MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Truth The side with the most arrows and the best horses wins the war. Nope, wrong century. New truth: The side with the most guns wins the war. Better truth: being smart about resolving conflict can avoid the gun solution. The gun solution seems to feed on itself and, more often than not, leads to […]

CMU announces December graduates

Central Michigan University is pleased to announced their December 2011 graduates. Rockford graduates included Lauren Birdsall, bachelor of science in business administration, Julie Dudderar, bachelor of applied arts, Maggie Elliott, bachelor of science in education, Carly Johnson, bachelor of science, and Shannon O’Donald, bachelor of applied arts. Also graduating were Jessy Rollston of Sparta, bachelor […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society One area of our museum expansion projects that has been getting a lot of action recently is the planning of the exhibits to be featured. Jerry Adams from Media Rare in Grand Rapids has been a consultant for our project and has designed the new displays. Members […]

Chamber offices robbed during blizzard

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Sometime between Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5:20 p.m. and Thursday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m. the offices of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 598 Byrne Industrial Dr., Rockford, were broken into. Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis reported that her laptop and a variety of other items were stolen. “It wasn’t the main office that was […]

Relay for Life 2011 teams forming

Planning for this year’s Relay for Life, slated for Friday through Saturday, May 20 to 21, begins with a kick-off meeting Thursday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at Wolverine World Wide headquarters. Teams are encouraged to sign up now. The 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is held at North Rockford Middle School beginning […]