Rockford homeschool student wins $1,500 scholarship

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Matthew Newman, a 13-year-old homeschooler, was recently honored at the end of a summer barbeque as the proud first-place winner of this year’s Michigan Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest. After winning the boys’ regional title on March 3, Newman advanced to the state competition held May 16 in Port Huron. In addition to laying claim to the title of state champion [...]

Letters to the Editor – September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

THIS KID ATE EVERY BIT—Everybody loves Rotary’s chicken dinner. Buy tickets from a Rotarian or during the first weekend of Harvest Fest at the Rotary Pavilion. Over 50,000 Rockford Rotary chicken dinners sold Dear Editor,  Rockford Rotary Club is again serving its famous BBQ chicken dinners during the first weekend of Harvest Fest, Friday and Saturday, September [...]

Radio personality wins $50,000 Corvette

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

HIT THE ROAD—in your new Corvette. Pictured are members of the Grand Valley Corvette Association, Dave Bailey of Kool Chevrolet and winners of the new car. From left is Roger Davis, GVCA member, Dave Bailey, Laurie Allen, wife of winner Gary Allen, Jon Henningson, GVCA member, Cheryl Davis, GVCA president, Gail Schuiling, GVCA raffle chairman and Gary Allen. This makes [...]

Birthdays – September 19-25

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

19th Paul Krupp, Haley Pilgrim, Roberta Sheils, Roberta Shripka 20th Alton Klinger, John Luton, Stacey Schluckebier 21st Richard Amon, Ruth Denick 22nd Jack Ferguson, Bev Maher 23rd Lois Ives, Ursula James, Lola Leder, Alyce Milligan, Fran Pleune 24th Char Krupp, Jerry Rodel, Paul Sedrowski, Andy Tidey 25th Betty Houting, Frank [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – September 17, 2009

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  Roger Allen, publisher. Somber anniversary We’ve just come through the eighth anniversary of 9/11. Osama Bin Laden is still at large, and the war in Afghanistan goes on. Hope springs eternal: maybe the coming year will bring good news. Poor value? The President’s recent speech to Congress on his plan for health care reform contained many specifics. We needed that, [...]
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