Rockford youths arrested in drug sting

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Police Department arrested 15 local teenagers today completing a four month investigation into drug use and vandalism in local parks. Chief Dave Jones reported that an undercover officer has been working in the area parks, particularly the areas surrounding Richardson Sowerby Park, located beneath the 10 Mile bridge. The undercover officer was able to buy [...]

Judge rules no on Family Fare complex

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

‘I doubt they are going to appeal’ Circuit Judge Dennis Leiber ruled against Boulder Crossings, LLC, in the company’s lawsuit against Plainfield Township. Boulder Creek’s attorney had maintained that the township was violating the company’s right to develop their property and that the zoning was “taking without compensation.” They sought an injunction [...]

Students pile in pennies for Pakistani school

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

NEARING A GOAL—Kylie is in Mrs. Zuidema’s kindergarten class. She told her whole family about the kids in Pakistan and collecting pennies. Her family brought penny rolls when they came to her house for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the younger ones couldn’t even say the word Pakistan, but that didn’t stop them from gathering up pennies in a fundraiser to help [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. December Waking in the morning, I leave the warm cocoon of bed into a cold, dark house with cold coffee. I dress, heat the coffee and enjoy a warm breakfast. It’s like being born—a new day, like a new life. Best buy One day on a radio show I heard a belittling reference to “feedbag clothes.” Just hold your horses there! A century ago most [...]

Birthdays — December 5-11

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

5th Carole Beckman, Isabella Grace Karrip, David Mawby, Bud Oppenneer 7th Mary Babcock, Dawn Hone, Janeen Maurer, Rose Schnipke, Joslyn TenBrink 8th Tom Pugh 9th Hazel Bond, Stacey Caylen, Joan Doyle, Julia Gould, Maxine Gould, Brenda Sagraves 10th Chris Bauer, Karen Hone, Nolan Rice, Joshua Rodrigue 11th Gary Douthett, Amanda [...]
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