Area quilter exhibiting work in International Quilting Competition

A Rockford area quilter has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest, August 22-25, 2012, at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. Lou Wolf Vallance has been chosen to display the quilt, Planet Decimated, along with 357 others in the first year of this annual contest. Three […]

Darby, Zenner prepared to lead teammates on gridiron

Connor Darby (#2) and KC Zenner (#5) are elected as this year’s captains of the Rockford Rams football team.

by RANDY GREGORY As the dawn of a new football season sits on the doorstep, the Rockford varsity football team anxiously awaits the opportunity to step forward and make their mark in this 100th anniversary of the program’s inception. The extra work in the weight room, camps, conditioning, grueling two-a-day practices and preseason scrimmage are […]

Annual run continues to spread word about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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‘We are blessed by support and generosity’ When Sandy and Steve Peterson’s son Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in 1999, they wondered where they could turn for support. They reached out to another family who also had a son diagnosed with DMD and through them made a connection with Parent Project MD […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Had enough? The election campaign seems to have gone on for several years. We’ve seen and heard the same malarkey over and over in the ads. Taking words out of context and making a phony fuss about them seems to be the strategy of choice. Checking the calendar: only three more months to go. I’ve […]

Leinenkugels visit Ric’s on nationwide road trip

Famous beer family visits Rockford—Dick Leinenkugel, Ric’s Store Director David Brickner, Kris Thraxton, who manages the beer and wine department at Ric’s, and John Leinenkugel are pictured during the family’s day-long visit to the Rockford Ric’s Food Center.

“We chose Ric’s because of the amount of Leinenkugel they sell here,” explained Ellie Leinenkugel of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Members of the family and their cool touring motorhome spent a day at Ric’s Food Center Thursday, July 19 during a nationwide road trip. Store Director David Brickner sported a Leinenkugel cap and joined […]