plan at old museum building


City Council declined to vote on a proposed use of the former Rockford Area Historical Society building after downtown property owner Tom Cronkright made an in-person proposal for the building situated on City property at the Rockford Dam. Cronkright had responded to a Request for Proposals in April this year and suggested using the building […]

Rockford family’s golf story is better than fiction

by Tom Kochendorfer   On June 18, 2013, I received a call from my 13 year old grandson Danny who lives in Rockford. He wanted to tell me what he had found. It was in regards to a golf ball. Danny’s farm home is adjacent to a golf course and as you can imagine he finds many golf […]

SCORE, counselors to America’s small business

by Jim Novitsky SCORE Counselor   Marketing: Who are my customers? You run a small business and you wear many hats. One of those hats is Marketing Manager. You need to determine who to sell your product or service to. One of the easiest ways to do this is to determine who your customers AREN’T, […]

Young nature lovers create sanctuary for lakeside creatures

They wouldn’t kill a bug and they even feel bad when they see a leech out of water. So when they saw a mother laying eggs in a place that they didn’t feel was safe, you know they had to do something about it. Even if the mother is a big ugly one that, they […]

The biggest thing to happen to Rockford since they built the dam

By BETH ALTENA Jeremy Amshey is a life-long Rockford resident and couldn’t be more thrilled to be the project manager in charge of building the Art Van Sports Complex on Ten Mile Road, an endeavor that he characterized as “the biggest thing to happen to Rockford since they built the dam.” Owen Ames Kimball is […]