Family service, pricing keeps Bangz Hair Salon a success story

LIVING HER DREAM—Becky Johnson dreamed of owning her own salon someday. Five years after graduating from high school, she is a successful salon business owner in downtown Rockford.

Bangz is an example of a business that is doing it right. The salon is thriving in downtown Rockford and since opening in May, 2006 has had to move to a larger location. Becky Johnson, owner and stylist, couldn’t be happier or more appreciative. “Nearly all residents I talk to try to support our local […]

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Meijer and its shoppers team up to feed the hungry

Grocer’s food donation program raised nearly $300,000 for food pantries last December With local food banks facing shortfalls this spring, supercenter chain Meijer is re-launching its Simply Give food donation program to help restock the shelves of local food pantries, including the North Kent Service food pantry. The announcement was made by Hank Meijer’s co-chairman […]

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Signs of spring in the city

Jeff Hernandez (a.k.a. Jeff Ohnsman) puts up the new city banners.

Jeff Hernandez (a.k.a. Jeff Ohnsman) puts up the new city banners, one of the signs of spring in the City of Rockford. Others are flushing of the hydrants and filling the planters downtown as Rockford spruces up for the new summer. This year readers might miss “curb shopping day,” a former City spring event removing […]

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Rockford crew displays true toughness in Wi-Hi Regatta

Rockford’s men’s novice four team of (l–r) Coach Eric Bennett, Austin Togger, Bryce Vandenberg, Matt Vermeer, Nate Roobol, Coach Jack DeLine and (front) coxswain Margaret Saelens take second place at the Wi-Hi Regatta.

by CANDY BURRIS Rowing teams from 20 schools in Michigan, Canada and Illinois converged at Wyandotte early Saturday morning, May 2, for the Wi-Hi Regatta. Weather conditions were less than ideal as high winds created whitecaps along the river and pushed waves up over the riggers as rowers attempted to race the course. Spectators watched […]

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RHS varsity golf earns big win

Rockford’s varsity golf team of (front row, l–r) Coach Eric Cullum, Steven Mette, captain Adam Hoard, Sam Gallup, Eric Conroy, Alex Fox, (back row) Jake Chaffee, Trent Davison, Tyler Koedyker, John Hughey, Robert Pierson, Roman Moeckel and Darren Mazur is victorious over East Kentwood and Muskegon in their first home match of the season on April 14. Officially part of the junior varsity team but soon earning his varsity letter is David Keller (not pictured).

The Rockford Rams boys varsity golf team played their first home match at Braeside Golf Club in approximately 14 years on Tuesday, April 14. The match resulted in two Rockford victories, with Rockford scoring 156, followed by East Kentwood (159) and Muskegon (240). The Rams were led by Sam Gallup and Trent Davison with a […]

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