Governor signs Main Street Fairness bills

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Michigan will begin to level the retail playing field this fall when certain out-of-state merchants, including online giant Amazon, are required to collect sales tax just as the state’s retailers do. Governor Rick Snyder signed Michigan Retailers Association’s Main Street Fairness legislation into law on January 15, capping MRA’s long battle to close a tax […]

Largest winter adventure race in U.S. to take place in Rockford!

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The Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition will be held February 7, 2015, at Camp Roger in Rockford. Registration is now open. Last year’s race drew 300 participants, making it the largest winter adventure race in the U.S. Two-person teams will set out at 9:30 am, running through the woods to hidden checkpoints pre-marked on a […]

Rockford cadet honored at Pure Michigan 400

Michigan ChalleNGe cadet meets Dale Earnhardt Jr. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Respect, hard work, integrity. These were not words familiar to Dylan Johnson’s way of living. Instead, his life was dominated by unhealthy habits and a lack of direction, which ultimately led to dropping out of high school. Today, life is different. The 17-year-old Rockford native […]

“The Moving Wall” Vietnam memorial comes to Sparta

Attention veterans! A call to action. Please stand for those who have fallen.   The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” […]

Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse wins state championship

The Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse team has been ranked number one in the Division One poll for most of the season.  Now, they have the championship trophy to prove it.  Rockford reached the state championship game after beating number two-ranked Hartland 15-9 in Hartland.  Teamwork dominated the practices, and it prevailed on the field.  Led by […]