PC approves final plan for Monroe Street condos.


By BETH ALTENA Sale of contaminated half-acre of city property included Passionate, even tearful comments against approving a 51-unit condominium development were heard by Rockford Planning Commissioners on Thursday, March 26 before the board voted five to one to recommend Rockford City Council give the final go-ahead to the project. Developer Marcell Burger and two […]

Rockford High School awarded High School Television Station of the Year 2015.

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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters recently named Rockford High School’s video production program, Beyond The Rock, High School Television Station of the Year 2015. This is the program’s seventh overall title, and third in the last four years. Twenty-six students placed with top three honors in nine various categories from Daily Newscast to Talk Show […]

Rockford Towing ‘You never know what any day will bring’


Business under new ownership By BETH ALTENA   Chad Momber has been in trucking all his life. In February 2008, he noticed the only towing business in his hometown of Sparta sold out and moved out of the area. “I said to my wife, we have nine hair salons, nine pizza places and no tow […]

EXPO says, ‘You are going to Mexico. For free.’ And you will win $500 in cash


By BETH ALTENA   The EXPO doesn’t lie. It just doesn’t know who it is talking to. According to Rockford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Southwick, it is guaranteed, for sure, absolutely going to happen that one lucky person will win an all-expenses paid two person trip to Mexico paid for by the Chamber […]

Oxygen masks for pets donated to Plainfield Department

The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees recognized five children from a local family with a Certificate of Appreciation. Athea Deling, Xavier Deling, Xandria Deling, Kipp Deling and Mirage Deling save ten percent of their allowance for donation to a good cause. This year they researched and found many fire departments do not have oxygen masks for pets. The children gave […]