Byrne Electrical Specialists buys XUS Corp

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Above is an example of the innovative “green” LED lighting for commercial exterior, municipal, parking garage, and indoor industrial spaces. Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc., a local manufacturer privately owned and operated for 40 years, has announced the acquisition of XUS Corporation, a leader of “green” innovation in the LED solid state lighting industry. The [...]

Lady Rams win JV state championship

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Varsity celebrates senior night with victory over EGR Rockford and East Grand Rapids high schools jointly hosted the Michigan Water Polo Junior Varsity State Championship tournament on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Fourteen teams played tough through 24 games to earn a shot at the state title. Both Rockford and Troy went undefeated in the round robin preliminary games to [...]

Grillapalooza hot success despite daunting weather

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Big Green Egg and staff at Herman’s Boy made this year’s Grillapalooza a popular and well-attended event, despite a weather prediction of possible snow flurries and blowing rain. Members of the Rockford Sportsman’s Club were on hand to talk about the Junior Olympic Archery Program and plenty of residents tasted samples of turkey and pork with a large variety of [...]

Program an investment in our children

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

“This is an investment in our children.” D.A.R.E. Officer Dave Jehnzen and Rockford’s Chief of Police Dave Jones spoke before the Plainfield Township Board Monday, May 3, asking the township to continue to support D.A.R.E. Jehnzen took time to describe some of the highlights of the program and answer the board’s questions. Officer Dave Jehnzen speaks before the [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Deep doo-doo Problems, problems everywhere. • The oil spill in the Gulf may be coming under control, but the damage is tremendous. BP, the oil company that owns the rig (and the problem), may end up broke. Maybe better them than all the people depending on the Gulf for food and a living. • The Greeks spent themselves into serious debt, and many Greeks want the country [...]
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